Our Mission for Griffin Hospital Employees
Griffin Hospital’s AgeLess Program aims to promote personal well-being and a healthy workplace through education and program offerings.
What does your future look like? Where do you see yourself in 5, 10, 15, 20 years? Are you happier? Less stressed? More financially secure? Physically fit?
AgeLess is Griffin Hospital’s new employee wellness program that does more than focus on the health of you and your family today – it focuses on your complete well-being today, tomorrow, and beyond.
For a person to be truly “well,” they need to be healthy in spirit, mind, body and security. AgeLess offers assistance, education and programs for your spiritual, emotional, physical and financial needs that will help you build a sense of well-being that will be with you throughout your life. Put quite simply, AgeLess wants to help you reach well-being so you can live more and get more joy out of the next 5, 10, 15, 20 years.
To be truly healthy in body, we need to focus on the connection between mind, body and spirit. This “whole person” wellness helps us overcome obstacles in our personal and professional lives that can prevent us from taking care of ourselves or lead us to unhealthy behaviors. AgeLess provides ways to refresh and recharge at work to strengthen our spirits and internal resources along with counseling and group support services.
Reaching good health requires movement. More and more research is showing that prolonged sitting, or inactivity in general, can be devastating to our bodies. Fortunately, it doesn’t take a large amount of time or energy to prevent this health hazard – a few minutes of walking or stretching each day , every few hours, is all you need.
AgeLess will be offering new programs to help you take those first steps to improve your health with classes and fun activities throughout the day that are focused on beginner exercisers, including:
- Demonstrations on how to use the equipment in the Employee Gym
- Circuit training class for beginners
- Ways to increase you stamina and energy
- PUMP classes for beginners
Newtopia inspires healthy habit change through personalized one-on-one coaching. Caregivers will learn to eat healthier, stay active, lower stress, and lose weight to become their best selves. Caregivers will be personality matched with a Newtopia “Inspirator” (health coach) to provide them with personalized recommendations tailored to fit their personality, lifestyle and genetic profile. They’ll also receive a free Fitbit, smart scale and mobile app to track health goals, nutrition, activity, and weight progress all in one place.
Newtopia is offered free of charge as part of AgeLess. Click here for more information.
Griffin Hospital caregivers with regularly scheduled hours can get a FREE membership to the EDGE Fitness Clubs through AgeLess. Regular Part Time and Full Time employees can join the EDGE for FREE. Amenities include Group Fitness classes, Spinning, Total Fitness Studio and Tanning and Massage. Contact AgeLess at 203-732-1369 to sign up.
Got a Few Minutes for Fitness? Try out an “Activity Bursts Everywhere!”
The A-B-E for Fitness program offers a free video library of 3 to 8 minute activity bursts that will allow you, your colleagues and your family to move and exercise everywhere, every day!
The exercise videos are organized by the setting (office, home, waiting area, etc), the body region involved, and whether the exercise is performed seated or standing.
Depending on your fitness level, you can start doing one burst per day and then build up gradually.
Click here to try them out!
The health of your finances can have a big effect on your overall wellness. Concerns about retirement, college costs for ourselves or our children, and mortgages can cause stress that can lead to unhealthy behaviors. Additionally, planning and paying for healthcare costs are critical for future wellbeing.
AgeLess provides group and one-on-one counseling and support to help make informed insurance and financial decisions about:
- Retirement accounts
- College Savings Plans
- Healthcare and Prescription Plans
- Flexible Spending Accounts for Healthcare
Like any machine, the human body runs best when it has the right fuel. Healthy eating is a critical part of well-being because what we eat can directly affect our energy, mood and how well our bodies fight disease or develop as we age. AgeLess provides information and incentives to use the hospital’s healthy eating resources, such as the Oh So Good menu options in the Dining Room so that you can take small steps towards getting the most out of your meals and reach healthy eating goals for you and/or your family.
Resources and programs include:
- Incentives and discounts on Dining Room meals and grab-and-go snacks
- Helpful and easy tips or “sound bites” by Griffin Hospital Dietitians on topics like increasing fiber or lowering sodium
- Chef demos for healthy recipes that take 20 minutes or less to make
- The NuVal Food Scoring System
AgeLess has partnered with WW (formerly known as WeightWatchers) to help caregivers reach their weight-loss and wellness goals. With WW’s personalized program and award-winning app, caregivers can
lose weight, eat healthier, move more and develop a more positive mindset. Join now and get discounted pricing at WW.com/wellness Access ID: 10110.
Diet ID is a free a digital health solution that gives individuals a personalized roadmap to better eating habits and overall wellness. Griffin Health caregivers can experience a fun and easy way to identify their diet pattern, set a healthy goal diet for themselves, and start working towards that ideal diet by focusing on one healthy habit at a time. For individuals diagnosed with chronic conditions, Diet ID takes their unique health goals into consideration and provides a personalized list of nutrient and food group changes to make.
Click here to register with DietID.