PLYMOUTH HARBOR ON SARASOTA BAY EMPLOYEE NEWSLETTER
L SER CONTEST JANUARY 2017
DATES TO REMEMBER
what: Fitness Contest with your Continued
Coworkers! participant who has completed the Blood Drive
AND a chance at winning challenge and has shown progress
$100 and $10 OnBoard at the end of the 12 weeks will also JANUARY 5th
Wellness Reward Bucks toward receive $10 OnBoard Wellness Kick-off meeting for the
your 2018 insurance premium! Rewards Bucks toward their Biggest Loser Contest
insurance premium reduction.
when: Second week of January JANUARY 9th
The contest will begin the second NEW! Line Dance
(January 9th-13th) week of January. Participants must Group Fitness Class
through ﬁrst week in April sign up in the Wellness Center and
(April 3rd-7th) have their measurements taken JANUARY 9-13th
sometime between January 9th and The Biggest Loser
the details January 13th. This process will take Contest begins!
about 15 minutes, and will be done
In years past, Plymouth Harbor has using a body composition scale JANUARY 10th
hosted ﬁtness contests, walking (no calipers). 401k Consultation
challenges, and other wellness- by appointment
related activities to help employees There will be three separate
meet their ﬁtness goals. This year, measurement times on each day JANUARY 12th
we’re bringing it back! (Jan. 9th-13th): 7:00 a.m., 11:00 Mandatory Fire Drill
a.m., and 2:00 p.m. Walk-ins are
We will kick off 2017 with the ﬁrst of welcome, but appointments are JANUARY 12th
these challenges: The Biggest Loser suggested due to possible wait and JANUARY 26th
Contest! We’ll be measuring this times. Learn n Earn
contest a little differently, based on “Eat More, Weigh Less”
percent body fat lost rather than pure Once you have completed your
weight loss. There will also be one measurements, the contest begins JANUARY 27th
female and one male winner. for you. You will be given a date for Insights
your 12-week mark, when you must Dr. Lou Newman
What do you win? The two overall “Rough and Tumble
winners (male and female) will each Continued on page 2 Yarns from the Old West”
win $100 and $10 OnBoard Wellness
Rewards Bucks toward their insurance
premium reduction. However, any
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WHAT’S come back for your ﬁnal body composition measurements.
UP IN There are no required measurements in between your start and
WELLNESS end date. However, the body composition scale will be available
24/7 in the Wellness Center if you wish to monitor your progess
GROUP FITNESS CLASS Additionally, to help motivate one another, there will be an
optional Weekly Group Lunch on Fridays at 12:00 p.m. in the
Beginning Monday, January 9th Wellness Center Conference Room, beginning on January 13th.
from 4:45-5:45 p.m.! Employees are invited to bring their own lunch to this informal
group gathering where you can talk and share tips with other
Learn to line dance in this participants.
introductory group ﬁtness class!
Beginning this January, we will On Thursday, January 5th at 12:00 p.m. in the Wellness Center,
we will hold an optional Kick-Off Meeting to discuss rules and
offer a line dance class with answer any questions. Whether you want to follow through on
instructor Terry Deshaies your New Year’s Resolution, or you simply wish to keep up with
on Monday afternoons. your ﬁtness goals, we hope you’ll join us in participating in this
The ﬁrst month of classes is
complimentary, and after that, $5 FIRE DRILL
will be payroll deducted. For more
A mandatory Fire Drill will be held on Thursday,
information, contact Wellness January 12th at 10:00 a.m. Make sure to know
Director Chris Valuck at Ext. 377. RACE and PASS for your chance at winning a
MOTIVATIONAL EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
The motivational stairwell signs HUMAN RESOURCES
are back! Keep an eye out for
the new signs in January 2017. A few words from Carolina’s
ORIENTATION She has got to be one of the hardest
working employees that I know. She
Contact Wellness Director always has a positive attitude. Is always
Chris Valuck to schedule willing to help in any way that she can
an orientation: Ext 377 or and will go the extra mile. She is always
[email protected] smiling and creates a positive aura. She
is efﬁcient, professional, conscientious,
HEALTH COACHING and courteous. Plymouth Harbor is
blessed to have her on staff.
Are you interested in working
with Plymouth Harbor’s Employee
Health Coach? Contact Joan
Weder at 941-374-0815 or
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Thursday, January 5th
at the front of
Director Chris Valuck at
Ext. 377 to sign up.
GIVE A PINT.
GET A PINT.
All donors will receive a
coupon for a free pint of
Culver’s frozen custard.
DR. LOU NEWMAN
“ROUGH AND TUMBLE YARNS FROM THE OLD WEST”
After receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from
Cornell University, Dr. Lou Newman moved to Montana and developed
a veterinary practice, a wholesale drug supply business, and a cattle
ranch. He later made the decision to join the faculty of Michigan State
University’s Department of Large Animal Surgery and Medicine, where
he completed his Ph.D. in Veterinary Pathology. Dr. Newman went
on to work with two more universities before retiring and focusing on
his passion for photography. Has he always had a desire to work with
animals? And what are his surprising stories from time spent with
cowboys and cattle? Join us to ﬁnd out!
12:00-12:30 p.m. on Friday, January 27th. Lunch is Sign up by Friday, January 20th by contacting Karen
provided in the Private Dining Room. Smith at Ext. 399.
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OCTOBER 2016 Donation
NADIA GUTIERREZ, SMITH CARE CENTER Collection Bins
Nadia takes pride in her job, and makes The donation collection
sure each resident is satisﬁed before she bins are here!
leaves them. She shows compassion and
understanding for residents and employees. Located on the Ground Floor in the
Nadia is also a wonderful person to work Tower, these bins collect items for All
with, and is the real deﬁnition of a 5-star Faiths Food Bank, Meals on Wheels,
Resurrection House, and Sarasota
NOVEMBER 2016 County Animal Services (SCAS).
DOUG GLASSER, SECURITY
My car keys must have fallen out of my
purse while I was getting the mail. Doug
found them on a table in the North Garden
lobby and went through the garage until he
found the car that responded to the clicker...
I am eternally grateful.
Wendy Popvic Accounting 3rd Pictured below is Shilo, an SCAS
Shirley Brownlee Home Care 4th pup showing off his new toy, courtesy
Gigi Sanchez Home Care 4th
Raymonde Orleans Home Care 5th of a Plymouth Harbor donor.
Andrea Vargas Dining Services 7th
Shelia Strahorn Smith Care Center 10th The Current is the employee newsletter of
Sandy Etayo Accounting 13th Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay
Debbie Lewis Smith Care Center 13th
Lekeya Butler Home Care 15th
Hue Toles Dining Services 15th
Luis Arevalo Transportation 19th
Maggie Mendoza Housekeeping 20th
Cindy Taylor Home Care 22nd
Javi Sanchez Dining Services 24th
Esther Keaupunilani Smith Care Center 26th
Laquita Moody Smith Care Center 26th
Becky Pazkowski Philanthropy 27th
Donda Russ Smith Care Center 27th
Lilly Aravena-Rodriguez Smith Care Center 28th
Kim Brown Smith Care Center 28th
Maria Chavarria Smith Care Center 28th
Fred Kaufmann Dining Services 28th
Dianna Stilley Smith Care Center 28th
Maclove Fianko Dining Services 31st
Joann Piazza Security 31st