PLYMOUTH HARBOR ON SARASOTA BAY Employee Newsletter–Issue 56
The Current SEPTEMBER 2018
Thank you for another great Health Fair!
The 2018 Plymouth Harbor Employee Learn n Earn
Health Fair was another great success! Exercise with
Headed by Director of Wellness
Summer Rentsch, the Health Fair gave SEPTEMBER 13
our employees the opportunity to earn Learn n Earn
Bucks, meet local health and wellness “Work That Muscle”
professionals, and learn more about with Health Fit
their own bodies. HealthFit was on site
performing biometric screenings, and SEPTEMBER 20
also brought an InBody Scan machine Learn n Earn
to measure body composition. Over SunCoast Blood Bank
the span of two days, 115 employees
received their biometric screenings. SEPTEMBER 24-28
If their numbers were within a healthy Biggest Winner
range, they received 10 Bucks! Q3 weigh out/ Q4
There was also a raffle for a variety of prizes. Congratulations to our
prize winners: Kay Stotler (kayak), Janice Martin (Fitbit), Deb Burris SEPTEMBER 27
(Hidrate Smart Water Bottle), Bert Adams (Camelbak), Debbie Learn n Earn
Chitwood (George Foreman grill), Heather Boticelli ($50 VISA gift “Work That Muscle”
card), Liz Sparr ($25 Starbucks gift card), Marianella Torres ($25 Publix with Health Fit
gift card), Joy Meyer ($25 Panera gift card), and Stephanie Leathers
(OnBoard gift basket). SEPTEMBER 30
As a reminder, in order to get the premium insurance discount, Challenge ends
employees must complete a biometric screening between August
22nd and September 15th, an annual physical by November 5th, LOOKING AHEAD
and earn 40 OnBoard Bucks by November 5th.
Monthly Motivation Flu Clinic
“Talk to yourself like you would to OCTOBER 31
someone you love.” – Brene Brown Halloween Party
SEPTEMBER 2018 Page 2
Health Fair Photo Recap
September is Prostate Awareness Month
If you are male and currently enrolled in Plymouth Harbor Medical Insurance plan while using an
in-network provider, a prostate cancer screening is covered at 100%. The deductible is also waived
making the screening an essential part of your yearly physical! It is recommended that men begin
this screening at age 45, although you may need to start screening at an earlier age depending on
whether or not you are at increased risk. Increased risk may include having a family history of prostate
cancer (especially a father, brother, or son), and/or if you are African-American.
Prostate Cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. When detected early, one has
a much better chance of successful treatment of the disease. It’s important to know that Prostate
Cancer may cause no signs or symptoms of its existence in early stages. If it is a more advanced
stage, symptoms may include trouble urinating, decrease force in the stream of urine, discomfort in
pelvic area, bone pain and more. Discuss prostate cancer screening with your doctor. Together, you
can decide what’s best for you!
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Learn n Earns Employee of the Month
September 6,12-12:30 p.m. & Candy May, ALF
Notes from Candy’s nomination form...
Exercise with Elizabeth
“Candy is an excellent nurse who
September 13, 12-12:30 p.m. provides the best care. She is quick
“Work that Muscle” to respond to urgent matters and
with Health Fit is ready for any situation. She is a
team player, providing support to
September 20, 12-12:30 p.m. & co-workers and making sure the
2-2:30 p.m. needsoftheresidentscomefirst.Can-
dy genuinely cares about the health
SunCoast Blood Bank and well-being of all PH residents.”
September 27, 2-2:30 p.m. Shining Star
“Work that Muscle”
with Health Fit April Gillespie, Home Care, ALF, and MC
Participants can earn up to $2 in “I am still alive due to her astute
Wellness Rewards OnBoard Bucks per obsersation and actions. She took one
look at me and said I must immediately
month for attending these events. go to the cardiologist. It turned out that
if I hadn’t seen the cardiologist, I could
Learn n Earns are now have had a major heart attack. I can’t
begin to express my gratitude to April.”
The Healthy Selfie Challenge!
Unable to get away to attend a Learn n Earn in
person? Do you work the night shift? We’ve got you A well-being initiative aimed at sharing all the wonderful wellness
covered! For one month after their original presentation activities Plymouth Harbor employees do each and every day.
date, Learn n Earns will be available on a computer!
1) Do something that serves your personal well-being,
Watching the videos is simple: either on your own or with friends or family.
Call Summer (Ext. 377) or Elizabeth (Ext. 350) to 2) Get out your phone or camera and snap a selfie.
check-out the Wellness Center laptop for 1 hour.
3) Email your selfie to [email protected]
Watch the 30-minute video. by the last day of each month to be entered into that
month’s drawing for Food & Fun Bucks.
Complete the short Q&A sheet.
(limit 1 selfie per month per person)
Turn in your completed Q&A sheet and the
laptop to earn your 1 Wellness Buck!
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September Birthdays! Insights
Michelle Brinson Housekeeping 4 A monthly luncheon connecting residents
Sandra Richardson Smith Care Center 4 and employees.
Gina DeMark Dining Services 5
Mayer Zamora Assisted Living 5 Featuring:
Mayko Mendoza Dining Services 6
Trevor Bowness Dining Services 9 Marian Kessler
Corey Schmitz Dining Services 10
Kena Reyes Dining Services 11 September 28
Guen Arellano Home Care 11 12 - 12 : 30 p.m.
Rodney McCullough Dining Services 12 in the Club Ro om
Cora Cruz Housekeeping 17 Contact Karen Smith
Helen Dailey Dining Services 17 at Ext. 399 to sign up!
TT Sanders Housekeeping 18
Ronald Rojas De la Cruz Dining Services 18 If you sign up to attend, please arrive on time. If for any reason
Keon Bryant Smith Care Center 19 you can no longer attend, please let Karen Smith know.
Sarah Osoria Smith Care Center 20
Marty Martel Maintenance 21 Wellness Center Orientations
Juan Ortiz Dining Services 22
Mercedes Hernandez Home Care 25 Did you know all employees and
Mary Ellen Lyons Assisted Living 26 spouses get FREE 24/7 access to the
Dinah Stamp Facilities 28 Wellness Center? Call Summer (Ext.
Lily Cuellar Dinig Services 29 377) or Elizabeth (Ext. 350) to set up
Tim Delaney Security 29
Dan Williams Smith Care Center 30 an orientation and get started!
Happy Grams @PlymouthHarbor
When you catch a colleague doing something great, fill out The Current is Plymouth Harbor’s
a Happy Gram ticket (your manager has them), have your monthly employee newsletter.
manager sign it, and present it to your deserving colleague!
Happy Gram recipients will be recognized during All Staff
and Department meetings.