PLYMOUTH HARBOR ON SARASOTA BAY EMPLOYEE NEWSLETTER
Wrapping up the Spring JUNE 2017
OnBoard Walking Challenge DATES TO REMEMBER
Don’t forget! The Spring OnBoard JUNE 1 and
Walking Challenge ends on Friday, JUNE 15
June 30th! Learn n Earn
The winner of the challenge will What To Do Daily”
be announced and awarded the
trophy at our July All Staff Meeting, JUNE 2
held at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Food Truck Friday
on Wednesday, July 5th.
Please note! Employees are only eligible to win a walking challenge one 401k Consultation
time throughout the OnBoard calendar year (November 1st-October 31st). by appointment
Challenge participants who met the 400,000 step minimum for the quarter
will each receive $10 in OnBoard Wellness Rewards Bucks. JUNE 18
Beginning the Summer OnBoard Walking Challenge
*Make sure to sign up for the challenge by Friday, June 30th. Insights
Summer Challenge Rules David Beliles
• The Summer Challenge begins Saturday, July 1st. JUNE 29
• The challenge will end on Saturday, September 30th. Learn n Earn
• The minimum step requirement will remain at 400,000 steps. “Stretchology:
• However, rather than earning $10 in OnBoard Bucks for meeting the The Art of Smart
minimum, participants will now earn $1 in OnBoard Wellness Rewards
Buck per 100,000 steps you walk! (Challenge maximum: $10). JUNE 30
• For example: Spring OnBoard
If you walk under 400,000 steps for the quarter = $0 in OnBoard Bucks Walking Challenge
If you walk 589,000 steps for the quarter = $5 in OnBoard Bucks Ends
If you walk 1,200,000 steps for the quarter = $10 in OnBoard Bucks
Interested in participating? Summer OnBoard
Employees who participated in the Spring Challenge will be automatically Walking Challenge
re-enrolled in the Summer Challenge. This means you do not have to do Begins
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Only Continued: Summer OnBoard Walking Challenge
5 MONTHS anything - the new challenge will automatically begin/show up on
July 1st. NEW participants will need to sign up. As with our previous
le to earn Bucks! challenge, participating employees will need an approved tracking
device. If you need a device, the Fitbit Zip is available for purchase
DON’T MISS OUT! through the Wellness Center for $25 (retail $60). Contact Chris
OnBoard Bucks for the 2017 Cooper for more information at Ext. 377.
calendar year must be earned
by the Beneﬁts Fair, held on How can I sign up?
• Visit the following link: www.ChallengeRunner.com/login/
November 7th and 8th. challenge/3515/29316/2a418fd832
• Create an Account. Authorize ChallengeRunner.com to access
This includes the $40 in OnBoard your tracking device and record your steps. After you are
Wellness Rewards Bucks required logged in, hover the cursor over your name at the top left, and
select “Proﬁle.” Select your device from the “Fitness Tracking
for the 2018 insurance Device” dropdown menu and click “Authorize.”
premium reduction. • Remember to sync your device daily!
View your OnBoard Wellness Binder For ChallengeRunner questions: www.ChallengeRunner.com/
for Buck-earning opportunities! Support/Trackers
For Fitbit questions: 1-877-623-4997 or www.Help.Fitbit.com/
We will host an OnBoard For OnBoard Challenge Questions: Contact Jennifer Bruneman at
“store” in December 2017, where Ext. 443 or [email protected]
employees can spend excess bucks.
Food Truck Friday - June 2nd!
IN WELLNESS Date: Friday, June 2nd Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Front Lawn (seating in Club Room)
EQUIPMENT Trucks: TK Grill, Baja Boys, and Café Brûlée
Employees will receive $15 in OnBoard Bucks at the event for their meal.
Contact Wellness Director However, you are free to use any additional OnBoard Bucks you have (Food
Chris Cooper to schedule: & Fun or Wellness Rewards).
Ext 377 or EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
FRED KAUFMAN, DINING SERVICES
HEALTH COACHING Notes from Fred’s nomination form:
Are you interested in working Fred’s knowledge of food is top notch
with Plymouth Harbor’s and we all go to him for advice. His work
Employee HealthCoach? is very efﬁcient and accurate. His work
Contact Joan Weder ethic and pace are superior to most.
at 941-374-0815 or Fred’s attitude is great and he is a mentor
to some of the young cooks who want to
[email protected] learn. He’s a great guy, very positive and
a pleasure to work with. Fred respects others and is highly respected
in the kitchen. His addition to the kitchen has helped Chef René and
Sous Chef Carlos train the kitchen crew properly.
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Plymouth Harbor’s Got Talent! Smith’s Best
Do you have a hidden talent Smith’s Best is a recognition that
began in 2013 to honor Smith
you’d like to show off? Or do Care Center’s staff role models.
Considered to be SCC’s “Hall of
you and your coworkers want
Fame,” these staff honorees have
to put together a performance performed at a very high level over
we’ll all remember? Sign up for
the Employee Talent Show! a long period of time. This is not
a monthly recognition; in fact,
We’re looking for fun and since 2013, only 12 people have
received the Smith’s Best honor.
entertaining acts! Performers Lauren Krause, a restorative
will receive $5 in OnBoard Food nurse in SCC, began working at
& Fun Bucks, and a grand prize Plymouth Harbor in December
of $100 will be up for grabs! 2001. She was awarded this
honor on Friday, May 26, her
Need Ideas? Poetry Singing last day in SCC. Lauren set the
Hula Hooping Magic Act Dance Routine standard of care for her patients
Musical Instrument Group Skit And more! and will certainly be missed.
“V D ”
Franco Valencia (Dining Services) will emcee the event and all Friday, June 23rd, 12-12:30p.m.
employees will be invited to attend the show. The winner will Lunch is provided in the Private
be measured by applause, so be sure your departments and Dining Room.
biggest supporters attend! Sign up sheets are located in each Sign up by Friday, June 16th.
department. If you are interested, sign up! Contact Karen Smith at Ext. 399
or [email protected]
When: Friday, July 21st, from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Where: Plymouth Harbor’s Pilgrim Hall
Deadline to sign up: Friday, June 23rd
For questions or more information, please contact: Fran Vancil at
Ext. 509 or [email protected]
June Learn n Earns
Earn $1 in OnBoard Wellness Rewards Buck per session. (Max: $14)
Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s HealthFit presents:
Two Learn n Earn topics for the month of June!
All Learn n Earns will now take place in the Wellness Center
Group Fitness Room!
STRENGTH TRAINING: WHAT TO DO DAILY
Thursday, June 1 from 12:00-12:30 p.m.
and Thursday, June 15 from 2:00-2:30 p.m.
THE ART OF SMART STRETCHING
Thursday, June 29 from 12:00-12:30 p.m.
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DEBBIE KENNEDY, DINING SERVICES Doyle Scholarship
I think Debbie in the dining
room is a Shining Star because The Plymouth Harbor Foundation is
she is a hoot, is full of fun, and pleased to announce the recipients
always makes me laugh. of the 2017 Doyle Scholarships. Each
student received a scholarship totaling
Luis Santiago Dining Services 2nd $10,000, which is an increase in the
Lyall Smith Security 4th Doyle award this year.
Jessica Iglesias Dining Services 5th
Gordon Okawa Marketing 6th TS
Eric Owen Security 6th
Sharon Reddy Housekeeping 6th Teah is a high school
Kiara Reed Smith Care Center 6th senior attending
Bruce Lyons Maintenance 7th Sarasota High School,
Danny Bushman Smith Care Center 8th while also enrolled in
Roberto Villar Bermudez Smith Care Center 10th the nursing program at
Edrewns St. Louis Dining Services 12th Suncoast Technical
Yesica Lopez Smith Care Center 13th College. Her goal is to
Tena Wilson Resident Services 13th continue her education at Suncoast to
Donna Fortson Accounting 15th become a Licensed Practical Nurse and
Debbie Kennedy Dining Services 16th continue to earn Registered Nurse status,
Sande Esparza Dining Services 17th and later a bachelor’s in nursing. She began
Nadia Gutierrez Smith Care Center 19th at Plymouth Harbor as a Dietary Aide early
Garry Jackson Accounting 19th in her high school experience, and has
Karen Novak Smith Care Center 20th since become a Certiﬁed Nurse Assistant
Mary VanSant Smith Care Center 21st in the Smith Care Center.
Rosaland McDufﬁe Home Care 23rd
Joy Meyer Home Care 24th CG
Garrett Leibold Dining Services 26th
Jacqueline Miller Health Services 28th Caleb is a senior at
Riverview High School
in the International
and Honors programs.
His goal is to study biology at Nova
Southeastern University, followed by
osteopathic medicine, specializing in
neuro-immune medicine. He is interested
in working on more e ective treatments or
cures for diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis,
Chronic Fatigue Disease, and disorders
that result in dementia. Caleb is a Valet for
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