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Bridge to Wellness

 

 November 16th is The Great American Smokeout 

Are you Ready?

 

We are here to support you.  If you are contemplating quitting tobacco, there are many FREE resources available to help you:

 

  • Health Partners "Be Tobacco Free" offers a variety of methods to assist with a quit-plan. 

 

 

  • If you have questions about any of these services or would like additional information, please feel free to contact Wellness Coordinator, Angel Hohenstein at ahohenstein@duluthmn.gov or 730-5201

 

Upcoming Events/Activities 

DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM  if you are at risk for Type 2 Diabetes or Cardiovascular Disease, this FREE program is for you! Classes began on September 28th, but there will be another round offered in the spring. The course is FREE, and is designed to help you establish healthy habits that will stay with you for life. Topics range from healthy eating, stress management, physical activity, sleep, and more. Angel is the Lifestyle Coach for this program. Contact her at ahohenstein@duluthmn.gov or 218-730-5201. 

 

Thank you for attending the Bridge to Wellness Employee and Retiree Health Fair.  Your feedback is valuable and will only help improve the event. Please take a moment to complete the survey: 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BridgetoWellnessfair2017 

Click on the "Health Fair" link on the left-hand side of this page to learn more. 

 

 

Check out the Lunch and Learn calendar for 2017 (locations for presentations to be announced): 

 

 

 

 

Diabetes Prevention Program

What Is the Diabetes Prevention Program?  It is a lifestyle change intervention program where groups meet once a week for 16 weeks, then once a month for 6 months to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. During each session, a lifestyle coach will teach a lesson and lead a group discussion.

 For example, you will learn to:

  • Eat healthy
  • Add physical activity to your life
  • Manage stress
  • Stay on track when eating out

Am I at Risk for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes?

You are at increased risk for developing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes if you:

  • Are 45 years of age or older;
  • Are overweight;
  • Have a family history of type 2 diabetes;
  • Are physically active fewer than three times per week; or
    • Ever had diabetes while pregnant which disappeared after the delivery (gestational diabetes) or gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds.

If you think you may be at risk, a health care provider can do a blood test to see if you have diabetes or prediabetes. You may also take this quick test to determine if you are at risk. 

If I am prediabetic, how do I enroll?

Contact Wellness Coordinator, Angel Hohenstein at 218-730-5201 or email ahohenstein@duluthmn.gov to sign up or ask more question. 

When and Where will the class take place? 

Next class will take place on Thursdays from 5-6pm at City Hall in room 106A beginning September 28th. 

For more information regarding course curriculum please visit www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention 

 


 

 

 

If you missed the Tobacco-Free Services presentation by Essentia Health representatives, please contact Angel.  If you or someone you know is trying to quit any form of tobacco, Essentia is here to help.  Please contact Angel at ahohenstein@duluthmn.gov or 218-730-5201 with any questions. 

 

 


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Mission Statement
The mission of the wellness program is to enhance our lives through the benefits of life long wellness; by providing diverse programs that appeal to a wide range of peoples personal preferences and needs.

Vision Statement
To create a supportive environment that will reinforce a safe, healthy and well-balanced lifestyle; leading to healthier and productive lives.

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