Newsletter from Employee Health Promotions

March 2018

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examples of art available to be created in April Active Arts Event

April Active Event: Pallet Workshop

We are pleased to offer all MAPS employees the opportunity to engage in creating an inspirational message for your work or home. In partnership with Laura Doyen of Design and Wine LLC, we are hosting Pallet Workshops on April 16th at DMMS and April 18th at PWMS. These events are come and go as your schedule allows between the hours of 3:30 and 5:30. Cost to the employee is just $5.00. Advance registration is required and you will be billed directly by the vendor. Employee Health Promotions is covering the rest of the cost. Maybe you will learn a new hobby, or meet someone new? Laura and her staff are passionate about helping you tap into your creative side and will guide you in creating your personal masterpiece that you are proud to show off!

To learn more go to:

April 16th at DMMS Link:

April 18th at PWMS Link:

baby with finger pointing to the April Active Arts Event, encouraging participation

Other Resources for Your Wellness

  • MAPS Community Education and Recreation classes and events are advertised in the seasonal brochure each Fall, Winter and Summer. Employees are eligible for a $10 fee reduction for a class in each brochure. Each individual must register and provide their employee email address and work site. Contact the CER office at 507-387-5501 for more information. KEY IDEAS: East Pool Punch Card, Cardio Body Training, Hypnosis for Weight Control/Stop Smoking.
Current Brochure
  • READY! for Kindergarten. At the time of a requested paternity/maternity leave, an employee is entitled to two (2) years of READY! for Kindergarten Classes advertised in the seasonal Early Childhood Brochure. Registration is conducted through the Early Learning Office by calling 507-625-4620 or stopping by the Family Learning Center, 820 Hubbell in Mankato and completing the paperwork process.
Current Brochure

The calendar says it is spring...look at these instead of outside!

VITAL WorkLife EAP Includes Unlimited Phone Consultations Anytime, Day or Night.

Call VITAL WorkLife at 800.383.1908 and ask to be transferred to a professional for immediate counseling by phone. Their staff will connect you with a master's level counselor for in-the-moment support.

People call to discuss many types of concerns like decompressing after a particularly stressful day, for parenting or relationship advice or for counsel on navigating a complex workplace situation. This service is confidential and is available to both the employee and members of their household - at no cost to the employee.

VITAL Worklife EAP is available to help you better manage all of life's challenges.

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