Newsletter from Employee Health Promotions
January Edition 2022
"Fully Alive" by Dawna Markova
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing, a torch,
I choose to risk my significance;
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.
November Gratitude Challenge Prize Recipients
Lee Ann Johnson
Mary Kate Lewis
January is National Blood Donation Month
According to the American Red Cross, winter is “one of the most difficult times of year to collect enough blood products to meet patient needs.” That’s because of, among other things, busy holiday schedules and bad weather often resulting in canceled blood drives. Furthermore, seasonal illnesses such as the flu force potential donors to forgo their blood donations. That’s just one of the reasons that National Blood Donor Month, which has taken place each January since 1970, is such an important observance.
Remember to Utilize Employee Health Promotions
Employee Health Promotions is made possible through a partnership with South Central Service Coop and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. It is the promotion of health and wellness activities for employees of Mankato Area Public Schools. This work influences the physical, mental, economic and social well-being of employees and in turn the health of their families and our community.
Watch for EHP FYI in your email each month, where we will highlight need to know and good to know information for your health and wellness.
Get to know your EHP Site Representative(s), learn what activities they have planned for your building and join in!
Visit the Employee Benefits page for more details on resources available to you.
Watch Wellness Wednesday with Tia on Youtube.
Sign Up for Tuesday and Thursday Fitness Classes with Tia. NEW CLASSES STARTING January, 2022.