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For the month of July, Associate Wellness recognizes
UV Safety Awareness Month, National Self-Care Day (July 24th), 
and Social Wellness Month.

 
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July Events:  

Associate Wellness: Mindful Mondays 
Take a moment to recharge with these 15-minute mindfulness meditations.

Carebridge: Coping with Stress Check-In
Participate in this monthly support group to learn about the different types of stress and coping strategies. Participation is anonymous.
Mondays, July 8 – 29
10:00 – 10:15am
Wednesday, July 10
2:00 – 2:30pm

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Associate Wellness: Meditation with Dr. Camacho: Learning to Cultivate Hope
Learn meditation to explore how we can find hope during difficult times. 

Associate Wellness: Summer Café Social: Social Connection for Mental Wellness, Nutrition, and Creative Expression
Join the Associate Wellness team for an engaging discussion about how social connection relates to our mental, nutritional, and creative wellbeing. 
Thursday, July 11
12:00 – 1:00pm
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Wednesday, July 17
12:30 – 1:30pm
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Fidelity Webinar: Navigating Market Volatility
This workshop will review what is happening in the markets and why – and help answer your questions. Join the live webinar. 

Carebridge Webinar: Social Media & Your Mental Health: Ignoring the Highlight Reel
Join this month's webinar to learn the negative impact of comparison, and how to protect you and your kids from social media.
Wednesday, July 17
12:00 – 1:00pm

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Wednesday, July 17
12:00 – 12:30pm
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Carebridge: Grief & Loss Check-In
Participate in this monthly support group to learn more about the stages of grief, common reactions, and healthy ways to cope with your loss. Participation is anonymous.

Carebridge: Preventing Burnout Support Group
Join this monthly support group to learn the signs and symptoms of burnout and ways to cope. Participation is anonymous.
Thursday, July 18
1:00 – 1:30pm
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Tuesday, July 23
3:00 – 3:30pm
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Associate Wellness: Photography & Wellness: The Essence of Summer!
Explore capturing the essence of summer. See flyer for registration and details. Submission deadline is 7/23.

Carebridge: Caregiver Support Group
Participate in this monthly support group to learn steps every caregivier can take to preserve their own emotional health and wellbeing. Participation is anonymous.
Thursday, July 25
12:00 – 1:00pm
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Tuesday, July 30
3:00 – 3:30pm
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Introducing Our New Associate Wellness
Nutrition Program Manager

Monica Kelly, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC

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Monica is a Registered Dietitian who has been working in the nutrition field for more than ten years as well as in the Academic field, teaching a graduate medical nutrition course at NYU for the past six years. Monica is not new to Montefiore Einstein; she worked at the Moses camps for over 8 years as a critical care dietitian. She is excited to begin working with associates and teams to help them achieve their nutritional goals through one-on-one consultations (in English or Spanish) or team education sessions to support their overall health and wellbeing.

Monica enjoys walking her dog every day by the Hudson River while listening to music. She finds this to be very relaxing, and it also helps her unwind after work and maintain good mental health and wellbeing. For more information, email Monica HERE.

 

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Associate Wellness Supports our Montefiore Nurses


Dr.  Brenda Boatswain, Wellbeing Manager, discussed Effects of a Wellness Intervention on Moral Distress in Nurses at the 3rd Wakefield Interprofessional Research & Quality Improvement Symposium held on June 4, 2024. Moral distress is an occupational hazard that contributes to psychological distress, burnout and possible turnover among nurses. As part of the research on moral distress, Dr. Boatswain implemented a 4-session wellness intervention that included science-based wellbeing and relaxation strategies.

 

Did You Know? Throughout this year Associate Wellness has presented workshops on health and wellbeing that provide continuing education credit for nurses. Associate Wellness supports our Montefiore nurses with
one-on-one consultations for their wellbeing and group support and
programs for their units. 

If you would like a wellbeing program for your unit or department,

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL

 

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A Conversation with Care Guidance

Associate Wellness reached out to Mary Jo Maloney, the Associate
Director of Care Guidance to share more about how this Montefiore
Einstein program is supporting associates to be more engaged with their
health and medical care.

Can you describe what Care Guidance offers & to whom?

Care Guidance is a concierge service that provides personalized and proactive health management support to associates and their dependents who are insured by Montefiore Anthem/Empire. Whether you're recovering from illness or injury, trying to manage a chronic condition, transitioning from a hospital stay, or just looking to make better health choices, many associates can benefit. Our team of Personal Health Nurses provides individual care and lifestyle assistance and can also connect individuals to additional care in the Montefiore network, such as scheduling consultations for specific disciplines like nutrition and pharmacy. Participation is voluntary and 100% confidential.

Can you share a success story? 

We recently received a letter from an associate who had reached out to Care Guidance to be more proactive with his needed screenings and stay on top of some existing health issues. He shared that his Personal Health Nurse is "outstanding in every way. She is attentive and tailored her referrals and recommendations to my specific needs, ensured I had successful follow up, and helped me navigate the Montefiore Health System. Aside from being excellent at her job, she shines interpersonally. I always felt heard, respected, and cared for. She cared for me holistically, never reducing me to my symptoms. She ensured I had all the right appointments, that I understood every aspect of my clinical course, and that all of my concerns were address."

 

How can associates learn more?

Call us: 855.662.9355

Email us: [email protected]

Website: www.mymontebenefits.com/careguidance

Care Guidance Brochure

 

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LIME (Lifestyle Medicine Initiative at Montefiore/Einstein)
Hosts Inaugural Lifestyle Medicine Day!

On May 17th, associates gathered in the Moses Campus' East Garden for
the first ever Lifestyle Medicine Day event at Montefiore Einstein.
LIME Committee members, Associate Wellness, and numerous other volunteers
were present to provide education on the 6 Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine, fun music,
and delicious food. Over 130 associates attended what is hoped to be the
first of many future events focused on building awareness about the
benefits of Lifestye Medicine.

 

In recognition of Social Connection Month

Check out this recorded webinar from the American College of
Lifestyle Medicine on
The Role of Connectedness and Positive Psychology.

 

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July is National UV Safety Awareness Month

Did you know . . .

  • Anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of skin color
  • It is estimated that 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime
  • When caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable.

Use the resources below from the American Academy of Dermatology Association to Practice Safe Sun whenever you're outdoors:

 

To Your Health! Associate Wellness

Montefiore Einstein's To Your Health! Associate Wellness initiative aims to promote
a worksite culture that supports the physical and mental wellbeing of our associates
and encourages them to make healthy lifestyle choices.

The offerings available to Montefiore Einstein associates include:

Nutrition Support, including confidential, 1:1 nutrition-focused counseling (in English or Spanish), biometric wellness check-ins, nutrition workshops, discounted Weight Watchers memberships, & diabetes prevention and management programs. Supportive Wellness, including confidential appointments with a licensed psychologist for stress management consultations, coaching for health behavior goals, and experiential group programming.
Creative Wellness, including free confidential individual consultations and workshops with a licensed art therapist to foster expressive outlets, coping skills, and strength building. 
LEARN MORE ABOUT TO YOUR HEALTH! ASSOCIATE WELLNESS