Wellness News December Webinar: Preventing Home Injury and Conquering Aches and PainsJoin us for a webinar to learn about the basic functions of the musculoskeletal system, risks of injury in the home office and ways to prevent them, and simple exercises to alleviate common aches and pains. Learn more. Free Access to Montgomery County Recreation Facilities and PoolsAs a permanent* MCPS employee, you have free access to all Montgomery County (MC) recreation facilities, including swimming pools and gymnasiums. You also are eligible for a 20 percent discount on an annual pool pass for your family members. Interested? Learn more and visit the MC Recreation website for general information. You may apply online for the individual Total Rec Pass. The Employee Family Pool Pass Application also is available online. Both passes are valid for one year; you may reapply each year to continue your access to the facilities. Wellness InitiativesThe Wellness Initiatives program provides incentives to help you reduce your health insurance costs. Learn more about the program so you can take advantage of the rate reductions. Online Classes: Join the Email Distribution List Join Well Aware and take an online health and wellness class. From mindfulness to Zumba, you can join these classes online. Add your name to the distribution list for class updates. Learn more. Be Well 365 for StaffThis online resource is a one-stop shop where employees can get information to help them navigate and balance their work, home, personal and community life, with an emphasis on staff well-being and self-care. Learn more. Quit for Good Tobacco Cessation ProgramMCPS and Kaiser Permanente are teaming up to bring you the Quit for Good tobacco cessation program. The free program is available to MCPS employees and their spouses, whether or not you participate in MCPS employee benefits or with Kaiser. Learn more. Go the (Physical) Distance Relay: Fall Physical Activity ChallengeWell Aware is challenging you to reconnect with coworkers, and recommit to fitness! Learn more. Flu ShotsAn annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu. Both CareFirst and Kaiser Permanente have laid out detailed plans to offer flu shots. Learn about CareFirst's regional flu network and its national flu network. Learn about Kaiser Permanente flu shots. Well Aware Wants to Hear From You!Tell Well Aware about any wellness programs, activities, and/or incentives you would like us to consider in the coming year. Complete our survey to help us provide you with the wellness program you most need and want. *Permanent employees do not include substitute teachers, temporary employees, or retirees.