Wellness News November Seminar/Webinar: Strategies for Better SleepThis seminar will provide an opportunity for participants to learn more about the negative consequences of sleep loss, the positive benefits of getting the right amount of sleep, and steps to create healthier sleeping habits. 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. Minutes in MotionJoin Well Aware for the MCPS Minutes in Motion fall physical activity challenge to increase your activity and win prizes for your school and office. Learn more! Quit for Good Tobacco Cessation ProgramMCPS and Kaiser Permanente are teaming up again 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. InStep with DiabetesMCPS and Kaiser Permanente are teaming up to bring you a four-week program to better understand diabetes and learn skills for healthy living. E-mail Well Aware for information on future classes. 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 a 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.