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UPCOMING EVENTS
PAST WEBINARS & VIDEOS
SEAFOOD COOK ALONG

Join Ana in creating two simple and colorful dishes centered on seafood that let you off the hook from spending hours in the kitchen. This is a fun and interactive cook a long and we encourage everyone to participate.  

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SUMMER FRESH PICNICS

Summer is the season of leisure – and what better way to celebrate than to pack a picnic. Join us on July 28th at 11am as we create the ultimate meal for a simple picnic outing that is easily packable. 

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GO STEALTH WITH YOUR VEGGIES

Sometimes going stealth with veggies in a recipe enhances the flavor in unexpected ways. Rewatch this YUMMY cook along for a fun and interactive ideas including cauliflower buffolo wings and squash mac-n-cheese.

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SLOW COOKER COOK ALONG

LIVE EVENT JANUARY 20, 2022

Slow down from the holiday craziness with these crockpot recipes that basically make themselves. Join us on January 20th for a fun and interactive cook-along with Registered Dietitian, Ana Hernandez. We encourage you to cook with us and enjoy a yummy meal after! Recipes will be sent out ahead of time to allow for grocery shopping. 

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WISE & WELL VIRTUAL HEALTH FAIR SPRING 2022

Relive the virtual health fair by watching replays of the videos and downloading the resources provided by the presenters.

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SOUPER BOWL COOK ALONG
THE SCIENCE OF A MEANINGFUL LIFE WEBINAR

Presented Dec 8, 2021 @ 1 PM MST

Our Presenter, Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D. provided valuable information about these key elements:

  • The science that connects these eight keys to genuine happiness in life, starting with the “prosocial nervous system.”
  • The formative role that interpersonal touch plays in human connection and resilience.
  • How kindness and happiness make up a mutually reinforcing loop.
  • How you can incorporate more meaning into your day-to-day experiences 

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VIRTUAL ACADEMY ON POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

Wednesday 12/8/21 @ 11 am – 12:30 pm

The science of positive psychology has grown in recent years and plays such a
role in mental and emotional well-being! This academy follows the belief that
people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best
within themselves, and to enhance all their experiences. We want to leave you
with the basics on how to build on the strengths that enable you to thrive.

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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD SLIDES FROM POSITIVE PSYCH PRESENTATION

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD SLIDES FROM FEEL GOOD FOODS TO FUEL YOUR MINDSET PRESENTATION

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD RECIPES FROM COOKING DEMO

TURKEY AND PURPLE SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE COOK ALONG

11/11/21 @ 10:30 -11:30 pm

Cook along to learn delicious recipes for turkey casserole and purple sweet potato casserole

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'OH MY GOURD' COOK ALONG

10/14/21 @ 10:30 -11:30 pm

Cook along to learn deicious recipes with gourds

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WISE & WELL VIRTUAL HEALTH FAIR

9/29/21 @ 9 AM – 12:30 PM

A variety of topics including mental health, plant based diets, finances in retirement, cook along and music and movement.

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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS

Take a short break from whatever is happeing in your life to focus on YOU! These 15 minute mini workshops are interactive, very informative and allow you to connect to others. Exercises, recipes, techniques and tips are all yours in the few minutes you spend with Kathryn Hull, the kind and compassionate wellness provider and Alzheimer’s Community Educator.

Schedule

      • April 20 – Get Your Zzzz’s – 3 minutes of Non-Sleep Deep Rest followed by why sleep is important to prevent and manage chronic disease
      • May 18  – Staying Connected in Retirement – 5 mins of some type of game that requires movement like Simon Says. Why staying connected is important and how.
      • June 15  – Strong Habits = Strong Brain 5 minutes of Brain Game followed by 5 Habits you can do to keep your brain strong
      • July 20  – How to Exercise Outside Safely -5 min Stay at Home Walking Session can be done in chair followed by outdoor exercise safety tips
      • August 24 – Financial Fitness – 5 minutes of Add 5 seconds Balance Class followed by 5 tips to save money in Retirement
      • September 21 – Prevention is Powerful – 5 minutes of Functional Exercises followed by 5 tips to prevent hypertension and diabetes
      • October 19 – Strong Bodies Require No Equipment – 5 mins of simple strength exercises followed by  Strength Training at any Age
      • November 16 – Resilient Retirees – 5 mins of relaxation technique followed by how to be more resilient in retirement.
LIVONGO

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The Livongo for Diabetes Program helps make living with diabetes easier by providing you with a connected meter, unlimited strips, and coaching. The program is offered to members and dependent spouses/domestic partners WITH diabetes and coverage through an NMRHCA Pre-Medicare Plan.

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CLICK HERE TO WATCH SHORT VIDEO ABOUT DIABETES AND HOW THE LIVONGO PROGRAM CAN HELP MANAGE

GOOD MEASURES

Do you want to make a few small, easy changes that will deliver big results? If so, check out Good Measures personalized nutrition and health programs offered at no cost to NMRHCA medical plan retirees and their spouses or domestic partners.

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DIABETES PREVENTION

This year-long program empowers you to change your lifestyle to help prevent type 2 diabetes. Classes are once a week for the first 16 weeks and twice a month for the remainder of the program year. Email wellness@phs.org to inquire about the next class and get your name on the list for these opportunities to better your health and live your best life.  

BETTER BONE HEALTH

Better Bone Health is a six-week program that introduces tools individuals can use at any age to build and/or maintain bone strength. This course includes six video sessions – three classes focus on nutrition for bone strength including examples of how to prepare some less used bone healthy ingredients and three fitness classes focus on strength and resistance exercises. The fitness videos will give you an opportunity to practice movements and provide immediate actionable steps. 

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DINNER WITH A DIETITIAN

Choose your topic. Do you want to know more about how to lower your blood pressure or reducing your risk for chronic condition, like diabetes, through healthy eating? Register today! Learn how improve your health with food.

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MONTHLY PODCAST

Each month is a new topic. Don’t miss out. Some of the topics include, blood pressure basics, gut health, vitamin D and even a grocery store tour.

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HUMANA NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS

Humana is bringing everything you love about our neighborhood centers online, easily accessed from the comfort of your home. Watch daily online classes like cooking demos, crafts, and meditation right here. Check out our calendar to RSVP for upcoming events, browse our video library to see every previous class to date, and create an account to get a personalized experience of each one.

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DELTA DENTAL WELLNESS

Articles on dental wellness

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PROVIDER WELLNESS PAGES
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD

Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) offers specific wellness opportunites for  NMRHCA members who are on a Blue Cross Blue Shield plan .

Click here to go to the BCBS Wellness Page

PRESBYTERIAN

Presbyterian offers  wellness opportunites for  NMRHCA members

Click here to go to the Pres Wellness Page

UNITED HEALTH CARE

United Health Care (UHC) offers specific wellness opportunites for  NMRHCA members who are on a UHC plan .

Click here to go to the UHC Wellness Page

HUMANA

Humana offers specific wellness opportunites for  NMRHCA members who are on a Humana plan .

Click here to go to the Humana Wellness Page

OTHER RESOURCES YOU MAY FIND USEFUL
PATHS TO HEALTH NM

Paths to Health NM: Tools for Healthier Living is an initiative that includes several prevention and self-management programs. These programs are designed to help adults gain the confidence and skills they need to better manage or prevent chronic health conditions or injuries. These programs have been proven to work and improve quality of life.

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WELLNESS LINKS

A variety of wellness opportunities around the state

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