Steps to receive updates on JCCC Wellness


Now, an easier way to find the JCCC Wellness group on Facebook:

In your favorite web browser, go to:


The JCCC Wellness page on Facebook is ready for your status updates. Here’s the steps to join the group:

  • Log into FB.
  • Type the word wellness in the search box
  • At the bottom of the search results, click See More Results for wellness
  • Depending on how FB is configured, look for the word Groups at the top or in the left-hand list.
  • Click Groups.
  • JCCC Wellness will show up in the list.
  • Click the JCCC Wellness group, and click the Join Group button.


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  • In the left-hand column, find the box labeled Subscribe by Email.
  • Enter your email address (you may use your JCCC email address or a personal email address).
  • Click the Subscribe button.


Fall 2014 Professional Development Days Schedule

Fall 2014 Professional Development Days Schedule (in Excel)


Attend upcoming wellness sessions on foam roller massage, FITT principle, weight machines

Are you interested in learning how foam rolling is so good for your muscles? In this session, Deborah Bowers, adjunct professor of physical education, will demonstrate how to do it properly. “Foam Roller Massage” sessions have been scheduled on the following dates and times:
• Monday, Nov. 3: 11 to 11:45 a.m., CC 232
• Monday, Nov. 10: 5:15 to 6 p.m., CC 232
Looking to gain more benefits from your fitness-training program? Patti Triplett, adjunct professor of physical education, will be the instructor for “Implementing the FITT Principle” and will explain how you can begin to accomplish this goal on the following dates and times:
• Tuesday, Nov. 4: 9 to 9:45 a.m., CC 232
• Thursday, Nov. 6: 10 to 10:45 a.m., ATB 129
In the upcoming “Weight Machines” session, Deborah Bowers, adjunct professor of physical education, will demonstrate how to properly use the weight machines in the JCCC Fitness Center.
• Saturday, Nov. 8. 3 to 3:45 p.m., GYM 103
Pre-registration is not required to attend these sessions

FREE Smoking Cessation Workshop

In observance of the Great American SmokeOut, a national event intended to stop tobacco use, JCCC faculty and staff may attend a FREE workshop to help stop smoking.

Registration: 8:15 a.m. Workshop: 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, participants from JCCC are invited to Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center Conference Room, 4401 Wornall Road, Kansas City. Here experts will:

  • Review the impact of smoking and hypertension on cardiovascular health.
  • Discuss gender-related risks of smoking and high blood pressure (for both men and women)
  • Understand the role of the brain and habits in nicotine addiction
  • Master the steps of successful behavior change for tobacco cessation

To register for this free workshop, contact eap@saint-luke’ or (816) 931-3073 or (800) 327-1223.

For questions, contact Debbie Eisenhower, staff development/human resources coordinator, at ext. 7634 or

Weekly Wellness Activities

Take ‘Putting Balance in Your Workout’ either Oct. 23 or 27
Have your workouts become one-dimensional? Do you need to add some more balance to your fitness routine? If so, and you are interested in learning about how to accomplish this, then feel free to attend one of the two sessions listed below.
Patti Triplett, adjunct professor of physical education, will be the instructor for “Putting Balance in Your Workout.”
• Thursday, Oct. 23: 4 to 4:45 p.m., CC 232
• Monday, Oct. 27: 3 to 3:45 p.m., CC 234
Pre-registration is not required to attend these sessions.

The Snowball Effect: Gathering Momentum for Wellness

Our St. Luke’s LIFEWISE EAP partners offers resource for wellness momentum
From the St. Luke’s LIFEWISE Employee Assistance Program comes “The Snowball Effect: Gathering Momentum for Wellness.” This quick-read article gives ideas on gathering momentum and setting goals that help get you where you want to go.
To find out how positive behavior change can be invigorating, and how even small changes in the right direction can be catalysts for achieving your health-related goals:
• User name: JCCC
• Password: EAP

Next Fitbit Group is Accepting Members

Employees who would like to receive a Fitbit Flex may join the Cavalier Crusaders and walk as few as 7,000 steps per day (with an average of 49,000 per week) and keep the Fitbit Flex for their very own.
Register now using CRN 34147. (Note: This class is only for those who have not participated previously or been a member of an assigned FitBit group.) Enroll immediately, as it will fill up fast.
A required orientation will be from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, in Hudson Auditorium in the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. The session officially begins on Monday, Oct. 27. More details will be discussed at the orientation.
For questions, email Ruth Dey at

JCCC Vaccination clinic will be Oct. 14, 15

JCCC Human Resources, as part of its wellness initiative, is pleased to provide flu, pneumonia and Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccinations administered by the company Healthy Solutions.
Vaccinations are available for JCCC employees, their spouses, dependents (age 18+) and JCCC students 18 years of age or older.
Healthy Solutions limits the number of vaccinations in one session to two shots; if you would like all three shots, you must call Healthy Solutions, located at College and Metcalf, at 913-345-2223.
Vaccination dates are:
• Tuesday, Oct. 14: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Regnier Center 145
• Wednesday, Oct.15, noon to 5 p.m., Regnier Center 146
Appointments are recommended by Healthy Solutions. (While walk-ins are permitted, priority will be given to participants who have pre-registered.)
To register, go to the event signup link for Healthy Solutions. Previous users will need to use their email and password; new users will need to register to begin.
To register additional contacts / family members, follow these steps:
• Click on “Manage Contacts”
• Click on “Add New”
• Fill out all the requested information
• Click on “Add”
To schedule an appointment:
• Click on “Signup for Event”
• Click on “Signup” beside the clinic you wish to attend
• Click on “New Signup” corresponding with the time you would like
• Select the service or services you would like to receive
• If you have family members, click on “Next”, then select “Self” or “family member name.”
• Select “Confirm Signup”
• Click on “View” next to the items you would like to view/print/complete
Bring completed consent form(s) (if applicable) and your insurance card to the clinic.
You will receive an email confirming your appointment and reminder emails prior to the clinic date.
To sign up other family members, repeat steps above under “To schedule an appointment.”
To change an appointment after you have created it, return to the event signup link, log on and click on click on “Change” under Actions in the upper right corner, then:
• Select “Move/Change Signup(s)” for the new time slot
• Select the service or services you would like to receive
• Click on “Next”
You will need to present a current insurance card, which must be your primary insurance. The JCCC Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan will cover all three shots. Others may not. Healthy Solutions will not know if other carriers will cover cost of the vaccinations. It is your responsibility to check with your carrier in advance to see if the vaccinations are covered under your medical plan. Otherwise, you may be billed for the vaccinations after the insurance claim is processed.
If you have medical insurance coverage other than BCBSKC, Healthy Solutions will accept insurance information and process the information for possible payment from these insurers:
• Other Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans
• Aetna
• Cigna
• Coventry of Kansas (flu & pneumonia only)
• Humana (flu only)
• United
• Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans (flu and pneumonia only).
A discounted rate will be offered at the time of service for those that are self-paid.
You may also pay by cash or check for the vaccinations. Cost is $25 for the flu shot, $90 for the pneumonia shot and $60 for the Tdap. Checks should be made payable to Healthy Solutions.
For more information or to assist you with any questions, contact Healthy Solutions at

Chair massages offered October 9 and 10 in 171 RC

Feeling stressed from the day, week, month or year? Are your shoulder and neck muscles tight from working on the computer? What you need is a chair massage from a certified massage therapist right here on campus.
Schedule one for yourself or treat a co-worker. The location is 171 RC,.
Here are the details:
• Chair massages are available to faculty and staff Thursday, Oct. 9 and Friday, Oct. 10.
• 15-minute sessions cost $15.
• E-mail to schedule your appointment.
Can’t make it in October? Chair massages will be offered on Thursday and Friday, November 13 and 14 and December 11 and 12. The chair massage program is sponsored by the JCCC Wellness for Life Employee Program.

Upcoming wellness lectures offer tips on stretching, weight machines

As part of the Nell Mitchell Wellness Lecture Series, the following classes will be offered:
Stretching Properly: 11 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1. Location: CC 234.
Weight Machines: 3 to 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. Location: GYM 103.
Stretching Properly: 5:15 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6. Location: CC 232.
No advance registration is required. Simply show up to the session.

Biometric Screenings Offered 9/30 amd 10/1

If you missed the biometric screenings in August, you’ll have another opportunity for a free biometric screening for all JCCC employees on Tuesday, Sept. 30, and Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) will perform biometric screenings from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, and from 7 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 1, in RC 270.
Drawings for $50 gift cards will be made throughout both days for those individuals who complete the screenings.
Here’s how to participate:
· If you have medical plan coverage with JCCC, including “A Healthier You” coverage:
o Log on to your account at and access the “A Healthier You” portal. From there you can register for the time of your choosing on either day (instructions attached). You’ll receive a confirmation email immediately after registering.
o Registration will close at noon the business day before the appointment date. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, you may use the registration link until that time.
o As a member of the JCCC medical plan, this screening will be free to you when you present your medical identification card. You will also be eligible for the “My Rewards” program from Blue Cross and Blue Shield as a result of your participation.
· If you do not have medical plan coverage with JCCC:
o Bring your JCCC ID card and walk in for screening on either of the days listed, and the staff will work with you. You will need to present your JCCC ID Card for admittance.
The screening includes:
Height, weight, Body Mass Index
Waist circumference
Blood pressure, total cholesterol
HDL ratio, glucose
Fasting is recommended for best results, but is optional. If you choose to fast, you should fast for a minimum of 8 hours. Coffee (even black) may affect the results. Readings for those who fast will include:
Readings for those who do not fast will include:
Please drink plenty of water. The screening is done by finger stick, with immediate results. A health educator will review your results with you.

Food Court salad bar will be half price on Fridays

Are you getting enough vegetables in your diet? Starting today, JCCC Dining Services will be cutting the prices each Friday in the Food Court salad bar by 50 percent as part of an initiative to provide even more healthy dining alternatives.
For information about the salad-bar deal, or about the national public health push to increase vegetable consumption, contact dietician Claudia Martin-Ayoade at