In this issue, you will read about a fellow member who took advantage of her benefits to make healthy changes in her life. Regina Hooks, a Financial Advocate in the Patient Access Department at Catskill Regional Medical Center, struggled with weight loss and Type 2 diabetes for years, before working with her primary care doctor and a dietitian—covered by the Fund—to lose more than 60 pounds and get her condition under control.
Unfortunately, living with chronic conditions is something many of our members know all too well; so in this issue, we give you the facts about Type 2 diabetes and hypertension.
Beyond health benefits, we support you in other areas of your life, so in this issue, we detail programs and workshops that can help you buy your first home; keep the home you own; understand, establish or repair your credit; and make well-informed financial decisions. And, you will find updates on opportunities available to you through your training and child-care benefits.
With nearly a third of our members living with hypertension, we work hard to raise awareness about its dangers through numerous outreach efforts
Why drag yourself to an urgent care center or wait hours in an emergency room when quality care is just a phone call or click away?
Both can lead to serious health problems, including heart attack, stroke and kidney disease. But you can take action to prevent—or control—high blood pressure and diabetes.
If you want to make exercise a part of your life but aren’t sure how to get started, why not take advantage of being an 1199SEIU member with a health club discount through the Benefit Fund?
Working with her primary care doctor, Regina Hooks made healthy lifestyle changes and lost more than 60 pounds. Now she’s ready to take her routine to the next level!
If you have made positive changes in your health — or are just starting to — we want to hear from you!
Whether you’re looking to buy your first home, stay in the home you already own or simply learn strategies for saving money, our workshops can help.
The MOVE UP grant, offered in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, will provide awardees with child-care support for each semester they are enrolled in an associate degree program.
The 1199SEIU Child Care Funds will again be offering its signature summer workshop—“Know Your Child-care Programs”—to help members plan for the upcoming 2018 registration period.