Donna Rey, EdD

Executive Director and CEO,
1199SEIU Benefit and Pension Funds

Welcome to the Healthy Living Resource Center!

We’ve created this hub with a wealth of information, tips and resources for staying in good health. The offerings are divided into the following sections to help you navigate the path to continued wellness: Healthy Minds, Healthy Eating, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Hearts and Healthy Provider Relationships. Please take a moment to explore them.

Why are we offering this? Every day, you – our 1199SEIU members – show how giving you are. So much of your attention is focused on taking care of others, but the best way you can be there for others is to be there for yourselves too.

Our job at the Benefit Funds is to provide you with the benefits and resources you need to take good care of yourselves so that you can live long and healthy lives. And we’re always looking for ways to take that to the next level.

We listen to you, and you’ve let us know that good health is important to you, even when life gets in the way.

So, please check this hub frequently for useful facts, event listings, recipes, videos and classes to keep you moving, health-screening tools, links to relevant benefits and more.

It includes the information you need to take care of your bodies, eat well and build better relationships with your healthcare providers.

It’s our way of helping make sure you have the tools you need to thrive and live your best lives, with healthy minds and hearts.

Our relationship with you is important too. So, please use the feedback form to let us know what you’d like to see in the Healthy Living Resource Center.

And now, take a few moments to explore the resources on our site.

Consider it “me” time. You deserve it.

Donna Rey, EdD

Executive Director and CEO,
1199SEIU Benefit and Pension Funds

Van H. Dunn, MD

Chief Medical Officer,
1199SEIU Benefit Funds

You are your own best advocate when it comes to your health. Your doctor and other healthcare providers are your partners. Make your voice heard and share your experiences with them.

Karinn Glover, MD, MPH

Attending Psychiatrist, Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Division, Montefiore Health System

There are multiple ways to address well-being. Having a good laugh, eating good meals that include vegetables and fruits, spending time in nature, and forms of exercise like dancing are all very important. Group therapy, individual psychotherapy, and in certain cases, medication, can play a vital role in maintaining well-being, too.

Richard Park, MD

Rendr Care

We can’t wait for someone to solve problems in our communities. We have to fix it. Let’s do it ourselves. It takes self-responsibility and advocacy.

Debbie Salas-Lopez, MD, MPH

Senior Vice President,
Community and Population Health at Northwell

Our communities have the most disparities, including access to healthcare, prevalence of chronic conditions, and high unmet social needs. That’s what many of our essential workers have to deal with every day. Listening, understanding, and creating partnership opportunities to address health and healthcare disparities will be our imperative.

Rafael A. Lantigua, MD

New York-Presbyterian, Columbia University

[The art of healing] provides me with the opportunity to restore health to another human being, regardless of race, ethnicity, or social economic status. ...Health care is not a privilege — it’s a human right.

Healthy Minds

How we treat our minds impacts our overall health. Strengthen your mental and emotional wellness with stress management, mindful meditation or professional support.

Healthy Eating

True health starts with what we choose to eat – find out how to easily choose, prepare and enjoy nutritious meals for you and your family.

Healthy Bodies

Exercise that you enjoy can help you reach and maintain a healthy body and mind – from high-intensity cardio to stretching and strength training, there’s something for every age and fitness level.

Healthy Hearts

Your heart works hard for you – do your part to keep it strong by eating a healthy diet, staying active, managing stress and getting regular screenings.

Healthy Relationships with your Healthcare Providers

Healthy relationships don’t just matter in our personal lives – checking in with your doctors and mental health professionals and talking openly ensures you have well-rounded, integrated care.

The information contained in this site is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives. See terms of use.

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