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Journey to Wellness

Your journey starts here. Along with established programs like the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Kudos Awards and services provided by Spiritual Care, we have unique opportunities, activities, workshops and events to help you along your path.

 

Check back often as we update information and add new opportunities, contests, challenges and more!

 

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Mindfulness Workshop

This workshop is designed to help you see things clearly and live moment to moment. Being able to focus on the present allows you to respond considerately to problems, handle stressful situations more effectively and improve your overall physical, emotional and social health.

 

Length: 45 minutes to 1 hour

 

Schedule: For dates, locations and information about upcoming workshops, visit the Learning & Wellness Academy.

 

 

Meditation Workshop

If you are looking for a way to become a healthier and happier you, give Meditation a try.  It can help you decrease stress, lower blood pressure, and positively impact your sleep, chronic pain and tension headaches.

 

Length: 45 minutes to 1 hour

 

Schedule: For dates, locations and information about upcoming workshops, visit the Learning & Wellness Academy

 

Group of people smiling around a fitness ballYoga Classes

With classes that are suitable for all levels - ranging from beginners to intermediate, yoga is a great way to get exercise, as it helps with fitness and flexibility, but it’s also allows you to de-stress and focus on yourself.

 

Location: Atrium, A-Wing

 

Length: 45 minutes

 

Schedule: For more details on class times and schedule, please visit  Learning & Wellness Academy.

To register for the classes, please click here or call Occupational Health & Safety at x7290.

 

 

Pilates Classes

Pilates focuses on relaxing tense muscles and on strengthening muscles in your body, especially your core. If you are looking for a great workout without added stress on your joints, Pilates may be the right class for you. All levels of experience are welcome to join.

 

Location: Atrium, A-Wing

 

Length: 45 minutes

 

Schedule: For more details on class times and schedule, please visit Learning & Wellness Academy.

 

To register for the classes, please click here or call Occupational Health & Safety at x7290.

 

Persons feet in runners, walkingWeight Watchers

Interested in losing weight? Weight Watchers meetings will be held weekly to help you on your journey of learning about nutrition, weight loss and making healthier choices. In our group setting, you will find the support and encouragement to reach your goals. Weight Watchers will start January 2017.

 

Location: Click here

 

Length: 1 hour (12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

 

Schedule: Meetings will be on Wednesdays, starting January 18, 2017; for dates and information about upcoming workshops, visit the Learning & Wellness Academy.

 

 

Orangetheory Fitness

Did you know that we have an Orangetheory Fitness Corporate Membership? It’s a gym that offers workout sessions that are split into intervals, focusing on cardio and strength training. It’s a great way to increase your energy levels, reach your fitness goals and become active.

 

Length: 1 hour

 

For corporate membership details contact Orangetheory Fitness, Elgin Mills location: 10775 Leslie St., #405; Richmond Hill, ON, L4S OB2

 

GoodLife Fitness

Getting fit just got easier. GoodLife Fitness Corporate memberships are available to all Mackenzie Health staff, physicians and volunteers. You can become a new member or transfer your membership over to our corporate rate. Signups or membership transfers occur four times during the year: January 1st, April 1st, July 1st and October 1st. Emails will be sent by the Human Resources Department approximately one month in advance of each enrolment period to provide further information. 

 

 

Image of person getting a massageMassage Therapy

Massages help release muscle tension and stress. Whether you are struggling with an injury or just looking for a way to relax, take a break with head, neck and hand massages. Weekly massages will be available starting January 2017, so check the Learning & Wellness Academy for scheduling details.  

 

 

 

Wellness Workshops

To help you keep learning in your Pursuit of Wellness, we will bring in internal and external vendors that focus on improving health through fitness, nutrition, disease prevention and de-stressing. Learn tips from various experts in the field to help you move forward on your wellness journey.

 

Length: 45 minutes to 1 hour

 

Schedule: For dates, location and information about upcoming workshops, visit the Learning & Wellness Academy.

 

 

People on mats stretchingStretch Break Program

Looking for a way to increase energy, prevent injuries, decrease muscle tension and boost your mood? Drop by for a quick stretch break to feel energized! For details on where the drop-in sessions will be held, please visit the Learning & Wellness Academy.

 

 

Perkopolis

Mackenzie Health is pleased to offer exclusive access to various discounted products and services to all employees, physicians and volunteers through our newest discount partner, Perkopolis!

 

Perkopolis is a free, easy-to-use, and exclusive benefit program that provides you with access to discounts to over 1,000 products and services such as:

·         Theatre Tickets

·         Hotels

·         Attractions

·         Movies

·         Health & Wellness 

·         Sporting Events

·         Automotive & More…

 

To register for program, sign in on Perkopolis’ website (you must use your Mackenzie Health email address to register)

 

Perkopolis also offers a separate portal for hotel offers; Go to Perkopolis Hotels and create a separate login using Mackenzie Health's exclusive access code - (Visit the Intranet > Human Resources > Staff Perks > Perkopolis for the code) – and your Mackenzie Health email address. 

 

Stack of peace rocks on green vegetationMotivational Steps Signs

Around the hospital, you will find helpful and encouraging signs as a reminder to keep moving forward on your journey to wellness. With signs near the stairwells and inside the elevators, you will be able to find encouragement and new ways to get active and reach your health and wellness goals.

 

 

Weekly Wellness Tips

A new feature coming to our Mackenzie Health This Week newsletter is wellness tips to give you insight, tools and encouragement during your journey.

 

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COMING SOON!

We are continually adding features and programs to help support you and your wellness needs, so watch out for these activities:

 

- Fitness & Wellness Challenges

- Educational Quick Tip Videos

- Guest Speakers

- Farmers Market

- Walking Club

- Learn to Run Program

- Various Fitness Classes

- Wellness Educational Handouts

- And More!

 

 

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