Fresh Farmacy Workplace Wellness Program – Enrollment Extended to Sept. 6!

Fresh Farmacy
BeWell Albemarle has partnered with Local Food Hub to bring fresh, local produce to County employees. You can eat great food AND support our local farmers! The Fresh Farmacy program requires 25 or more participants for each location (COB McIntire, Agnor-Hurt Elementary School, Monticello Fire Rescue, ACPD Crozet Satellite Office).

Interested?

Enrollment extended to Thursday, September 6! Continue reading

Important Message About School Operations for Aug. 10-12

Clare KeiserDear Colleagues:

This weekend marks the anniversary of the illegal and traumatic events that brought so much pain and damage to our community one year ago. Although it is unclear what may happen, you should know there is no higher priority at all times in our school division than safeguarding the safety and security of every student and every member of our staff.

For the past several months, our division has been closely working with local government, law enforcement, public safety and regional partners on several preparatory measures to ensure that everyone is safe this weekend.

This Friday, all non-essential school staff will have the option of leaving their offices at 1 p.m. and concluding their workday from home. Continue reading

Employee & Community Resources for August Events

Resilient Cville
During the summer of 2017, the events in Charlottesville impacted our community and all of us living and working in the surrounding area. It is important to recognize that the anniversary of these events may be a challenging time due to traumatic memories and lingering stress. There are resources available for community members and County employees to help us through these and other difficult events. Continue reading

Complimentary Injury Assessments – Jan. 22 @ COB McIntire

AirrostiJanuary 22, 2018 | 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. | COB McIntire, Room 231

Albemarle County announces a special complimentary injury assessment opportunity for school division employees: Enjoy a healthy, pain free start to the new year. If you’ve been suffering from nagging low back pain, painful plantar fasciitis, or other foot, knee, hip, wrist, shoulder, neck or other pain, Airrosti is here to help.

Sign up today for a complimentary, onsite injury assessment with Airrosti. Each 15-minute assessment consists of a thorough evaluation by an Airrosti provider, an expert assessment of any pain-related issues, and a discussion of your treatment options. Learn more »

Sentara Martha Jefferson Announces New Drug Drop-Off Box

Drug Take-Back Day 2015Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse, and overdose. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment. As a follow-up to the recent and successful National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event and to aid responsible disposal of unwanted or expired medicines, Sentara Martha Jefferson has placed a drug drop-off box in its outpatient pharmacy, available to the community Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more about safely managing your prescriptions and see a list of drug drop-off box locations »

Results of the October 28 Drug Take Back event held at Martha Jefferson: Continue reading

Great American Smokeout – November 16, 2017

Albemarle BeWellNovember 16, 2017 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Carver Recreation Center

When trying to quit smoking, support can make all the difference. The Great American Smokeout will be held this Thursday, November 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carver Recreation Center, located at the Jefferson School City Center in Charlottesville.

Drop in for this FREE event! Continue reading

14th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Oct. 28

National Prescription Drug Take Back DayThe Albemarle County Police Department, in partnership with Martha Jefferson Hospital, is hosting National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, October 28. The event, which aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing expired, unwanted or unused medication, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Martha Jefferson Hospital (back side), located at 500 Martha Jefferson Drive in Charlottesville. This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked.

Flu and Tdap Vaccination Clinics Start Oct. 3

Get Your Flu Shot HereOnsite flu and Tdap vaccination clinics will be held October 3 – November 20 at 50+ locations. All Albemarle County employees (including part-time and temporary employees, substitutes, interns, and student teachers) and public safety volunteers (Fire Rescue, Police, Sheriff’s Office) are eligible to receive flu and Tdap vaccinations with no out-of-pocket cost, even if you are not covered through the County’s health plan. View the clinic schedule »

Please bring with you: a completed Vaccine Informed Consent Form and either your Anthem card (if covered on the County health plan) or other County ID (if not covered on the County health plan), like an employee ID or paystub. More information, including CDC guidance »

Check YOU off Your List!

Albemarle BeWellDid you know that only 1 in 5 Americans gets an annual physical/wellness exam? That’s unfortunate, because annual wellness check-ups can help you stay healthy, catch problems early on, and even save your life.

Under the ACPS health insurance plans, wellness exams (along with screening tests like mammograms and colonoscopies) are covered with no-copay required—regardless of which of our health insurance plans you have. Continue reading