LACERA established the Staying Healthy Together program because we believe an integral part of serving our retired members is providing you with the information you need to stay healthy and fully enjoy the retirement you have earned.
The Staying Healthy Together program consists of:
- Workshops that connect you with other LACERA retirees and provide valuable wellness information
- Informative articles published quarterly in LACERA’s Spotlight newsletter and within this section of lacera.com
- Links within this web section for free wellness programs through LACERA healthcare providers as well as extensive web health resources
Staying Healthy Together workshops are available to members and eligible dependents enrolled in a LACERA-administered health plan. These half-day healthcare and wellness education workshops are held in the spring and fall at various locations in Los Angeles County, sponsored by our carriers (Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, CVS/Caremark, Kaiser, UnitedHealthcare, and SCAN).
We strongly encourage you to attend these workshops to both connect with your peers and learn something new. Maintaining a strong support group and making friends helps boost mental fitness, among other benefits. Often retirees lose touch with people when they stop going to work, so it’s important to put forth the effort to socialize during retirement.
The topics of our workshops fall under the umbrella of keeping a healthy body, mind, and soul. Previous presentations have included healthy eating, physical fitness, heart health, preventing and treating diabetes, managing stress, clutter control, improving your memory and much more. Attendees have enjoyed these events at cultural landmarks such as Descanso Gardens, Torrance Cultural Art Center, and Diamond Bar Center.
Not only are the workshops informative, they are a lot of fun! In addition to presentations, we provide healthy snacks, giveaways, raffle prizes, and health screenings. But don’t just take our word for it: Check out testimonials from Fall 2018 Workshop attendees below, as well as the Healthy Eating for Older Adults handout from Kaiser Permanente, for a taste of what you can expect. To attend the next workshop, watch for date, time, and location information in your mailbox, or find it here on lacera.com, Retiree Healthcare, Retiree Wellness Program.
In addition to the quarterly Spotlight newsletters, informative health-related articles are accessible via the links at the lower left of this page.
Links to free wellness programs and an extensive list of resources in the categories of active living, mental fitness, nutrition and other topics are also available to help you further your knowledge and achieve your health goals.
We thank you for your interest and wish you good health and every happiness that retirement affords!
This article is for general informational purposes only. Consult with professional advisors regarding legal, tax, and/or medical matters; LACERA does not offer legal, tax, or medical advice.