State of Maine Employee Wellness Centers

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Take advantage of the State of Maine Employee Wellness Centers

BY ELIZABETH SIMPSON
MSEA-SEIU retiree member

The State of Maine offers a phenomenal benefit to their employees, retirees and spouses/domestic partners of State of Maine employees/retirees. The State of Maine Employee Wellness Center Program is sponsored by the Maine Division of Employee Health & Benefits and Office of Workers’ Compensation partnering with Maine General Medical Center. Membership to the State of Maine Employee Wellness Centers is provided at no cost to eligible members.

The State of Maine Employee Wellness Centers are located in Augusta and Bangor:

  • Eastside Wellness Center, 6 Elkins Lane, Augusta, (207) 287-4278
  • Bangor Wellness Center, 102 Hogan Road, Bangor, (207) 941-4419

Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fitness services include:

  • Personal training;
  • Group fitness classes (including Circuit City, Indoor Cycling, TABATA, Functional Fitness and Beginner Yoga);
  • Fitness Assessments;
  • Full range of strength-training and cardiovascular equipment, equipment orientations;
  • Fitness consultations;
  • Programs that can be designed for home fitness/wellness.

How do I become a member?
To join one of the State of Maine Employee Wellness Centers all one has to do is complete forms and submit them to your Wellness Center (Augusta or Bangor):

  • You must be benefits eligible.
  • All retirees must provide the Health Clearance Form from their physician and have an initial consultation/orientation with a fitness specialist before using the facility.
  • Employees, spouses/domestic partners with health risks will be required to provide a Health Clearance Form.
    The Enrollment Forms are available at www.Maine.gov/deh (Go to the Wellness tab and select the form that applies to you).
  • Print the Wellness Member Application Form, Agreement Waiver Form, Code of Conduct Form and Health Clearance Form.

Everyone is welcome to visit or call the Eastside Wellness Center and the Bangor Wellness Center during their hours of operation. Please “Like” their Facebook page at State of Maine Employees Wellness Center Facebook.

The State of Maine Employee Wellness Centers’ Mission Statement: “To promote and enhance the health and well-being of the state employees and their families, as well as state retirees, through a dynamic worksite wellness program that emphasizes fitness and wellness and its relation to the overall well-being of the individual.”

The State of Maine Employee Wellness Centers’ Vision: “The State of Maine Employee Wellness Center Program will provide a safe, encouraging and welcoming environment for members of all fitness levels who are encouraged to achieve their desired outcomes based on the needs of the individual. The program will serve all members according to those individual needs through personal one on one sessions, group sessions, fitness classes, and other means that may be recognized.”

A member of our Eastern Maine Retirees Chapter, Elizabeth Simpson works for the State of Maine Employee Wellness Centers, which are brought to State employees by the Maine Division of Employee Health & Benefits and the Office of Workers’ Compensation, partnering with MaineGeneral Medical Center.

Updated: September 26, 2017 — 12:14 PM