Health & Wellness News Archive

Read past issues of the Health & Wellness News, featuring information about your health benefits, wellness tips and resources, insprational stories from our members, and more. Look for more stories like these periodically in the CPG Connect quarterly newsletter.

Summer 2020

Maintaining Your Financial Course

by Larry Dresner, ChFC

The world has changed a lot since this article last appeared in our Summer 2017 edition. Here are a few suggestions to help you stay on a good track.

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An Immune Boosting Lifestyle

by Krishna Dholakia, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN

While social distancing and hand-washing are the best ways to protect your health, small changes to your lifestyle have been shown to help strengthen your immune system.  

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Living into God’s Work: Chaplains to the Retired

by The Rev. Laura V. Queen

The Church Pension Group’s Chaplains to the Retired program helps us to provide passionate care for our retired members and their beneficiaries—and we are grateful.

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Healthcare Online: Health Plan Telehealth Platforms vs. Virtual Visits

There are two ways active members (and their dependents) who are enrolled in a Medical Trust health plan can access a healthcare provider besides an in-person office visit. Learn more about these options.

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SilverSneakers Goes Digital

The health and fitness program can help retirees enrolled in a Medical Trust Medicare Supplement Plan to stay active with virtual activities at no additional cost to you.

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Book Look

Recovering Benedict

Recovering Benedict: Twelve-Step Living and the Rule of Benedict, by John Edward Crean, Jr., entwines the principles of the Rule of St. Benedict with the recovery steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to nurture our physical and spiritual well-being.

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Healthy Recipe

Chocolate Avocado Chia Pudding

Who says desserts can’t be healthy? Enjoy this silky pudding that’s rich in flavor and omega-3s!

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Spring 2020

Finding Resilience in a Chaotic World

Too much stress can have a negative effect on our health, but there are ways to cope.

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Be Prepared: Facing Dementia

by Pattie Christensen, ChFC®, RICP®

Understanding what resources are available is a good way start.

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Challenges and Joys of a StoryCorps Interviewer

by the Reverend William M. King

Retired Episcopal clerics tell my wife, Pat, and I their stories. What a gift StoryCorps is to us chaplains!

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Member Story

by the Reverend Ian Burch

A local CPG weekend training got me to make small physical and financial changes that have led to substantial positive outcomes.

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Your Vision Benefits – Know Before You Go

Take advantage of EyeMed’s Know Before You Go cost estimator.

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Book Look

Three books from Church Publishing provide roadmaps for being spiritually attentive to dementia patients and their caregivers.

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Healthy Recipe

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Spice up your spring with this Jamaican dish that’s bursting with flavor!

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