City of Duluth Wellness

As a DECC employee, you are also able to participate in many of the city’s wellness opportunities!

A letter from Angel at the City of Duluth on Monday, November 29, 2021:


As a DECC employee, you are also able to participate in many of the city’s wellness opportunities!

A letter from Angel at the City of Duluth on Monday, November 29, 2021:

Good morning!
I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. There are a few things coming up in December.

I.ACTIONABLE TIP – More ways to save

Last week we shared some tips to save money during the Holidays. This tool was shared with me and might be helpful if you’re looking to keep track of the Cyber-Monday spending: The Scrooge-O-Meter Calculator: 


1. TED BOWMAN ON LOSSES, DISTRESS, AND BURNOUT  December 8, 11-1pm – Hosted by Juniper

The costs to workers who routinely address challenging situations and distressed persons can be huge. Fatigue and burnout can be occupational hazards. In this session, perspectives and tools useful in working with others will be augmented by attention to the needs of helpers and their own resiliency and hope. This session is open to agency and community leaders, staff, volunteers, direct care workers, caregivers, and anyone else interested in this topic!

2. DECEMBER 9 – DR. ANTON TREUER’S SEMINAR – The Library is hosting this free seminar at 6:30pm on Thursday, Dec 9. How can we connect with all of the children and families in our area and set them on a path of educational attainment and healthy living? How can we equip all of our stakeholders to navigate the diverse world in which they live? Join celebrated scholar and racial equity advocate, Dr. Anton Treuer, for a look at tools and strategies for engineering positive identity development in all of our children and navigating the sometimes confusing and stressful universe of cultural diversity.

Registration is required. The event will be recorded and shared after, so you are welcome to register even if you cannot attend.  All registrants will be entered to win one of Dr. Anton Treuer’s books! 

Register Here

3. DECEMBER 15 – MAINTAINING BALANCE DURING THE HOLIDAYS – When the Holidays roll around, it seems there’s always more of an opportunity to overdo everything – gatherings, gifts, food…the “fun” never stops. Now, especially as we are still transitioning through almost 2 years of disruption from our “norm”, it’s important to maintain a sense of balance. Join us, on Wednesday, December 15 at noon, as Alisha Ross, Health Coach for Profile by Sanford-Duluth shares some tips and ideas on how to keep our bodies healthy and happy during the holidays and beyond. Link to join live*:

*Webinar will be recorded and available on the Bridge following the event.

4. SAND CREEK NEWSLETTERSFinding Gratitude This Holiday Season and 5 Ways to Support Veterans in the Workplace

5. SLC EXTENSION NEWSLETTER – Check out the Community Connection  whichoffers healthy tips for mental well-being and holiday food safety as well as updates on soul filling events such as the Great Hall Marketplace event!  The Great Hall Marketplace event is happening at the St. Louis County DEPOT Saturday, December 18th from 10 a.m. to 5 p. m. where you’ll be able to find some of your favorite Civic Center Farmers’ Market vendors and much more.


Thanks and have a great week!