SJC Wellness

News & Announcements

Random Acts of Kindness - May is Mindfulness Month
Science shows that the positive effects of kindness are experienced in the brain of those who participated in, received or witnessed the act, improving their mood and making them significantly more likely to “pay it forward.” This means one act of kindness can create a domino effect and improve the day of dozens of people! You can be that person. Imagine if those small acts changed the culture of your workplace. Learn more about Random Acts of Kindness and check out the May Mindfulness Calendar.


Stressed? Try Yoga!
If you have been feeling stressed or would like to try Yoga out, we invite you to join Certified Yoga Teacher, Kelly Simmons, for Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) every Wednesday from June 5 – August 28 (*except July 10), 12:30pm to 1:00pm in the Auditorium at the County Admin Building. Yoga Nidra is a level of relaxation between waking and deep sleep where tension is released. Bring a yoga mat or extra-large beach towel to lay on, a blanket to cover yourself with as body temperature drops during relaxation and an eye pillow. No other equipment or special clothing is required. Participants are asked to commit to the full 30 minutes. Summer Yoga Nidra

Yoga Employee Discount
The Yoga Collective in St. Augustine is offering St. Johns County employees a special deal with a $12 drop in rate. Must show your SJC Badge. Yoga Collective Discount

Racing for Wellness Program

MS Cycle to the Shore Training Ride
Join us on our next training ride on Saturday, June 8 at 8 a.m. on the Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail, SR 207 in Elkton. We will start the ride at the Elkton trailhead (2.8 miles west of I-95). Since it’s the first training ride, we will have a couple of ride options: 5 miles, 12 miles, and 20+ miles. This will be a “No Drop” practice ride, meaning NO ONE gets left behind. Bring your bike, helmet, sunscreen, and water. If you’re interested or have any questions, feel free to call (904) 827-6852 or email Danny.

Join the Wellness Wheelers and Bike MS!
We've formed a team for Bike MS as part of our new Racing for Wellness Program—an epic fundraising ride that is changing the lives of people affected by MS and helping fuel progress toward a world free of MS. We'd love your support as we prepare for this incredible experience. If you want to do more than make a donation, join our team! To receive your 15% registration discount, email Danielle. Wellness Wheelers Team Bike MS Page

Get Golf Ready
The St. Johns Golf Club offers BOCC, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, Clerk of Courts, Sheriff’s Office, Supervisor of Elections and Fire Services employees an economical way to play golf and get fit. Valid through 09/30/19, employees and eligible dependents can participate in this program. Get Golf Ready

Healthways Fitness Your Way™
A new way to get healthy and feel good on your own terms. This one-of-a-kind program, offered through Florida Blue, offers you the flexibility to work out at any network fitness location, on your time and on a budget that you can live with. It’s one of the most flexible, affordable and accessible ways to adopt a healthy lifestyle and remain committed to it. Healthways Enrollment Flyer

Immunization Awareness
Immunization, or vaccination, helps prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. To stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and pneumonia, adults need to get their shots – just like kids do. Take the Adult Vaccine Quiz to see what you might need.

About SJC Wellness

Mission Statement

To improve the health, well-being and quality of life for all St. Johns County employees and their families by empowering people to promote and model positive attitudes and behaviors through a lifelong commitment to wellness.

Wellness Committee Goals

  • Support and encourage employees and their families in making healthy choices with their work and home lives
  • Identify ways to respond to high stress times in the workplace
  • Identify areas where positive changes can happen and implement strategies to encourage those changes
  • Inform employees about existing health related resources through education and promotion
  • Inspire and motivate individuals to take responsibility for their own health
  • Support a sense of community among employees between different constitutionals, divisions, and departments
  • Advocate for employees to have their voice be heard and valued by seeking employee input and using the Wellness Committee as a vehicle of change

Make Kindness the Norm

One act of kindness can create a domino effect and improve the day of dozens of people! You can be that person.
May Mindfulness Calendar

Make Kindness the Norm

Wellness Program Contact

Danielle Zupansic
Personnel Services