Wellness Workshops

Wellness Workshops

Our Wellness Workshops are fun, interactive and hands on.

The focus is on making small and simple steps towards learning to enjoy a healthy way of life. We encourage positive lifestyle changes to avoid the negative consequences of chronic diseases.

Our mission for the Wellness Workshops is to educate and increase participants understanding of why it’s important to eat healthy, the benefits of being physically active and to gain knowledge about the importance of eating a variety of different food groups.

The goal is to promote ways of learning to enjoy a healthy way of life by teaching participants simple ways to begin eating healthy, and to have a more physically active lifestyle. A lack of knowledge could be the prime factor for many of our health problems like obesity, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer.

Positive Learning Experiences

Participants are appreciated for their interest in attending the workshops. When someone attends a workshop it indicates that they are taking steps in learning how to enjoy a healthy way of life and to make the changes that are necessary. Participants learn from the facilitator, but also develop knowledge and skills from the hands on activities and by learning from each other's success stories and encouragement. 

The Wellness Workshop Series are held in the Spring and Fall months.      

Interested in attending a workshop?  Call us for more information or to register at 718-591-2000 Ext.1408 or email us wellness@jibei.com.


Here's what our participants are saying:

"I learned that I can eat small portions and be satisfied" - Martin R.

"I received a wealth of information in this workshop.  The facilitator was excellent, knowledgeable and made this class very informative and fun.  Most of all, I have learned how to properly read nutrition facts labels and know what it really means... This class made me want to live healthy and take the necessary steps" - Mary M.

"The class was very informative. I read the food nutrition labels now" - Robert R.

"After the lesson on How much am I eating?, I now measure my portions by using the measuring cup we were given to take home plus I'm using smaller plates at home". Lisa B-M.

"I learned what a healthy meal should consist of. I now think about what healthy foods I am going to eat on a daily basis. I learned a lot of things that I wasn't aware of in the class". - Fabio H.

"Before taking this class I was not aware of what some of the information on the label meant. I now have a better understanding of what the numbers mean, especially how to determine the real amount of sugar in foods and drinks". - Mary Lou C.

"I now dilute all my juices with water or seltzer water to reduce the sugar in my juices. Everything was explained very clearly and the activities made it all easy to understand. I'm going to recommend these workshops to my co-workers". Maria C.

"Since I started attending the workshops I now eat more vegetables". Angelica R.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the optical/vision benefit and what does it cover?

The vision benefit entitles you, your legal spouse and eligible children to an eye examination once each year by an optometrist or an ophthalmologist and, if prescribed, one pair of eyeglasses each year. You may receive vision care services in the following ways:

  • Optical services (optometrist for examination and optician for eyeglasses) at JIB Medical, P.C.

Located in the Electchester Shopping Center 

  • There is no charge to you when you go to JIB Medical, P.C.
    To schedule an optical appointment, contact JIB Medical P.C. at (718) 591-2014 from Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and Saturday from 8:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. Appointments should be made approximately 2 weeks in advance.
  • You may also use a provider who belongs to the Vision Screening Optical Group. These providers offer optometric eye care to participants, their legal spouses and eligible children living in New York, New Jersey and Florida. Their service includes one eye examination by an optometrist and, if prescribed, a pair of eyeglasses (mono-focal or bi-focal) and a selection of frames once a year. If you use this method and you buy supplies or services for which you are not eligible or covered, you will be responsible to pay these charges, but you will receive a 20% discount. To use a Vision Screening provider, please contact the Fund Office at (718) 591-1100 to request an optical voucher. OR
  • You may also use a panel optical provider located in New Jersey. Their service includes one eye examination by an optometrist and, if prescribed, a pair of eyeglasses (mono-focal or bi-focal) and a selection of frames once a year. If you obtain the benefit in this way there will be no charge to you. You do not have to file a claim form. Please contact the Fund Office at (718) 591-1100 to request an optical voucher for a New Jersey panel provider. OR
  • You may have an eye examination by any other optometrist or ophthalmologist, licensed and practicing in the United States or its possessions. You may purchase eyeglasses, if necessary, from any licensed facility operating in the United States or its possessions. If you use this method, you must file a claim form with the Fund Office. The Plan will reimburse you or your optical provider according to the Plan’s fee schedule.

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