Well By Choice

Health is a matter of managing illness or disease. It is said that if you do not have either, you are healthy. Wellness, on the other hand, can be achieved with or without health. It is a matter of “well being”. The degree to which one experiences wellbeing is related to the choices an individual makes across a number of life’s elements. To name just a few, wellness includes career, social, community, physical, spiritual, financial, and community well being.

It has also been said that wellness is the fruit of wholeness. A garden may serve as a good illustration.  If one tends to their life so that all aspects are addressed (often at varying times and degrees), needs for purpose and satisfaction can be met without depletion or stagnation.

The Mary Baldwin work-site wellness program, Well by Choice, is made available to all Mary Baldwin faculty and staff. Specific options within the program are available only to those who select the annual health screening and coaching program offered to Anthem subscribers. Our mission in all cases is to provide a culture of wellness at Mary Baldwin through policies, programs, partnerships, events, and services.

This is the place to come to get information, be challenged, and learn about opportunities on campus and in our neighboring communities. Mark the page, check back often. We will be ever-changing, growing, and increasing our wellness offerings.

November Wellness Events

October Wellness Events

Mary Baldwin University Wellness Incentive 2015

Sept-Oct Living Healthy Newsletter (PDF)

2017 Relay for Life Information (PDF)

Health and Wellness Topics of Interest

Health and Wellness Topics of Interest

The Insulin Connection Webinar (YouTube video)

Viridian Health Management 

Anthem Resources

24/7 Anthem Nurses Line: 800-455-7922

Preventive Care Benefits

Mental Health &  Depression

  • Medications List

Tobacco Cessation (Smoke and Non-Smoke Options)

Stress Management, Work-Life Balance, Weight Management


Heart Health

Diabetes Care

Anthem’s Special Offers – products and services that promote healthy living

Future Moms

Get Active, Get Fit

Life Habits Mentoring (recordings list)



60-minute online wellness seminars by Anthem

Spring 2015 Topics

Finish a seminar?  Please fill out the post-session evaluation and send it to Mary.

12-1 p.m.

  • Jan. 13 – Financial Fitness (video) (Powerpoint presentation)
  • Jan. 20 – Living Off Your Paycheck (video) (Powerpoint presentation)
  • Jan. 27 – Getting Your Affairs in Order: Essential Documents
  • Feb. 12 – Sandwich Generation (video)
  • Feb. 16 – Single Parenting
  • March 10 – Caring for older adults: Knowing when to step in (video)
  • March 17 – Knowing your limits: Elder Care planning and decision making
  • March 24 – Caregiving: A guide to self-care and resources

To join the subscription list call or email Mary VanNortwick at mvannort@marybaldwin.edu or 540-887-7167

Fall 2014 Topics

Watch the archives on YouTube

Wellness Events