Eating five servings of produce every day is challenging, but at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), the challenge of consuming fruits and vegetables takes on a new meaning with Colorful Choices. Colorful Choices is a six-week health challenge hosted by BCBSNE’s wellness team. The goal of the challenge is to eat five servings of
As the temperatures rise and shorts and sandals are unpacked from their winter boxes, Omahans venture outside to support the Omaha Farmers Markets. Located in the Old Market on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Aksarben Village on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Omaha Farmers Markets feature more than 100
More Nebraskans are gaining access to healthy, sustainable transportation with the expansion of Heartland Bike Share’s program. Heartland Bike Share, the first large-scale bike sharing system in the Omaha metro, began in Aksarben Village in 2011, with the help of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. The program has grown over time, and with
Teresa Rogers loves to ride motor bikes, build forts and sleep out in the tent. “I’ve been ziplining,” she says. “I’ll do whatever they do.” It’s not peer pressure driving 64-year-old Teresa; it’s intergenerational relationship building. The brick-and-mortar is active engagement with an 18-year-old granddaughter and three grandsons, ages 12, 11 and 7, whom she
Food security was the focus of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) Fearless Grant presentation in Lincoln, recently. Two programs—The Center for People in Need and Community Crops—were given a combined $15,000 grant. “These two programs each combat food insecurity in a unique way, and provide access to fresh, healthy food to populations that
You don’t think about it until you have to: retirement. As the time creeps closer, the questions keep popping up from your family and friends. When are you going to retire? What are you going to do after you retire? As a physician, the first thing that comes to mind is, Why would I retire?