Earlier this year we talked about our Wellness initiative with Nicola Vichert, Benefits Manager at EPOCH. Lots of great things were happening then, and according to an update from Nicola, the momentum has kept up through the holidays and even through the snowstorms that battered our area during the first weeks of the year.
Our senior healthcare community in Brewster has really taken the bull by the horns and is putting a lot of effort into their wellness programs. For the first quarter of 2011, they’re planning a “Challenge Yourself” program, where team members sign up with names and personal goals (losing weight, exercising more, reducing stress, etc). Those participating get a special badge to put in their name tags. People with similar goals are going to meet together to discuss how things are going, set goals, challenge each other, and most importantly, provide support.