Meet the 2019 Healthy Workplace Award Recipients
Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.
Luzerne County Head Start, Inc. works alongside Geisinger Health Plan’s wellness programs in order to work together and develop annual wellness plans catered to their workforce. Luzerne County Head Start, Inc. works to improve the health of their employees by offering screenings such as blood pressure, weight management, glucose, lipid panels, and bone density screenings. Through challenges that focus on weight management, such as the “March Mayhem Walking Challenge,” the holiday-themed “Maintain Don’t Gain,” and the development of annual screening and wellness plans, LCHS continues to develop a culture of wellness and self-improvement. It is their hope that such programs help LCHS employees lead healthy lifestyles, but also help their staff to become role models for the communities in which they serve.
PA CareerLink of Luzerne County at Wilkes-Barre
PA CareerLink of Luzerne County works with Sonic Boom (EDSI) and Get Healthy (PA State) to establish and maintain a healthy workplace that encourages environmental and social support for a healthy lifestyle. Through the creation of a healthy recipe cookbook as composed by staff, ordering standing desks and exercise equipment, developing wellness challenges, such as staying hydrated, eating smart, and weekly movements, and holding Throwback Thursday team morale activities, PA CareerLink staff have experienced an overall improvement in their mental and physical well-being. PA CareerLink of Luzerne County hopes to continue their wellness efforts in the future through the utilization of these tools and further expansion of their wellness challenges to include meditation and additional stress reducing activities.
Riggs Asset Management
Riggs Asset Management works diligently to promote a healthy workplace. Through their partnership with studio BE, Riggs employees participated in a 16-week mindfulness training curriculum which provided their lifelong lessons on how to cultivate their own inner resources. The program has empowered their employees to navigate the workday with more confidence and ease through a series of one-hour sessions that sought to broaden their philosophies of mindfulness and help to relieve stress and anxiety. Riggs Asset Management has wrapped up their Signature Training and is already looking to continue their mindfulness training work with studio BE, focusing on Professional Enhancement activities that use mindfulness as a foundation.
Sundance Vacations was one of the earliest adopters of studio Be’s Signature Mindfulness Training, a progressive wellness program which seeks to promote mindfulness and reduce stress and anxiety in employees. With the completion of their first 16-week session, Sundance
provided their employees with the opportunity to continue their mindfulness training with additional professional enhancement trainings, and is currently moving through additional courses in Emotional Intelligence in the workplace. As a result of this training, Sundance has seen a marked improvement in the demeanors and engagement of their team. Sundance Vacations plans to continue the support of their leadership teams and call center employees with additional and more-advanced coursework in the future.
Make sure to join us for our Chamber Annual Dinner on November 19th at 5:30 PM at Mohegan Sun Pocono to celebrate these 4 recipients and the rest of our honorees that night! Click here to register today!