Wellness: Save the Date for Sept. 19 Fair; Employee Reimbursement Results

| August 13, 2013

Save Thursday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., to attend the annual Webster Wellness Fair. This year’s theme is “Wellness is not trivial – Pursue It!” Join us in the Grant Gymnasium to talk to wellness experts, enjoy free samples of food and materials, attend fitness demonstrations, experience a relaxing chair massage, and get a chance to win fun fitness giveaways.

We’ll have other events throughout that week like a Healthy Happy Hour and free health screenings. Stay tuned for more information and opportunities to register.

Employee Reimbursement Results

Speaking of pursuit, Webster Wellness reimbursed 17 faculty and 44 staff members for their April through June wellness activities for a total reimbursement of just above $6,100. Thirty-three employees also received a reimbursement in the first quarter of the year. More than $12,000 has been reimbursed to employees for their personal and/or their family’s pursuit of wellness.

These employees have been working on their fitness in a number of ways, including: weight machines, swimming, running, gymnastics, Zumba, yoga, body barre, boot camp, Weight Watchers, water aerobics, spinning, cardio, dynamic stretch, racquetball, mile-by-mile, tai chi chen, circuit training, dance, Pilates, squash, karate, golf, ice skating, rock climbing, participating in half-marathons and triathlons, as well as tracking their eating and exercising.

Webster Wellness introduced this program in January to reimburse employees 50 percent of the cost of their memberships and/or events that occur each quarter in 2013, not to exceed $150 each quarter through the use of $30,000 in UnitedHealthcare Wellness Credits available only in 2013.  This program provides financial support to faculty and staff on wellness activities that they are initiating for themselves and their family.

See more detailed information under “Events/Programs” on the Webster Wellness blog

Questions?  Contact wellness@webster.edu, or any member of the Webster Wellness Committee. These opportunities are brought to you by Webster Wellness to help you make positive life-style changes to help improve your overall health and well-being.

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