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Press Release

2012-2013

 

August 10, 2012


Cowley Wellness Team hoping to enhance quality of life

 

Cowley Wellness TeamLooking to create a culture that embraces wellness and to enhance the quality of life for all employees by promoting health and well-being, the Cowley College Wellness Team is made up of 23 individuals.

The theme for the Wellness Team is Eat Healthy and Get Moving.

The Wellness Team seeks to encourage, support, and advance employee health in body and mind. Empower employees to take responsibility for their own health and well-being, to live well, live strong, and live long. Increase employee awareness of available wellness resources. Provide educational opportunities on the benefits of healthy behaviors, on the risks associated with unhealthy behaviors, and on health insurance benefits.

Fall semester activities will include lunch and learn sessions, a women’s wellness discussion group facilitated by Deb Nittler, and a men’s wellness discussion group facilitated by Roy Reynolds. They will also offer 15-minute fitness sessions consisting of walking, stretching, exercise bands, a Walk the Block program, trail running and trail walking courses, and a walking - fitness program. There will also be online wellness challenges.

The team will recognize employee accomplishments in wellness related activities. Wellness Points will be awarded for participation in: Online Wellness Activities (ANGEL); Walking - Fitness Program Participation; and Wellness Activities on Campus.

The Employee with the greatest number of online/individual wellness points will receive their choice of a wellness related item valued at $50.

The Employee with the greatest number of on campus wellness points will also receive their choice of a wellness related item valued at $50. While, the employee with the greatest number of online/individual and on campus points combined will received their choice of a wellness related item valued at $100.

Monthly challenge competition will receive their choice of a wellness related item valued at $25.

The goal is for Wellness Team members to improve physical fitness, increase stamina, lower stress levels, increase well-being, self-image, and self-esteem, and reduce healthcare costs.

Wellness team members are, Jody Arnett, Mark Britton, Rashelle Cobble, Janet Davidson, Joycelyn Goff, Rikki Hettenbach, Brooke Istas, Kelly Johnson, Linda Kreutzer, Clinton Marlow, Bryan McChesney, Gina McKown, Gage Musson, Melinda Neal, Krystle Nies, Jason O’Toole, Ben Schears, Michelle Schoon, Kristi Shaw, Mindi Shriver, Meg Smith, Janice Stover and Loretta Waldroupe.