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Yep – It’s a New Year! – Work Well 2.0 Health Series / January 11, 2018

No better time than the first part of a new year to assess your health and the health of your business.

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to get healthy or healthier, and The Chamber’s Work Well 2.0 Health Series is ready to help you – and your business – keep that resolution!

On January 11, 2018, Work Well Coalition members and potential members met to eat a hearty and healthy breakfast and to discuss challenges and opportunities in creating and maintaining a healthy workplace environment.

One topic of discussion was ‘workplace policies,’ and the perception of what a healthy policy means. Many people think of a policy as something they are required to do, and therefore it is not always met with a welcoming attitude. The group discussed that a healthy workplace policy is more about the workplaces’ culture and how a policy might also be called “guidelines,” to soften the impact, perception, and to gain better acceptance within the organization.

Jennifer Tellis, Worksite Wellness Specialist with Tri-County Health Department, and Coalition liaison to The Chamber also opened the conversation for attendees to share their ideas about how to creatively use funding provided by the grant. Some innovative ideas include massages, healthy food for meetings, purchasing plants for the workplace, a bring your dog to work day, and an aromatherapy room or white noise machines for loud work areas.

It was a lively discussion, interrupted only by a few stretch breaks and some laughter – which are both incredibly healthy.

Interested in more information about how to get involved in The Chamber’s Work Well 2.0 Health Series Coalition? Contact Jennifer Tellis, 720-357-9183, jtellis@tchd.org, or Mitzi Schindler, 303-344-1500 mitzi.schindler@aurorachamber.org.

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