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Posted on: May 5, 2014

Corporate Wellness Luncheon to Take Place in Temple

Due to the ongoing increase in health care costs for businesses of all sizes, corporate wellness programs have become a very popular way to help employees improve their overall health. The City of Temple Mayor’s Council on Physical Fitness recognizes the importance of wellness programs and is inviting human resource directors, business owners, managers and other employee benefit managers to attend a free luncheon and wellness expo sponsored by Baylor Scott & White Health. The event will take place on May 27 at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center.

Wellness programs can be found in factories, corporate offices, and large and small businesses alike. These programs include everything from offering on-site exercise equipment, to heart healthy choices in the cafeteria, and free educational sessions on topics such as weight loss, cooking, and exercise. “The great thing about corporate wellness programs is that they can be molded to fit the needs of all businesses, large and small,” said Chuck Ramm, Recreation Superintendent for the City of Temple.

A few of the topics to be discussed during the luncheon include: how to start a new wellness program or increase participation in an existing program, what are key components of a successful wellness program, developing a smoke free workplace and how to measure success.

“Since employee health affects medical costs as well as productivity, corporate wellness programs are a great way to improve the bottom line”, says Ian Goodman, Health Risk Manager for the Baylor Scott & White Health. “A healthy workforce is more productive. On top of that, most experts agree that between 70 to 90 percent of health care spending is caused by preventable, modifiable health risks. What all of this means is that promoting healthier behaviors can really pay off…the reason that workplace wellness is such a hot topic right now.”

Wellness programs are not just about companies saving money on its healthcare costs, they are also about providing employees the opportunity to live a healthy and happy life. “PDI’s wellness program is not just one solution. It is the culmination of many solutions that work together under one strategy – a strategy to create a culture of health,” stated Robin Pfahler, Vice President of Human Resources for PDI Software. “It involves layers of physical activity, healthy eating options, education, communication, incentives, and a long term commitment.”

The luncheon panelists include Ms. Pfahler, Dr. Patricia Sulak, M.D. – Baylor Scott & White, Penny Anderson – Director of Personnel at Texas Farm Bureau and other local business owners who have successful wellness programs. The event will also include an expo before and after lunch where attendees can meet outside service providers who can assist them with their program.

Schedule of Events:
11am: Corporate Wellness Expo
11:30: Lunch
12-1pm: Panel Q&A
1-2pm: Corporate Wellness Expo Re-Opens

For more information or to register for the luncheon, please contact Chuck Ramm (254) 298-5544 or email cramm@templetx.gov.

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Temple, TX 76501
Phone: (254) 298-5561