FULTON, NY – Oswego County Opportunities has announced that its Wellness at Work Conference will be held April 4 from 9 a.m. to noon at River Vista, 810 S. First St.
Originally scheduled for March 15 the event was rescheduled due to weather.
Open to all Oswego County employers the Wellness at Work Conference is free to attend and will provide employers with information on the benefits of creating a healthy workplace and establishing a wellness program for their employees.
Attendees will hear from other local employers currently offering wellness at work programs; discover the resources that are available to them; and learn how to apply for a $1,000 grant to help jump-start at wellness program at their workplace.
“Having a wellness program at the workplace is an advantage to both the employer and the employees,” said Inga Back, MPH, coordinator of Administrative Operations for OCO’s Health & Nutrition Department. “The benefits of a wellness at work program are substantial. Creating a healthy work environment helps to improve physical fitness, lower stress, improve self-esteem, increase morale and productivity, and enhances retention and recruitment of employees.”
In addition to employers there will be presentations from wellness professionals and a variety of health related vendors that will outline the resources that are available for those interested in establishing a wellness program at their place of business.
“Having a wellness program at your business offers many benefits, but at the forefront is a sense of care for your employees,” said Aerik J Radley, Digital Marketing & Community Engagement professional with Fleet Feet Sports in Syracuse. “When a business takes the time, and makes the time for its team to be healthy, the payoff is a healthier and happier business.”
The Wellness at Work Conference will be held April 4 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Admission is free and you may register online at https://oswegocountywellnessatwork.eventbrite.com.
For more information contact Back at 315-592-0837 or [email protected]
The conference is sponsored by the Oswego County Worksite Wellness Collaborative, which includes Oswego County Opportunities, IMPACT and Cancer Services Programs, Tobacco Free Network of CNY, Oswego Health, Oswego County Health Department, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Oswego YMCA.
OCO, Inc. is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966.
A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 100 separate locations.
For more information, visit www.oco.org.