Wellness

The Department of Human Resources is responsible for designing and implementing the Town's voluntary wellness program.  This page is designed to provide the Town of Westerly employees information on current and upcoming wellness activities.

Wellness Winners

The below individuals participated in and won the wellness incentive for each of the months below:

August - Hydrate Challenge - Danielle Stearns

September - Steps Challenge - John Moretta

October - All About that Food - Sheila McGauvran

November - Sleep Well, Be Well - Gilda Mendonca

December - Relax! - Gilda Mendonca

January - Eat Your Greens! - Lisa Pellegrini

February - An Apple a Day - Theresa Dipallina

March - Hearts in the Right Place - Paul Duffy, Lisa Pellegirni, Frank Alviani, Joe Cimalore, Erin Guido

Voluntary Wellness Program

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Eat Your Greens - January 2018

About the Challenge Flyer

This month-long challenge is designed to encourage you to eat your recommended amount of servings of vegetables, while this number can vary the United States Department of Agriculture has some recommended guidelines listed at https://www.choosemyplate.gov/vegetables.

During the Eat Your Greens challenge, the goal is to eat your daily recommended amount of vegetables based on the US Department of Agriculture’s recommended amount.

Category

Age

Cups

Women

19 – 50 years old

51+ years old
2.5 Cups

2 Cups

Men

19 – 50 years old

51+ years old
3 Cups

2.5 Cups

 

How the Challenge Works

Track your daily intake of vegetables using your tracking card. Employees who submit a signed Monthly Veggie Tracker, with at least 62 cups of vegetables consumed, (equivalent of 2 cups per day) recorded will be entered into a drawing for *$200.00 in chamber bucks.

All employees who participate in this challenge will receive a Town of Westerly Salad Shaker To Go Container!

Instructions

Beginning, January 1, track how many cups of vegetables you consume daily on your tracking sheet (found on the Town’s HR website under Wellness).

  • On January 31, total the number of cups you ate during the month of January.
  • Submit your Eat Your Greens tracking sheet to Human Resources HR@westerlyri.gov, no later than Friday, February 9 at 5:00 PM.
  • Drawing will be held on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM in Town Hall.

*Wellness incentives are considered taxable income, and the winner will see this reflected on their paycheck in February.

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An Apple a Day - February 2018

About the Challenge Flyer

This month-long challenge is designed to encourage you to eat your recommended amount of servings of fruit, while this number can vary the United States Department of Agriculture has some recommended guidelines listed at https://www.choosemyplate.gov/vegetables.

During the An Apple a Day challenge, the goal is to eat your daily recommended amount of fruit based on the US Department of Agriculture’s recommended amount.

Category

Age

Cups

Women

19 – 30 years old
31+ years old
2 Cups
1.5 Cups

Men

19+
2 Cups

 How the Challenge Works

Track your daily intake of fruits using your tracking card. Employees who submit a signed Monthly Fruit Tracker, with at least 42 cups of vegetables consumed, (equivalent of 1.5 cups per day) recorded will be entered into a drawing for *$200.00 in chamber bucks.

Bonus Challenge - ZUMBA

Town employees may participate in the bonus challenge of ZUMBA! ZUMBA classes will be held at Westerly Fitness, every Wednesday during the month of February. The first class is February 7th.  The time of the class is 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM.  This class is free to Town employees, nor do you have to be a member of Westerly Fitness to participate in the class.   Employees will receive an additional 15 entries into the drawing for chamber bucks for each class they attend.

Instructions

Beginning February 1, record how many cups of fruit you consume daily on your tracking sheet (found on the Town’s HR website under Wellness).

  • On February 28, total the number of cups you ate during the month of February.
  • Submit your An Apple a Day tracking sheet to Human Resources HR@westerlyri.gov, no later than Friday, March 9 at 5:00 PM.
  • Drawing will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM in Town Hall.

*Wellness incentives are considered taxable income, and the winner will see this reflected on their paycheck in March.

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Hearts in the Right Place - March 2018

About the Challenge - Flyer

About the Challenge

This month-long challenge is designed to encourage you to sign-up and use the American Heart Association’s My Life Check tool.

How the Challenge Works

During the month of March, go to https://mlc.heart.org/ and register for the online My Life Check tool.  Instructions are as follows:

  • Go to https://mlc.heart.org/
  • Click Get Started
  • Create a Profile
  • Company Code: TOW015
    • Explanation of Code: (Letter T, Letter O, Letter W, Zero, One, Five)
  • Complete the Assessments to get your heart health score and recommendations to improve your health outlook.
    • Assessments Include:
      • Your Profile and Activities
      • Your Diet
      • Your Vitals – This is NOT MANDATORY, but highly encouraged.

There are 17 questions and the entire process takes approximately 4 – 7 minutes.  The Town does not get notified that you completed your assessment or the results of your assessment.  The Town receives one aggregate Average Heart Health Score for all participants and the total number of individuals who have completed the assessment.

Once you complete your My Life Check Health Assessment online, sign your verification form and send it to Human Resources.  If you complete your My Life Check Health Assessment online and submit your completed verification form to HR, you will be entered into a drawing for chamber bucks*.  There will be the following prize winners for participation in this activity:

  • 1st Individual Drawn - $200.00 in Chamber Bucks
  • 2nd Individual Drawn - $100.00 in Chamber Bucks
  • 3rd Individual Drawn - $100.00 in Chamber Bucks
  • 4th Individual Drawn - $100.00 in Chamber Bucks

Employees who have limited access to computers, may complete their My Life Check Assessment online in the Human Resources Department.  HR staff will be on hand to assist you.

Bonus Challenge – Refer an Employee

Employees who refer and or assist another Town employee and get them to successfully complete the My Life Check Health Assessment online, and complete their verification form will be entered into a separate Refer an Employee drawing for a bonus of $150.00 Chamber Bucks* separate from the normal drawing.  To be entered into the Refer an Employee drawing both the referring employee and the referred employee need to complete the Refer and Employee form and submit it to HR. 

Instructions

Beginning March 1, complete the Hearts in the Right Place Challenge by following steps 1 – 4 above.

By Friday, March 30 sign and complete your verification form and submit it to Human Resources.

By Friday, March 30 sing and complete the Refer an Employee form and submit it to Human Resources.

Drawings will be held on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM in Town Hall.

*Wellness incentives are considered taxable income, and the winner will see this reflected on their paycheck in April.

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Step Up and Drink Up - April 2018

About the Challenge

This month-long challenge is designed to encourage you to boost your daily consumption of water and to encourage you to increase the amount of steps / physical activity you perform daily. 

A combination of our previous Hydrate Challenge and our Walking Steps Challenge, individuals who would like to participate in April’s Step Up and Drink Up Challenge will have a goal to consume eight glasses of water per day, while also walking at least 5,000 steps a day.

How the Challenge Works

Consume eight or more eight-ounce glasses of water per day, at home or at work AND walk at least 5,000 steps a day.

Track your water consumption and steps using your tracking cards. Employees who submit a signed water consumption tracker and a signed steps tracker, with at least 496 ozs. (equivalent of 16 oz per day) recorded, and at least 120,000 steps (equivalent of 4,000 steps per day) recorded will be entered into a drawing for *$250.00 in chamber bucks.

Bonus Awards

All employees who complete this challenge will be entered into a separate drawing to win a *fitbit charge 2 size large.

Instructions

Beginning, April 4th, track the amount of water you consume daily and the amount of steps/physical activity your perform on your tracking sheets (found on the Town’s HR website under Wellness).

  • Record the number of 8 oz glasses of water every day.
  • Record the number of steps every day.
  • On April 30, total the number of 8 oz glasses of water consumed during the month and the number of steps every day.
  • Submit your tracking sheets to Human Resources HR@westerlyri.gov, no later than Friday, May 4 at 5:00 PM.
  • Drawing will be held on Friday, May 11th, 2018 at 2:00 PM in Town Hall.

*Wellness incentives and awards are considered taxable income, and the winner will see this reflected on their paycheck in May.