Southcoast Worksite Health and Wellness Collaborative 3rd Annual Conference: Worksite Wellness: It’s More Than Nutrition and Fitness!

Members of the Southcoast Worksite Health & Wellness Collaborative held its third annual conference. About thirty representatives of local employers and others came together for the morning session to hear keynote presentations by Mari Ryan on “The True Cost of Employee Health”, Nicole Champagne on “Work, Stress and Health”, Katie Gilfeather on “Coping With Stress in the Workplace” and Alan Freitas on “The Paper/Email Inbox Stress Factories.” The morning also included a brief session on “Chair Stretch Yoga with Patricia Atkins and “Take a Walk” with Michelle Karn of the American Heart Association.

The morning concluded with a panel with Janet Hathaway of Southcoast Hospitals, Susan Oldrid of Saint Anne’s Hospital and Sue Potvin of Family Service Association. Julie Jennings, Chairperson of the Collaborative and vice-president of employee benefits at Sylvia Group of Insurance Agencies emceed the morning. (Originally posted by d.weed,