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Is your worksite wellness program working well?

Meeting Description:

What are the challenges in creating a healthier, happier and more productive workforce? Employee well-being is more than a “nice to have;” it is critical to employee engagement and therefore to the clients and residents they work with. Merely having a wellness program initiative in place offers no guarantee of improving employees’ well-being.


Explore the links between organizational culture, structure and programs that lead to employee engagement and a sustainable, effective workplace wellness program.


Learning objectives


  • Identify the framework for a successful worksite wellness program
  • Review sample models that support sustainable programs
  • Define the challenges and barriers to implementing the program
  • Recognize innovative programs that promote employee engagement


Target audience


  • Lifestyle and fitness directors
  • Wellness directors
  • Human resources and organizational development staff


Details: Click here for information on format, credits, recording and connections.
Date: Thu, May 18, 2017
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Pat Ryan, ICAA
 Presenter Information
Hosted by

International Council on Active Aging




Maria Connelly
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Maria Connelly is owner of THEWELLNESSEDGE, a consulting company that designs and develops wellness/ lifestyle strategies for seniors housing and employers. She has over 25 years in the healthcare industry with an emphasis on wellness and behavioral health. She served as Vice President of Wellness for Kisco Senior Living, creating innovative programming that helped define Kisco’s role in the wellness movement.

Rebecca Weitzel
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Rebecca Weitzel, wellness manager and consultant, has spent the past 22 years in the health and fitness industry. Combining her degree in psychology with certifications in personal training, wellness and tobacco treatment, Weitzel designed and manages a wellness program for Hilltop Community Resources in Grand Junction, Colorado, to promote worksite cultures that promote employee well-being and safety. Through Hilltop’s non-profit community wellness program, she works to offer affordable wellness tools, education and support to small- and medium-sized businesses in the community.