Sitka Wellness Committee
The Sitka Campus created a Wellness Committee last fall and got busy organizing healthy activities.
After sending staff members to a Well Workplace University, the Sitka Campus created a wellness team and holds weekly wellness team meetings, receives senior management support, set up a health/wellness bulletin board, developed an employee interest survey, and initiated a walking program - Walk Off the Holidays. The program began in mid-November and ended February 9. Healthy snack breaks were offered throughout the program with information on various health issues. Sitka staff and faculty logged a total of 10,807,469 steps!
Members of the Sitka Campus Wellness Committee attend monthly meetings with other organizations and businesses in town. The Sitka Employee Wellness Coalition is a community-wide organization promoting workplace wellness in Sitka. The Sitka Campus received the first Workplace of the Month award from the coalition. The award recognizes the Sitka Campus’ efforts in promoting employee wellness within the workplace.
The next wellness program, Step Into Spring, begins March 5 and will feature walking breaks, nutrition brown bags, office yoga and a weekend walking club.