We are lifting up our community partners! Local groups, organizations, worksites, schools and community members do so much to create healthier environments and to establish important programs and initiatives for all who live, work, learn and play in our communities. Each month we will feature a different community partner to let you know about the work that is being done.
Working on Wellness at Premier Bank by Rochelle Mitchell
When considering the “Eight Dimensions of Wellness” we felt we could speak more towards Financial, Emotional and Physical Wellness.
Financial – of course we are here to help customers AND employees with any financial situations or questions. We are also pleased to offer two great programs: “PremierIDSecurity” and “PremierBenefits” providing solutions, coverage and savings on a multitude of items through our partners at Benefit Plus ©. We also encourage employees to volunteer teaching financial literacy/topics in our communities!
Emotional Wellness – We have a great Employee Assistance Program, offering no-cost, confidential emotional support, and qualified referrals and resources for work-life solutions.
Physical Wellness – We have a “Health & Wellness” section on our intranet where we have completed some fun activities as a group together, like the Jumpin’ into January calendar and participating in the Be Active Challenge! An employee recently started daily walks, where any employee is welcome to join, and “Wednesday Wellness Tips” will be added soon!
We also enjoy sponsoring and participating in community events and fundraisers that promote “Wellness” of any kind!
The Fort Atkinson Club Community Center (FACCC) has been happy to work with Fort Healthcare and Versiti Blood Centers in order to host monthly blood drives in our building. Once Fort HealthCare had to temporarily close their doors to community services like this due to the pandemic, the FACCC stepped up and was happy to help. “The blood drives have been very well-attended, and it feels good to have the building being used for something that very directly helps our community, ” says Jill Kessenich, Director.
Other community services and programs that they have been able to offer to the citizens of Fort and beyond is their seasonal FACTalk lecture series, which is always free, and has moved to a Zoom format. A wide-range of experts on many interesting topics are featured. The theme for the Spring 2021 season is “Finding Hope in a Crisis”. Fort HealthCare will be providing 2 of their 6 speakers, speaking on Mental Health and the latest on the COVID vaccines. FACCC also believes that the Arts are a critical aspect in happiness and health, and they offer a free, quarterly Chamber Concert to the community as well as make and take art kits, like the Holiday card-making kit (pictured below). To learn more about their programs, visit https://www.fortatkinsonclub.org/programs-events/
If you or someone you know would like to feature their worksite, organization or group, please email Traci, Tiffany or Katie at email@example.com.