Last year marked the first full year of wellness activities for PMG and boy did we keep employees busy! We had fun encouraging people to take the stairs and walk more steps by setting up monthly challenges in a web-based, wellness platform that Shift Interactive built. We supported local businesses by participating in several activities such as a boxing night at Title Boxing, yoga sessions with an instructor from Power Life Yoga and set up lunch and learns with two local chiropractic facilities. Almost half of the agency got their flu shots through PMG, and we also certified 29 employees in CPR with the West Des Moines EMS.
The Wellness Committee learned a lot in the past year and is very excited about where 2018 is going with regards to our employees’ health and well-being. Instead of solely leaning on monthly challenges, through the wellness platform we are opening up a year’s worth of activities employees will have the option to participate in. Such things include getting a physical exam, donating blood, volunteering or going to lunch with co-workers. But the first thing we started with was biometric screenings. Mercy Medical nurses graciously provided on-site screenings at PMG in early April. Letting employees see their results now is meant to kick start their health and fitness journey over the course of the year. Come Q2 of 2019, the goal will be to conduct another round of biometric screenings and review YOY results where we hope to be a more healthy and productive company.