John Abbott staff lead by example du­ring well­ness week

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More than 350 John Abbott Col­lege pro­fes­sors, tea­chers, sup­port staff and more be­came stu­dents them­selves du­ring the En­glish CE­GEP’s third an­nual Well­ness Week for em­ployees, which en­ded Mon­day.

An­nie Tam, a JAC Hu­man Re­sources Coor­di­na­tor said the week was de­ve­lo­ped to help raise em­ployees’ awa­re­ness about adop­ting heal­th­ful ha­bits, ha­ving re­gu­lar health scree­nings and the need to en­gage in re­gu­lar phy­si­cal ac­ti­vi­ty.

Tam said Well­ness Week al­so fos­te­red in­ter­de­part­men­tal col­la­bo­ra­tion and sense of com­mu­ni­ty among staff.

Get­ting rea­dy for the five day event meant or­ga­ni­zers had to plan work­shops and ac­ti­vi­ties for more than 700 col­lege em­ployees. Sche­du­led ac­ti­vi­ties, which ran ear­ly in the mor­ning, or du­ring lunch, ran­ged from re­flexo­lo­gy ses­sions, to health walks, yo­ga and bo­dy com­po­si­tion ana­ly­sis ses­sions.

And a health cli­nic run by the col­lege’s nur­sing and den­tal hy­giene de­part­ments al­lo­wed par­ti­ci­pants to have their blood pres­sure and cho­les­te­rol le­vels che­cked, as well as to re­ceive tips on pro­per den­tal hy­giene prac­tices.


SAQ Île-Per­rot di­rec­tor Ma­rio Trem­blay, (centre) and em­ployees Sté­pha­nie La­fond, Syl­via Ma­heux, So­le­dad Véga, Émi­lie Dodge, Pier­rette Si­mard and Jac­que­line La­londe pre­sen­ted a do­na­tion cheque to VSPCR re­pre­sen­ta­tives Syl­vie C. Cre­vier and Ri­chard Main­ville.


Ma­ny John Abbott Col­lege tea­chers took the op­por­tu­ni­ty to em­brace a heal­thier li­fe­style du­ring the En­glish CE­GEP’s third an­nual Well­ness Week, which en­ded Mon­day.

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