Vassallo Group holds Healthy Lifestyles Week
Vassallo Group of Companies held its first Healthy Lifestyles Week throughout the past week for all its employees. The aim of this week, organised in collaboration with the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate, was aimed at promoting a healthier lifestyle for over 1500 employees employed with subsidiary companies Caremalta, Vassallo Builders and CaterEssence.
It is increasingly being recognized that a healthy workforce is beneficial to employers too. A positive, safe and healthy environment for employees, is directly linked to increased morale, improved work-life balance which, in turn, positively impact the business.
Each day of the week was dedicated to the different topics covering healthy eating, prevention of cancer, physical activity, benefits of a smoke free life, as well as Social and Emotional Well Being. Activities held during the week included talks by professionals held at different places of work, free check-ups, fitness and pilates sessions, healthy breakfast and lunch as well as a walk.
This initiative had both shortterm goals as well as long-term ones. As a follow up to this week the Group will be encouraging employees to enroll in weight management, and smoking cessation programmes, attend a Richmond Foundation programme in mental first and start exercising on a regular basis. A group-wide employee health survey in collaboration with the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate will also be held during 2017.
A number of private companies and entities collaborated with Vassallo Group to offer its employees discounts on a number of related services such as screening for several types of cancer by Saint James Hospital, gym subscriptions by 24/7 Fitness Centre and Niumee. VJ Salamone, the Richmond Foundation and Dr John Zammit Montebello also provided their assistance.