Cre­a­ting a he­al­thier, hap­pier work­for­ce

Graaff-Reinet Advertiser - - Sport -

E­very month, of­fi­ci­als from the va­ri­ous go­vern­ment or­ga­ni­sa­ti­ons in Graaff-rei­net gat­her for a day to par­ti­ci­pa­te in a p­hy­si­cal acti­vi­ty of sorts.

The acti­vi­ty va­ries from month to month but can be a spor­ting com­pe­ti­ti­on, a walk through to­wn or a­ny­thing that gets the par­ti­ci­pa­ting go­vern­ment of­fi­ci­als out of the of­fi­ce and acti­ve in so­me man­ner.

Laun­ched in 2016, the go­al of t­his i­ni­ti­a­ti­ve – kno­wn as the Graaff-rei­net Em­ploy­ee Wel­l­ness Pro­gram­me - is to pro­mo­te the be­ne­fits of a he­althy li­fe­sty­le through work­si­te he­alth pro­mo­ti­on acti­vi­ties.

O­ver the past y­e­ar, t­his pro­gram­me has been well-sup­por­ted by all the go­vern­men­tal de­part­ments who re­gard it as a tre­men­dous op­por­tu­ni­ty to help their em­ploy­ees see the va­lue of a­dop­ting he­al­thier be­ha­vi­ors.

The eig­ht de­part­ments who par­ti­ci­pa­te re­gu­lar­ly is SAS­SA, the SAPS, the de­part­ments of He­alth, So­ci­al De­ve­lop­ment, E­du­ca­ti­on and Ro­ads and Trans­port, San­parks and the Dr. Bey­ers Nau­dé Lo­cal Mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty.

On F­ri­day, 2 No­vem­ber, the fi­nal e­vent for the y­e­ar – a pot­jie­kos com­pe­ti­ti­on - was held at the Ur­quhart Ca­ra­van Park, with the staff from the Mid­land Hos­pi­tal, re­pre­sen­ting the De­part­ment of He­alth, being cro­w­ned as the win­ners. The or­ga­ni­sers would li­ke to thank s­pon­sors Pick n Pay, S­teers, Bur­ger Inn, S­pan­dau S­par, Li­ber­ty Li­fe and Old Mu­tu­al for their sup­port in t­his i­ni­ti­a­ti­ve.

On F­ri­day, 2 No­vem­ber, a pot­jie­kos com­pe­ti­ti­on was held with the staff of the va­ri­ous go­vern­ment or­ga­ni­sa­ti­ons in Graaff-rei­net par­ti­ci­pa­ting.

Mem­bers of the lo­cal SAPS at the re­cent pot­jie­kos com­pe­ti­ti­on.

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