For the last six years C&A’s volunteer-lead wellness committee, called AurHealth, has hosted a health fair in an effort to create a culture of wellness at C&A. What started as a dull event featuring only a few vendors, mostly C&A’s health insurance provider and EAP services, over the years has grown into one of C&A Industries’ most exciting and well attended events. The fair now features a variety of multi-dimensional healthcare and wellness providers. This year’s Health Fair, held on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the corporate office and Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Lakeside office, was C&A’s biggest and most successful event yet!
With more than 47 health vendors ranging in products and services from nutritionists to hypnotists, the fair offered something for everyone. New vendors this year included Pet Smart, Z-Coil Store, and Salad Master to name a few, while long-time favorites like Great Harvest Bread Company, AurTravel, and Tomato Tomato, among others, returned.
Vendors like Jimmy Johns shared delicious samples while others like Team Mates provided literature on their organization, still others like The Dobleman Institute offered preventative health screenings and demonstrations making the fair interactive as well as informative.
In all, nearly 300 employees attended this year’s event. All attendees were entered into a drawing for door prizes with more than 50 door prizes ranging from gift cards to free services being awarded.
After the event, buzz around the office from nearly every division was how diverse the vendors were this year, how well planned the event was and how great it is that C&A offers an event like this for its employees.
A lot of hard work goes into planning the annual Health Fair, but as with most things, the rewards far out weigh the effort. Employees walked away with a greater understanding of their health; equipped with tools and resources to positively impact their overall well being. Now, what could be better than that?!
To view a slideshow of photos from the 2010 Health Fair, click here.