Memorial promotes active living and a positive work/life balance for employees and retirees by offering a variety of programs, events and online resources focused on wellness to encourage healthy lifestyle choices.
Wellness is not the mere absence of disease. It is a proactive, preventive approach designed to achieve optimum levels of health, social and emotional functioning. Wellness can also be defined as an active process through which you become aware of and make choices toward a more successful lifestyle.
A wellness-oriented lifestyle encourages you to adopt habits and behaviors that promote better health and an improved quality of life. It is a positive approach to living - an approach that emphasizes the whole person.
Wellness programs aim to assist employees with a wide range of needs. Employees' needs are not static; they vary from person to person and may change over time. Some needs are shared by many employees while other needs may be particular to one employee. The aim of the wellness program is to assist and support all employees whether on an individual or group basis.
The wellness program maintains current information about a wide range of supports and services available at Memorial University and in the community. The aim is to ensure that employees have access to supports and services relevant to them.
Employees can contact Kathleen Wall, wellness consultant to discuss wellness resources and to obtain information on upcoming events.