The Department of Human Resources is responsible for designing and implementing the Town's voluntary wellness program. This page is designed to provide the Town of Westerly employees information on current and upcoming wellness activities.
Voluntary Wellness Program
Sleep Well - Be Well - November 2017
This month-long challenge is designed to encourage you to achieved your recommended hours of sleep based on the National Sleep Foundations recommendations.
During the Sleep Well, Be Well Challenge, the goal is to achieve between 7 – 9 hours of sleep per day.
How the Challenge Works
Track your sleeping habits using your tracking card. Employees who submit a signed Monthly Sleeping Tracker, with at least 7 hours per day recorded will be entered into a drawing for *$200.00 in chamber bucks.
Bonus Challenge - Pilates
The Town has partnered with Westerly Fitness to provide a Town Employee only Pilates Class starting November 3rd and running through December 29th. Employees who complete the Monthly Sleeping Tracker and attend at least one Pilates class in the month of November will receive a Town of Westerly – Throw Blanket.
For each Pilates class an employee attends, they will receive 15 additional entries into the drawing for the Chamber Bucks.
Pilates class will be held every Friday starting November 3rd from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Westerly Fitness. You do NOT have to be a member of Westerly Fitness to take this class. There is no fee/charge to attend this class. This class is designed for everyone and all activities can be modified to suit your particular needs.
Beginning, November 1, track your sleeping habits your tracking sheet (found on the Town’s HR website under Wellness).
- Record the number of hours you sleep every day on your tracking sheet.
- On November 30, total the number of hours you slept during the month.
- Submit your Sleep Well, Be Well tracking sheet to Human Resources HR@westerlyri.gov, no later than Friday, December 8 at 5:00 PM.
- Drawing will be held on Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 2:00 PM in Town Hall.
*Wellness incentives are considered taxable income, and the winner will see this reflected on their paycheck in December.
Relax! - December 2017
This month-long challenge is designed to encourage you to take at least a one 15 minute health and wellness break in your work day. During the holidays, everyone’s life may get a little busier, as a result this months program is designed to remind you to slow down and Relax!
During the Relax! challenge, the goal is to take at least one 15 minute health and wellness break, which may include just closing your eyes and relaxing for several minutes, meditating, take a healthy snack break, or even massaging your pressure points.
How the Challenge Works
Take at least one 15 minute health and wellness break, at home or at work. Track your break using your tracking card. Employees who submit a signed Monthly Break Tracker, with at least 465 minutes, (equivalent of 15 minutes per day) recorded will be entered into a drawing for *$200.00 in chamber bucks.
All employees who participate in this challenge will receive a Town of Westerly Stress Squeeze Ball!
Bonus Challenge 1
Pilate classes will be continued to be offered every Friday from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Westerly Fitness. Individuals who participate in these classes will receive an additional 15 entries in the drawing for chamber bucks for each class attended.
Bonus Challenge 2
The Town is bringing back massage therapists. On Wednesday, December 6, two massage therapists will be on-site at Town hall providing 15 minute massages from 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM. Employees who are interested in signing up for a massage should contact Haley Hamilton at x537. Employees who participate in this bonus challenge will receive an additional 15 entries in the drawing for chamber bucks.
Beginning, December 1, track your 15 minute health and wellness breaks on your tracking sheet (found on the Town’s HR website under Wellness).
- On December 31, total the number of wellness breaks you took during the month of December.
- Submit your Relax! tracking sheet to Human Resources HR@westerlyri.gov, no later than Friday, January 5 at 5:00 PM.
- Drawing will be held on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 2:00 PM in Town Hall.
*Wellness incentives are considered taxable income, and the winner will see this reflected on their paycheck in January.