County employees take part in wellness program
Coweta County is emphasizing healthy living for county workers through its Employee Wellness Program, and last Thursday, Oct. 3, a Health and Information Fair and luncheon was held for employees at the Coweta County Fairgrounds.
Twenty-two exhibitors participated in the three-hour event designed to promote healthy lifestyles and safety, said Coweta Communications Manager Tom Corker.
More than 600 employees attended the event. The fair was funded through county insurers Blue Cross Blue Shield and Northwestern Benefits.
Among the vendors, exhibitors and offerings at the county employee health fair were Total Wellness Health with free flu shots, blood pressure checks offered by the Coweta County Fire Department, bio-electric signal therapy by Outcome Medical Wellness, and a test simulating the effects of excessive alcohol consumption with the use of special goggles offered by Liberty Mutual.
As part of the fair, standings were announced for the county’s first-ever Walking Challenge.
The two-month challenge is at its midpoint and has 270 employees taking part, Corker said. The walkers are divided into 15 interdepartmental teams. At this point, all participants have walked a total of 57 million steps — which equates to 28,476 miles. The Walking Challenge is a part of the American Heart Association walk program.