NCC Staff Invited To Wellness Fair Oct. 14

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Do you know your numbers for your Body Mass Index? When was the last time you had your cholesterol checked?

You  may be among the many employees at New Community who are due for a wellness check-up.

On Friday, October 14, 2016, all staff are invited to the New Community Workplace Employee Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Joseph Plaza, 233 West Market St. in Newark.

Sponsored by the departments of Human Resources and Mission, the Wellness Fair will feature biometric screenings (registration required), massage therapists, flu shots, wellness vendors and lots of educational resources on healthy eating and physical activities.

Promoting wellness—such as exercise or healthy eating habits—is an important piece of an individual’s overall health and there are many resources that all NCC employees with health insurance can access.

“We want to promote wellness as a part of New Community’s whole health benefit offerings for employees,” Ben Galvez, director of Human Resources, said. Human Resources Manager Anna Sing-King is spearheading the planning of the wellness event, which aims to draw hundreds of employees from New Community’s various sites in Newark, Orange and Jersey City.

“We want to expose our employees to wellness,” Galvez said.

Additionally, promoting a healthy lifestyle helps combat the rising cost of health care, which ultimately gets passed along to employees and their wallets.

The October 14 wellness event is free and open to all employees of New Community. For more information about registering for a biometric screening (only for employees covered under NCC Aetna Insurance), contact the Human Resources Department at 973-639-7832 or email for more information.

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