It's Good to be Well - Monthly Newsletter

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Wellness Council of Indiana Welcomes New Executive Director

My name is Jennifer Pferrer and I am pleased to be the new executive director for the Wellness Council of Indiana (WCI). My passion is in health care and improving the lives of people in the great state of Indiana. What a perfect fit for me to join the WCI! While I am...

Biggest Loser Challenge Comes to Indiana

“The Biggest Loser” Race Series is coming to Crown Point, Indiana on Sunday, April 30, as it hosts a half marathon, 5K and new “Motivational Mile.” The half marathon will start at 8:00 a.m., the 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the “Motivational Mile” will begin at...

Wellness and the 2017 Indiana Human Resources Conference & Expo

More and more, wellness professionals are taking on human resources roles and human resources professionals are taking on wellness roles. In fact, looking at the 300-plus attendees of the 2016 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit, more than 40% came from an HR capacity....

CreatINg Places

Communities interested in placemaking have a new opportunity to apply for funding from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA). Last fall, IHCDA launched a new program called CreatINg Places to support nonprofits and municipalities seeking to...

Tips for Starting a Successful Wellness Committee

Engaging your employees in well-being can’t be a one-man (or woman) job – it truly takes a village! That’s why a wellness committee can be instrumental in helping your workplace wellness program meet its goals. According to the book Engaging Wellness, a wellness...

Time for Transition: Thank You!

From the Desk of Chuck Gillespie, executive director, Wellness Council of Indiana For the last six years, I have had the opportunity to help grow the Wellness Council of Indiana into the organization it is today. We are where we are thanks to the Indiana Chamber....

New and Improved Live Healthy Indiana Programming!

Live Healthy Indiana is back and we couldn’t be more excited to fill you in on the programs available this year. We listened to your feedback and have made the following changes. Three programs throughout the calendar year at one low price Spouses and family members,...

Formulate a Plan in 2017

By Jennifer Baker, Wellness Events, LLC It’s a new year! What is the first thing everyone does in the new year? They find something about themselves or their living situation they do not like and plan to improve upon it (i.e., a resolution). This could be anything...

Health and Prosperity

By Chuck Gillespie, executive director, Wellness Council of Indiana In December, a new economic index came out identifying a direct correlation between the overall health of a community and the ability for its residents to learn and earn a higher wage. The Healthy,...

Shopping Local This Holiday Season

By: Chuck Gillespie, executive director, Wellness Council of Indiana I love the holiday season. As the kids get older, and our family and friends’ needs or wants become more about spending time with each other, it becomes more difficult to decide which gifts to buy....

Green BEAN Delivery

Green BEAN Delivery is a dynamic food company that takes a multi-faceted approach to building local food systems. Its goal is to make healthy and sustainably-grown local food affordable, accessible and convenient to the Midwest communities it serves. Green...

Farmers Market Delivered to You!

It’s the time of year when every office gets a red and green tin full of popcorn. Sometimes, they get more than one. And nothing says you’re special like getting the same gift over and over, right? But what if you could show that you care not only about the recipient,...

Takeaways From the 2016 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit

By Chuck Gillespie, executive director, Wellness Council of Indiana “Wellness works! If not, it’s your programming that is failing you!” – Dr. Dee Edington If you missed the 2016 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit, you missed 37 AchieveWELL organizations recognized,...

Living Smart: October 2016

Learn how to support both men with breast cancer and men caring for someone with breast cancer. Click here to read more.