As we transition in the year to fall and winter, it seems a perfect time to take stock of the state of our personal health and wellness, along with our business’. There are a variety of resources these days to help us be more aware of our health goals, whether those are physical, mental, or financial, and the Chamber is proud to be a part of this trend.
Earlier this year, the Chamber rebooted the Health & Wellness Committee, and brought back the popular wellness program, Walk or Run for Fitness or Fun. The focus of the committee as well as the program is to provide employers and their employees with resource tools and an outlet to maintain a healthy workforce. Look for additional events from our Health & Wellness Committee in 2023.
On Friday, October 28, the Chamber is partnering with People USA, a peer-run mental health nonprofit, to host a live theater breakfast experience with a focus on “Behavioral Health Crises: How lived experiences have contributed to the evolution of better treatment.” Taking place at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, this breakfast will feature People USA CEO, Steve Miccio and The Bardavon Theater. This is a great opportunity to learn more about how People USA empowers people and communities to understand, manage, and overcome mental health, addiction, and health challenges.
On Tuesday, November 1, the Women’s Leadership Alliance will hold its annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion event at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck. This is always a very popular event, providing real action items to bring back to your business or organization. It will feature panelists, audience discussion, networking opportunities, and breakfast, and I encourage you to send a representative.
When we take part in discussions and events such as I’ve mentioned, it keeps us more connected to our health and the health of those around us. Awareness and participation are key – it makes us all better employers, employees, community members, and leaders – the type of people that know how to Think Local First in a holistic way.