Shift Gears, Live Well - Patricia Armour

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Our Wellness Journey…

Why Focus on Wellness?


Our group insurance costs were rising


Wanted to show our people we care about
their well
-
being


Benefits


reduced absenteeism and sickness


Good health is good leadership is GREAT
business!


The Foundation: 2006


Buy
-
In from Management Team


Wellness Committee established


Participation
the
workplace is
key


Work closely with Safety & HR Departments



Guiding
Principles

At Armour, we are committed to success by valuing:

People:

we work as a team, driven by integrity and honesty

Safety:

we make every effort to provide a safe work
environment

Service:

we strive for quality through continuous
improvement and innovation

Stability:

we ensure long
-
term success through constant
growth and profitability

Family:

we treat everyone equally, with respect, compassion
and family ideals




Guiding
Principles

People:

we work as a team, driven by integrity
and honesty




Guiding
Principles

Safety:

we make every effort to provide a safe
work environment




Guiding
Principles

Service:

we strive for quality through continuous
improvement and innovation




Guiding
Principles

Stability:

we ensure long
-
term success through
constant growth and profitability




Guiding
Principles

Family:

we treat everyone equally, with respect,
compassion and family ideals



Three Elements of Wellness:


Physical workplace environment

o
Safety, lighting, adequate space, etc.


Physical health environment

o
Exercise, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol,
etc.


Support environment

o
Coping with stress, work/ life balance, respect,
etc.

Our Vision:

“To enhance everyone’s quality of life, we
encourage and support an environment of
Wellness through
opportunities

that will
promote healthy lifestyles in a healthy
workplace.”


W
e
currently have
over 60

Wellness Reps at ATS!

January 2007

HRA Results:



Top health
-
related issues:

o
Weight

o
Physical Inactivity

o

Smoking

o
Stress & Coping Ability (Non
-
Work Related)

Healthy Meal Plan:


Developed by Registered Dietician with input
from Wellness Reps



3 week program follows Canada’s Food Guide



Flexible and easy to understand



“Alternative Food Choices” section



Made available to every employee in the
company

Weight
Loss Program:


In
partnership with Weight Watchers,
we offer 20
-
week weight loss programs


These programs are
available to any employee and/
or their spouse at a
reduced cost and with special
incentives


Sobeys Dietician Info Sessions:



Sessions are available free of charge



Open to employees and spouses



Session topics have included:


Healthy
Eating for Your Lifestyle


Control and
Prevent Diabetes


Lowering Blood Pressure and Reducing
Cholesterol


Sleep Apnea:



Testing is coordinated through our Safety
department


If a driver is diagnosed with sleep apnea and
requires a CPAP machine, the machine would be
supplied for an indefinite period of time


Once confirmed our insurance covers 80% of the
cost of the machine



ATS Spring Activity Program:



Encourages people to get physically active



Pedometers, prizes and on
-
going support!



Four to six week programs offered every May



Includes our “President’s Pace” for personal steps
and “Right Step, Left Step” for team activity



Discounted Gym Memberships:


Corporate Wellness Partnership with
GoodLife

Fitness (
Nubody’s
)


Corporate rate available to spouse/ partner


Access to over 275
GoodLife

Fitness Clubs across
Canada


Annual corporate membership
discounts


Convenient payroll deduction is available



Annual Clinical Assessments &
Seasonal Flu Shots:


Complimentary to all employees and their
spouses


Conducted on an annual basis by a registered
health nurse


Clinicals

measure blood pressure, cholesterol,
weight (BMI) and blood sugar


Smoking Cessation Program:


Our
“Team
Crush Program”

c
overs 50
% of the cost of quit
smoking aids for any employee and/ or their spouse who
is ready to kick the habit of smoking for good!



The following quit aids are covered: nicotine replacement
gum and patches,
Zyban

and
Champix

medications



Laser treatments covered when offered by a registered
naturotherapist




Employee and Family Assistance Program:



Our
EFAP Provider,
Shepell.fgi
, offers immediate
confidential help for any concern.


Our
EFAP helps
individuals:
achieve personal well
-
being,
manage relationships and family, get legal and financial
clarity, research child and elder care resources, address
workplace challenges, tackle addictions (including alcohol,
drugs, tobacco and gambling), understand nutrition
(with
health coaching available) and
get healthcare advice.


Online
resources at
www.shepellfgi.com





The Angus B. Armour Memorial
Scholarship Program offers financial
support based on the belief that
education provides the foundation
for future success.


Up to
10

scholarships valued at
$1,500.00

each will be awarded
annually.




Angus B. Armour Memorial Scholarship:


Community
Involvement


Armour Transportation Systems is proud to give back to
communities throughout Atlantic Canada. Our focus continues to
be on projects related to:


o
Health Care

o
Developing our Youth

o
Education






Since 2003, ATS has contributed
over
$500,000.00

to the Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation (JDRF) in search for a cure for juvenile diabetes.

ATS is also actively involved with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s CIBC Run for the
Cure. Our team “the Armour Angels” raise over $10,000 each year in support of breast cancer
research and awareness.

Enhancing Spirit



Theme Lunches/ Potlucks


Family Scavenger Hunts


Photo Contests


Pet Look
-
A
-
Like Contest


Halloween
Costume Contests


Christmas Caroling




Enhancing Spirit



Biennial Family Days


Annual Christmas Parties





NEW


Launching in 2013



“Healthy Body


Healthy Mind


Healthy Me!”
Campaign



A new focus on mental health!







We

Want

to
Hear

From

You!


For
further

information,
please

contact:

aaarmour@armour.ca