Township Business Partners With SomCo Business Partnership To Present Wellness Expo

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An attendee at the Workplace Health & Wellness Expo at Anew Wellness receives a massage.

Health screenings, healthy food preparation tips and a blood drive were some of the highlights Oct.1 at the “Workplace Health & Wellness Expo” held at Anew Wellness on Davidson Avenue.

The event, which kicked off “Healthier Somerset Month,” was attended by several hundred people during the course of the day.

Organized by the Somerset County Business Partnership’s Workplace Wellness Committee, the event was meant to provide health and wellness information to primarily small- and medium-sized business employees, said Takeena Deas, the business partnership’s director of community affairs.

“Today we offered a really unique experience for the business community,” Deas said.

The event was spread out over two floors at 270 Davidson Avenue. Attendees could get their cholesterol checked, learn how to make healthy dishes, see a demonstration on how to exercise at their desks, or donate blood, among other things.

The screenings were performed by staff from RWJ-Somerset, Summit Medical Group, Carrier Clinic, Anew Wellness, and Saint Peters Healthcare System.

“There was a lot of thoughtfulness put into this,” Deas said.

The event featured 52 vendors, she said.

Candice Deglon, Anew’s managing director, said she was happy with the turnout.

“It was so nice that everyone utilized their contacts and brought out employees to learn about the wellness opportunities,” she said. “Working in collaboration with everyone, we were able to get a really nice turnout.”

“We were also excited to bring together the whole wellness community,” Deglon said. “It’s so important to put that all together to give people the best possible resources.”

Anew’s co-founder, Jerome Mitchell, said they especially wanted to get the word out to smaller businesses.

“They don’t always have access to the resources,” he said. “We were hoping they would come out and take advantage of what was offered.”

The Wellness Expo was made possible through the cooperation of Business Partnership member companies, Franklin Township Chamber of Commerce, and the Township of Franklin, according to a press release about the event. Premier sponsors included Anew Wellness, Carrier Clinic, Health Republic Insurance of NJ, Verdini Studios, Summit Medical Group, Verizon, and Performance Rehabilitation & Integrated Medicine. Additional contributions were provided by The Palace at Somerset Park, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Agave Tex Mex cantina, Costco, and Affinity Federal Credit Union, according to the release.

2015 Workplace Health & Wellness Expo



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