by Dean Witherspoon   Dean's profile on LinkedIn  

Third Thursday POS Wellness

Simple, effective, and fun. That’s the best way to describe this easy-to-implement wellness program. On every third Thursday set up an education table in the cafeteria or other high traffic location (Point of Service). Align the topic with a national health month or an internal initiative. Some ideas to get started:


  • Blood Pressure — providing free checks along with literature
  • Back Care — distributing information as well as demonstrating safe movement techniques
  • First-Aid — offering American Red Cross first aid kits as a gift idea for sale just before the holidays
  • National Nutrition Month — having a registered dietitian available in March to answer questions and provide low-fat food samples/recipes
  • Good Hydration — presenting materials on proper hydration and giving away free reusable water bottles
  • Home Safety – explaining protection techniques for theft, fire, and carbon monoxide with the chance to win a home alarm system.

The real value isn’t so much the education you impart, but making connections and having a reason to collect names and follow-up. 

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# Colleen Broersma 2017-09-06 21:18
Great content as always! Thanks, Dean
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