West Virginia University is helping its employees make good on their New Year’s resolutions with WVU Employee Health Matters Week, Feb. 18-22.

The event represents WVU’s commitment to excellence by offering unique opportunities to its employees – opportunities that can assist them in achieving a healthy work/life balance.

WVU Employee Health Matters Week, sponsored by the WVU Division of Human Resources, Employee Wellness Program focuses on the importance of employees maintaining a healthy balance in their work and private lives. It features health assessments, workshops and discussions on topics that include healthy eating, parenting tips, relaxation, fitness, the arts and well-being, managing diabetes, stress busting and much more. Events are offered at various times and locations on the downtown, Evansdale, and Health Sciences campuses. Open House Celebrations for employees and their families will be held throughout the week at several of the fitness, wellness and cultural centers on campus.

“We are very fortunate to have such a diverse range of opportunities to offer to our University family,” said Kimberly Zaph, WVU Wellness program manager. “There is an expert line-up of professionals who will provide something for everyone to enjoy, including some family-friendly early evening events. These opportunities will allow employees to make steps toward a longer, healthier and happier life.”

WVU faculty and staff – part-time and full-time employees—are eligible to attend. The week’s schedule of events and registration information can be found at http://employeewellness.wvu.edu/wvu-employee-health-matters.
In 2011, WVU was selected the nation’s fifth best employer for workers aged 50 and more by the AARP in its 10th annual ranking. It has also been recognized with an American Heart Association Gold Achievement Award for employee fitness for the past two years.



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CONTACT: Mary Thomas, Division of Human Resources
267.265.4862; Mary.Thomas@mail.wvu.edu