Region – Avidia Bank, a $1.3 billion community bank based in Hudson, has made considerable strides regarding its employees’ overall wellness. During the beginning of 2016, the Human Resources Department held a “Biggest Loser” competition where they asked employees to create teams and help each other reach their weight loss goals over the course of three months. They had 76 participants which is 37 percent of the bank’s employees. Overall, employees who participated lost a total of 574.3 pounds or 7.5 pounds per participant.
Avidia also created a nutrition challenge with meal planning assistance provided to employees by Blue Cross Blue Shield and held a 30-day fitness challenge where participants completed progressive exercises each day. On April 27, employees participated in National Walk at Lunch Day.
“We care about the overall health and wellness of our employees and believe that our commitment to incorporating wellness in the workplace is an investment in our most important asset, our employees,” said Danielle Avery, human resources generalist at Avidia Bank.
Employees also participate in many corporate-sponsored sports and physical activities, such as soccer, golf and community walks and road races.
Avidia Bank is also offering “Boost Your Brain Power” webinars for its employees which discusses what happens to the brain as we age, how to prevent loss of brain function and enhance brain power.