August is Wellness Month! Brio Living Services’ Guiding Beliefs are based on our founding principals and include: Integrity, Wellness, Inclusiveness, Stewardship, Excellence, and Community. Helping to ensure our organization lives out our Guiding Beliefs every day is Benefits and Projects Manager, Jessica Finley. With a multitude of wellness initiatives planned, Brio is committed to focusing on wellness for the whole person.
One of the many wellness initiatives offered by Brio Living Services is a Couch to 5K program. In its third year, participation in this program has doubled since it began. This year, Jessica has implemented virtual peer support groups for all participants. These groups are designed to provide motivation and support for both new and experienced runners. “Exercise is not a one-size fits all,” says Jessica. “These groups are meeting weekly to discuss good experiences, challenges, barriers, and how to overcome them. Members of the virtual peer support groups have the opportunity to share their WHY. A social connection to exercise is shown to have a positive impact on achieving one’s goals. Exercising together is a great motivational tool.”
In addition to the many physical wellness initiatives, Brio Living Services is also offering financial wellness support through Daily Pay, Nationwide, Green Path, and personal meetings with Jason Huber, Certified Financial Planner, focusing on personal finances and retirement.
“Wellness is integral to what we do as an organization,” says Jessica. “Many of those who provide care for those we serve also provide care for their children, parents, or grandparents at home. Throughout COVID, we saw firsthand how much our team members put into caring for others. Now, we want them to focus on self-care and caring for themselves, too. Wellness is not necessarily physical. Wellness can be as simple as setting a budget and sticking to it. We want to provide opportunities for team members to address all dimensions of their wellness. We want to emphasize our commitment to work-life balance and the relationships built among team members.”
Brio Living Services offers an annual Wellness Scorecard to encourage team members to participate in a variety of wellness activities throughout the year. Brio Living Services team members can learn more about wellness opportunities on ADP Forms Library or by visiting our website here. To learn more about the mental benefits of exercise, check out the above infographic!