Haemonetics hosts health fair


Provide employees with wellness information

By Derik Vanderford - dvanderford@civitasmedia.com



Derik Vanderford | The Union Daily Times Missy Wilkes, right, tests DeMarcus Chavous’ BMI (body mass index) at the Sassy Fitness and Yoga Studio booth.


Derik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times Starlin Phelps, of the Union County Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, throws a ball to Alexander Tucker, who has on glasses that simulate vision impaired by alcohol.


By Derik Vanderford

dvanderford@civitasmedia.com

UNION — A health fair at Haemonetics informed employees about a variety of health and wellness resources.

Haemonetics hosted a health fair on Wednesday for its employees, with a focus on resources for tobacco secession and health/wellness. Haemonetics will become a completely tobacco-free site Jan. 1, 2016.

Vendors for the health fair included Union Mental Health, Union County Commission on Drugs and Alcohol, Sassy Fitness and Yoga Studio, Union County YMCA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Costco, The Blood Mobile, Haemonetics HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental) Manager DeMarcus Chavous, and Caroline Morgan, Executive Assistant to Haemonetics Director of Manufacturing Operations Kevin Mason.

“It’s nice to have this to support health and wellness,” Chavous said. “I think it’s important to look at the value of wellness on a day-to-day.”

Haemonetics Training Coordinator Wendy Young said some of her favorite booths were Blue Cross Blue Shield (biometric/health screening and nutrition information) and Union Mental Health (coping with stress) and Union County YMCA (corporate memberships).

Young said the health fair was very informative, and she feels that a good idea for next year’s health fair would be to have a nutritionist there who could offer information about cooking healthy foods.

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or dvanderford@civitasmedia.com.

Derik Vanderford | The Union Daily Times Missy Wilkes, right, tests DeMarcus Chavous’ BMI (body mass index) at the Sassy Fitness and Yoga Studio booth.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_DSC_1152.jpgDerik Vanderford | The Union Daily Times Missy Wilkes, right, tests DeMarcus Chavous’ BMI (body mass index) at the Sassy Fitness and Yoga Studio booth.

Derik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times Starlin Phelps, of the Union County Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, throws a ball to Alexander Tucker, who has on glasses that simulate vision impaired by alcohol.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_DSC_1155.jpgDerik Vanderford|The Union Daily Times Starlin Phelps, of the Union County Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, throws a ball to Alexander Tucker, who has on glasses that simulate vision impaired by alcohol.
Provide employees with wellness information

By Derik Vanderford

dvanderford@civitasmedia.com

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or dvanderford@civitasmedia.com.

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or dvanderford@civitasmedia.com.

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