CATONSVILLE, MD (February 9, 2016) -- Erickson Living , manager and developer of Charlestown retirement community, has been named the 'Healthiest Employer" for a company with more than 2,000 employees by Baltimore Smart CEO.
As part of the wellness program at Erickson Living, employees are asked to know their health numbers. This includes cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and vision. In addition, employees complete a personalized health assessment and certify that they are tobacco-free.
By doing these three things, employees receive a premium discount on health insurance each year. Erickson Living also has onsite health and wellness centers, a partnership with Weight Watchers, a smoking cessation program, and an onsite nurse health coach.
As a leader in health and wellness for senior adults, Erickson Living understands the relationship between a healthy lifestyle and a long life. For that reason, employees' well-being has been the primary focus of the wellness program at Erickson Living. The program has already successfully engaged 80 percent of staff members.
One of Erickson Living's most popular benefits is a $240 yearly fund to be used for fitness and health improvement for each employee. Through this program, employees can get gym memberships, weight-loss help and personal exercise equipment.