No Scale New Year
For many, January is a time to reset your mind and think on new goals and personal improvement. Those goals all depend on the person; some may choose more time for self-care, spending more time with family, vacations…the possibilities are endless. At Brio Living Services, our vision is “a world in which we are empowered to age well.” It is our hope is this vision translates to not only our residents, participants, elders, and families, but to our team members, too.
That is one reason why Jessica Finley, Benefits and Projects Manager, facilitates the “No Scale, New Year Challenge” annually for Brio Living Services team members. Jessica’s program features an easy-to-use activity card with items such as stress relief, balanced meals, movement, and more. Participants track the items they complete weekly for a chance to win a drawing for a wellness prize! Jessica says, “My favorite thing about the No Scale, New Year Challenge is that it offers a variety of different health and wellness goals for team members to strive for. Some believe that if you focus on just physical wellness and maintain a healthy weight, then you are a healthy person. Health and wellness is more than just a number on a scale. There are many different scopes of wellness, which is why we are educating team members on a variety of topics this month.” With the challenge now in its third year, Jessica has seen over a 30% increase in team member participation!
Another key feature in the No Scale New Year Challenge are the weekly webinar offerings. The featured webinars include topics pertaining to the importance of sleep, financial wellness, and even a “how to” on meal prep with one of our Chef Managers, Tyson Washington.
Chef Tyson is passionate about participating in the challenge this year, having been on his own personal health journey for more than a year. He says, “Living healthy has not only changed my thought process to certain situations, but has also helped with sleeping better, clothes fitting better, and just feeling better overall.” Meal prepping has been a key factor for Tyson’s success to better health, stating, “I hope I can share with other team members how meal prepping can help with portion control and saving money!” Tyson’s other piece of advice when starting a journey to better health is to identify your “why” and to stay consistent.
The No Scale New Year Challenge provides fun, easy ways for team members to connect and share ideas to adopt long lasting lifestyle habits. It hopes to help break the stigma of failed New Year’s resolutions! At Brio Living Services, our team members have a lot of responsibility to bring their best selves to work, and we strive to do all we can to support their wellness. To learn more about how Brio cares for our team members, visit www.MyBrioCareers.org.