Cape May County Employee Wellness Program

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Please explore the many opportunities to improve your health and: • Be Active • Eat Smart • Watch Your Weight • Stress Less • Have a Healthy Heart • Learn More • Practice Prevention • Live Well

About the Wellness Division

The Cape May County Wellness Division is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyle choices for all Cape May County employees. Through a collaborative approach to health education, promotion, and facilitation of present services offered to our community; we are committed to providing opportunities that support growth in the multiple dimensions of health: physical, emotional, social, and environmental. The goals of the Wellness Division are to:
  • Offer programs and services emphasizing awareness, prevention, and positive health behavior change,
  • Provide current and accurate information on personal and community health issues
  • Foster a campus environment (with outreach to satellite divisions) supportive of a healthy lifestyle, and
  •  Provide knowledge and skills to improve and maintain health that may enhance personal and/or work performance.
  • Key component to the American Heart Association’s “Fit Friendly Workplace” Gold Award

Cape May County Government Employee Wellness Center Fitness Facility

The Cape May County Government Employee Wellness Center fitness facility at the Health Department (rear entrance) provides the opportunity for employees to participate in various classes and programs that focus on positive health behaviors, prevention and stress reduction. The workout area has a variety of fitness equipment including treadmills, elliptical, stationary bikes, weight training area (free weights & Power Blocks), private and group class areas.

Reaching your fitness goals can help improve your flexibility, strength, energy level and endurance while lowering such health factors as your blood pressure and cholesterol.

Wellness Center staff are available for a dedicated number of hours during the week for new member orientations, group fitness class instruction, and on-going assistance. Visit the website calendar page for more information, staff schedules, fitness class information, and other wellness programs we offer.

Non-member employees wishing to tour or join the Wellness Center are encouraged to schedule an appointment before visiting. Registration and orientation to the facility is required prior to gaining membership access. You are encouraged to print and complete the Fitness Center Application, the PARQ Form, the Notice of Privacy and Receipt and secure medical clearance (if required) prior to registration/orientation.

Spouses

The CMC Wellness Division is now inviting benefit eligible spouses to join our Wellness Center! Those interested are required to complete & return the “spouse” membership application forms (the Spouse Fitness Center Application, the PARQ Form, the Notice of Privacy and Receipt ); present medical clearance from their health care provider allowing them to exercise unsupervised; and schedule a brief gym orientation. If you have any question, please contact Joann Barnard at the Wellness Division: 609-465-1087.

Retirees

The CMC Wellness Division now is now inviting 25 year retirees to join our Wellness Center! Those interested are required to complete & return the membership application forms (the Retiree Fitness Center Application, the PARQ Form, the Notice of Privacy and Receipt ); present medical clearance from their health care provider allowing them to exercise unsupervised; and schedule a brief gym orientation. If you have any question, please contact Joann Barnard at the Wellness Division: 609-465-1087.

Please call 609-465-1087 or cmcwellness@co.cape-may.nj.us

What are the benefits of worksite Wellness Programs?

There are numerous benefits of worksite wellness programs. In fact there are more than 200 scientific studies indicating the positive return-on-investment for worksite wellness programs.

Worksites are crucial to improving the health of their workers. Most adults spend more of their waking hours at work than anywhere else, making it a prime venue for promoting healthful habits.

Benefits of worksite wellness programs for employees include:
  • Weight reduction
  • Improved physical fitness
  •  Increased stamina
  •  Lower levels of stress
  •  Increased well-being, self-image and self-esteem
Employers can also benefit from worksite wellness programs. According to recent research, employers’ benefits are:
  • Enhanced recruitment and retention of healthy employees
  • Reduced healthcare costs
  •  Decreased rates of illness and injuries
  •  Reduced employee absenteeism
  •  Improved employee relations and morale
  •  Increased productivity
Thanks to modern medicine, life expectancy for Americans has continually increased. How much we enjoy these additional years, however, depends greatly on how we have lived our lives. If our quality of life is to remain high so that we can fully enjoy these extra years, we must practice good eating habits, be active and refrain from using tobacco products. Worksite wellness programs can help support these healthy behaviors.

Disclaimer

This is an elective employee wellness program with a goal of facilitating improved health and well being. No assurance can be given that the wellness program's will improve health and or functional capacity. Check with your health care professional before starting an activity plan. He or she can advise you about safety concerns to be aware of, as well as which activities are best for you. Do not exercise if you have any physical problems that might influence your ability to become more active. Stop exercising and call your doctor if you feel dizzy, nauseated, short of breath, or if you feel pain in your chest. If you are more than 40 pounds overweight, you should not work out at a high intensity level without professional supervision.