The City of Milford was recently honored through the American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite program at the Feb. 18 City Council meeting. Milford was recognized at the Gold Level, which means that the organization: offers employees physical activity at the worksite, has increased number of healthy eating options available to employees, promotes a wellness culture onsite and embraces at least nine criteria outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.
As a Fit-Friendly Worksite, Milford is considered a community leader who has adopted the spirit of the initiative and has the vision to try improving the health and wellness of employees and the worksite.
“We are extremely honored and excited to be recognized as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association” said Assistant to the City Manager, Susan Ellerhorst. “Employee wellness is truly important in the City of Milford. We continue to focus on providing employees with fitness, nutrition and wellness programs to help them enjoy healthier lives.”
City Manager Jeff Wright stated “The City of Milford has developed a workplace wellness plan to improve the culture of our worksite in order to improve health insurance expenses, increase employee safety, reduce employee absenteeism, and become a workplace that attracts top talent through progressive practices. I am very proud that the City of Milford has received this recognition with our wellness program only being two years old.”
For more information about the Fit-Friendly Worksites program and how it’s helping improve the health of employees by focusing on an activity that is convenient, free and easy, visit https://volunteer.heart.org/apps/fitfriendly/default.aspx.