Home Classifieds Work For Us Rack Locations Order Photos Contact Us Advertising Info Featured Advertisers

Click here to read
the latest issue

Browse Sections:

Forever Young
Rants & Raves
Crime Report
Calendar of Events
Dining Guide
Special Section Publications
Business & Finance
Business Columns
Star Scopes
Family Issues
Columnist Archives
Crossword Puzzle
Jail Court Live Web Cams

Weather Cams:

Now browsing: Hometown News > News > St. Lucie County

City takes steps towards health
Rating: 3.44 / 5 (16 votes)  
Posted: 2013 May 03 - 07:25

By Dawn Krebs


FORT PIERCE -- One step at a time, one person at a time, Fort Pierce city employees are getting healthier.

That's thanks to the health and wellness program the employees are involved in.

"We implemented the wellness program back in 2011," said Sheritta Johnson, risk manager for the city. "This is one of the newer components of the program."

This walk, called the Walk with the City Manager, takes a route approximately a mile in length through downtown Fort Pierce that the employees walk together as a large group twice a week.

"The walks are part of a six-week walking program," Ms. Johnson said. ""The planning department mapped out the walking course."

In addition to the walk, the wellness program at the city also does two health assessments a year, Zumba classes, a weight watchers class and a tobacco cessation class.

"I was surprised at the number of people who participate in the tobacco cessation class," Ms. Johnson said. "Each year, we see more growth and participation from the employees."

The wellness program is open to any city employees, who can join at any time. In the meantime, the employees are preparing for a milestone goal.

"We want to do a 5K run/walk around the last week of May," Ms. Johnson said. "City employees and families will show how healthy we've become."

Comments powered by Disqus
Can't see the comments?
Read more News stories from the St. Lucie County community newspaper...

Make this site your Homepage e-mail us

Legal Notices

Join our Mailing List:

Crossword Puzzle:

Archives Calendar:

« Sep, 2014 »
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30

Search Stories: