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Milton Hershey School Focuses on Renewing Employee Wellness

Throughout the fall, Milton Hershey School’s Adult Wellness Program is encouraging staff to participate in the Renew program—an online platform designed to reinvigorate one’s mind and body, clarify purpose, and strengthen relationships. Discovering effective practices and making them a consistent part of a routine can help with life’s challenges and setbacks.

“Employees are looking for successful stress management and relaxation strategies,” said Barb Malecki, MHS Senior Director of Compensation, Benefits and Employment Services. “By participating in the Renew program, our community will be stronger and can reunite for the greater good to be Greater Together in all aspects of life.”

There are currently over 500 MHS employees and dependents enrolled in the Renew program. This wellness program teaches individuals strategies on how to recognize when you need help and when to stop falling back into old habits.

Also, through this program, departments can partner together as accountability buddies with the Duo functionality. Log daily activities and see art come to life as you complete weekly goals.

“Across the world people have been struggling emotionally because of isolation during the pandemic,” Malecki said. “We need to support each other across campus. If staff members are happy and healthy—it will create a domino effect with our entire community.”

This program runs from Oct. 25 to Nov. 21 and is open to full-time and eligible part-time MHS employees and their spouses.

The MHS Adult Wellness Program is designed to help employees understand their physical, mental, and financial frame of mind. MHS would like to encourage all employees to be on the lookout for new programming and share with the wellness team when you learn of something new.

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