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Tower Federal Credit Union Holds Annual Employee Health Fair, Free Health Screenings

[Laurel, MD]—Tower Federal Credit Union provided employees with health screenings, wellness services, and exercise and nutrition tips during its eighth annual Employee Health Fair, held on May 8 at Tower headquarters in Laurel, Md.

Approximately 80 employees attended the event to take advantage of free health screenings including blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, waist circumference, and body mass composition. After completing their screenings, employees had the opportunity to discuss their results in a private consultation with a registered nurse.

Employees also had the opportunity to meet with a nutritionist to receive advice and educational materials on healthy food choices. A physical therapist was on hand to offer complimentary assessments for employees with issues related to workplace ergonomics.

"It's great to see employees take a few minutes out of their busy day to complete their biometric screenings," says Becky Vogt, a Human Resources Generalist at Tower who coordinated the health fair. "This event gives employees the opportunity to monitor and make improvements in their health where necessary."

Gerad Ryder, Wellness Director for Leisure Fitness, a local fitness equipment retailer, was on hand to answer questions about fitness routines and the exercise equipment in Tower's on-site fitness facility. Employees attending the fair enjoyed free healthy snacks and those who completed their biometric screenings were entered into a raffle for a chance to win a Flex™ Wireless Activity and Sleep Wristband prize and other prizes including free massage services and gift cards to local retailers.

In addition to the annual Employee Health Fair, Tower also offers Lunch and Learn seminars, annual fitness challenges and on-site exercise classes for employees. Tower's employee wellness program has received numerous awards, including an Innovation in Wellness Award from the Howard County Health Department. Tower has also received recognition as one of the Baltimore area’s healthiest employers by the Baltimore Business Journal.

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