5 Simple and Innovative Ideas for Health Fairs
Open enrollment and wellness program renewal season is approaching and employers seeking to inspire wellness in the workplace should consider hosting a health fair to create an atmosphere of encouragement, support, and excitement for their upcoming programs.
At Wellworks For You, we specialize in ideas for health fairs that will encourage employees to take ownership of their health. These health fairs are intended to cultivate environments of wellness, integrity, and trust between employees and employers.
Five Ideas for Health Fairs Employers Are Eager to Incorporate
Hosting a health fair allows employers tremendous flexibility in time, themes, and wellness offerings.
Typically, health fairs serve as a center of support between health-conscious individuals and a place for educational opportunities – such as highlighting wellness programs and employee benefit changes or upgrades.
As we ease back into “in-person” normalcy, here are five ideas for health fairs that will empower employees to pursue best health practices while raising participation rates in employee wellness programs.
1. Family-Focused Health
Include education and health activities that would interest attendees of all ages. If possible, employees will appreciate a family-oriented event that invites family members to participate.
For example, vendors provide child-oriented activities such as coloring sheets, activities, and small prizes at each station. Also, consider incorporating wellness challenges the entire family can enjoy such as hula-hoop and dancing contests.
2. Action Packed Wellness
Invite wellness vendors to include “mini” interactive stations with small-scale wellness challenges. Center the theme on taking action in your life and health.
3. Health-Happy Coloring
Color: what better way to attract attention at an energetic health event? Use color to coincide with healthy foods and nutritional information during the fair. You can also use association and awareness ribbon colors to represent vendors specializing in heart health, diabetes prevention, and breast cancer awareness.
4. Stress be Gone
Employers are becoming increasingly aware of the impact of stress in the workplace. Offer employees a de-stress day with chair massages, yoga, and breathing techniques in addition to the informational sessions. Include stress-management resources and takeaways designed for work and home.
5. Brain Power
In addition to the damaging effects of stress, people are becoming more aware of the importance of mental health and wellness. Host a health fair with tips, solutions, and information on anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses.
More Ideas for Health Fair Themes, Strategies, and Planning
If you’d like to increase participation in your employee wellness program and boost the overall morale and culture of employees in your “back to work” environment, Wellworks For You can be of service.
In addition to aiding businesses in planning and executing health fairs, Wellworks For You offers diverse health and wellness programs that make a difference in the lives of both employees and employers alike.
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