Posted on 05-13-2022
Corry, PA — May 13, 2022 — Blue Zones Project® – Corry announced Viking Plastics achieved designation as a Blue Zones Project Approved™ worksite. Viking Plastics completed the approval process by implementing best practices like regularly communicating with their staff through an employee wellness resource board, educating and informing employees on a variety of health-related topics; providing tools and resources to support well-being including the Wellness Wednesday tip of the day; forming a wellness committee and supporting community organizations including contributions made to the United Fund and the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree.
By partnering with Blue Zones Project – Corry, Viking Plastics created a healthier environment to best support employee well-being. “The WOW Committee was created to help Viking Plastics be the kind of company that causes our customers, community and team members say ‘WOW! What a great place to do business! What a great place to work!’ The WOW team identified the Blue Zone Project as a way to help Viking Plastics meet those goals of being a ‘Wonderful Opportunities Workplace!’ We feel being a Blue Zones Project Approved worksite will add to the quality of life of our team members both at work and at home in our community. We are excited to team up with Jennifer Eberlein and the Blue Zones Project team to help the Corry community become a certified Blue Zones Community,” added Bob Senz, Corporate Quality Manager, Viking Plastics.
A ribbon cutting was held at Viking Plastics with their leadership and staff on Friday, May 13th, 2022, at 8:30 a.m.
“It has been a pleasure partnering with Viking Plastics to help them support employee well-being. Viking Plastics, to their credit, had many of the suggested best practices from the Blue Zones worksite pledge already in place. Their WOW Committee was very quick and efficient in implementing the needed new best practices to achieve Blue Zones Project approval.”” said Blue Zones Project – Corry Program Manager, Jennifer Eberlein.
Brought to Corry, Pennsylvania by Highmark/AHN Saint Vincent, Corry Memorial Hospital an affiliate of LECOM Health and UPMC, Blue Zones Project by Sharecare is a well-being improvement initiative designed to enable community members to live longer, healthier lives with lower rates of chronic diseases and a higher quality of life.
To learn more about how the Blue Zones Project supports community well-being, contact Program Manager, Jennifer Eberlein at Jennifer.Eberlein@Sharecare.com
About Blue Zones Project
Blue Zones Project® by Sharecare is a community-led well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to a city’s environment, policy, and social networks. Blue Zones Project is based on research by Dan Buettner, a National Geographic Fellow and New York Times best-selling author who identified five cultures of the world—or blue zones —with the highest concentration of people living to 100 years or older. The Project incorporates Buettner’s findings and works with cities to implement policies and programs that will move a community toward optimal health and well-being. Blue Zones launched the first pilot community in 2009 in Albert Lea, MN with groundbreaking results. In partnership with Sharecare, the model has since been applied to more than 70 communities across North America, impacting more than 4.35 million citizens. The population health solution includes two Health Districts in California; 15 cities in Iowa; the city of Fort Worth, Texas; Corry, Pennsylvania; Brevard, North Carolina; Walla Walla Valley, Washington; and communities in Southwest Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Wisconsin.