Preparing State Employees to Thrive in 2024
By Carmin Eulitt
Thrive State Employee Wellness has exciting plans for the new year. Health and wellness coordinator Dr. Susan Robinson has been hard at work sourcing and scheduling opportunities and events to empower State of Oklahoma employees to have an active, healthy lifestyle in 2024.
Thrive takes a unique approach to improving individual health and wellness, focusing on the eight key components: physical, emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, social and spiritual. The program emphasizes that nurturing all aspects of wellness can lead to greater happiness and fulfillment.
Next year, state employees can look forward to new Thrive program offerings including a partnership with StressStop and an employee walking club. Dr. Robinson has worked tirelessly to secure “My Stress Tools,” a web platform offered by StressStop, that is designed to instruct users in a variety of stress-reduction techniques, including meditation, mindfulness practice, deep breathing exercises, visualization methods and stress reduction strategies. Starting Jan. 3, 2024, state employees can take advantage of the platform’s offerings and reduce their overall stress in any area of life.
In addition to maintaining emotional health in the new year, Thrive’s new walking club aims to get state employees moving across Oklahoma. Dr. Robinson encourages all State of Oklahoma employees to join in on the action beginning Jan. 16, 2024, with a grand kick-off event. All employees are invited to participate in the walking club, no matter their location. Regular challenges incorporated throughout the year will make it easy for employees to join in and exercise at their convenience from anywhere in the state. Lace up your walking shoes and encourage your coworkers to join you!
“I’m most excited about the newest Thrive program we are just starting in January. It is a state-wide walking program, for now, called The State Employee Walking Club but will eventually have a formal name. Our goal is to try, and succeed, in getting state employees walking and moving together. The Pandemic really impacted our motivation to move and even be social, so we hope to get people walking together, even on the weekends.” – Dr. Robinson.
What is the benefit and who can take advantage?
While Thrive’s mission is to empower State of Oklahoma employees to improve and enhance their overall well-being, others can benefit from the services the program provides. Family members of state employees and state employee retirees are encouraged to join in on many activities and can easily take advantage of the abundant resources on Thrive’s webpage.
“Thrive values our workforce and is passionate about helping them achieve optimal well-being. We offer a comprehensive program that offers variety in order to meet the wants and needs of our employees.” – Dr. Robinson.
Contact and website information
Programs, services and activities can be viewed on Thrive’s webpage, along with a helpful calendar of events and numerous educational resources. For questions about offerings, email firstname.lastname@example.org for timely assistance.