Wellness Grant

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OEA’s Wellness Grants Help Locals Support Member Well-Being

  • Available beginning November 22
  • Up to $5/per Active Member
  • Submission and Approval of Application Required
  • Activity Must be completed by May 31
  • Receipts must be Submitted for Reimbursement by June 15
  • Share photos with LRC to post on OEA Wellness Website
  • Contact LRC for Application

WELLNESS GRANT ACTIVITIES

  1. Laughter As The Best Medicine – Set a movie event for members. A comedy or light-hearted movie is suggested. Provide members with movie “snacks” as they share an opportunity to laugh alongside fellow members.
  2. Social Time Members Uplifting Members – Organize an event – perhaps a happy hour or coffee chat – where members can relax and spend time together in a social setting.
  3. Pop-up Café – Set up a pop-up café that offers members snacks and positive messages. The café could be as simple as a table staffed by other members or a coffee/tea bar.
  4. Drop-in Spa – Create a drop-in spa for members in buildings. Members can sign up for time to experience a relaxing environment with a massage chair, healthy snacks, and beverages.
  5. Wellness Passport/Self-Care BINGO – Provide members with a Wellness Passport with pages to be stamped for each self-care activity they do on their own. Create a BINGO card with self-help activities for members to complete. The activities for the passport or BINGO card could include such things as: exercise classes, virtual challenges, book clubs, and mediation. Award members with a gift with a completed passport or completed BINGO card.
  6. Special Delivery! – Create a monthly drawing for all members. Winners will receive a special delivery of flowers, cookies, candy, self-care bags, or books, and a positive message from their local.
  7. Lunch and Learn – Invite members to an hourlong lunch and training focused on a wellness activity or skill such as meditation or an art/craft. The lunch hour could include a speaker on a topic related to self-care. Ask members to complete a self-care survey during the lunch and learn.
  8. Keep Active and Be Healthy Challenges
    • Walk/Step Challenge – Provide each member who signs up for the challenge with a promotional Local water bottle, notebook, pen, and information on the health benefits of walking. Create a members-only Facebook or Instagram page for the challenge. Ask participating members to set a personal goal for the 30-day challenge, keep track for 30 days, and post/share positive thoughts via social media.*
    • Sleep Challenge – Provide each member who signs up for the challenge with a sleep mask, earplugs, herbal tea, notebook, and information on the health benefits of sleep. Create a members-only Facebook or Instagram page for the challenge. Ask participating members to set a personal goal for the 30-day challenge, keep track for 30 days, and post/share positive thoughts via social media.*
  9. Local’s CHOICE! – Develop a Wellness Themed Activity of your own!

*Members who complete the 30-day challenge receive a certificate and gift

“I got great feedback from some staff that said they appreciated the nice surprise on a cold Monday morning. Here is a picture that shows the goodie bag with items included plus the note that was attached that explains how each item can be applied to their own personal wellness”

 

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