Work Healthy Award applications are now being accepted

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LEWISTON — Applications for Healthy Androscoggin’s Work Healthy Award Program are being accepted.

The Work Healthy Awards Program recognizes Androscoggin County workplaces for their efforts in the following areas: supporting tobacco-free lifestyles, encouraging physical activity, making healthy food choices, among others.

Any size business is eligible. Awards range from gold to merit and the minimum requirement to apply is a written tobacco policy.

Employers who support the wellness of their employees benefit from higher morale, reduced absenteeism and positive community impressions.

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Last year 29 local businesses that employ nearly 9,000 people across Androscoggin County were recognized for their efforts in health and wellness.

Work Healthy award winners receive a plaque to display at their work site and recognition in the local media. The winners will also be recognized at the April 10 Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce breakfast.

To apply online, visit www.healthyandroscoggin.org. Paper applications are also available by calling 795-5990. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 5. For more information, call Healthy Androscoggin at 795-5990 or e-mail workhealthy@healthyandroscoggin.org.

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