A yearlong study finds that most employees would probably benefit from having the option to stand at work.
“Our community is embarking on the remarkable mission of building the first health and wellness facility in the world specifically designed to equally serve both able-bodied individuals as well as those with a variety of disabilities,” said Ron Nelson, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids. “We are grateful for our partnership with Peter Blanck, of the Burton Blatt Institute, and Ed Steinfeld, of the IDeA Center, among the world’s foremost experts in universal design, and honored to have the opportunity to receive the first Global Universal Design Certification under the new guidelines. We also greatly appreciate the Mary Free Bed Guild for their thoughtful collaboration on this state-of-the-art facility.”
Until recently, student health and counseling services have predominantly been offered independently of athletics and recreation. But as institutions contemplate a more unified approach to health and wellness, the boundaries of these traditionally separated campus services are becoming blurred. Many believe that unifying these various programs and services under one roof is in the best interest of their students’ long-term health, as well as a potential budgetary and operational boon.