September 18, 2018
At Easterseals Iowa, health and wellness is an important part of our culture. When you’re living your healthiest, you’re living a better life. Our mission is to create independence, and when our clients and team members are taking care of themselves, they’re more likely to have an independent lifestyle.
Our first annual Partners in Wellness event was designed to share stories of hope that inspire and encourage. When we see others succeed, it can motivate us to make healthy changes ourselves.
Our keynote speaker, Vice President of Strategic Leadership Jen Kivlin at Holmes Murphy, shared health statistics and encouraged the more than 150 people in attendance to start today by making one small change.
President/CEO of Easterseals Iowa Sherri Nielsen presented the following client/team member awards at the celebration:
Wellness Partner of the Year: Anne Hytrek, Ankeny Prairie Trail Hy-Vee
Freedom Award: Christina Pulley
Hara Hachi Bu Award: Dale Nielsen and Russ Nail
Purpose Award: Ashley Kuonen
Natural Movement Award: Julie Gamble
Family First Award: Octavia Bell
Belong Award: Janice Jacobs
Wellness Warrior of the Year Award: Carolyn Brunk
Congratulations to all of the recipients. Check out photos from the event here.
Vendors at the event included the Prairie Trail Hy-Vee, UnitedHealthcare, Aspen Athletic—Merle Hay, Serenity Massage, the American Lung Association in Iowa, and therapy dogs with the Hound Society.