Eden Housing Recognized as an Award Finalist for Healthiest Employers of the Bay Area

October 2, 2019
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Daniela Ogden
Eden Housing Recognized as an Award Finalist for Healthiest Employers of the Bay Area
Hayward, CA – Eden Housing was recognized as a top three finalist in the 250-499 employee size category for the 2019 Healthiest Employers of Bay Area awards program, hosted by Sequoia Consulting Group and powered by Springbuk. Select employers from the San Francisco area were named top five in their category at the awards program, held on September 25. These organizations were honored for their commitment to employee health, with exceptional corporate wellness programming. 
Award applicants were evaluated across six key categories: Culture and Leadership, Foundational Components, Strategic Planning, Communication and Marketing, Programming and Interventions, and Reporting and Analytics. Completed assessments were ranked with the proprietary Healthiest Employers Index, a 1-100 rubric for wellness programming. 
Eden Housing’s wellness program was created nine years ago to inform employees about health issues and to guide them to make good, healthy choices. By keeping wellness at the forefront, Eden’s employees can be proactive when it comes to their health. Each year, Eden asks for and collects feedback from staff in order to make improvements to keep the program engaging. 
Eden covers a variety of health issues throughout the year by partnering with its benefits broker and its insurance provider to provide training, seminars, and a variety of programs to help individuals overcome various health related issues. Eden pays the entirety of medical premiums for all employees and provides all employees with a free gym membership after six months of employment. 
“Promoting and supporting employee health is a core component of Eden’s company culture,” said Lisa Rydholm, Eden Housing’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Development. “At Eden, not only is our commitment to employee wellness evident through the benefits offered to employees, but it is especially reflected in our programming.”
A unique feature of Eden’s wellness program is the “Eden Soul Train.” Each Friday, this train comes through the office to the tune of music to take employees on a walk for some light-morning cardio. Some weeks, it is followed by a Zumba or biking session. Additionally, wellness challenges are held throughout the year to promote fun, healthy living. Over 85 Eden employees are currently participating in an online wellness challenge called Keep America Active, which aims to encourage healthy behaviors and increase fitness among employees by virtually traveling across the country.
“It’s inspiring to see the commitment and results Bay Area employers are producing in the health of their population,” said Greg Golub, Founder and CEO of Sequoia Consulting Group. “We congratulate Eden Housing and all of the award participants on being leaders in workplace health and prioritizing the wellbeing of their team members.” 
About Eden Housing
The mission of Eden Housing is to build and maintain high-quality, well-managed, service-enhanced affordable housing communities that meet the needs of lower income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities. In its 50 years of service in California, non-profit Eden Housing has provided a home for more than 100,000 people. Eden Housing is the long-term owner-operator of its developments, and is committed to preserving and maintaining its buildings as community assets and supporting residents with a range of services. For more information, visit www.edenhousing.org.
About Sequoia Consulting Group
Sequoia is the service partner for people-first companies needing a strategic approach to benefits, HR, retirement, and insurance services. Our Sequoia Platform unifies the employee and administrative experience giving any sized company the flexibility needed to better scale and protect their business as their needs evolve. We’ve spent 18 years supporting the world’s most innovative, employee centric companies and we know what it takes to fuel your growth and please your people. For more information, visit: www.sequoia.com 
About Springbuk and Healthiest Employers®
Springbuk is a health intelligence software platform that empowers everyone in an employer’s health ecosystem to glean actionable insights to improve their population’s wellbeing and contain claims costs. Each year, Springbuk administers the Healthiest Employers® Award Program across the US to honor the nation’s most dedicated employers in bettering their worksite health and wellness programs. To date, over 10,000 employers across 40+ US cities have participated in the awards program. Learn more at www.Springbuk.com. and www.HealthiestEmployers.com.

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