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Small Worksite  Wellness Project


 Local resources for Worksite Health Improvement:


Greater Fall River Re-Creation


72 Bank Street

Fall River, MA 02720




Greater Fall River Re-Creation provides year-round recreational, educational and cultural programs for Fall River residents, with a particular emphasis on socio-economically disadvantaged youth. Its goal is to provide a variety of programs ranging from participatory sports and creative classes to educational presentations and theatrical-musical performances for those who could otherwise be unable to afford or participate in these programs.

Along with regularly scheduled after school, evening and weekend programs Re-Creation provides daylong activities for the youth of our community during summer months as well as sports clinics and craft classes during February and April school vacation weeks. Summer events are always very successful and service more than 30,000 residents each year.



Dartmouth YMCA


276 Gulf Road Dartmouth MA 02748




Located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts the Dartmouth YMCA lives our mission through the components of our purpose. Whether it’s a child learning a new skill at our seasonal summer day camp, Camp Metacomet; a senior developing their inner health and building friendships through our yoga programs; or a volunteer planting the seed for those who are hungry along the Southcoast; the Y knows that we move people and communities forward. Click to find out more information about programs offered to nurture childrensupport working families and engage our community.


Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge


72 Bank Street Fall River, MA 02720




Greater Fall River Re-Creation, General Fitness, Healthy City Fall River, and the Fall River YMCA join together every year to challenge adults who live, work or attend school in Fall River to get fit, healthy, prevent Type 2 diabetes and pledge to collectively lose more than a ton of weight (2000 lbs)!  


Fitness participants gain access to programs and fitness centers throughout the city for little or no cost—programs that will help them learn to eat well, lose weight, get fit, prevent diabetes and other diseases and win some great prizes!


The Fitness Challenge is open to all adults who live, work or attend school in Fall River. Join with a buddy, enroll by yourself or form a team at work!


Join the Challenge at the annual kick-off on the second Saturday in January from 10AM- Noon at the Kuss Middle School to sign up, weigh in, and learn more about the Challenge! There will also be a Health and Wellness Fair during the sign-up time. You can register for the Challenge for $5 and receive a wrist band that will give you discounts at program sites. You may also sign up at Re-Creation, 72 Bank Street anytime until January 30th. Some worksites will also be holding registrations.



Family Service Association E.A.P.

151 Rock Street
Fall River, MA 02720



The Family Service Association Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to assist workers who are having difficulties that may adversely affect their job performance. By contracting with local companies to provide an Employee Assistance Program, Family Service Association provides a comprehensive package of staff training, case management services and on-going consultation. Employees have direct access to the agency's mental health and substance abuse treatment services, other agency programs or outside services where applicable.

 The range of areas typically managed by an EAP provider includes:

  • personal issues job stress

  • relationship issues

  • eldercare, childcare, parenting issues

  • substance abuse

  • separation and loss

  • balancing work and family

  • financial or legal

  • family violence

The Employee Assistance Program also specializes in providing Critical Incident Stress Debriefing to police officers or any group of employees who have had a workplace emergency, accident, work site death, robbery or any critical incident.



Healthy City Fall River website



Healthy City Fall River personal health web pages offer up-to-date information on local resources that can help with nutrition, fitness, weight, control, smoking, substance abuse and stress and mental health concerns.


Look Who's Cooking?


Look Who's Cooking? is a cable television series produced for Fall River cable television that covers the basics of setting up a kitchen and preparing healthy meals. Six half-hour episodes can be accessed anytime at this web site.


New Bedford YMCA


25 Water Street
New Bedford
MA 02740



Conveniently located in the heart of historic downtown New Bedford, the New Bedford YMCA offers a wide variety of activities for all ages as well as an annual Fitness Challenge. This 60,000 square feet facility includes an indoor swimming pool, racquetball courts, indoor running track, stadium stairs, rock climbing wall, two gymnasiums, youth and adult wellness centers,  swimming lessons, land and water aerobics, yoga, pilates, spinning classes, preschool and after school childcare, babysitting and family prime time. The New Bedford YMCA is located at 25 South Water Street, New Bedford.



Outlook E.A.P. Inc.

333 Union St.
New Bedford, MA 02740



Outlook Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential, professional resource for your employees to successfully address the challenges in their lives before they experience work performance difficulties. The earlier a problem is identified and resolved, the less likely it is to affect the employee’s work. Our emphasis on prevention is reflected in the employee literature, wellness seminars, and outreach programs designed to remove the stigma attached to seeking help. Our services are available to the employee’s family members because a family problem affects your employee.




People, Inc. Diabetes Association


People, Inc.

4 South Main St.
Fall River, MA 02720




The Diabetes Association of Fall River & New Bedford provides education on diabetes prevention and management for employees. A variety of support groups are available at a number of community locations.  


The Diabetes Association, Inc. (DAI)’s adult programs are designed to help control Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in adults as well as prevent Type 2 diabetes and the complications that can come with improper management of this disease. The program is free to anyone who has diabetes or is close to someone with diabetes. 





Saint Anne's Hospital


795 Middle Street
Fall River, MA 02721





Saint Anne's Hospital Diabetes Education is available to adults in the Greater Fall River Area through scheduled classes and events.


Please check the Hospital web site ( under events and classes for the latest information or call 508-674-5600 to inquire about upcoming classes.


Links to a number of videotaped episodes of presentations are also available on-line.


Southcoast Health Cardiac Prevention Program


383 Highland Avenue
Fall River, MA 02720





Southcoast Health offers a number of worksite wellness programs and health resources for local employers:


Lunch & Learn Sessions (30 minutes each) on a variety of topics:

  • FIT to a T (Spring)

  • Sun Safety 101 (Summer)

  • Holidays and Stress Aren't the Same (Fall)

  • Distortion in Your Portion?

  • Eating on the Go

  • Your Health -- Keeping It Close to Your Heart

  • There's No Place Like Home

  • Screens for Life

Southcoast Hospitals Flu Vaccines (October through December)


Southcoast Hospitals Hepatitis B Vaccines


Southcoast Hospitals CPR/First Aid/ AED training


Southcoast Hospitals Flu Vaccines


Southcoast Hospitals Strength Training for Beginners


Southcoast Hospitals Flexibility Testing




Southcoast Health Cardiac Prevention Program


383 Highland Avenue
Fall River, MA 02720




Southcoast Health's Cardiac Prevention Program helps members of the community lower their risk for heart disease.


The program provides individualized screening for risk factors, which includes a questionnaire and cholesterol screening. Both the initial screening and follow-up are conducted by a dedicated team that includes a nurse, a dietitian and a pharmacist.

The program's prevention efforts focus on promoting education, lifestyle changes and risk factor modification. 


These efforts are coordinated in a number of different ways — working with the Southcoast Health Van, local churches, businesses and other organizations and outreach efforts with local schools.




Stanley Street Treatment & Resources


386 Stanley Street
Fall River, MA 02720





Stanley Street Treatment and Resources (SSTAR) is a non-profit health care and social service agency that provides a wide range of mental health and substance abuse treatment services to people throughout the communities of Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.


SSTAR offers individual and group counseling for smoking cessation. Contact information is available on their website.



Fall River YMCA


199 N. Main St. Fall River, MA 02720




The Fall River Y is a full service facility offering programs that nurture everyone from school age children with child care, summer camp and swim lessons to aiding seniors to stay healthy. We are guiding our teens and young adults to discover who they are and help them to achieve their future goals through healthy living wellness programs such as Aerobics, Yoga & Tai Chi. Our family literacy/GED program supports parents & their families in furthering their education and growing together.


In communities across the nation, the Y is a leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. As a result, here on the SouthCoast thousands of youth, adults and families are receiving the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.


Mass Tobacco Control

You Can Quit Smoking - PowerPoint with 36 slides covering the basics of tobacco cessation. Can be customized for your community and worksite.


Web-based Resources for Employers


An eleven-page survey that can be used to assess the current state of worksite wellness capacity can be found at 2008 Massachusetts Worksite Health Improvement Survey (Word)


Order free medical information on many health topics. Massachusetts Heath Promotion Clearinghouse


The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Working on Wellness Toolkit (PDF) 3.18MB | Word 2.24MB. It will provide you with everything you need to get started in planning a worksite wellness program.


The Mass In Motion website contains links to dozens of useful resources for both employers and employees to improve their health status.


       "Why Positive, Ongoing Reinforcement Changes Employee Health Behavior", article by David S. Weed, Psy.D., coordinator Healthy City Fall River


The Center for Disease Control's LEAN Works! - A Workplace Obesity Prevention Program is a FREE web-based resource that offers interactive tools and evidence-based resources to design effective worksite obesity prevention and control programs

Working to improve the health and productivity of Southcoast employees!