Thursday, June 4, 2009 (Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania) — The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort has taken its smoke-free policy one step further by introducing a new “fresh air” initiative.
In 2006, The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort was the first lodging facility in the Pocono Mountains to designate all guest rooms and indoor public areas as smoke-free. Starting June 1st, Shawnee made the commitment to ensure all employee areas are smoke-free.
The fresh air initiative is the most recent arm of Shawnee’s Year of Wellness. To ease employees into the transition, Shawnee, in partnership with the Carbon, Monroe, Pike Drug and Alcohol Commission, sponsored smoking cessation classes for employees who wanted help in alleviating their addiction to tobacco. The classes were offered on a weekly basis with a gradual step-down program that lasted eight weeks.
“The health of our employees is just as important as the livelihood of our resort. They are the key to the operation of Shawnee so we must be as supportive as possible to help them lead a positive lifestyle”, Rob Howell, General Manager of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort.
Guests of Shawnee are still able to smoke in specially designated outdoor areas.
In addition to Shawnee’s “fresh air” initiative, the resort has been offering free employee exercise classes twice weekly along with discounted gym memberships to Elevations Health Club. One of their most recent wellness achievements occurred on May 17th, when Shawnee sponsored a team of 17 employees to participate in the Pocono Run for the Red Marathon.
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is proud of its employees and looks forward to further supporting its Year of Wellness.