Monson, MA – Employees at Monson Savings Bank outstepped a team of Town of Monson employees to win the Monson Step-Up Fitness Challenge, a walking competition run by Health New England.
From June 1-21, Monson Savings Bank’s team of fifty-six employees walked on average 4.5 miles per day compared with Town of Monson employees who walked approximately three miles per day.
In total, over the 21 days of the competition Monson Savings Bank employees walked 5,230 miles averaging ninety-six miles per person. The Town of Monson team walked1,158 miles, averaging sixty one miles per person.
In honor of their win, Health New England is donating $500 to Educare of Springfield, the bank’s chosen charity.
“I could not be more proud of the team at Monson Savings Bank and salute our friends with the Town of Monson. The Monson Step-Up Fitness Challenge helped keep us motivated as we burned calories and cleared our heads simply by taking walks,” said Dan Moriarty, President and CEO of Monson Savings Bank.
The Town of Monson team, led by administrator Jennifer Wolowicz, may not have won the competition, but they earned the health benefits of walking regularly. “The challenge was all about encouraging our employees to take care of themselves. We also wanted to beat the team at Monson Savings Bank but reaping the benefits of healthier lives has its own rewards,” Wolowicz said.
Health New England facilitated the competition to promote healthy living and wellness for the employees. Walking strengthens the heart, burns calories, protects joints, and helps mental health.
“Monson Savings Bank and Town of Monson are both so dedicated to helping their employees reach their best health,” said Timothy Chrystal, director of Sales for Health New England. “We’re happy to help them motivate their employees with a little healthy competition.”
About Monson Savings Bank
Incorporated as a mutually chartered community bank in 1872, Monson Savings Bank has one of the longest tenure of service and stability in its market. Civic leaders chartered the bank with the intent to give working men and women the opportunity to save, which – incredibly, they could not do prior to the bank’s inception. Today,Monson Savings Bank retains its legacy of empowerment through savings, but has expanded to serve its customers with a variety of innovative financial services. including digital banking, online mortgage applications and business banking, and commercial lending. The bank has expanded on its promise of “where people save, businesses prosper, and communities benefit” by opening offices in Hampden, Wilbraham, Ware, and most recently East Longmeadow. Massachusetts.
The bank also opened a retail and business Loan & Operations Center in Wilbraham in 2020. Member FDIC, Member DIF, Equal Housing Lender.
About Health New England
Based in Springfield, Massachusetts, Health New England is a not-for-profit health plan serving members in Massachusetts and Connecticut. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Baystate Health, Health New England offers a range of health care plans in the commercial, Medicaid and Medicare markets. For more information, visit healthnewengland.org.