The primary purpose of the University of Maine at Farmington’s Wellness Committee

shall be to provide advocacy, leadership and support for work-site health improvement

through activities such as continuing education, resource development, pedometer programs,

ergonomics and work-site visits, blood pressure screenings, cholesterol screenings,

blood sugar screenings, stress management resources and networking.

These efforts are directed toward employers, employees/family members

and retirees in the Western Maine area.


For more information or if you have any ideas to share please contact:

Laurie Gardner

Director of Human Resources and Administratve Services and UMF Wellness Co-Chair


Dr. Jewel Jones

Associate Professor of Rehabilitation and UMF Wellness Co-Chair


Tricia Thomas

Assistant Director UMF FRC Coordinator for Group Fitness, Personal Training, and Wellness and UMF Wellness Co-Chair


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The University of Maine at Farmington is a proud recipient of the WELCOA Gold Well Workplace Award. The Gold award is the highest level of wellness achievable. WELCOA focuses on building “Well Workplaces” — organizations that are dedicated to the health of their employees. The Well Workplace process provides business leaders and members with a structure or blue print to help their organizations build results-oriented wellness programs. Ultimately these programs help employees make better lifestyle choices, and positively impact the organization’s bottom line.