Safety & Wellness Day

Wellness, safety and…insurance?

Earlier this summer, Georgetown University and MetLife Auto & Home teamed up to host a one-day safety and wellness event featuring auto services, lunch, giveaways, and safety demonstrations….directly on campus!

On June 28th more than 630 university employees came out to the Georgetown Bus Turnaround to take part in this community event, enjoy great food, win free prizes and benefit from valuable complimentary safety services.

The Safety and Wellness Day, sponsored by MetLife, provided, yes, insurance information, but also free maintenance services and safety checks to over 50 vehicles, as well as over 75 bicycle tunes ups. Over 70 people tried out the “Arrive Alive” distracted driving simulator, designed to demonstrate the dangers associated with and caution against distracted driving.

Throughout the event, hundreds of staff members engaged with fellow staff as well as representatives in attendance with EMS & Fire, the American Red Cross, Home Energy Medics and other Fair exhibitors.

“We don’t always make the connection between safety and wellness, but we should!,” said Charles DeSantis, Associate Vice President for Benefits and Payroll and Chief Benefits Officer. “I think the Georgetown Community found value in having multiple services provided in a one-stop shop environment, where they could consult experts on any questions they may have about auto, home and bike safety.”

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Those who took advantage of the complimentary vehicle inspection expressed how much they appreciated the thoroughness of the services offered. Each vehicle serviced received a 30-point vehicle safety check including tire checks, fluids, wipers and complimentary repair for windshield chips. Several family vehicles were maintained, and MetLife conducted child car seat inspections and recommendations.

“There’s a lot of value in bringing these services directly to our faculty and staff.” said Rachel Bridges, Director of GUWellness. “We recognize that our hardworking community has a lot of things going on that take place outside of work, and it’s important for our Wellness programming to recognize this and meet people where they are – which is often at work! People seemed to enjoy this event, so it’s safe to say we will do this again next summer.”

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