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RHODE ISLAND ranked No. 24 among the best states in which to retire, according to a new report by Bankrate. / PBN FILE PHOTO / ARTISTIC IMAGES

Bankrate: R.I. is 24th best state for retirement

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranks No. 24 in a new report on the best states in which to retire. The report by the consumer finance...

N.E. Tech to offer new summer internship program for high school...

EAST GREENWICH – The New England Institute of Technology and nonprofit Skills for Rhode Island’s Future are creating a new summer internship program for...
Psychotherapist Jennifer Weaver-Breitenbecher opened Polaris Counseling & Consulting in 2015. 
The mental health practice and wellness-consulting firm has 
offices in North Providence 
and East Greenwich. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Maintain focus on wellness

Jennifer Weaver-Breitenbecher | Polaris Counseling & Consulting LLC owner When first offered, working from home seemed like an ideal situation for many employees. Countless memes...
FINDING A WAY FORWARD: Victoria Malchar, owner of Malchar Wellness Center, treats Brandon Maced at her Warwick offices, where she and her staff offer a number of coaching and therapy options. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Malchar builds health and wellness from ground up

Victoria Malchar of Warwick’s Malchar Wellness Center is a chiropractor, sure. But she does so much more than that and has for quite some...
FLEX TIME: Yoga classes at Children’s Friend are popular among its employees. From left: Stacy Couto, Michele Yun, Nicole Esposito, Kim Samos and Edouard Latortue, in the background.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Culture shift to wellness 
at Children’s Friend

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 150-499 EMPLOYEES #1: Children’s Friend CEO (or equivalent): David Caprio, CEO and president Number of employees: 380 For the past 185 years,...
PBN HELD ITS ANNUAL Healthiest Employers event Thursday at the Providence Marriott Downtown, where 31 companies were honored for their efforts to improve employee wellness.

Healthiest Employers lauded for results

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News’ eighth Healthiest Employers awards event brought together 270 of the region’s business leaders Thursday to celebrate individuals and companies...
VIRGIN PULSE CEO David Osbourne said that the company remains open to more complementary acquisitions following the company's purchase of the Texas-based wellness management company Viverae. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Virgin Pulse acquires Texas-based wellness management company

PROVIDENCE – Virgin Pulse has acquired Viverae Inc., a wellness management company that works with employers to improve and simplify health for employees, the...

Workplace wellness programs benefit the healthy most

A number of studies have pointed to the potential benefits of workplace wellness programs – from increased gym use to decreased health care spending....

Healthiest Employers see rewards in many ways

Companies interested in effectively helping employees lead healthier lives are taking a more active role, oftentimes by making wellness programs more convenient. That is...
FITNESS SERVED: IGT has a robust healthy-activity culture, including company groups that play basketball and volleyball at lunchtime Thursdays at the company’s West Greenwich campus. From far left: Manish Verma, director of technology; Yanna Tow, systems administrator; Frank Staskiewicz, senior printed circuit board designer; Lucas Halkidis, electrical engineering intern; Tom Quaranta, mechanical engineer; Jim Lyons, principal business systems analyst; and Bruce Parkes, consulting hardware engineer. 
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

IGT’s got game on healthy lifestyle choices

Healthiest Employees: 5,000+ Employees | #1. International Game Technology PLC CEO (or equivalent): Renato Ascoli, CEO, North America Number of employees: 7,000 When it comes to promoting...
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