Cheaha Area Regional Emergency Specialists

April 7, 2014

CARES logo jpg file 083107Affectionately known as C.A.R.E.S., the clinic has been a part of the Anniston community since we opened our doors in 2002. In 2008, we opened a second location at the Oxford Exchange. From the very beginning C.A.R.E.S. has offered Immediate Care, Family Care and Occupational Medicine. We are dedicated to providing our patients the best possible treatment rendered by our certified professional, friendly staff. See for yourself what makes C.A.R.E.S. the perfect choice for your healthcare needs.
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C.A.R.E.S. has been gearing up for the 2014 Relay For Life of Calhoun County event. This event will take place on May 10, 2014.
C.A.R.E.S. is also helping the Chamber with the Workplace Wellness Program.
Eat, Live and Be Healthy!wellness 2
Presented By: CARES
Why is workplace wellness important?
•59% of employees do not get adequate exercise
•50% or more have high cholesterol
•27% have cardiovascular disease
•26% are overweight by 20 percent or more
•24% have high blood pressure
Did you know that between 70 to 90 percent of health care spending is caused by preventable, modifiable health risks? The Chamber believes that wellness and chronic disease management programs in the workplace play a critical role in improving health and productivity. As the largest purchasers of health care, employers are uniquely situated to help provide leadership in workplace wellness and health promotion.
Workplace wellness programs are a win-win for both the employer and employees. Employees who participate in workplace wellness programs are fitter, more productive, have better morale, and are safer than employees who do not otherwise treat their chronic conditions.
During the months of April through July, the Chamber will be conducting a 100 Day Workplace Wellness Challenge for Calhoun County.
Participating employees and employers will be recognized for their involvement and success.
The Ultimate Challenge:
Designed to award participants for reducing their total body fat during the 100-day program, participants will sign up for a confidential weigh-in and BMI measurement prior to and after the challenge to see who loses the most overall body fat. The Ultimate Challenge winner will be recognized and awarded a 1-Year Membership to the YMCA of Calhoun County. $10 registration fee for Chamber Members includes t-shirt received at completion of 100 Day Challenge.
Active Lifestyle Challenge:
Designed for participants to earn points for doing and tracking their healthy activities, participants will register and keep up with their 100 Days of activity on an official scorecard. The Active Lifestyle Challenge winner will be recognized and awarded 1-Year Membership to the YMCA of Calhoun County. $10 registration fee for Chamber Members includes t-shirt received at completion of 100 Day Challenge.
Healthy Business Certification:
The Healthy Business Certification recognizes Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce member businesses for implementing new or maintaining/enhancing existing wellness programs for their employees. At the conclusion of the 100-Day Challenge, the Chamber will recognize member businesses that promote health and wellness and offer programs, activities, incentives for their employees, contributing to improving the health of the Calhoun County Region. Participating businesses must fill out and return the Businesses Certification form to the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce by 5 PM on Monday, July 21, 2014. The recipients will be listed on the Chamber website and in the weekly newsletters.
There is a $10 registration fee for Calhoun County Chamber members to participate in the Healthy Business Certification health program.
For printable registration forms, scorecards and rules, visit
Registration forms are due by 5 PM on the program start date of Monday, April 18.
The Lifestyle Challenge Scorecard or Final BMI Measurement must be turned in to the Calhoun County Chamber Commerce by July 28, 2014.
For more information, contact Emily Duncan, the Chamber’s Public Relations Coordinator, at 256-237-3536 or via email at Stay tuned for more announcements to come!


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