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Posted on: July 10, 2019

9th Annual WorkWell Symposium: Laura Putnam

WorkWell event 2019

Don’t miss the chance to attend the ninth annual WorkWell Douglas County symposium on August 21. This year, we have invited a special guest who is the recipient of the American Heart Association's "2020 Impact" award as well as the National Wellness Institute’s “Circle of Leadership” award, and has inspired companies from Apple to Fitbit to invigorate their workplaces.

Laura Putnam is a nationally-renowned speaker, author, and trainer who is the founder and CEO of Motion Infusion a group that helps organizations achieve healthy and active work environments.

“Laura Putnam not only has the research background for best practices in workplace wellness, but has traveled the country sharing and validating this information with organizations both small and large,” said WorkWell chair-elect Janelle Martin, of Communities in Schools of Mid-America.

Early registration is $50 per person. After Aug. 15, registration is $65. Scholarships up to $50 are available to individuals and business employees who are interested in attending. For details, contact Susan Farley, WorkWell Douglas County Director, at or 785-843-7058.

To register online, visit

WorkWell is a LiveWell Douglas County work group that seeks to promote wellness policies and practices in workplaces, with an emphasis on physical activity, nutrition, tobacco use and wellbeing. 

“WorkWell welcomes participation from employers, human resources and worksite wellness professionals interested in improving the health of workers in Douglas County,” Aynsley Anderson-Sosinski, LMH Health, chair of WorkWell.

Organizers said this event is especially important to promote wellness not only in the work place, but in Douglas County as a whole.

“We all hire from the same community, so we should care about our own employees/colleagues as well as the people who currently work somewhere else,” said WorkWell member Laurie Comstock of KU Endowment. “You will be inspired and will go back to work with some action steps and an understanding that you, no matter your position, can make a difference in the wellbeing of your colleagues.”

LiveWell Douglas County WorkWell is continuing a mission of community-building by bringing Putnam and allowing the opportunity for “wellness champions in their respective workplaces to meet and network with others who are experiencing similar successes and challenges,” Martin said.

For more information about LiveWell Douglas County, visit

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