Vickie Kaspszak Is the Hero Award Winner Presented by the Capital Area Health and Wellness Coalition

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Vickie plays an integral role in the development of Grappone's phenomal company culture and her dedication to Health and Wellness is nothing less than inspirational.

Vickie Kaspszak

Our goal, as the core group of health conscious individuals, is to work together.

Vickie is the kind of teammate who makes others live better by her selfless service. She cares about the health and wellness of each and every Grappone Team Member. Vickie is receiving this award for her ongoing daily efforts to encourage and support Grappone's team. She has made an outstanding contribution beyond the call of duty, and encourages friends, family and co-workers to reconsider their nutritional and lifestyle choices. She helps to make those around her healthier and is an inspiration to others. Vickie is the reason that Grappone Automotive Group is achieving their goal of becoming a healthier workforce.            

In October, 2012, Grappone launched their Health and Wellness team to reflect their mission of building lifelong relationships with their team members. Vickie stated, "Our goal, as the core group of health conscious individuals, is to work together. We started by taking a step back and gathered important information as to what specific areas of health needs and interests are within our organization. With that information we began our journey....creating health and wellness initiatives for a better you, a better me, a better us."

The following are some highlighted achievements by Vickie that helped drive Grappone Automotive towards a healthier state of nirvana and success.

  • April 27-28, 2013, Vickie Kaspszak received her Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist (CWWS) certificate from the National Wellness Institute.
  • All soda & vending machines were replaced with Healthy Snack vending machines.
  • Johnson’s Golden Harvest Farmers’ Market at Toyota, every other week.
  • Soup Gallery – brings in fresh organic salads and sandwiches at Toyota.
  • Hyundai and Toyota both stock Greek yogurt as a healthy choice.
  • On-site fitness center with small hand held weights and bench, treadmill, stationary bike and elliptical machine.
  • Formation of team member soccer and softball teams.
  • Grappone Notices: Important Link: Health & Wellness.
  • On-site meetings available with Kelly Lang.
  • Weight Watchers at Work Program.
  • Daily emails with “healthy tips”.
  • Move for Charity – coordinating team walks, runs and other events for charity (Shaker Village XC 5K, Rock & Race, AHA Heart Walk and the Prouty).
  • Create walking/running routes around our local streets...both 1.7 and 3.01 miles.
  • Joy of Fitness – our year round exercise tracking program.
  • 10K steps a Day Challenge.
  • Health Risk Assessments (HRA)
  • Health & Wellness reimbursement program.
  • Jeremy’s Bootcamp.

Vickie has set some goals for herself and for the Grappone Automotive Group for 2014 as well which consists of:

  •      Smoking cessations.
  •      Grappone Notices: Important Link: Tobacco Free.
  •      Health Risk Assessments (HRA).
  •      Risk & preventative care talk about Diabetes - scheduled March 5th at 12:00 PM.
  •      20/20 Rule – Every 20 minutes/move for 20 seconds.
  •      Noontime walks/runs/biking with team members.
  •      Move for Charity events (Walks & Runs).
  •      Health & Wellness Fair – April 15
  •      Our own in house weight loss program - "Scale Tippers".
  •      Boating to work days.
  •      Triathlon - Run up Oak Hill, Bike to NHTI, Boat to Grappone Toyota.
  •      Joy of Fitness – our year round exercise tracking program.
  •      Daily emails with “healthy tips”. The health and wellness team is always looking for new initiatives that promote a healthy lifestyle.
  •      Health Risk Assessments (HRA)
  •      Health & Wellness reimbursement program.
  •      Free Chair massages.
  •      10K steps a Day Challenge.
  •      National Walking Day

Grappone Automotive Group is a fourth generation family owned business that is located in Concord, New Hampshire. One of their primary objectives as an organization is to treat their guests and community with integrity, kindness, and respect. For more information, please visit

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