Grappone Automotive Group Has Been Recognized as a Platinum Level Fit Friendly Work-site by the American Heart Association

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Grappone demonstrates measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness.

Amanda Grappone Osmer (left), 4th generation owner of Grappone Automotive Group standing with Cindy Rybczyk (right), Director, NH Heart Walks

We’re committed to providing the best workplace environment possible

Grappone Automotive Group has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping team members eat better and move more. “Physical activity and the wellness of our Team Members are important priorities at the Grappone Automotive Group. We are honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite,” said Amanda Grappone Osmer. “We’re committed to providing the best workplace environment possible. This will benefit the health and wellness of our team members and produce even more positive results for our worksite overall.”

Platinum-level employers:

  • Offer employees physical activity options in the workplace.
  • Increase healthy eating options at the worksite.
  • Promote a wellness culture in the workplace.
  • Implement at least nine criteria outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical     activity, nutrition and culture.
  • Demonstrate measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness.

The Fit-Friendly Worksites program is a catalyst for positive change in the American workforce by helping worksites make their employees’ health and well-being a priority. American employers are losing an estimated $225.8 billion a year because of healthcare expenses and health-related losses in productivity, and those numbers are rising. Many American adults spend most of their waking hours at sedentary jobs. Their lack of regular physical activity raises their risk for a host of medical problems, such as obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes. Employers face $12.7 billion in annual medical expenses due to obesity alone. The American Heart Association is working to change corporate cultures by motivating employees to start walking, which has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Recognition is a critical component of the Fit-Friendly Worksites program. Employers that join this program qualify for official recognition by the American Heart Association and they are listed on the program’s national website. Qualifying worksites also have the right to use the program’s annual recognition seal for internal communications and with external, recruitment-related communications.

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our mission drives everything we do. To improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or join us, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or any of our offices around the country, or visit heart.org.

About Grappone Automotive

Grappone Automotive Group is a fourth generation family owned and operated automotive group and is one of the oldest known automobile retailers in the state of New Hampshire. They stand out in their community with their amazing NH company culture and philanthropic vision to serve their guests, team members, and community with integrity, kindness, and respect.

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