The Philadelphia Protestant Home

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Location: Philadelphia, PA
Founded: 1890
Industry: Nonprofit

The Philadelphia Protestant Home

Anthony Manzo
President and CEO

Maureen Solomon
Director of Wellness

Committing to wellness: “When I came to this company about five years ago, there was a wellness program in place, but it was a little disorganized and it was not living up to its full potential,” says Anthony Manzo, president and CEO of The Philadelphia Protestant Home (PPh). “I saw that there was so much opportunity here to increase the awareness of wellness, change the culture that was in place and provide healthy living for full-time employees.”

FUN FACT: PPh’s employees range in age from 18 to 75.

Special perks: “We have marked walking trails that traverse our beautiful 12-acre campus to facilitate daily movement,” says Manzo. The nonprofit’s class schedule includes everything from senior circuit, tai chi and yoga to organized walking and open swim classes. Two senior fitness programs, Silver Sneakers and Silver and Fit, are offered to community members free of charge if they are eligible through their insurance providers.

Solid results: PPh uses a number of metrics to track ROI for its wellness program, including healthcare costs, missed work days, workers’ compensation claims and employee morale. The nonprofit conducts monthly employee surveys to ask employees whether they feel happy and valued at the company. “From what we can see, all of these [metrics] have improved,” says Manzo.