Submitted by Westfarms Mall
This holiday season, enjoy wellness at Westfarms!
We are proud to announce that the first phase of “Wellness at Westfarms” launched with the opening of a relaxation lounge located outside of Lord & Taylor on the second floor of the mall. The lounge provides a place for shoppers to unwind, recharge mobile devices and learn about health and wellness services available in the region.
At various times throughout the holiday season, the lounge will also feature healthy snacks and water for shoppers.
Hartford HealthCare has become the exclusive health and wellness partner for Westfarms Mall. Located on the town line between West Hartford and Farmington in central Connecticut, Westfarms is a 1.3 million square foot regional shopping center that features more than 160 shops.
According to James Blazar, chief strategy officer and senior vice president for Hartford HealthCare, the wellness lounge is the first component of what will become a long-term partnership between the two organizations.
“This partnership makes it possible for Westfarms and Hartford HealthCare to collaborate in providing wellness services and resources in a retail venue that is convenient for hundreds of thousands of residents,” said James Blazar, chief strategy officer and senior vice president “Our goal is to improve community wellness by increasing access to vital health information and educational resources.”
“Westfarms is excited to be partnering with Hartford HealthCare and we look forward to showcasing their broad spectrum of health and wellness services to our community of customers and merchants,” said Kevin Keenan, general manager of Westfarms. “We strive to align ourselves with brands that share our commitment to excellence and feel Hartford HealthCare is a perfect fit. We look forward to continuing to surprise and delight our shoppers as we unveil a multi-phase wellness education program through 2013.”
In addition to opening the relaxation lounge, Hartford HealthCare has also partnered with the mall to sponsor the holiday gift wrap kiosk, with all proceeds benefiting the system’s Cancer Connect support line.
“I commend the leadership of Westfarms Mall for recognizing the importance of health management to their customers,” added Blazar. “Wellness at Westfarms will continue to showcase our shared commitment to supporting the health and wellness of the communities we serve.”