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Costco Earns Our ‘Family Friendly Award’

Representative Nelson Acevedo, Jr. accepted the Family Friendly Award for Costco Wholesale

AWARDED: Representative Nelson Acevedo, Jr. accepted the Family Friendly Award for Costco Wholesale

Costco Wholesale received LACASA’s 2014 “Family Friendly Award” for the company’s outstanding programs designed to help employees balance work-life-health issues.

LACASA’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council and the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce work together each year to select a company deserving of the Family Friendly Award.

The annual award recognizes local companies that encourage employees to make family their number one priority.

Costco Representative Nelson Acevedo, Jr. accepted the award at the chamber’s “A Tent Celebration” party in June, 2014.

“We selected Costco Wholesale as the recipient of our Family Friendly Award because of the company’s proactive approach to supporting employees and their families,” said Deanna Norris, CAP Council director.

“When employees are given tools to adequately address their own needs and the needs of their families, the result is stronger families, safer children, and a more satisfied workforce,” Norris said. 

“The entire community benefits when companies encourage employees to better themselves and to live a healthy lifestyle,” said Norris. “Parents who have strong support systems in place are better equipped to care for their children and to deal with stress and crisis in a healthy and effective way.”

Costco Wholesale offers a number of valuable programs and resources designed to help employees in all aspects of their lives, including:  

  • Teladoc program allows employees to talk to a doctor on the phone or through an online video chat, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. At a cost of just $10 to $15 per use, employees can communicate with doctors who are able to diagnose and treat many common conditions and even prescribe medications. This program saves families expensive trips to the emergency room or urgent care.
  • Live Healthy Wellness program helps families make good choices regarding nutrition and fitness while its Care Network provides counselors who are dedicated to helping employees balance the demands of life, work and personal issues.
  • Care Network, available to all employees and family members, provides resources to help with the challenges of parenting including: bringing home a new baby, learning about stages of child development, parenting children with special needs, and single parenting. Other topics include talking with teens and young adults, preventing substance abuse, creating family activities and goals, as well as budgeting and money management.
  • Work-Life webinars are free and available to employees on topics like healthy relationships, getting involved with your child’s school, caring for aging relatives, and anger management.

“Costco has many family-related programs in place,” said Norris.  “It is clear that the company is dedicated to the well-being of its employees and the people who mean the most to them – their families.”

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