Healthy Spaces Program
FALL 2017/WINTER 2018 NEWSLETTER
December 15, 2017
Menkes has launched a new wellness program called “Healthy Spaces” across its commercial office portfolio, including signature developments like 25 York Street and the new One York Street.
“While we have always strived to be an industry leader in green-friendly, sustainable real estate development and operations, we believe the next step is to focus on the quality of the work environment and its impact on the health of our tenants,” says Peter Menkes, President of the Commercial/Industrial Division of Menkes.
“Employees spend an increasing amount of time indoors and the buildings they work in have an effect on their health. We believe that our new program, and specific initiatives to actively promote health and wellness throughout our buildings, will help people’s wellbeing” says Jon Douglas, Menkes’ Director of Sustainability. Menkes’ Healthy Spaces program has four main areas of focus; Eating Well, Being Active, Maintaining Health, and Engaging Minds. “Each area of focus will include specific initiatives aimed at creating opportunities for employees in our buildings to reach improved nutrition, physical activity, preventative health and mental health.”