Author - Samantha Lappe

My Life My Home Recognized with 2023 Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation(TM)

Cigna Healthcare has selected My Life My Home as a recipient of their 2023 Silver level Healthy Workforce Designation for demonstrating a strong commitment to improving the health and vitality of its employees through a workplace well-being program.

“At My Life My Home, employee health is one of our top priorities; we are honored to be recognized with the Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation” said Samantha Lappe, Marketing and Public Relations Manager. “We understand the important role employee well-being plays in an organization’s success and the relationship between healthy employees contributing to a more productive team that is able to then give their best support to the individuals at My Life My Home. With the help of Cigna Healthcare, our well-being program has expanded to include a wide range of health resources and activities such as scavenger hunts and fitness challenges.”

Vitality is defined as the capacity to pursue life with health, strength and energy. It is both a driver and an outcome of health and work/life engagement, and Cigna Healthcare believes it is not only essential to individuals, but also a catalyst for business and community growth. Research conducted as part of the Evernorth Vitality Index confirms that those with higher vitality experience better mental and physical health along with higher levels of job satisfaction and performance. An opportunity remains for employers as less than one in five U.S. adults report having high levels of vitality. A workplace wellbeing program that takes a comprehensive approach to employee health can be critical in boosting vitality and building a workforce that experiences better overall health and job productivity.

“Higher vitality is linked to a more motivated, connected, and productive workforce,” said Kari Knight Stevens, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, The Cigna Group. “Employers that foster vitality will fuel a healthier workplace and drive business and economic growth. That’s why we’re proud to recognize employers for their efforts to prioritize multiple dimensions of wellness, build a culture of health, and boost employee engagement.”

The Cigna Healthy Workforce Designation evaluates organizations based on the core components of their well-being program, including leadership and culture, program foundations and execution, policies and accommodations, and additional areas. Organizations recognized with this designation set the standard of excellence for organizational health and vitality. Cigna Healthcare is proud to honor My Life My Home with the Silver level designation for having made good progress towards a healthy work culture by establishing and growing their employee well-being and engagement program.


My Life My Home Celebrated at Annual Awards Banquet

Clinton Manor and My Life My Home celebrated their team members and another fantastic year during their Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, February 3, 2024. The banquet’s theme was Casino Night, which included a variety of Vegas games for guests to learn how to play and enjoy. The evening also included a dinner, dancing, and presenting recognition & years of service awards. Awards presented at the banquet included a 35 Years of Service award to Michael Brave, CEO. Clinton Manor has been  under the same ownership and management since it was purchased on January 1, 1988 by Southern Illinois Living Centers, Inc. Each year an Advocacy Award is also presented to a team member, family, or community member who makes a difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities or senior citizens. This year’s recipients of the Advocacy Award were Kim Karbach, of the REAL organization, and The Colleen Nesbit Memorial Foundation. Clinton Manor and My Life My Home appreciate the many team members and guests who attended, as well as the local businesses that helped make the event a success! Special thanks goes to the New Baden American Legion, Cygan Delaney Catering, Elite Events and Foxy Fete Event Services. At Clinton Manor Living Center, their mission is to passionately support each person in living a meaningful and satisfying life. Clinton Manor in New Baden, IL provides long-term care and skilled nursing that accommodates seniors or individuals with high medical needs. Their 5-star Medicare rated nursing team delivers person-centered care for individuals recuperating from surgery, stroke or illness. Clinton Manor also offers an excellent in-house rehabilitation department that provides Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy. At My Life My Home, individuals with developmental disabilities are provided daily support to live as independently as possible within the community. My Life My Home manages eight Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILAs) throughout St. Clair County and Clinton County. For more information, please go to:
Guests during the awards recognition ceremony
The Colleen Nesbit Memorial Foundation receiving the Advocacy Award
The Leadership Team presenting Michael Brave, CEO, with a 35 Years of Service award.
Guests enjoying the casino games