Inspirational Wellness Award
The "Trina Bauer Inspirational Wellness Award" is an annual award honoring a local individual for making a positive lifestyle change while inspiring others along their journey. Named after Trina Bauer's retirement in Fall 2018, the Inspirational Wellness Award will be a community wide award.
2019 Award Winner - Linda Lee
For 2018 we asked employees for nominations. This year's award was awarded to Linda Lee of Derby. Linda lost her husband Ray in 2008. She was determined to make her health a priority for herself and her family. Along with knee surgeries, Linda was diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB) requiring a heart ablation in 2013, forcing her to carry an oxygen tank with her everywhere. Her doctor told her she had to lose weight in order to be off the oxygen and help her heart to recover. By August 2015, through much work with a personal trainer, Linda had lost 60 pounds and had started to try some exercise without the oxygen. As her health improved, Linda often takes time to encourage others a the DRC and inspire us all.
Starting the fall of 2019, the community may nominate an individual that they find to be inspiring in their wellness journey by application. Applications will be taken in November and then will go through a review process with Bauer and DRC committee staff. The winner will be chosen and announced each January. Each winner will have their name placed on a glass plaque that is displayed in the DRC fitness center and have the opportunity to be involved in the DRC and Derby Health Collaborative initiatives throughout the year.