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Leslie Roberts
(828) 268-9447

Julia Padgett
(828) 268-9491

Employee Assistance Program
Lisa Shelton
Jenni Womble
(828) 268-9049
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Broyhill Wellness Center
(828) 266-1060
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YMCA of Avery County
(828) 737-5500
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Employee Wellness Programs

Take advantage of ARHS’s many resources to help you improve or maintain your health. There is something for everyone! We can support your goals, whatever they may be.


Love Your Life (LYL)

Love Your Life LogoMove towards better health through our Love Your Life (LYL) wellness incentive program. LYL promotes healthy living through behavioral and educational activities for its program participants. When you join LYL, you’ll receive an individual summary based on a comprehensive health assessment including blood pressure, weight and body composition screening and a multi-panel blood draw test. Throughout the year, to help you maintain good health or improve your health, you’ll have access to numerous support programs such as health coaching, quarterly wellness credit incentives, and much more. All ARHS employees are eligible to participate and can earn substantial rewards throughout the year for participation.

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Active & Fit Direct

Active & Fit DirectLast December, many of you completed a benefits survey sharing your opinions about ARHS benefits and perks. We heard a recurring theme of wanting increased accessibility and affordability of the Wellness Center and YMCA. We are proud to announce we will began the Active&Fit Direct (TM) program on July 1, 2020. Active&Fit Direct is a flexible fitness program being offered so you can work out, your way.

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Onsite Health/Wellness Coaching,

What is it that you want to achieve? Employee Wellness is here to help you meet your goals! During collaborative one on one sessions, you’ll work within a supportive environment to establish your health vision, 3 months goals, and weekly goals to get you feeling your best!

Contact Employee Wellness at (828) 268-9447 to schedule an appointment.


Show Me the Weigh – AHA Worksite Innovation Award (2014)

Do you want the support of others while you work on weight loss? Show Me the Weigh is an 8-week, multi-disciplinary program which focuses on lifestyle changes for successful weight management. Weekly classes are held in groups and topics focus on nutrition, fitness, and environmental support strategies for successful weight loss. Look for program dates announced in your email.


Fresh From The Farm (Spring Registration)

Get freshly harvested fruits and vegetables delivered to your worksite doorstep! Fresh From the Farm is a unique worksite CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program which supports our local farmers. Each spring, you can join by paying a set fee for produce ahead of time (established by the farmer). Then, during the spring/summer months, farmers deliver your veggie box to the hospital drop off location. Look for enrollment emails in late winter/early spring. Payroll deduction available.


Tobacco Cessation (Available year round)

Are you ready to quit? You can receive one-on-one behavioral support and free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) to help with quitting tobacco. Choose from between the patch or the gum once per fiscal year. Other options are available by prescription for those on the ARHS health plan (copays and deductibles may apply).

Contact Employee Wellness at (828) 268-9447 at least 1 week prior to quit date.


Biometrics Assessment

Do you want a quick Blood Pressure, Weight, and/or Body Composition check outside of annual Wellness Program enrollment?

Contact Employee Wellness at (828) 268-9447 to schedule a quick assessment.




Additional ARHS Programs


Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help you understand and cope with those difficult family, legal, stress or drug and alcohol problems that are too much for your friends and relatives to help you with. EAP counselors are trained and experienced. The counselors all have attained Masters Degrees in Human Service fields along with licensure and/or certifications in appropriate areas of counseling.  (828) 263-0121


Broyhill Wellness Center

More than just a gym! The fitness center includes indoor track, therapy pool, lap pool, racquetball court, a variety of fitness classes, a fully equipped cardio gym, locker rooms, and childcare services. You also have access to massage therapy, personal training and programs like CrossFit and THRIVE. As an employee, you receive a discount off monthly membership.  (828) 266-1060


YMCA of Avery County

We aim to offer a space that you and your family can enjoy in a way that is healthy in spirit, mind, and body. Our wellness center features top-of-the-line exercise machines, resistance equipment, free weights and an indoor track. You also have access to our indoor pool, group exercise classes (which include Pilates, BodyPump, Spinning, Yoga, and more), locker rooms, and childcare. As an employee, you receive a discount on monthly membership. (828) 737-5500

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