ARCA on the Move promotes health for ARCA’s employees and the individuals they serve

Albuquerque, New Mexico

ARCA’s Annual Walking Competition makes the ARCA Family Healthier

“Dream it! Live It! Achieve it!” is the motto of ARCA’s 12-week walking competition, ARCA on the Move. Since 2008, teams of individuals receiving services and employees compete to walk the most miles in 12 weeks. In 2011, 65 teams dreamed, lived and achieved 47,645 miles walked. Competition motivators include t-shirts, prize drawings, mid-race stop events, and a closing celebration. Top categories like “Most Inspirational” receive prizes. Individuals receiving services who compete receive a medal and employees receive an annual yearbook. “I did ARCA on the Move for two years consecutively… Thanks to ARCA on the Move, I am happier, healthier, and five dress sizes smaller,” said Rebecca Hall, ARCA on the Move participant.

The event
is coordinated by ARCA’s Employee Wellness Committee along with two paid walking breaks daily, speakers on health topics, stress reduction seminars, an annual health fair, free flu shots, and incentives for monthly wellness activities. The Presbyterian Health Plan, ARCA’s health insurance provider, works closely with the Employee Wellness Committee to print event materials and support the Know Your Numbers Health Fair.

The Employee Wellness Program, which reflects ARCA’s commitment to maintain a culture of wellness, was nominated for New Mexico Business Weekly, Best Mid-Size Company Employee Wellness Program in 2010. “
ARCA on the Move is one of a multitude of opportunities offered by ARCA for the individuals in our care and our staff to learn and practice healthy lifestyles and live great lives,” said Edward Kaul, President and CEO of ARCA. ARCA on the Move encourages the entire ARCA family to be physically and mentally fit.

Check out
2011 ARCA on the Move Report.

For more information please contact Leslie Hoelzel or Arielle Bernier Oetzel.