Wellness Fair provides services for all

Salina Bowe photo: Many students showed up at the Wellness Fair in the MAC.Salina Bowe photo: Many students showed up at the Wellness Fair in the MAC.

On Friday, April 4, the 10th annual Wellness Fair took place in the MAC from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event was open to the students, faculty and staff of Mercyhurst University.

The Wellness Fair is designed to increase health awareness and to motivate people to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Organized by Leadership & Outreach Coordinator in the Campus Involvement Center Kristy Jamison, the Wellness Fair is a cooperative event run by many organizations.

“I gather representatives from various departments and organizations on campus who participate in the event each year and we bounce around ideas of what topic each department and organization will host at their station,” said Jamison.

“We aim to promote the seven dimensions of wellness, which are physical, social, emotional, environmental, spiritual, intellectual and occupational well-being.”

There were many objectives that Jamison wanted to accomplish with the Wellness Fair.

“Some of our objectives for the fair are to establish an interdisciplinary approach and connect student life and academics through collaboration of the event. It also gives students the opportunity to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it in a real-world setting,” Jamison said.

During the Wellness Fair, there were free giveaways, including a salad shaker given to the first 150 people at the fair.

Also, people who participated in personal assessment demonstrations were eligible to win wellness-related prizes such as a 3-month membership to LECOM or a FitBit.

One club that participated in the Wellness Fair this year was the Mercyhurst Mentors team. This year, they had a table where people could make healthy trail mix.

Another participant was the Sports Medicine Department who had various stations that focus on physical demonstrations and well-being.

The Health & Wellness Center provided information about emotional well-being and health safety.

If you would like to know more information about the Wellness Fair and how it went, please contact Kristy Jamison at kjamison@mercyhurst.edu or (814) 824-2388.
For more info on the Health & Wellness Center, please contact them at health@mercyhurst.edu.