Annual Health and Wellness Fair to connect campus

The Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center will host a health fair March 21.

The Annual Health and Wellness Fair from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. March 21 will encourage healthy lifestyles for faculty, staff and students.

Katie Gordon

“This is a chance for students to learn how to build a strong foundation for health, and ultimately success,” Katie Gordon, program coordinator, Wellness Center, said. “It’s also an opportunity for faculty and staff to engage with their own health to set them up for success in their jobs.”

Campus departments, as well as outside vendors, will take part in the fair and provide participants with a new understanding of their physical, mental, emotional, intellectual and financial health.

There will be about 50 stations inside the Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center on the west side of campus to provide screenings and demonstrations in areas such as:

  • Eye screenings and care
  • Pulmonary function screening
  • Fitness assessments
  • Disease prevention education
  • Nutritional demonstrations
  • Massage education
  • Chiropractic demonstrations
  • Exercise and health resources at UCCS available to faculty and staff
  • Injury prevention and treatment with athletic trainers
  • Bike and commuter programs
  • Emergency management and crime prevention
  • Sustainability
  • Medicaid in El Paso County
  • Domestic and sexual violence prevention resources
  • Alcohol and drug abuse resources and education
  • Exercise benefits
  • Financial health

Lunch will be provided courtesy of  SmartMoveUCCS, a positive social norms campaign designed to reduce impaired driving by highlighting smart choices most students make in regard to alcohol use. The campaign is funded by grants managed by the Persistent Drunk Driver Committee through the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health. The Department of Public Safety will also operate a drop off and disposal service for unwanted prescription drugs.

“I love that when walking around no two tables address the same health topic, but at the end of the day you feel a sense of all those topics coming together and connecting in a broader picture of wellbeing.” Gordon said.

Participants will be eligible to win gift cards and other prizes. For more information, contact Gordon, kgordon4@uccs.edu or 255-4448.

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