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Wellness expo promotes healthy living

Nov. 11, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University students, faculty and staff members, and retirees are invited to attend the 2008 WMU Health and Wellness Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Student Recreation Center's indoor tennis courts area.

This free campuswide event is designed to increase awareness and utilization of health programs, organizations and resources available to the WMU community.

More than 50 exhibitors from the University and greater Kalamazoo area will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about available health and wellness services and employee/retiree benefits.

The expo will feature information on stress management, social wellness, sexual health, nutrition and diet, ergonomics, weight training and exercise. Services offered will include vision and hearing screening, healthy food samples and chair massages. Flu and meningitis vaccinations also will also be administered at a student cost of $24 and $108, respectively.

Special arrangements have been made by the offices of the Vice Presidents for Business and Finance and for Student Affairs to fund the full cost of flu vaccinations administered by the Sindecuse Health Center for employees and their eligible dependents who are covered by WMU's Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PPO insurance plan. Meningitis vaccinations administered by Sindecuse are a BCBSM-covered benefit for faculty and staff and their eligible dependents. For more vaccinations details, visit sindecuse.com or call (269) 387-3287.

By providing an opportunity to explore campus and local providers of health and wellness services, expo organizers hope to encourage and support commitments on the part of WMU students and employees to create, improve and sustain healthy lifestyles.

For more information about the WMU Health and Wellness Expo, contact Amy Seth, director of University Recreation, at amy.seth@wmich.edu or (269) 387-3759.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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