WMU News

Universitywide health, benefits fair slated for Oct. 16

Oct. 7, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Members of the University community are invited to attend the WMU Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the East Ballroom of the Bernhard Center.

The free fair, an expansion of the University's traditional fall Benefits Fair, is designed to help faculty, staff, students and retirees learn how to create, maintain and sustain a healthy lifestyle. It will provide one-stop shopping for those seeking health- as well as benefits-related information.

Scores of exhibitors representing campus units and Kalamazoo-area health providers and financial institutions will be participating in the event.

A wide variety of diagnostic assessments and interactive activities will be offered, including blood pressure, vision and hearing checks; musculosketal and diabetes screenings; geriatric assessments; biomechanical foot evaluations; prescription medicine reviews; crisis interventions; chair massages; and presentations by service dogs. There will even be healthy food samples to try.

In addition, information will be available on such subjects as WMU employee and retiree benefits; the Michigan Educational Savings Plan; health career options, local volunteering opportunities; ergonomic, environmental and safety issues; nutrition and diet; exercise and strength training, local senior citizen and mental health resources; and holistic health and wellness alternatives.

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

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