BATAVIA, NY – A free day-long health fair developed and managed by the students and faculty of Genesee Community College’s Nursing and Physical Education programs is scheduled for Monday, December 5 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Forum of the Batavia Campus. Local residents are invited to this free event to not only gather important information about cutting-edge healthcare needs, treatments, and diagnostic developments, but also enjoy learning preventive tips for maintaining healthy lifestyles.
The opportunity to learn about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), alcohol toxicity with DWI simulation, hypertension, cold and flu prevention, tissue and organ donation, hypothermia prevention and much more will be offered. A food drive hosted by the Nursing students will also be conducted. Donate a healthy non-perishable food item and visit each information table to enter to win numerous gift card items from local restaurants and businesses.
Nursing students will perform blood pressure screenings while physical education students will provide information on staying active during the winter months.
“The health fair gives our student community an opportunity to better understand the health and wellness needs of our college and local community, and also provides potential new students a chance to explore some fantastic career opportunities offered here,” Marilyn Brennan, RN, MSN, CNS assistant professor of Nursing said “Students hosted a similar event in May and it was very well received.”
The topics being presented are most applicable for adults and young adults, from teenagers through to senior citizen populations. Some of the information may not be suitable for children. For further information please contact Marilyn Brennan at (585) 343-6373.
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