Health Screenings, Information Offered in College’s Shepard Student Center

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Representatives of health and wellness organizations from throughout the Hudson Valley will be available to provide information and health screenings during SUNY Orange’s annual Wellness Fair planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, in the Fireplace Lounge of the George F. Shepard Student Center in Middletown.

Coordinated by the College’s Health Services Office, the Wellness Fair is open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Free vision, cholesterol, hearing, oral cancer and blood pressure screenings will be available, along with fitness assessments, massages and information on careers within the health and wellness professions. College employees will be urged to participate in the free hearing and vision tests.

In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about massage therapy, birth control, safe sex, HIV/STD prevention, health insurance, occupational and physical therapy, body mechanics, body fat composition, exercise physiology, smoking cessation, disease prevention, stress management and mental health, heart and spinal health, yoga for adults and children, women’s health, violence prevention, podiatry, and much more.

Throughout the Wellness Fair, the Health Services Office will also be offering free, confidential and anonymous OraQuick HIV tests, with results available in 10 minutes. Orange Regional Medical Center will be promoting its Healthy Heart program and there will be folks on hand to explain the latest changes to health insurance laws.

Among those agencies and organizations expected to be on hand are: Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council, All About Health, Arden Hill Speech and Hearing (testing inside Health Services Office), Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Orange County, Clean Air New York, Excel Urgent Care, Mental Health Association of Orange County, Mentors (Dr. Jay Joerger), Metro Pool Inc., Middletown Community Health Center, My Choice Pregnancy Care Center, New York State Department of Health, NuRide, Orange County Department of Health, Planned Parenthood, Safe Homes of Orange County, Scotchtown Chiropractic, The Children’s School of Yoga and the Rural Development Advisory Corp.

Alongside the coordinating efforts of the Health Services Office, SUNY Orange will be represented by its Career Services Office as well as academic departments for dental hygiene, movement science, occupational therapy assistant and physical therapist assistant. College representatives will be on hand to discuss and explain available services for veterans. The Body Brigade student club will be providing fitness demonstrations, including Zumba and Phu-suhm, at the top of each hour.

Nursing students from SUNY Orange will be distributing information from the Kick Butts smoking cessation program, including using innovative new software that will allow them to photograph a visitor and illustrate the effects of smoking on their appearance as they age.

For more information, contact the Health Services Office at (845) 341-4870.

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Mike Albright
Communications Officer
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940