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 17th annual Wellness Fair planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, in the Fireplace Lounge of the George F. Shepard Student Center in Middletown.

Coordinated by the College’s Wellness Center, the Wellness Fair is open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Staff from the College’s Accessibility Services and Career and Internship Services offices will be on hand, along with students from the College’s academic departments for dental hygiene (offering free oral screenings), movement science (fitness evaluations) and nursing.

Throughout the event, attendees may take advantage of free, confidential and anonymous HIV Quick Tests, with results available in less than 20 minutes. Orange Regional Medical Center will be offering free healthy heart screenings. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about massage therapy, birth control, safe sex, HIV/STD prevention, health insurance, smoking cessation, mental health, heart health, yoga and much more. An array of available veterans services within the region will be highlighted as well.

Among those agencies and organizations expected to be on hand are: Maternal-Infant Services Network (MISN), providing information on health insurance and affordability; NuRide; New York State’s ridesharing program coordinated by MetroPool; Happy Budda Yoga; Han Ho Martial Arts; Orange County Department of Health, offering smoking cessation tips; Ocupations, Inc.; Mobile Mental Health; Safe Homes of the Hudson Valley; Cornell Cooperative Extension; Scotchtown Chiropractic and Physical Therapy; ENT and Allergy Associates; and Orange County Donate Life.

For more information, contact the SUNY Orange Wellness Center at (845) 341-4870.

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Mike Albright
Communications Officer
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940