Local Health and Wellness Providers and Agencies to be Represented; Student Groups to Participate as Well

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 20th annual Wellness Fair planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, 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 and will emphasize wellness for the mind, body and spirit. Staff from the College’s Accessibility Services, Career and Internship Services, and Veterans 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 (nutrition information, stress and anxiety reduction techniques).

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, stress and anxiety reduction, nutrition, health insurance, smoking cessation, mental health, heart health, and more. An array of available veterans services within the region will be highlighted, along with information about health insurance and the Affordable Care Act.

Among those agencies and organizations expected to be on hand are: Maternal-Infant Services Network (MISN), providing information on health insurance and affordability; 511 Rideshare, New York State’s ridesharing program coordinated by MetroPool; Catholic Charities; Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc.; Orange County Department of Health, offering smoking cessation tips; Safe Homes of the Hudson Valley; Cornell Cooperative Extension; Orange County Donate Life; VA Hudson Valley Health Care System; and Woman's Health Program.

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