October 27, 2014

Rebecca J. James, Graduate Assistant

Campus Wellness Hosts Benefits and Wellness Fair Nov. 4

Scene from the 2013 Benefits and Wellness Fair

VALDOSTA – Valdosta State University Campus Wellness will host the ninth annual Benefits and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, on the third floor of the Student Union. The event is open to all students, faculty, staff, and retirees.

Over 60 exhibitors, benefit and retirement representatives, local service providers, and on-campus service providers will be present to hand out information and answer questions. Visitors will be able to take advantage of free fitness demonstrations, such as yoga and Tai Chi, discount tickets to Wild Adventures, free massages, giveaways, refreshments, prize drawings, free mini manicures, and more.

The University System of Georgia has provided 200 free flu shots for VSU faculty, staff, and retirees through its Wellness Initiative. The vaccines will be administered at the fair starting at 9 a.m. Advance registration is recommended (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a084cada82ca13-flushot).

Flu shots will be available to students for $10.

Screenings for blood pressure, body fat analysis/body mass index, glucose, cholesterol, and vision will begin an hour before the start of the Benefits and Wellness Fair. Hearing screenings will be available from 9 a.m. to noon.

Rebecca Murphy, a member of the VSU Wellness Committee and associate director of Human Resources for Employee and Organizational Development, said, “This fair is a great opportunity for faculty, staff, and retirees to get access to our benefit and retirement providers. I encourage everyone to take advantage of the free health screenings. We look forward to seeing you there.”

The VSU Wellness Committee promotes and supports an increased awareness and practice of a healthy lifestyle by offering a variety of educational activities and programs that address the social, intellectual, occupational, spiritual, physical, and emotional wellness of the university's faculty, staff, and student population.

Contact Rebecca Murphy at (229) 259-5105 or at training@valdosta.edu for more information.

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