By: ALICIA FLORES
Indiana University South Bend, Your Health Your Way and Healthy IU will host “Your Health Your Way Fair” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in the Grille.
“The event is put on by Your Health Your Way, which is a committee here at IU that is part of Healthy IU,” said Health and Wellness Clinic Operations Director Kari Frame. “Healthy IU is a program striving for healthy employees and a healthy campus.”
There will be presentations, drawings, prizes and activities all promoting a healthy you. Asthma screenings, glucose testing and blood pressure screenings are among some of the options that will be available.
The Mammogram Mobile Unit will be available for those 40 and older. You must also have insurance and a provider to be screened, however no payment is required at the time of service.
“It’s great that IUSB offers something like this for the community. It offers a lot of free services for people in all age groups while at the same time providing people an opportunity to be well informed on their health instead of worrying about the expenses,” said nursing student Ashlyn Wlodarski.
IU Nursing students are helping out by volunteering for the blood pressure screening booth. This will give the students a hands on experience as well as helping out the community.
“I love how it allows us students to give back to our community and act out what we are studying at IUSB,” said Wlodarski. “It will be an awesome experience for me and my fellow nursing students to be involved. All of us in the nursing program have spent long, hard hours studying the career we love. The health fair allows some of us newer members to perform our skills in an actual real life health care setting. It’ll definitely better prepare us since we are going to be able to practice and come in contact with real life individuals.”
The fair will be open to the community. Staff, faculty and students are all welcome. No registration or fee is required.
“This is our big event and we are really trying to spread the word. We are always trying to do stuff not only for the employees but the whole campus,” said Frame.
For questions about the event, contact Kari Frame at email@example.com.