Health promotions invites students to LiveWell Fair

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Students can learn about this college’s resources for healthy living, substance abuse prevention and safe sex.

By Michelle Delgadolivewelleb

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

Vendors such as ¡Hazlo!, Planned Parenthood and Metro Health will participate in this college’s LiveWell Fair from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Fiesta Room of Loftin Student Center.

The event is open to students, staff and the community.

A mobile testing unit will also be on campus presented by The San Antonio AIDS Foundation, offering free HIV, Hepatitis C and syphilis testing.

If a student does not want to test on campus, they can go to the health promotions office for recommendations of off-campus resources.

“The advantage of coming to this event is that students get to meet the different community-based organizations that test around, even within the one-mile radius,” student success adviser Mary Dayton said.

This will be the third time the health promotions office is hosting the event; they have one every semester.

It’s important for students to care about their health because it will help keep their minds and bodies fresh for studying, socializing and spending time with their families, Dayton said.

The health promotions office offers resources to students regarding health and wellness information.

This semester, health promotions and ¡Hazlo! will launch nine wellness stations throughout campus, Dayton said.

Each station will include bulletin boards and pamphlet holders with information about everything from staying fit on a budget to good hygiene and substance abuse, as well as access to free condoms.

The main wellness station is located in the health promotions office, where students can find traditional and latex-free condoms, female condoms, dental dams and lubricants, all of which are free.

“We want to get the word out,” Dayton said. “We can get resources to whoever has questions about whatever their needs are. If the resources are not campus available, we can certainly direct them to resources that are off campus.”

For more information, contact Dayton at 486-0127 or mdayton4@alamo.edu, or visit the health promotions office from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday in the community engagement center, Room D403 of Portable Building 19, 309 W. Dewey Place.

 

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