Written by Jamila Valiente, Staff Writer
The Mount has hosted fairs for years: the Student Involvement Fair, the Spring Carnival Fair, the Major and Minor Fair, and many more. On September 24, a new surprise came to the Mount: the Wellness Fair hosted by the Chalon Student Health Services.
The Wellness Fair was an event dedicated to teaching the importance of well-being to the students. Seven areas of health were covered at the fair, including relationship advice, the “Zen Zone,” self-defense strategies, and vaccination information.
Under the supervision and coordination of Director Beryl Salvatore of the Student Health Services and office manager Michelle Catipon, the Chalon and Doheny Student Health Services staff all came together to share important information to the students on how to take care of themselves in a variety of ways.
The Student Health Services team has advocated for the Mount students’ (as well as faculty’s) safety and health, hoping to inform them with the most accurate information possible. The fair had been planned since July with every detail thought out and cared for every step of the way.
Many goodies were offered to students, such as water bottles, first aid kits, rape whistles, and much more. If a student had attended at least three out of the seven booths, they could receive a ten-minute session with a massage therapist—free of charge—and a chance to enter a raffle to win four free movie tickets.
The fair itself was received favorably by many faculty and students alike.
“This fair was so organized! We could tell every detail was planned out,” a Mount student said. A nursing student commented that this fair was more informative and overall a better experience than the Service Learning Project that the Junior Nursing Students provide every spring for the Mount.
Definitely a fair the Mount community would like to see every year.