SU hosts 8th annual Wellness Fair in CUB


Kindly Canines was one of the organizations represented at the Wellness Fair.

Shippensburg University hosted the eighth annual Wellness Fair Wednesdaay, April 10, in the Ceddia Union Building’s multi-purpose room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Wellness Fair is a yearly event geared toward all SU students, staff and faculty. Fair staff said there were 50 tables set up throughout the MPR.

Attendees could take a stroll around the room and see exhibits on topics including fitness, beauty, heart health, disease prevention, smoking, nutrition and other health-related topics.

Each table was represented by staff from the organization who could answer questions and provide more information on the organization.

At some exhibits, people had the opportunity to try various health and wellness therapies such as yoga, massage, chiropractic and acupuncture.

One of the first displays was for a group called Kindly Canines from Chambersburg, Pa.

Kindly Canines is an organization offering the therapeutic services of its well-behaved four-legged friends to nursing homes, Hospice patients, assisted living homes and children.

Photo by Sadie Tyrpin / The Slate
Photo by Sadie Tyrpin / The Slate

The Kindly Canines exhibit had around four staff members along with a few of their trained dogs.
Wellness Fair attendees were asked to sign in at the entrance and were entered in a door-prize drawing. The prizes ranged from gift baskets donated by organizations present to gift cards to local establishments like Sheetz and Wegman’s.

The purpose of the fair is to promote living a healthy lifestyle.

“SU offers the event because improved wellness helps students and employees to be successful at work and in their lives in general,” said Maryrose Wilson, chairperson of the campus wellness committee.

The goal of the fair is to provide students, staff and faculty with information they need on how to use wellness resources and stay healthy.

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