LHU holds 21st annual Employee Health and Wellness Fair

PHOTOS PROVIDED Students, employees and vendors are shown during LHU’s recent Employee Health and Wellness Fair.
PHOTOS PROVIDED Students, employees and vendors are shown during LHU’s recent Employee Health and Wellness Fair.

LOCK HAVEN — On Oct. 25, Lock Haven University hosted its 21st annual LHU Employee Health and Wellness Fair in Rogers Gymnasium. Each year, LHU employees head to the Health Fair to learn new information about health, wellness and meet with healthcare professionals.

A variety of vendors attend each year, from chiropractors to PennDOT, along with numerous healthcare providers. Some of the key vendors were the Rite Aid booth, where participants could get a free flu shot; the LHU physician assistant program, which offered blood pressure and blood sugar screenings; and PennDOT.

There was a total of 34 vendors that participated in this year’s fair. Many of the vendors return each year and have worked with the LHU Human Resources Department before. There were about 175 LHU employees that attended at various times throughout the day.

Door prizes were given to employees about every 10 minutes through a random drawing of names. Vendors donated prizes and students also collected donations from local businesses to be given away. The grand prize was an Amazon Fire Tablet won by Nikki Wible.

LHU recreation management students in the program planning and health promotion classes worked alongside Kim Powell, LHU benefits coordinator; and Drs. Kim Batty and Katherine Fiegel, LHU recreation management professors; to complete the set up for the health fair. The students also worked the event, providing lunch to vendors and working the registration tables. This was a great experiential education experience for the students, getting firsthand experience on planning and implementing a community event.

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