Stevens-Henager College Boise Sponsors "New Year, New You!" Health Fair
Complimentary Screenings, Wellness Tips, and Healthcare Job Information Available to the Community.
- (1888PressRelease) January 11, 2011 - Boise, ID - Stevens-Henager College Boise is hosting a "New Year, New You!" Health Fair on Friday, January 14, to promote wellness and disease prevention and to give interested community members an insider's look into the healthcare profession.
Health Fair Details:
What: New Year, New You! Health Fair
When: Friday, January 14, 2011
Time: 1 p.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 1444 South Entertainment Avenue, Boise, ID 83709
"The theme of the fair is all about using the new year to start a 'new you,' which can be making a commitment to personal health or taking the first step to making your career dreams come true. We know many people are using their New Year's resolutions to get in shape, finally earn their GED or college degree, or change their career, and we want to support that," says Danielle Horras, campus director at Stevens-Henager College Boise. "The booths, activities, and screenings will help people learn more about their own personal health and provide touch points in creating a healthier lifestyle, but our hope is that the event will also provide a unique insight into different healthcare professions. There is great demand for bright, enthusiastic professionals in this high-growth industry and Stevens-Henager College Boise can provide those interested with the skills and education they need to be successful."
The fair is happening in conjunction with ten other events at Stevens-Henager campuses and satellite campuses in Utah (Salt Lake City/Murray, Layton, Logan, Ogden/West Haven, Provo/Orem) and their affiliates in Arizona (CollegeAmerica Flagstaff), California (California College San Diego), Colorado (CollegeAmerica Denver and Fort Collins), and Wyoming (CollegeAmerica Cheyenne).
The health fair will feature informational booths, activities and a variety of complimentary health screenings including:
• American Red Cross blood drive
• Cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and BMI readings
• Wii Fit Games
• Stretching for desk jockeys
• Five components of fitness
• CPR for family and friends
• Smoking cessation information
• "Triage" activity area for kids
• Walk-a-Mile pedometer challenge
• Meet and greet: The Fire Department - Paramedics
The event is also an opportunity for people interested in healthcare careers to learn more about the industry and what it takes to earn a healthcare degree. Workshops will be held throughout the day, like the Career Day workshop, "Is a healthcare career for you?" which will explain different issues in the healthcare industry. Interested people will be able to talk to students and staff members, watch demos, and sign up to shadow alumni during the day of the fair. Additionally, "How to get your GED®" sessions will be offered.
Many local businesses are participating in the "New Year, New You!" Health Fair through informational booths, demonstrations, and partnerships. Boise businesses include: Ada County Paramedics, Ada County Sherriff's Department, American Red Cross, Boise City Fire Department, Boise City Police Department, Central District Health, Complex Care, Davita Dialysis, Humphrys Diabetes, Idaho Association of Occupational Therapy, Idaho Athletic, Idaho Department of Labor, Idaho Imaging, Idaho PMR, Imaging Center of Idaho, NORCO, Planned Parenthood, Primary Health, Regence Blue Shield, RSS Linde, Saltzer Medical,St. Al's Medical Center, St. Luke's Medical Center, Terry Riley Hospitals and YMCA.
Attendees will be able to enter a drawing to win a Wii Fit as a way to encourage their healthy living habits.
Stevens-Henager College offers degree programs as well as evening and online classes for busy students balancing work, family and other obligations. In addition to degree programs in Healthcare, students can also earn degrees in Business Administration, Graphic Arts and Information Technology.
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About Stevens-Henager College®
Stevens-Henager College® (including Independence University®) and its affiliates CollegeAmerica® and California College San Diego, have sixteen campuses that make a better career more accessible. Stevens-Henager's degree programs produce highly trained and skilled graduates for a wide range of jobs. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and offering programs in Business, Information, Graphic Arts, and Healthcare, the college continues to provide quality education to generations of students. For more information visit http://www.stevenshenager.edu.
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