On October 25, 2017 the Skyline College Health Center team sponsored the semiannual Health Fair in the Dining Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This well attended event featured over 36 different agencies and health advocates. It is a great event to highlight some of the health and wellness related programs offered at Skyline College and have them shine in an open venue. Skyline College students from the Wellness Program were giving chair messages; Respiratory Therapy students were taking peak flows and blood pressures, the Cosmetology students were giving manicures and hand messages.

Representatives of TRIO were present letting students know how the program can support students in staying mentally and physically fit by supporting them in meeting their academic goals. Psychological services were also present where they educated students, faculty, and community members about their services here on campus and in the community.

SparkPoint highlighted the Dreamer program, food pantry, public benefits in addition to their Legal Aid Clinic.

The Skyline College Health Center was also happy to host nursing students from The College of San Mateo and San Francisco State University. CSM students were doing their part in keeping our community healthy by giving free flu shots and educating participants on how to ward off winter viruses. The SFSU students provided diabetes education, blood sugar checks and some great information on what an anti-inflammatory diet looks like and how changing your diet can truly benefit health.

Many San Mateo County Agencies were in attendance sharing how their various services can help to keep people healthy and happy. Just to name a few in attendance: Planned Parenthood, Family Health Services and Health Plan of San Mateo, Daly City youth, Healthways, Breath California, Pride Center, Rape Trauma Services, The Pride Center as well as many other non-profits and agencies.

The event was a success and one lucky student was the recipient of The Skyline Book Stores generous tablet raffle donation.

The Skyline College Health Center is still giving free flu shots, so if you have not received yours yet please come and get one while supplies last. There is no appointment necessary!

Article by Donna Elliott

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