By Katelyn Perry, Staff Writer
St. John Fisher College showcased and engaged the Fisher community with different components of healthy living and wellness at the Healthy Living Sustainability Fair on Thursday, Oct. 7.
Participants were surrounded by music, given gift bags, and obtained wellness information from most booths in LeChase Commons from 11 a.m – 2 p.m.
In attendance was Nichols Ames, a freshman nursing major who was made aware of the event through email blasts. He came to the fair to find new ways to live healthier and said, “I love to promote healthy living. I think it’s a great choice.”
Organizations who attended included, the Outdoors Club, the Restore agency, the Farmer’s Market, Orangetheory Fitness, the Wellness Center, and many more. There was opportunities for attendees to obtain back massages and even connect with various animals such as Doug the Armadillo.
Lee Cocco, mental health counselor of four years, occupied the Wellness Center table. Pamphlets on physical and mental health, and stress relief items such as stress balls, bubble wrap, and bubbles were distributed by the Wellness Center. When discussing the purpose of the event, Cocco said “I believe it hopes to provide information to students about resources, organizations, and services they can access for healthy living.”
The agency, Restore: Sexual Assault Services, strives to provide education and awareness concerning sexual assault. This agency provided brochures, information about the agency, and a game of myth or fact about sexual assault. Mariah Cutaia, sexual assault counselor stressed the importance of attending the fair.
“It’s important to get our message out and to have our name out, and brochures and cards, just in case anybody needs our assistance,” she said.
The Outdoors Club, was represented by Alyssa Gaffney, president and biology major and sustainability minor. Gaffney was showcasing ways people can incorporate sustainable actions in their everyday lives. These included, homemade deodorant, Lush products and bamboo toothbrushes.
St. John Fisher College provides numerous events and opportunities for the Fisher community to learn about and further engage in healthy lifestyle practices.