Love Your Body health fair planned

Published 7:17 am Thursday, February 8, 2018

OUS event will focus on self-care and well-being

Since 2011, the Love Your Body health fair and educational event has been held each February at the Ohio University Southern campus to encourage participants to consider their self-care and well-being. Open to the public, this year’s event will be from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Mains Rotunda of the Riffe building.

According to Mary Ann Wymer, coordinator of non-traditional student recruitment and services, “Love Your Body provides a fun and informative way for our students to stop and consider the importance of their health – physical, emotional and mental well-being and the well-being of their spirit.”

“Health and wellness are essential to everyone’s life and for a healthy community. It is hard to meet daily demands without energy and an active mind,” Wymer said.

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Wymer, the event organizer, feels that this is a great opportunity for students to with community members who represent a variety of services and organizations.

“It allows the service providers to obtain information about the concerns and needs of Southern Campus students,” Wymer said.  “It can really help these agencies understand the needs of the community.”

Love Your Body is hosted by the Ohio University Southern Student Resource Commons and Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Participating organizations include:  American Cancer Society, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Tri-State, Cabell Huntington Hospital, CAO Medical Clinics , Collins Career Center Cosmetology Program, Community Hospice, CONTACT Rape Crisis Center, Lawrence County Domestic Violence Task Force, Lawrence County Health Department, Mahajan Therapeutics, Mended Reeds, NECCO,Ohio Means Jobs, Workforce Development Resource Center, Ohio Organ Donation, Ohio University Southern Accessibility Services, Ohio University Southern Financial Aid Office, Ohio University Southern Nursing Department, Ohio University Southern Veterans Services, OSU Extension Services – Eating Smart, Being Active, Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Dietician, Pathways Victim’s Services, Planet Fitness, Reiki, Loretta Buckley – Japanese technique for Stress Reduction and Relaxation promoting healing ELEC., St. Mary’s Hospital “Total Woman” Program, Shawnee Mental Health, Tri-State Rehab & Fitness, and YMCA of Ashland.