Beaver College of Health Sciences to host employee health fair

BOONE- The Beaver College of Health Sciences will hold the "Harvest Your Health" employee health fair on Friday, October 30 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm in the Grandfather Ballroom of the Plemmons Student Union. The fair will provide early detection and prevention health screenings and educational opportunities for faculty, staff and other Appalachian employees.

Employees will be able to have their blood pressure, body mass index, hearing and vision checked on-site by knowledgeable professionals from Appalachian Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff (HPFS) and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute of Human Services (BCBSNCIHHS). Information on nutrition, joint related injuries, recreation and fitness, stress management and many more opportunities will also be available.

The fair will also include opportunities for employees to enjoy a chair massage and yoga and learn more about Human Resources services. Flu vaccinations will be available by appointment.

The event is supported by HPFS, which provides Appalachian staff, faculty, and their spouses/domestic partners with information, programs, and services that help promote a healthier lifestyle and a better quality of life. HPFS offers a variety of screenings, vaccinations, and services. More details are available on their website at

For more information about the event, contact HPFS director Sherri Wilson at or program assistant Tracy Weston at Information is also available from BCBSNCIHHS associate director Mary Sheryl Horine at

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Published: Oct 2, 2015 2:46pm