Cheyenne College Health Fair Provided Screenings, Wellness Tips, and Healthcare Job Information to the Community
CollegeAmerica Cheyenne gave local community members a kick start to their new year’s resolutions. The “New Year, New You!” Health Fair held on Friday, January 14, provided information on wellness and disease prevention and an insider’s look into the healthcare profession.
Many members of the community attended this inaugural event. Attendees enjoyed a variety of informational booths, activities and a variety of complimentary health screenings including glucose and blood pressure readings, skin fold testing, visual acuity assessment, healthy living ideas and activities, compression-only CPR demonstration and ECG screenings.
In addition, the event was 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 were held throughout the day, such as the Career Day workshop, “Is a Healthcare Career for You?” which explained different issues in the healthcare industry. Students and staff members were on hand to talk about the schools degree programs and, conduct demonstrations, and attendees could sign up to shadow alumni during the fair. “How to get your GED®” sessions were also offered.
“The theme of the fair was 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 Debbi Potts Executive Director at CollegeAmerica Cheyenne. “The booths, activities, and screenings taught people about their own personal health and provided touch points in creating a healthier lifestyle. In addition to that, our hope is the event also provided a unique insight into different healthcare professions. There is great demand for bright, enthusiastic professionals in this high-growth industry, and CollegeAmerica Cheyenne can provide those interested with the skills and education they need to be successful.”
The “New Year, New You!” Health Fair could not have taken place without the generous support of many local businesses. Cheyenne businesses that participated include: Cheyenne Health and Wellness, Mort’s Bagels, and United Blood Services.
The fair happened in conjunction with ten other events at CollegeAmerica campuses in Arizona (Flagstaff) and Colorado (Denver, Fort Collins), and at affiliated campuses in California (California College San Diego), Idaho (Stevens-Henager Boise), and Utah (Stevens-Henager Colleges and satellite campuses in Layton, Logan, Ogden/West Haven, Provo/Orem, Salt Lake City/Murray).
CollegeAmerica Cheyenne 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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