October 2, 2023

Health and Wellness Fair

Campus Dining is hosting a free Health & Wellness Fair on Wednesday, March 25, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Seacobeck Hall.

Free blood pressure and cholesterol checks, door prizes, healthy snack samples and demonstrations will be available from over 20 local providers of health and wellness services ranging from health care facilities to spas to fitness centers to counseling services.

Health-Fair-2015-landscape-slide-215-pixels-compressedSome of this year’s participants will include the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, Mary Washington Health Care, Massage Envy, UMW Health & Recreation Centers, PepsiCo and General Mills.

The Fair is free and open to the public. Dinner will also be available at the usual price of $5.00 for faculty and staff or $10.75 plus tax for other guests. All dining rooms will be serving “Mindful” dishes that evening, too!

For additional information contact Rose Benedict at 540-654-2169 or rbenedic@umw.edu.

UMW To Celebrate Health, Community with Fair

The University of Mary Washington’s Dining Services will host a health and wellness fair for students, faculty and members of the community on Wednesday, March 25.   Health and Wellness Fair 2014The annual event, which began in 2011, focuses on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. The fair will feature exhibits, health screenings, free samples and door prizes from local health care businesses, including health care professionals, massage therapists, counselors, spas, dance classes and food and beverage companies. The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in Seacobeck Hall. Table space for exhibits is available on a first-come, first-served basis. An all-you-can-eat dinner buffet will be offered for $11.15 plus tax. Rose Benedict, UMW Dining’s marketing coordinator, says that the health and wellness fair provides necessary healthcare options for the UMW student body and the Fredericksburg community. “Students know they can go to the UMW Health Center for acute health issues, but they don’t have ready information about local healthcare providers if they need care for chronic conditions,” said Benedict, who has organized the fair since its first year.  Although the health fair began as a student-centered event, it has become a popular community happening. To sign up for table space, complete the registration form on the campus dining website, umwdining.com, by March 15. For additional information about the event, contact UMW Dining Services Marketing Coordinator Rose Benedict at (540) 654-2169.