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DSLCC Hosts Health and Wellness Fair October 16

Clifton Forge, VA (Oct. 1,2 018) - Dabney S. Lancaster Community College will host a Health and Wellness Fair on Tuesday, October 16, in Moomaw Center on the DSLCC main campus in Clifton Forge. The day-long event, sponsored by DSLCC Student Activities, is free and open to the public and is also being held in observance of Disability Awareness Month in October.

A number of activities are planned, including a Red Cross Blood Drive and a Flu Clinic sponsored by Alleghany County/Covington Health Department, as well as presentations and exhibits from a variety of health-related organizations.

The blood drive will be held from 9 am to 1 pm. DSLCC students have priority; members of the community wishing to donate blood should call DSLCC Student Activities at (540) 863-2828 for an appointment.

The Flu Vaccine clinic from 9 am to 6 pm will be sponsored by the Roanoke City & Alleghany Health Districts. Local staff of the Alleghany/Covington Health Department will have 200 doses of vaccine to give FREE to anyone 6 months of age and older. Those without insurance or under insured are encouraged to attend. If you have insurance, please bring your card as it may be needed if the initial 200 doses have been used prior to your arrival. The DSLCC flu clinic has been used annually as an Emergency Preparedness Training to ensure the community can respond to any local mass event.

A number of area agencies and organizations will participate from 10 am to 2 pm: Alleghany County/Covington Health Department; Alleghany Highlands Community Services Board; Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Bath Community Hospital, Bath Community Physician's Group—Covington Clinic, Hot Springs Clinic, and Millboro; Ridgeline Physical Therapy; Rockbridge Area Health Department; and Safehomes.

LewisGale Hospital Alleghany will offer glucose testing and blood pressure checks.

Virginia State Police will bring their drunk driving simulation course to the back parking area behind McCarthy Hall to allow participants to safely experience similar reduced cognitive and motor skills that occur while driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

In addition, the DSLCC chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) is presenting an exhibit on the effects of sleep deprivation. Staff from Workforce Solutions Allied Healthcare programs will provide information on the programs available at DSLCC, and DSLCC Massage Therapy students will offer chair massages.

DSLCC student Ashley Neil will speak at 11:30 am about Disability Awareness Month, along with Suzanne Ostling, DSLCC Disability Coordinator. Ridgeline Physical Therapy co-owner Jonathan Eaton will follow, speaking on “The Benefit of Exercise Across the Age Spectrum.”

Fellowship of Faith, a DSLCC student club is sponsoring a food drive and will accept food from 9 am to 6 pm to help replenish the Road Runner Cubby Closet, the DSLCC food pantry.

A 2014 Australian documentary, “That Sugar Film”, will be shown from 9 to 10:30 am and again from 2 to 3:30 pm. The film looks at hidden sugar in foods and the effect it can have on the human body.

A food truck operated by The Colorful Chameleon, a new restaurant in Clifton Forge, will be parked on the patio area between Moomaw Center and Warren Hall, selling hot dogs, nachos, pulled pork, sliders and beverages from 9:30 am to 3 pm.

For more information, contact DSLCC Student Activities at (540) 863-2828.

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