Student nurses host health fair in Abbotsford

Event on Friday, Oct. 25 at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

Fourth-year nursing students from University of the Fraser Valley hold a health fair on Friday, Oct. 24 at Sevenoaks Shopping Centre.

The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., continuing a tradition that spans 14 years.

The fairs traditionally operate once in the spring and fall, with students creating booths and offering advice on approved topics.

“It’s a great opportunity for people of all ages to ask questions and learn about health promotion topics and resources in our community,” says Kate McCulloch, organizer and assistant professor in the bachelor of science in nursing program.

Organizers scheduled this year’s fair on a Pro-D day with hopes of engaging with more children and families.

This year’s topics include: hypertension in middle adulthood; speech and language development for children up to five years old; nutrition information for parents of elementary school children; influenza information for seniors; the effects of alcohol/binge drinking targeted toward young adults; exercise for families; and cardiovascular health for middle adulthood.

The health fair will be located near the rear entrance of Sevenoaks, next to Dollar Giant.

For more information on the event, contact McCulloch at 604-792-0025 (local 2401).

For more information on UFV’s Faculty of Health Sciences programs, call 604-795-2817, 604-504-7441 (local 2817), or visit ufv.ca/health.