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  • SUNYIT fair covers ‘all dimensions’ of health

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  • MARCY — A Mylar balloon in the shape of a broccoli head with muscular arms greeted visitors entering the gymnasium at the SUNYIT Campus Center Tuesday morning.
    Eighty-five vendors offering various health products, care services and free samples awaited those who entered the gym during the 2014 College & Community Wellness Fair. The SUNYIT Health & Wellness Center and the Central New York Developmental Disability Services Office sponsored the event.
    “We cover all dimensions of health and wellness with the vendors that are represented,” said Stacey Genther, Health Educator at SUNYIT. “It’s free and open for everyone.”
    Inside the gym, SUNYIT student Salimata Mbengue was having pressure applied to her feet by Irene Droleskey, a registered nurse and certified reflexologist.
    Floyd resident Vickie Galster received an FG Xpress PowerStrip from April Cacciatori and Anita Moonan for help with a sore shoulder.
    Rome resident Patricia Nellenback had her blood pressure taken at a stroke-screening station set up by Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare.
    “It’s a little bit high today but probably just from walking around and it’s warm in here”, she said about her blood pressure. “There’s a lot of good information (at the fair) for people with elderly parents.”
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