Brooklyn College Health and Wellness Festival, and social services offices on campus

On Tuesday, May 3rd there was a Health and Wellness Festival, from 11 am-3 pm, in several rooms on the 2nd floor in the Student Center. It was planned to be on the East Quad but moved. There were 43 tables of information with BC t-shirts, free sample size shampoos, pens, granola and similar items.

If you missed the event you can contact them as many are on campus.  Health screenings were done free such as hearing testing and cholesterol screening. Many social services were there such as the South Brooklyn Legal Services (sbls.org) which helps low-income people with legal advocacy. The Brooklyn College Food Pantry has food for the needy at room 524 in the Student Center. The Health Clinic treats several medical conditions is at 114 Roosevelt Hall. The Health Programs office is at 0710 James Hall. Both health offices had many brochures on nutrition and a quiz. BC Personal Counselling is in 0203 James Hall. The Disability-Student Services is in 138 Roosevelt Hall.

Puppetry is in Practice in 0712 James Hall gives shows for grade schools and students visit to get ideas how to use art as an aid in teaching. They are affiliates with the Early Childhood Program. There were many medical clubs and many health insurance companies. Professor Koizume’s Health and Nutrition class presented on a variety of health topics.

A student asked if they had their hearing checked and they answered “What?” About dementia information they said they don’t remember. There was information about care taker’s stress. Also of note there were the BC EMS, The NY ID Card, the New York Road Runners Run for Life and 511 NYRideshare.

The event was well run by Health Programs Immunization Requirements Office. Dave Bryan is the Director. He is one of the best administrators by being well informed, efficient and personable. He ran the Central Depository in charge of the club’s budget in the past and was well liked by the clubs and student government. If you ever want to the health and social services refer to this, it is now on the top orientation tab.

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