Feb 21st, 2020 @ 10:34 am | Author: Greg Vanney
Student Health Services at Valley City State University will host the annual VCSU Wellness Fair on Wednesday, March 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center on the VCSU campus.

Sponsored by Essentia Health, Family Healthcare, and Sanford Health, the Wellness Fair is open to the public free of charge. Participants will have the opportunity to do health screening and fitness testing, see demonstrations and participate in activities, and pick up free samples and information about health and wellness resources on campus, in Valley City and around the region.

“The importance of learning more about how we all can improve our health and wellness cannot be overstated,” said Betty Tykwinski, MSN, RN, director of VCSU’s Health and Wellness Services. “The Wellness Fair offers a wealth of information and activities for people of all ages, and we’re grateful that our sponsors — Essentia Health, Family Healthcare, and Sanford Health — are helping us bring this valuable event to the campus and community.”

Specific opportunities for participants include having their blood pressure checked, learning compression-only CPR, trying DermaScan skin screening, and signing up for free 10-minute reflexology sessions on site. The VCSU Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription class will be offering In Body 270 Body Composition Analyzer testing for a discounted price of $5 along with other fitness testing. Participants may also enjoy healthy treats at a wellness snack bar sponsored by Prairie St. John’s.

Wellness Fair participants who visit all booths will be entered to win drawings for prizes, including Apple watches and Air Buds, a TRX Home2 training system, Hydro Flasks, and gift cards to Scheels, Leevers Foods, Twin Valley Theatre, Subway, the VCSU Bookstore, Viking Grounds and Tesoro.

The 30 service providers, vendors and exhibitors participating in the Wellness Fair include:
  • Abused Persons Outreach Center
  • b-Fit 24/7
  • Be Well Healing Arts
  • Bismarck Cancer Center
  • Central Avenue Chiropractic
  • Central Avenue Pharmacy
  • Central Valley Health District
  • CHI Mercy Health/Cardiac Ready Community
  • City County Health District
  • Community Options
  • Dakota Nursing Program
  • Energetics LLC
  • Essentia Health
  • Family Healthcare
  • Fuel Up Play 60
  • Gaukler Family Wellness Center/Valley City Parks and Recreation
  • Mobility Plus Rehab
  • My Wish Healing
  • NDSU/Barnes County Extension Agency
  • On The Move
  • Prairie St. John’s
  • Preventice
  • Sanford Health
  • Valley City Green Dot
  • VCSU Athletic Training Program
  • VCSU Counseling Services
  • VCSU Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription Class
  • VCSU Health Services
  • VCSU Psychology Club
  • VCSU SHAPE Club