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November 20, 2007
Gwinnett Tech Hosts Health, Wellness Fair for Students & Community
Public invited for health assessments, massages, makeovers and other giveaways
Gwinnett Technical College is hosting a health and wellness fair on Thursday, November 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., offering an array of free health screenings and services to students and the community, on the college's campus in front of Building 100.
In addition to the free health services, the fair will also feature complimentary massages, facials, a relaxation room, healthful snacks, entertainment and raffle prizes.
The third annual health and wellness fair is expected to be the biggest one yet. The fair provides GTC students hands-on experience using applicable skills they learn in class and in return, provides a necessary service to the community. For instance, students from the surgical technology program will be taking blood pressure before and after participants enter a relaxation room. Similarly, cosmetology students will be offering free makeovers, and respiratory therapy students will be testing participants' oxygen levels and educating them on how the various levels relate to their overall health.
Local businesses will also be participating in the fair, offering free services and samples to health fair participants. Some of the business/organization participants include:
Breast Cancer Survivor's Network
Goodman Chiropractic Clinic
LifeLink of Georgia
ProChiropractic of Gwinnett
Sevanada Natural Foods
Super Cool Smoothie Company
The Vitamin Shoppe
The Woodhouse Day Spa
For more information on the Gwinnett Tech health and wellness fair scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 29, contact Rachel Mariano, 678-226-6341.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, serves more than 21,000 students annually to meet the workforce training needs of the region. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech’s service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or callÂ 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College.Â In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visitÂ www.GwinnettTech.edu.
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.