Triton fair promotes healthy living
Krystal Holmes (right) of Hillside, a Triton student, talks to Daisy Harmon-Allen (center) of the Chicago Chapter of the National Black Nurses' Association, and Juanita Mumford (left) and Margaret Davis of Chicago. | Ryan Pagelow~Sun-Times Media
Updated: April 1, 2013 6:49AM
RIVER GROVE — From getting ones blood pressure checked to getting a free massage there was something for everyone at Black Heritage Council Wellness/Health Fair.
The event Feb. 20 at Triton College’s cafeteria had more than 20 vendors giving students and visitors information and tips on living healthier lives. Students could get tested for HIV on the spot if they wanted.
Larry McGhee, president of the Black Heritage Council, said he thought the event was a success.
“Our evaluations were good, our students turned out and the vendors turned out to share information with the students,” he said.
He said some of the students were more interested in finding out about the various careers in the health field and talked to vendors about their experiences and what it would take to break into the various fields.
Cortney Allen, 21, who is studying computer information systems at Triton, found most of the information helpful. She said the Armed Forces table caught her eye as well.
“It was very helpful for those who came and those who didn’t come missed out on some very valuable information,” she said.
Joe Miller, studying Kinesiology at Triton, is a certified personal trainer. He’s all for anything involving people living a healthier lifestyle.
“It was a pretty good operation,” he said. “I’m definitely attending next year.
“I think that more activities like this should be done at Triton,” he said. “As a (personal) trainer we promote healthy eating, promote exercise and promote a healthy lifestyle.”