Gannon University Celebrates Why Wellness Rocks at 14th Annual Wellness Fair

Posted: February 2, 2018

Gannon University students, faculty and staff will explore all the ways that wellness rocks at the 14th Annual Wellness Fair Tuesday, Feb. 6 at Gannon's Recreation and Wellness Center, located at 130 W. Fourth St.

Gannon's commitment to fostering holistic wellness is reflected at the Wellness Fair each year. The free, annual event serves as an opportunity for Gannon community members to explore and expand what wellness means to them individually, and to be introduced to the methods and resources available to adapt holistic wellness into their lifestyles.

More than 100 health-centric vendors from on-campus departments as well as local organizations and businesses within the Erie community will be on site to share their resources and knowledge, and to engage in various activities to promote holistic wellness among the Gannon community. These representatives of the University and Erie communities will come together to focus on seven zones of wellness, including: emotional, environmental, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual wellness.

Programming for the Wellness Fair will be organized into two sessions from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., where attendees will have the opportunity to explore why wellness rocks in each of the seven wellness zones:

Emotional Wellness Zone: Learn to balance your emotional wellness through relaxation and comforting resources like Therapy Dogs.

Environmental Wellness Zone: Taking care of the world around you is just as important as taking care of yourself. Find out more about eco-friendly topics such as recycling, upcycling and gardening.

Intellectual Wellness Zone: Experience the future of technology and broaden your global understanding with demonstrations by groups like Gannon's Model UN and robotics team, GUBotDev.

Occupational Wellness Zone: Test out active work stations as a healthy alternative to traditional office settings and discover the top 10 ways to fortify your wellness at Gannon.

Physical Wellness Zone: Complete a ninja obstacle course, participate in cooking demonstrations and interact with cutting-edge technology in Gannon's Human Performance Laboratory.

Social Wellness Zone: Meet the staff, coaches and athletes of your favorite on-campus organizations and teams, and make memories with friends playing yard games or snapping pictures in the photo booth.

Spiritual Wellness Zone: Make your own Zen garden or prayer rock, or develop your spiritual wellness through prayer and meditation sessions.