Health fair to let participants be both pampered, informed

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CAITLIN PRARAT | DAILY KENT STATER Joe Cosentino, junior physical education major, demonstrates self defense moves with Erica Cernoia, senior community health major, to group members Kayleigh Gonzalez, senior community health major, and Alyssa Janoso, se

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Portage County females will get pampered and gain knowledge on their health and wellness for free at Townhall II’s women’s health fair tomorrow.

The event is from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and held at Theodore Roosevelt High School, at 1400 N. Mantua St.

Melissa Satyshur, sexual assault prevention specialist for Townhall II, said the event is a great opportunity for women.

“(It allows) women to gain a little more awareness and knowledge on their health and also gives them a chance to get pampered.”

Portage County organizations will provide resource information. Kent State’s Women’s Resource Center and professor Cynthia Symons’ methods and applications of health education class set up interactive tables.

Symons separated her class into six groups and assigned each group a topic that corresponds with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s main areas of concern.

Kayleigh Gonzalez, senior community health major, is part of Symons’ unintentional injury and violence prevention group. The group will show two demonstrations, including self-defense moves and how headphones can impair a person’s hearing.

“(The exercise is for) teaching kids and adults that music too loud on busy streets, while running, can be dangerous,” Gonzalez said.

The event will also have raffles, entertainment and food from local restaurants. The high school’s cosmetology students will provide manicures, massages, paraffin waxing and facials.

Three workshops, focusing on the Human Papilloma virus, eating disorders and self esteem, will be held at noon, 1 and 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Satyshur at (330) 346-3028.

Contact social services reporter Liz Laubscher at [email protected].