Another Successful Health Fair!
"So, what exactly is studying for 10
hours a day doing to my spine?"
On Tuesday, October 8, a beautiful fall day, PTS’s Wholistic Health
Initiative held its second annual wholistic health fair on the Seminary
campus. Two hundred students, staff, and faculty strolled from table to
table seeing what various exhibitors had to offer for healthier
Wegman’s Market, one of the new vendors this year among the 30 who
participated, gave away energy bars and beverages, while massages,
mocktails (nonalcoholic beverages), blood pressure checks, and making
“stress balls” at the Wholistic Health Initiative/On-Campus Counseling
table were popular stops along the way. Other exhibitors offered
information on spiritual direction, debt counseling, chiropractic
services, aromatherapy, acupuncture, healthy eating, reiki, herbology,
physical fitness, and mental health.
Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger, associate professor of pastoral theology,
thought the fair was a great idea. She believes that it is important to
expose students to “all these alternatives and get them thinking about
bigger health issues, both for themselves and the people they serve.”
Shirley Hensford, an M.Div. senior, always enjoys the health fair and
appreciates that it is put together on the students’ behalf. “As rigorous
as our schedule is, we need a reminder to stop, breathe, and take care of
ourselves,” she says.