Wilson College will host a community health and safety fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 11, in Laird Hall. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature speakers and offer free health screenings. English-to-Spanish translators will be available.

Building Safe and Healthy Communities is sponsored by students taking a Wilson “Environmental Sociology” course this fall, the college’s nursing department and BOPIC (Building Our Pride in Chambersburg).

Keynote speakers include:

•    Chambersburg Police Chief Roland Camacho, who will talk about “Situational Awareness” and how to be safe when you’re in unfamiliar surroundings.
•    Jocelyn Melton of Baxter Environmental Services, who will discuss indoor human health threats such as mold and radon.
•    Erin Young, a Summit Health nurse who will discuss healthy eating and personal care.
•    Yissel Lopez, a licensed social worker who will speak in Spanish on “Salud Mental” (mental health).

Other organizations taking part in the fair include: Women in Need, Keystone Health, Norex, Costa Academy, the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter and the Wilson College Counseling Center. The event will offer free health screenings and translators will be available.

The fair is “kid-friendly” and Wilson’s Learning Campus tutoring program will provide activities for children. Refreshments will be provided.

The fair is part of a project developed by students in the “Environmental Sociology” class, whose goal is to help inform Chambersburg residents and the college community about how to stay safe and healthy.


Published: October 26, 2017