Test your vitals at health fair

05 September 2011

In picture are Lenore Fuller (left) and Dr Lauren Hill of the Division of Human NutritionEat well: The Health Sciences faculty hosted their Wellness Fair recently. In picture are Lenore Fuller (left) and Dr Lauren Hill of the Division of Human Nutrition.

The Human Resources Department is presenting a Wellness Fair from 7 to 9 September, hosting wellness staples such as health screening, free eye screening, an array of massages, and stalls for the likes of Virgin Active, the Sports Institute of South Africa, Weigh-Less and the Western Cape Blood Transfusion Service.

But in taking a holistic view of health, HR has arranged a suite of other services for staff as well.

So, on hand will be financial advisors and addiction counsellors, as well as some 'locals' - UCT HR advisors, and representatives from the staff unions and the Discrimination and Harassment Office.

The fair aims to encourage staff to take control of their health, says Blanche Claasen-Hoskins, manager of value proposition and organisational health in HR.

"We want staff to be able to access a range of services at the fair, anything that could, at the end of the day, impact on their physical and mental health."

The fair will take place in Jameson Hall, and runs from 10h00 to 14h00 on the three days. For more information, visit the events section on the UCT website. (Look under Arts, culture & sport.)

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