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4/10/2019 12:01:00 AM
Gaston College Annual Health Fair On April 15
Gaston College students and members of the community learn how to keep physically fit and reduce stress through yoga at a past Gaston College Annual Health Fair.
(Photo Courtesy Gaston College)

Gaston College students and members
of the community learn how to keep
physically fit and reduce stress through
yoga at a past Gaston College
Annual Health Fair.

(Photo Courtesy Gaston College)

Stephanie Michael-Pickett, Gaston College
Director of Marketing and Public Relations

DALLAS, N.C. – The annual Gaston College Health Fair promotes health, wellness, fitness and nutrition, and features a variety of health assessments and services, interactive exhibits, free samples, and other activities. This year’s event takes place on Monday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Myers Center Breezeway on the Gaston College Dallas Campus. The Health Fair is open to the public and admission is free.

Attendees can get free fitness assessments, blood pressure and diabetes checks, and hearing and vision screenings, and can participate in nutrition and body composition consultation activities.

Over 35 vendors and organizations will have informational booths and displays at the Health Fair. These vendors and organizations include:

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  • Alzheimers Association
  • Caromont Health - Stroke Program
  • Gaston College Cosmetology & Esthetics (Hand Massage and Paraffin Wax)
  • Gaston College Dietetic Tech Program
  • Gaston College Health and Fitness Science - fitness & performance tests
  • Gaston College Human Services
  • Gaston College Library
  • Gaston College Massage Therapy
  • Gaston College Med Assist, Phlebotomy
  • Gaston County DHHS Community Health Education
  • Gaston County YMCA
  • Gaston Family Health Services
  • HealthNet Gaston
  • Keep Me Safe
  • Gaston Parks and Rec
  • United Way
  • Good Will
  • Gaston Extension
  • Atrium Health
  • Phoenix Counseling and the Sexual Assault Victim's Advocacy
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Lincoln County
  • Anatomywise
  • Catawba Coffee
  • Essential Oils
  • Stanley Total Living Center
  • Gaston County DHHS Adult & Aging Services
  • Friendly Dental
  • Senior TLC
  • Nutrition to Fruition
  • Buck's Country Dancers
  • Partners in Primary Care
  • The Vitamin Shoppe
  • 360 Belmont Martial Arts
  • Planet Fitness
  • Levine Cancer Institute
  • Partners Behavioral Health Management

Demonstrations and activities at the 2019 Health Fair include Raised Barre, CX WORX and yoga with Gaston County YMCA, Buck’s Country Dancer, an essential oils demonstration and information session from Young Living Essential Oils, and nutrition information session from Nutrition To Fruition.

Coordinating the 2019 Gaston College Health Fair is Stephanie Wells, Adjunct Instructor in the Gaston College Health Promotions Department.

The Health Fair is sponsored by the Gaston College Health Promotion Committee. For additional information regarding the Gaston College Health Fair, contact Stephanie Wells at

For more information about the Gaston College Health and Fitness Science Program, contact Brett LaFemina at 704-922-2280 or email:

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