Wellness Fair recap

Student participates in a game with healthcare vendor at Wellness Fair Student holds a smoothie in one hand and picks up a plate with vegetables and dip with the other hand A sheriff's deputy places a student's finger in a fingerprint processor for a photo ID

More than 200 students, staff, families and community members turned out for the Wellness Fair on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School. Many took the opportunity to meet with the over 35 health, safety and wellness providers and community partners to learn about opioid addiction and treatment, smoking cessation, to sample healthy foods, receive bike and traffic safety tips from Otto the Auto robot, and gather resources on health insurance, prescription drugs, mental health counseling, and more.

The Albany County Sheriff’s Operation Safe ID provided families with children photo IDs, while the County’s Stop DWI program offered eye-opening demonstrations with fatal vision goggles that simulate the effects of drug and alcohol intoxication on vision, balance and equilibrium. Families and students could also register for youth sports programs, including Watervliet Little League Baseball and Softball and Watervliet Youth Football and Cheer.

A student points to a plastic model of teeth with tobacco stains that on a table display promoting smoking cessation A student wears impaired vision goggles and tries to catch a ball as the Stop DWI presenter stands nearby Two students are smiling and laughing as they kneel on the floor next to Otto the Auto robot.

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