The Community University Partnership held annual health fair
By Abass Wali
Organizers of an annual health fair hope to help those less fortunate in the community.
The University of Windsor hosted the health fair at the Windsor Water World gymnasium on March 16.
The Community University Partnership is among several different organizations in the area that have come together to help Windsorites gain a better understanding of their health.
University of Windsor nursing student Sarah Clarke said the health fair program works with the university and the community. This is to get the community involved and make residents aware of the programs Windsor has to offer and to provide them local health services, she said.
“As nursing students we work with social work students to try and make the community a little bit better and to help out with those who are less fortunate and who live in subsidized housing,” Clarke said.
Senior project manager Cheryl Taggart said they work in areas such as Glengarry. She said they provide information about resources, support and work with people to help build the community and make it a better place.
Taggart said the health fair is held once a year and dozens of people come together to get the information from their services.
“These kinds of events and getting together as a group is really important because it allows people to get together as a community,” said Taggart. “When they see their neighbours and they recognize we all have the same kind of questions, we all have the same type of concerns and need the same kind of information.”
Besides the health fair, the Community University Partnership’s main goals are to bring communities together to be safer, happier and healthier within the neighbourhoods, said Taggart.