Penn State Hosts Care Fair

Story posted April 20, 2023 in CommRadio, News by Haley Jacobs

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As finals week approaches, Penn State’s Health Promotion and Wellness prepares its students with resources for dealing with stress. HPW hosted a Care Fair on Wednesday at University Park’s HUB-Robeson Center.  Assistant Director for Fitness and Wellbeing at Campus Recreation, Anna Champion said she recommends students try to stay mindful of their body and mind during the upcoming weeks.

“You might have to work a little bit to get where you are, but learning those tips of breathing, being mindful, closing your eyes, taking that moment,” Champion said. “Being in that moment I feel that things just kind of align themselves.”

From getting their blood pressure checked to playing with stress-reducing kinetic sand, students had an opportunity to decompress and learn coping strategies for stress. Penn State sophomore, Kaitlynn Heck said the event made her feel more relaxed.

“I think it’s a great way especially with finals coming up for students to go and get tips to destress and manage their anxiety before our finals,” Heck said.

Penn State will be offering stress management resources through finals week. Information can be found at

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