Villanova, PA, April 27, 2010 — Seven senior nursing students from the Villanova University College of Nursing developed a health fair in collaboration with Penn Care at Home on April 21st. Held at University Square at 3901 Market St. in Philadelphia—a vertical community with over 500 residents— the topics were those of interest to residents who are elderly or have disabilities.
The students, participating in their home health clinical practicum, were advised by Associate Professor Mary Pickett, Ph.D, R.N. Their stations included blood pressure screening and education, the importance of summer hydration, DASH diet, and reading food labels for sodium and portion size. Additionally the students demonstrated upper body armchair exercises with water bottle weights.