Ladd Center launches app, some problems to be resolved

The Berry College Ladd Center creates new app for students.

Saif Sarfani, Viking Fusion Reporter

Photo By: Saif Sarfani

ROME, Ga. — The Ladd Center has launched a new app for Berry students aimed at educating students about the different aspects of health and wellness. Available for download on Android and the App Store, the Healthy Life, Berry Strong app features seven parts which include Character, Nutrition, Physical, Academic, Emotional, Spiritual and Social.

Senior Hannah Rivers, Healthy Life, Berry Strong coordinator, said the app is a resource for a balanced lifestyle.

“A lot of students think that if they exercise and don’t feel sick, then they’re healthy, but a healthy body encompasses [much more],” Rivers said. “The goal of the app is to allow them to have one method to access resources Berry offers as well as some off-campus resources.”

Some of the intuitive dimensions include Nutrition and Physical. Nutrition allows users to view the Berry Dining Hall’s CampusDish menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner and input calories into a calorie counter. Physical provides a map for trails on campus, a list of the Cage Athletic and Recreation Center’s group fitness classes, among other events and activities in Rome.  

Director of the Ladd Center Anita Errickson said the app can be used, but her team is working with the developer to resolve some bugs.  

“While you can go ahead and download it, we are working with them [the developers] to [fix bugs], but for the most part everything else is set,” Errickson said.  

Students will also be able to make appointments online soon. They will be able to click ‘Health and Wellness Center’ on the app and then be redirected to the Ladd Center’s homepage where this function will be available.

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Lindsey Taylor said online appointment scheduling will be more convenient for students.

“On Sunday night, [if] you’re not feeling good, you can go to their website, click ‘Make an Appointment’ and see what’s available Monday morning, and schedule a time … [but] they’re not ready to launch that yet,” Taylor said.

Students can send feedback and comments about the app to

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