New offerings available from WorkLife Programs

May 10, 2010

WorkLife Programs is offering several presentations in the next few weeks, many of which are being presented for the first time.

An asterisk before the presentation title means that it is being offered for the first time:

Weight Watchers at Work
Mondays, May 10-Aug. 9. WorkLife Programs, PWF, Purdue West Shopping Plaza, 1402 W. State St. First session is at PWF, but locations will vary.
Whether you are looking to achieve significant, long-term weight loss or just trying to shed a few pounds, Weight Watchers at Work can help you effect a lifestyle change to assist you with your goal. If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is over 25, WorkLife Programs will pay for half of the $144 fee if you attend 11 of 12 meetings. You may receive only 2 incentives in your lifetime.

* Managing Family Conflicts
May 11. Noon-1 p.m. WorkLife Programs, Purdue West Shopping Plaza (PWF), 1402 W. State St.
This presentation will help participants understand the reasons for family conflict, identify their personal conflict style, know 10 rules for fighting fairly, and learn specific techniques for resolving conflicts with their children and partner.

*Relax, Release, and Renew
May 17. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Room 314, Stewart Center.
During this experiential learning workshop, participants will learn and practice a variety of relaxation techniques including deep breathing, guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, and aromatic stress reduction. Come prepared to participate and find a relaxation technique(s) that will assist you during stressful times.

*Single Parenting
May 21. Noon-1 p.m. WorkLife Programs, Purdue West Shopping Plaza (PWF), 1402 W. State St.
This presentation will help participants assess aspects of single parenting, learn how to manage time more effectively, discover how to stretch their dollars, develop co-parenting skills, learn how to utilize teamwork and positive discipline strategies, explore dating issues, and develop healthy self-care habits.

Walking Program
Mondays, May 24-Aug. 9 (meet at Class of 1939 Water Sculpture in front of Hovde Hall). 12:10-12:50 p.m.
Tuesdays, May 25-Aug. 10 (front entrance of Recreational Sports Center). 5:15- 5:55 p.m.
Wednesdays, May 26-Aug. 11 (Lynn Hall, near Continuum sculpture). 12:10-12:50 p.m.
Each session features stretching, approximately 30 minutes of walking, and an educational walking-related handout. The group session of this program offers support and motivation and gives participants an opportunity to socialize during exercise. You may participate in one weekly session or more -- whatever suits your schedule. When you register online,  register for only one session, no matter how many days you plan to attend weekly.

Ways to Reduce Your Health Care Expenses
May 25. 10-11 a.m. or noon-1 p.m. Room 202, Stewart Center.
A representative from CIGNA, the administrator for Purdue’s three medical plans, will be on campus to present information on reducing health care expenses. Participants will learn tips for saving on out-of-pocket medical costs and will explore online resources for comparing the costs and quality of health care. Select one of the above sessions to attend.

Dangerous Love: Dating Violence Exposed
May 27. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Room 322, Stewart Center.
This presentation teaches parents the warning signs of dating violence and what they can do if they need to help their teen.

To register for these or other offerings, go to and log in with your career account and password, or call WorkLife Programs at 49-45461.

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