New offerings available from WorkLife Programs

May 24, 2010

Upcoming offerings from WorkLife Programs cover a range of topics -- physical activity, smoking cessation, teen dating violence, and more.
An asterisk before the presentation title means that it is being offered for the first time:
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 (Recreational Sports Center front entrance). 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. Registrants may participate in one weekly session or more, as fits schedule and interest, but they should register for only one time slot..

Ways to Reduce Your Health Care Expenses
Monday. 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
Thursday.12:10-12:50 p.m. Room 322, Stewart Center.
This presentation teaches parents the warning signs of dating violence and what one can do if they need to help their teen.

Quit Smart
June 7, 21, 23, 30. 3:30-5 p.m. WorkLife Programs, PWF, Purdue West Shopping Plaza, 1402 W. State St.
Quit Smart combines powerful treatments to help participants break free from cigarettes. Participants will learn to ease off nicotine, use their mind to help, use a hypnosis CD, and decide whether to use medication to break the habit of smoking. This program meets four times.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Families
June 12. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. WorkLife Programs, PWF, Purdue West Shopping Plaza, 1402 W. State St.
WorkLife Programs offers an opportunity for employees and their families to enjoy learning and practicing the 7 Habits together. Spouses,  teens, pre-teens, children over the age of 6, or other family members are encouraged to come with the employee and enjoy a day of enrichment. Space is limited to 30 total. Participants may bring theirr own lunch, buy it at a Purdue West restaurant, or pitch in for Papa John's pizza. Contact after registering online to share which members of the family will be attending.

Parent Roundtable: Being Together, Being Apart: Separation Anxiety in Children and in Parents
June 23.12:10-12:50 p.m.  Room 112, Purdue Memorial Union.
This roundtable provides an opportunity for working parents to share questions about interacting and communicating with their children on everyday issues and validate the best approach with an expert. Parenting is a very long process of letting go, and it can be hard on both children and parents. Judith Myers-Walls, associate professor of child development and family studies, will lead a discussion about sources of normal separation anxiety, when to be concerned, and ways to reduce anxiety in both children and parents.

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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