Work-life, family, and nutrition topics covered in upcoming presentations

November 1, 2010

Valuable information on family and relationships, nutrition, and balancing work and life will be presented in the next few weeks by WorkLife Programs.

Presentations are grouped below by category:
Worklife balance

* Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics
Wednesday (Nov. 3). Noon-1 p.m. Room 320, Stewart Center.
A comprehensive look at memory loss issues and what they mean for both the patient and the family. Typical aging versus problematic memory changes, causes of dementia, and an overview of how Alzheimer's affects the brain will be explored.

* Making Life Decisions
Nov. 10. 4-5 p.m. Room 313, Stewart Center.
Designed for people who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease, this program will explore legal and financial issues and possible care options as well as tools for health care planning and finances.

Family and parenting

* Helping You to Raise Drug-Free Kids
Monday (Nov. 1). 12:10-12:50 p.m. Room 318, Stewart Center.
During this presentation, parents will learn information on drug/alcohol recognition, the warning signs of use/abuse, and how to talk to their kids about drugs/alcohol.

* Managing Family Conflicts
Thursday (Nov. 4). Noon-1 p.m. WorkLife Programs (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.

* Living Single/Single Again
Friday (Nov. 5). Noon-1 p.m. Room 310, Stewart Center.
There's a four-part strategy to master the loneliness that comes with being on your own. Discuss ways to socialize and how to meet potential partners as well as learn how to recognize and avoid unhealthy partners.

* Dangerous Love: Dating Violence Exposed
Nov. 11. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Room 320, Stewart Center.
This presentation teaches parents the warning signs of dating violence and what one can do if they need to help their teen.

* Rock-a-Bye Baby
Nov. 16. Noon-1 p.m. WorkLife Programs (PWF), 1402 W. State St.
During this presentation, participants will learn how to make a safe sleep environment for infants and help reduce the risk of SIDS. Participants also will learn the benefits of having infants sleep safely on their backs. This information is based on current research from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Nutrition and weight

* Sugar and Sugar Substitutes
Tuesday (Nov. 2). 4:05-4:55 p.m. Room 322, Stewart Center.
There are 725,000 sugar crystals in each cube of sugar, but do you know how much is in your favorite food? Learn about the different types of sugar and how much is in certain foods, take part in a discussion about sugar substitutes and their safety.

* Live Long and Prosper on the Mediterranean Diet
Nov. 9. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Room 322, Stewart Center.
The Mediterranean diet is an eating pattern that has yielded long healthy lives for many people in countries such as Greece and Italy. Participants will discover the advantages of applying this dietary pattern to their own life, and learn how to enjoy the many flavors and textures of these natural foods while optimizing their health at the same time.

* Weight Watchers at Work
Mondays, beginning Nov. 15 (12-week program)
12:10-12:50 p.m. Room 206, Stewart Center (location varies).
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 two incentives in your lifetime.

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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