Upcoming WorkLife offerings to cover family relationships, nutrition and more

Septembe 24, 2012  

WorkLife Programs offers classes on a variety of topics designed to educate employees and improve their overall health.


Diabetic Retinopathy
Oct. 8. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 218C.
Healthy eyes mean a better life. Learn about what causes diabetic retinopathy, how it's diagnosed, and the treatment options available.

Living with Alzheimer's: Middle and Late Stage Alzheimer's Disease for Caregivers
Oct. 9, 16, 23. 6-8 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318.
In this series, caregivers will learn symptoms and care needs associated with middle stage and late state Alzheimer's and learn about relationship changes that occur. Ways to maximize safety, prepare for emergencies and access respite care, effective ways to provide personal care and manage challenging behaviors will be discussed.


Quit Smart (six-session program)
Oct. 9-Nov. 15. 8:30-10 a.m. State Street Office Facility (SSOF), 1601 W. State St.
Quit Smart combines powerful treatments to help participants break free from tobacco. Participants attending this class 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.


Manager/Supervisor EAP Training
Oct. 16. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 310.
Find out about the counseling and consultation services available to managers and their staff, as well as the work-life services and resources managers can access to assist employees to become their best.


Positive Discipline -- Discuss Using Positive Ways to Discipline Children
Oct. 10. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318.
Explore strategies for preventing children's challenging behaviors, and discover how to use positive discipline to help children develop self-control.


Healthy Resolutions: Enjoy More Veggies (email-based program)

Oct. 1-31.

The goal for October is to eat at least one more serving of vegetables per day than is usually done. Healthy Resolutions is a nine-month, email-based program geared at helping you change your health habits, one month at a time. Most of us start with great intentions of eating better and exercising more. Unfortunately, these vague goals are quickly forgotten and we lose our way. Resolve to change your habits. Each month focuses on a healthy behavior. Make a commitment to better health, one habit at a time.

Weight Watchers at Work
Oct. 1-Feb. 18. Noon-1 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union, Room 263.
Oct. 2-Feb. 5. Noon-1 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 320.
Oct. 2-Feb. 12. 11 a.m.-noon. Physical Facilities Service Building, Room 1179.
Oct. 4-Feb. 21. Noon-1 p.m. Physics Building, Room 298.
For those looking either to achieve significant, long-term weight loss or just trying to shed a few pounds, Weight Watchers at Work can help effect a lifestyle change to assist with that goal. If a participant's Body Mass Index (BMI) is over 25, WorkLife Programs will pay for half of the $186 class fee if participants attend 14 of 17 weigh-ins. Those who do not complete at least 14 weigh-ins will receive a bill from Purdue's Accounts Receivable for $93. Participants are eligible for only one incentive in their lifetime. To calculate your BMI, visit http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/. At the first information session, participants will register, meet their leader, get information about the session and write a check to Weight Watchers for $93. Weight Watchers leaders will record participants' weight on their cards and indicate who completes 14 of 17 weigh-ins.

Subdue the Sugar Monster
Oct. 18. 4:10-4:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 313.
Do you find yourself caught up in daily craving for sweets? And despite your best intentions, never able to say "no" to them? This class explores the impulses behind our desire for sweet foods, and how taking steps toward managing these desires can keep that pesky "Sugar Monster" at bay.


The Physiological Side of the Change
Sept. 26. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318.
Learn what to expect as far as physical changes for the woman going through menopause.


To register for these or other offerings, go to www.purdue.edu/worklife, select "Register for classes" and log in with your career account and password, or call WorkLife Programs at 49-45461.

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