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September 10, 2012

WorkLife classes to cover nutrition, stress management and more

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

CHRONIC CONDITIONS

Living with Alzheimer's: Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease for People with Alzheimer's and Their Caregivers
Sept. 11, 18, 25. 6-8 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 310.
For people with Alzheimer's, the diagnosis is life-changing and leads to many questions. "What will this mean for me and my family?" "How do I plan for the future?" "Where can I get the help I need?" This is an interactive three-part program where you will have a chance to hear from others who have been where you are. Discussion will include what you need to know, what you need to plan and what you can do to navigate this chapter of your life. For caregivers, this series describes symptoms of early stage Alzheimer's disease; explains legal, financial and resource planning that need to be done; and various components of a care team and how to successfully work with each during the early stage.

WORK/LIFE BALANCE

Manager/Supervisor EAP Training
Sept. 11. 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.

FAMILY AND RELATIONSHIPS

Positive Discipline -- Discuss Discipline and Punishment
Sept. 13. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318.
Learn the difference between discipline and punishment, and consider how best to handle children's challenging behaviors.

NUTRITION AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Alzheimer's and Nutrition

Sept. 19. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Freehafer Hall, Rooms 1-1 and 1-2.
Alzheimer's disease continues moving up the CDC's list of Top Ten Leading Causes of Death in Americans. Aside from engaging in challenging mental and physical activities, what else can any of us do to decrease our chances of losing cognitive function as we grow older? This class will explore promising nutritional strategies to help keep our brains thinking as clearly as possible even in the sunset years of life.

STRESS MANAGEMENT

Energize and Focus
Sept. 10. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 202.
With today's hectic world and frantic pace, it's no wonder we feel tired. Family and work demands, lack of sleep and an unhealthy lifestyle can lead to fatigue, decreased mental clarity and lack of focus. Participants will learn easy ways to boost their energy, fight fatigue and improve focus and drive.

Depression (Discussion group)
Sept. 20. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union, Room 256.
We will learn the signs and symptoms of depression. Attend this discussion group to take an important first step in learning how to get help for yourself or someone else.

Stress and the Communication Gap
Sept. 20. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Freehafer Hall, Rooms 1-1 and 1-2.
Build stronger relationships through a better understanding of those around you.

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

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