Upcoming WorkLife events to cover chronic conditions, work/life balance and more

October 8, 2012  

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


Diabetic Retinopathy
Today (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 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.


Family-Friendly Services
Thursday (Oct. 11). 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 313.
Purdue Benefits and WorkLife Programs strive to provide family-friendly services to enhance the quality of life in the workplace at Purdue. Learn how you can enhance your experience at Purdue by understanding what is available. Services include child care and elder care resources, lactation support services, Employee Assistance, FMLA and more.

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
Wednesday (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.

When to Take the Car Keys
Oct. 23. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318.
Caregivers: Are you concerned about mom or dad's driving? Or paying bills? Taking their meds? Shopping and meals? Perhaps moving in with you? This workshop offers sound, practical advice to all senior caregivers. Learn how to balance your responsibilities to your parents, your family, yourself and Purdue.


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 towards managing these desires can keep that pesky "Sugar Monster" at bay.

Nutrition and the Life Cycle
Oct. 25. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Freehafer Hall, Rooms 1-1 and 1-2.
An individual's need for specific nutrients changes over the life span and can vary according to gender, activity level and growth. On top of that, certain health conditions and chronic disease can also alter nutritional requirements. Come learn how energy and nutrient needs change over the course of a lifetime and how you can be proactive to reduce your health risks as you age.


Cultural Awareness/Financial Management
Oct. 24. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 320.
Come take look at how money matters differ among various cultures.

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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