Upcoming WorkLife sessions to cover family relationships, nutrition and more

October 22, 2012  

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


When to Take the Car Keys
Tuesday (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 -- and when to take the car keys.

Caring While Bearing Financial Burden
Nov. 1. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 320.
Sometimes it's hard to remember, as a caregiver, that your needs are important, too. Preserve your own financial future while caring for an aging, disabled or chronically ill loved one.

Assertiveness (discussion group)
Nov. 8. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union, Room 258.
Being assertive can have a positive impact on your day-to-day life. Improve your relationships and achieve a more satisfying life by putting into practice these tips to be more self-assured.

Reducing the Influence of Media on Children
Nov. 8. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318.
What we watch affects how we think and act. Learn what you can do to reduce the impact of media violence on your children's behaviors.



Nutrition and the Life Cycle
Thursday (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.

Healthy Resolutions: Eat the Whole Grain (email-based program)
Nov. 5-30.
The goal for November is to increase whole grain intake by one serving per day. 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.

Nutrition for Your Blood Pressure
Nov. 7. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 313.
According to the CDC, approximately 30 percent of Americans at least 18 years old have high blood pressure, or hypertension. Medications are often needed to normalize these levels. However, researchers increasingly report that what we eat also affects how forcefully our hearts must pump to distribute the blood throughout our bodies. Come join this class to discover not only the foods that cause spikes in blood pressure, but also those that optimize every heart beat by helping you to keep your blood pressure within normal limits.



Cultural Awareness/Financial Management
Wednesday (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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