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Upcoming Events for Purdue Retirees

September 22 PURA campus tour: Discovery Learning ResearchCenter/Voss Solar System Model

Discovery Learning Research Center   

          Voss Solar System Model

Purdue Center on Aging seminar: Optimizing Functional Ability in Later Life

October 5 PURA Monthly Lunch: Design of Bicentennial and PURA Scholar Reports
     MCL Cafeteria, West Lafayette, 11:00 AM

October 8 Afternoon Nature Walk in Lafayette

October 12, 16, 27 Free Flu Shots and Wellness Screenings

October 24 PURA Trip/River Steamboat Cruise: Celebrate the Belle of Louisville's 101st year

Afternoon Nature Walk in Lafayette

PURA Campus and Community Committee Sponsors

October 8, 2015, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

The PURA Campus and Community Committee and the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation will co-host an exciting fall walking tour on October 8, 2-4 p.m.  Sara Peel, Director of Watershed Projects of the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation, has arranged for our group to see how Lafayette residences and local businesses are environmentally conserving water, particularly through practices that salvage rainwater by using native plants and rain barrels.  The event will also feature information about the city's street design that preserves water runoff during rainstorms.  Some of the home owners on our tour have arranged funding as cost-shared participants with the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation, and they will discuss their contractor selections and installation issues with PURA members and their guests.  We will also receive designs from two of the initial projects and information about native plants that work well in this area.

Our tour will begin at the straw bales at the intersection of 13th and Cincinnati Streets, Lafayette, where we can observe the successful and the not so successful growth of plants with roots firmly placed inside these bales.   There is plenty of street-parking available on Erie Street.  Tour participants should plan to park and arrive at the first site of our 20 city block adventure by 2 pm.  If heavy rain has been predicted for that day, PURA's tour will occur at the same time one week later, October 15.

Guests are welcome.

Reservations should be submitted by one week prior to the date of the tour, providing Name, Address, Telephone number, and Email address, to:

Michele Salla

Or by mail to

Michele Salla
Purdue Human Resources
401 Grant St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2024

Free flu shots*!

Getting an annual influenza vaccine is the No. 1 way to fight the flu. Purdue University is once again providing seasonal flu shots on the West Lafayette campus for its official retirees and their spouses / same-sex domestic partners. You don’t need an appointment just bring your PUID and get your flu shot.

As an added bonus on these days, wellness screenings, provided by the Purdue Nursing Center for Family Health, will be offered. The brief health screenings will measure blood pressure, weight, height, body mass index (BMI) and cardiac risk ratio.  The screening also includes a “finger stick” test to check cholesterol, high density lipoprotein and glucose levels. *Purdue retirees and their spouses can receive one wellness screening at no cost once every 12 months; all other or for additional screenings - $40.
*Purdue Center for Healthy Living will be administering the Flucelvax, pre-filled syringe, trivalent. See your provider if you need an alternative vaccine.
October 12 and October 16
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Daniel (William H.) Turfgrass Research & Diagnostic Center
1340 Cherry Lane, West Lafayette
(located off Cherry Lane, next to the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex)

PARKING: Use any space in front of the Turfgrass Center.

October 27
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 PM
Kurz Purdue Technology Center
1281 Win Hentschel Blvd., Conference Room B

Oct. 24 PURA Trip/River Steamboat Cruise:  Celebrate the Belle of Louisville’s 101st year!

Join fellow retirees for a river cruise on the scenic Ohio River.  The Belle of Louisville is the last authentic river steamboat still operating in the US that was built during the steamboat era.  The trip includes motor coach transportation, river cruise, a polka band and German style luncheon buffet, and an escort provided by sponsor Imperial Travel. Click here for more information and registration instructions.

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