WorkLife Programs offerings to focus on stress, parenting and finances

May 23, 2011

WorkLife Programs classes coming up in the next few weeks will focus on stress, family relationships and financial management.

Offerings denoted with an asterisk are new.

Help with stress

-- Stretching/Low-Impact Aerobics*
May 25. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 302.
Low-impact aerobic exercise consists of rhythmic movements involving large muscle groups. In this exercise, at least one foot is in constant contact with the floor, which makes it easy to do without putting much strain on the tissues. Following the aerobic section, participants will be taken through a series of stretches to enhance flexibility. Participants are asked to wear tennis shoes and bring a yoga mat, beach towel or blanket.

-- Relax, Release, & Renew
June 1. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 202.
During this experiential learning workshop, participants will learn and practice a variety of relaxation techniques including deep breathing, guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, and aromatic stress reduction. Come prepared to participate and find a relaxation technique(s) that will assist you during stressful times.

Family relationships

-- Parent Roundtable: Bullying, What Parents Need to Know
June 8. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 218C.
Bullying has become a serious issue affecting our children, and parents want to know what they can do to help their child. Elizabeth Akey, clinical assistant professor in psychological sciences, will discuss bullying and how you can help your child learn to cope.

Financial management

-- Where Is It When You Need It?
June 15. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Beering Hall, Room 1260.
Understanding the value of organizing important family documents and financial records can save you time and money. Monica Doerr, a local attorney, will present information on the importance of record keeping and the type of documents that are important to keep handy.

To register for these or other offerings, go to and log in with your career account and password, or call WorkLife Programs at 49-45461.
Information on stress, weight and other topics is available in WorkLife Programs' online resource center. Many books and brochures are available, including The Wisdom of Letting Go, Fitting in Fitness and Nutrition in the Fast Lane. A great collection of helpful websites is available, too, highlighting sites such as and

To use the resource center, visit and log in with career account and password. On the left navigation bar, click on Resource Center. Read the instructions provided, pick your resources, and complete an order.
Some items are sent directly via campus mail, some must be picked up at the WorkLife Programs office at 1402 W. State St., and others are available for immediate download. Mailed materials may be sent only via campus mail; therefore, spouses/same-sex domestic partners and retirees are not able to check out materials.

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