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Human Resources: Upcoming Programs
September 15, 2009, Volume 56, No. 03

Your Body: From Head to Toe…Taking care of your health means being well informed, well prepared, and capable of making good choices when it comes to your body. This series of workshops, led by physicians and health experts from the University of Pennsylvania and the Health System, will address various health issues from head to toe and steps you can take to maintain a healthier lifestyle. 

Pre-registration is required for these workshops, which are sponsored by Human Resources. You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch to the sessions. For more information and to register, visit www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog (select “Health Promotions” from the “Browse by Category” menu) or contact Human Resources at (215) 898-5116 or suzsmith@upenn.edu.

Integrative Health Care Practices to Promote Health; September 17; noon–1 p.m.; free. Integrative health care has become a common term to describe teams of health care providers working together to provide patient care. This typically involves using a combination of conventional and alternative medicines to help address and diagnose the “root problem”. This workshop will help you understand complementary and alternative medicine for stress reduction and disease prevention. It will be led by Norma Cuellar, assistant professor of nursing.

Quality of Worklife Workshops

Dealing with the demands of work and your personal life can be challenging. These free workshops, sponsored by Human Resources and led by experts from Penn’s Employee Assistance Program and Quality of Worklife Department, offer information and support for your personal and professional life challenges. Pre-registration is required. You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch to the session. For more information or to register, visit www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog or contact Ken Edwards at (215) 573-2471 or kenne@upenn.edu.

Gaining Control of the Eldercare Systems; September 22; 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.; free. This seminar is designed to help caregivers and interested parties learn about current trends in systems offering support to the elderly. Participants will learn how to successfully navigate those systems, including Medicare and Medicaid, long-term insurance care and housing and property issues. Other topics will include wills, power of attorney and advance directives.

Nutrition Workshops

If you’re like most people, you have plenty of questions about nutrition: What should I eat before and after a workout? How can I choose smarter, healthier foods at the grocery store or in a restaurant? Which vitamins should I be taking, if any? Get answers to these questions and more when you join Human Resources for an ongoing series of nutrition workshops. For more information about the workshops and to register, visit www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness/workshops.aspx or contact Human Resources at (215) 898-5116 or suzsmith@upenn.edu.

Eat This, Not That!; September 24; noon–1 p.m.; free. Many of us are clueless when it comes to calories in the foods we eat. So how do you know which foods to incorporate in your diet and which ones to steer clear of? This workshop will teach you how to make smart choices when it comes to your favorite foods and still lose weight. You’ll learn how to spot the many dangerous nutritional traps that plague health-conscious consumers every day. The workshop will be led by Suzanne Smith, health promotion program administrator, HR, Quality of Worklife.

—Division of Human Resources

Related: Penn Family Day: October 10

Almanac - September 15, 2009, Volume 56, No. 03