Career/Life 3.10.2017

Plant Based Eating: Vegan and Gluten Free Cooking Demo

Whether you are a vegan or just want to cook like one, you will learn three delicious plant-based dishes at this workshop, March 10, noon-1 p.m., Martha Van Rensselaer Hall – one entree, one side, and one dessert – that you can serve to friends and family. These vegan dishes will be meat, dairy, and gluten free as well as free of other typical allergens. Presented by Erin Harner, RDN and Wellness staff. Register here.

Middle of the Pack running group

Interested in running about three miles with a group? This group is open to anyone who runs at an approx. 9-12 min/mile pace –  anyone who finds themselves in that big group considered the "middle of the pack" when running in a foot race. Join in at any point from March to May. Run on Mondays or Wednesdays, or both. Kerry Howell, Cornell Wellness staff, will lead warm-up stretches at 12:15 p.m. prior to each run. This group welcomes veterans and Team RWB members. Questions? Contact Kerry Howell, Wellness staff, at (607) 254-2985 or kk253@cornell.edu.

  • Began March 6 and ends May 24
  • Mondays, 12:15-1 p.m., Loop Run - meet at the entrance to Barton Hall (doors facing Teagle Hall)
  • Wednesdays, 12:15-1 p.m., Beebe Lake path - meet next to the Cornell Outing Club's lodge (next to the canoes)
  • (Optional) Join the e-list called midpack-l to receive run reminders and to be able to connect directly with the group. Directions on how to join an e-list.

Caregiver Support and Education Network

Are you providing care for an adult family member, spouse, or friend, either locally or long distance?  Perhaps the one you care for is living in a facility, independently in their own home, or in your home. If so, you are invited to attend meetings of the Caregiver Support & Education Network.

Participants are welcome to attend when their schedule allows. Caregivers come together to share the challenges, joys and resources of caregiving as well as listen to occasional speakers presenting on topics of interest specifically to caregivers.  Facilitators will share strategies, tools, and resources for coping with stress, caregiver guilt, and burnout as well as information on local/national resources that may assist you. 

No need to register unless there is a speaker. 

Feel free to bring your lunch. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings of the Caregiver Support and Education Network will be in Room 221, Weill Hall, noon-1 p.m.:

  • March 16: Caring Ways to Care for Your Elder, Register
  • April 20: General discussion and sharing
  • May 18: Aging ad Driving, Register
  • June 15, July 20, August 17: General discussion and sharing

For any questions or for more information, contact Eileen McCoy Whang, emw76@cornell.edu or worklife@cornell.edu

Retirement and savings workshops

Workshops on transitioning into retirement and the changes to your benefits are upcoming. No registration is required:

  • Contract college employees: March 14, noon-1:30 p.m., G01 (Racker Room) Biotechnology Building
  • Endowed employees: March 16, noon-1:15 p.m., G01 (Racker Room) Biotechnology Building

For more information contact Cornell Benefits at benefits@cornell.edu, 255-3936.

Welcoming new and seasoned knitters

Enjoy the calming effects of knitting during these lunchtime gatherings on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Everyone is welcome; bring your knitting. Questions? Contact Beth McKinney at bm20@cornell.edu.

Save the dates! All from noon-1 p.m., Physical Sciences Building (PSB):

  • Mar. 23, 401 PSB
  • April 13, 401 PSB
  • April 27, 214 PSB
  • May 11, 401 PSB
  • May 25, 401 PSB

General information on Cornell Wellness in-unit offerings

Cornell Wellness staff are available to provide workshops, lectures, clinics, and demos on many different topics to your department by request. These offerings typically run about 60 minutes, although some can be shortened. Submit questions and requests to wellness@cornell.edu.

Don’t have an hour? Staff are also available to provide 15-30 minute educational workshops, “Wellness Fundamentals Trainings,” to your work unit/department to promote a culture of health and wellness. Ideal for staff meetings, monthly in-service trainings, or annual all-staff gatherings. Submit questions and requests to wellness@cornell.edu.

For individual workshops and webinars, see http://recreation.athletics.cornell.edu/wellness/outreach.

Healthy Living group fitness classes

Cornell Wellness offers opportunities for both physical fitness and social experiences that are appropriate for every size, shape, age and ability. The group fitness classes are great for individuals who are first starting a fitness program, have gone through joint replacement, suffer from arthritis, experience lingering joint pain from injury, have physical limitations or disabilities, those who want to improve their balance, fitness, overall wellbeing and more.


The group fitness classes embody a vision of inclusion, offer participants individualized attention to be successful, and promote an environment of camaraderie and personal success. Any current Wellness Recreation Member may participate. In addition to a Wellness Recreation Membership, online registration is requested.

For information on Wellbeing programs

For program descriptions and more information on wellbeing programs, visit the wellbeing and perks webpage, contact worklife@cornell.edu, or sign up for e-lists or the adult/caregivers newsletter.