Career/Life 4.07.2017

Retirement Income Planning
An in-person seminar presented by Fidelity Investments, Retirement Income Planning will help you decide when you may be able to retire; estimate how long your money may last; and prepare for challenges you might face in retirement. The seminar will be held May 2, in the Biotechnology Building, Room G10. Registration and light buffet are at 11:30 a.m.; speaker at noon-1 p.m. RSVP by April 26: or call 800-642-7131.

More mindfulness, more meditation
Cornell is offering faculty and staff three ways to explore mindfulness and meditation – whether you are a beginner or already involved in a practice. Being mindful or practicing meditation can be done alone or in a group, and many people benefit from a training to jumpstart this new behavior.

  • For the curious – A Focus on Guided Meditation. Cornell Wellness and Recreational Services teamed up with David Gandelman, founder of, to present guided meditations in multiple formats (videos, audios, downloadable App). With more than 10 years of teaching experience, Gandelman has cultivated meditations that combine energy awareness, ancient wisdom traditions and humor to create a safe and engaging environment for individuals both new to meditation and those wanting to advance their current practice. No cost.
  • For the experienced – Let’s Meditate in Person. This meditation series is a collaborative effort shared by Cornell Health Services and multiple departments and colleges throughout the university. These drop-in sessions occur regularly all over central campus and are open to the entire Cornell community. Join in any time; no registration necessary. No cost.
  • For the enthusiast - WorkJoy. WorkJoy is a call to reduce stress, burnout, and to bring joy, meaning and satisfaction into day-to-day work. The program is uniquely designed for Cornell employees who want to learn about mindfulness and meditation and how to apply this knowledge and practice wisdom at work. The program is delivered as a one-day live intensive session, followed by daily practices and two 90-minute online Cornell peer group meetings. The entire program spans 90 days. $400.


Toddlers to Tweens: A Conversation about Nutrition and Healthy Habits. Nutrition, lifestyle, supplementation, nourishing/ preventative herbal therapies, and aromatherapy will be addressed in this forum on child health, April 6, noon-1 p.m., G08 Uris Hall. Bring your questions and your lunch for this informative session. Register at

Preparing for Baby Series: Pumping with Success & Returning to Work as a Breastfeeding Mother. This seminar will be held April 14, 4-5:30 p.m., 140 East Hill Office Building. Register at

Elder/Adult care

Caregiver Support & Education Network. General discussion and sharing, April 20, noon-1 p.m., 221 Weill Hall. No registration needed. Questions? Contact Eileen McCoy Whang,

In-Home Care. This in-person workshop will be held April 26, noon-1 p.m., 224 Weill Hall. Register at Topics addressed will include: Where do you start to find out the options and differences between companion services and home health aide services; how do you manage care from a different state or distance from your loved one.