Career/Life 8.26.2016

Healthy Aging Program - Tour and Potluck, August 26, from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: A free guided walking tour led by Kevin Moss will be followed by an onsite potluck in the Guy Nearing Summer House, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Meet at the Cornell Plantations Nevin Welcome Center located at 1 Plantations Road. All affiliated with Cornell are welcome! Register here. Questions? Contact Keri Johnson, Healthy Aging Program manager, by email or phone (607) 255-3886.

Eating for Your Best Self: Wednesdays, Sept. 14 through Nov. 30, noon-1 p.m., 221 Weill Hall. This in-person, small group experience will help you become more in tune with your personal thoughts and behavior surrounding food. Participate in mindfulness exercises, group discussions, strategy building and in-depth nutrition education. Contact Beth McKinney at if interested. Cost: $120. ($100 refunded to participants attending at least 9 of the 12 sessions)

Eating with Diabetes: Thursdays, Sept. 15, 22, 29, noon-1 p..m.; live webinar; Register here. Are you feeling stuck with your diabetes plan? Have you gotten advice before that didn’t work? Join Registered Dietitian Beth McKinney for discussions on realistic, everyday techniques that you can use to help manage your diabetes or prediabetes. Open to the entire Cornell community.

Preparing for Baby Series: Workshops on prenatal and postpartum care, as well as breastfeeding and making connections with other Cornell parents, are offered through this series. All programs, unless noted, are free of charge to Cornell faculty, staff, postdocs and students and are held on Fridays, 4-5:30 p.m., 140 East Hill Office Building. For information, contact

  • September 23 - Getting pregnant: what you need to know from nutrition to health care
  • September 30 - "I’m pregnant, what do I need to know to have a healthy pregnancy and birth?"
  • October 7 - Beyond the Birth Day: What to Expect in the Immediate Postpartum
  • October 14 - Postpartum Relationship Changes
  • October 28 - Breastfeeding Basics
  • November 4 - Pumping and Returning to Work as a Breastfeeding Mother

Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Sept. 22, noon-1 p.m., 224 Weill Hall; Register here. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, this program provides information on such topics as detection and treatment. Presented by Katrina Kapustay, Alzheimer’s Association.

Medicare Basics: Oct. 13, noon-1 p.m., 140 East Hill Office Building; Register here. This workshop provides an introduction to Medicare, a federally administered health insurance program that provides coverage to persons 65 and older, and persons under 65 who are disabled. Seniors, those caring for them, and anyone interested in the topic are welcome to attend. A representative from the Cornell Benefits Office will be on hand to answer any Cornell-specific questions. Presented by Elizabeth Schneider of Lifelong.