Career/Life 9.9.16: Wellness and eldercare


Meet the farmers
Meet the farmers from Just a Few Acres Farm, Sept. 12, noon-12:45 p.m., Lecture Hall 3, located on the first floor of the Vet Research Tower.
Learn about pasture-based livestock farming in action, and participate in Just a Few Acres’ meat and eggs CSA drop-off program at the Cornell Vet School. Peter and Hilarie Larson, of Just a Few Acres Farm in Lansing, will discuss how they raise a diverse collection of livestock using a pasture-based diet. They will explain the benefits of buying locally produced meat and eggs, and introduce their “shopping list” CSA at Cornell, where members are free to choose which of the farm’s products they would like on a weekly basis.

Eating with diabetes
This live webinar (will be recorded) will be held Sept. 15, 22 and 29, noon-1 p.m. Are you feeling stuck with your diabetes plan? Have you gotten advice before that didn’t work? Please join Registered Dietitian Beth McKinney for discussions on realistic, everyday techniques that you can use to help manage your diabetes or prediabetes. Leave the sessions with all of your diabetes questions answered and several tips that you can start immediately. Information on how to connect to the live webinar will be provided to registrants close to the date of the lecture. Register here.

Put Fruit to Work
September is Food Education Month and Put Fruit to Work is the week of September 19-23. Tompkins County workplaces are teaming up to recognize and promote the importance of fruits and vegetables in our diet. To participate, simply play Cornell’s “Fruit Bingo” game, brought to you by Cornell Wellness. You’ll be eligible to win a giant fruit box, hand-delivered to your department. Print out the game form for details on how to play the game and where to submit the completed bingo card.

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 – in other words 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. Run on Mondays or Wednesdays, or both, Sept. 19-Nov. 30.

Kerry Howell, Cornell Wellness staff, will lead warm-up stretches at 12:15 p.m. prior to each run. Questions? Contact Kerry. This group welcomes all and is a veterans-friendly running group.

Mondays, 12:15-1 p.m., Loop Run - meet at the front entrance to East Hill Office Building
Wednesdays, 12:15-1 p.m., Beebe Lake path - meet next to the Cornell Outing Club's lodge (next to the canoes)
Join the e-list called midpack-l to stay up to date on messages about the weekly runs.

Make and take: Baby food

Register here for this hands-on program, offered Sept. 23, 360 MVR Hall, noon-1 p.m. Join 20 new friends to prepare and share 6 homemade baby foods appropriate for infants aged four months to one year. Here’s how this works: You will prepare the foods, but Wellness will provide the recipes, ingredients, guidance and containers. 20 participants maximum. Cost is $20. Payment information will be provided to registrants. Questions? Contact Beth McKinney, RD, Cornell Wellness.


Caregiver Network

The Caregiver Network Welcome Back Lunch will be held Sept. 15, noon-1 p.m., and thereafter the third Thursday of each month, in Room 221, Weill Hall.

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. 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 or national resources that may assist you.  No need to register.  Feel free to bring your lunch.  For more information, contact Eileen McCoy Whang, RSVP at

Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

This presentation by Katrina Kapustay, from the Alzheimer’s Association, will be held Sept. 22, noon-1 p.m., Room 221, Weill Hall. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection and treatment and features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families sharing their stories.


Love Living at Home

This information session
 by Cornell Wellness will be held Sept. 30, 11 a.m.-noon, Helen Newman Hall classroom. Love Living at Home is not a place on a map - it is a gateway to relationships and resources for older adults who desire to live in the homes and neighborhoods they love. This is a newly formed welcoming network of people helping people whose programs enrich life and forge connections for new friendships. There will be time for questions and answers to your specific want or needs. Refreshments will be served. Visit the Love Living At Home website.