Berkeley Lab

September/October ‘Be Well at Work’ Workshops

I CAN! Commit to Activity and Nutrition @Home

4-Week Healthy Lifestyle Program
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept 22-Oct 15, 12:10-1 pm
Jumpstart a new healthy lifestyle at home, with this free 4-week interactive virtual program that will equip you with the skills you need to get started. I CAN! at Home will include nutrition workshops, a cook-along, a virtual grocery tour, and weekly group workouts with live feedback from a certified personal trainer. Don’t think about how many other times you’ve promised to do this for yourself – this time just say I CAN!

Dementia: A Primer for Family Caregivers

Tuesday, 9/22, 12:10 – 1:30 pm
This workshop will provide family caregivers caring for someone with a neurodegenerative illness with information, resources and coping strategies. We will review the various types of dementias, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular Dementia and Lewy Body Disease, their associated cognitive and behavioral symptoms, and current methods of managing these illnesses. We will explore the primary responsibilities of the family caregiver through the various stages of illness and learn about available local and national support services.

Planning Your Pregnancy Leave

Thursday, 9/24, noon – 1 pm
Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees.

Starting Your Investment Portfolio

Tuesday, 9/29, 12:10 – 1:30 pm
With the coronavirus as a backdrop, and the presidential election around the corner, there are many uncertainties in the future. You have saved money for your retirement and for the unpredictable, but do you know how your money is working for you? Do you understand the stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that are hotly discussed all over the investment news? Join us for this workshop which will identify and discuss first steps to gaining basic knowledge of your investments.

Core Essentials for Better Posture

Wednesday, 9/30, 12:10 – 1 pm
Learn ways to improve your posture through awareness of movement patterns and exercises to balance muscles Safe ways to sit, walk and stand will be addressed. Please wear comfortable clothing and have a small space to move to perform exercises.

Dancing for Fun and Fitness

Friday, 10/2, 12:10 – 1 pm – Zumba/Samba
Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.