Spring 2010 Events

The Office of Work/Life invites you to attend one or more spring workshops.  Topics include: aging/elder care, child care and schooling, healthy living, housing and relocation, and parenting. Registration is recommended, although walk-ins will be accommodated as space allows. 

Click the following link for a flier listing all the spring workshops.  

 

AGING/ELDER CARE:

CHILD CARE:

HEALTHY LIVING:

HOUSING AND RELOCATION:

PARENTING:

SCHOOLING:

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AGING/ELDER CARE:

    Planning Your Longer Life at Home and Work  

    Not so long ago, people stopped working at around 65 or earlier and had a few good years of retirement. Nowadays, many people have healthy active lives into their 70s and 80s—and more and more seniors can expect to see their 90th and maybe even 100th birthdays—so long-term planning must really emphasize long. This seminar will help participants to identify their hopes and concerns about aging, as well as consider post-retirement options such as part-time work, volunteering, travel and education. 

    Date: Friday, May 7

    Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

    Location: Trustees Room, Low Library

    Presenter: Consultants from Harris Rothenberg, International (Employee Assistance Program provider)

    Register

    Alzheimer's/Dementia

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia may be frightening for you or for someone you love. You may feel as though your whole world has turned upside down, and in some ways, it has. This seminar provides concrete information on dealing with dementia.

Date: Monday, April 5

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Location: Trustees Room, Low Library

    Presenter: Consultants from Harris Rothenberg, International (Employee Assistance Program provider)

    Register

Introduction to Medicare, Medicaid, and Medigap

This seminar explains the differences between Medicare, Medicaid, and Medigap and discusses exactly what each one provides. Topics include basic terms, documentation, eligibility criteria, enrollment procedures, deductibles, coinsurance and copayments, private contracts, administrative appeals, and more.

Date: Thursday, March 4

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Location: Trustees Room, Low Library

Presenter: Consultants from Harris Rothenberg, International (Employee Assistance Program provider)

Register


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CHILD CARE:

    The ABC's of Child Care Options

Learn about the variety of child care options available so that you can best determine which type meets your family’s needs.  Four dates are offered; select one that is most convenient for you.   You are welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch.  For our workshops on the Morningside campus, please feel free to bring your infants and young children, if you do not have child care.  We cannot provide child care on the CUMC campus.


Morningside Campus:

Dates and times: Wednesday, February 24 and Wednesday, May 5 from 12:00-1:00 p.m., and Wednesday, March 24 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Location: Columbia University School and Child Care Search Service Office, 516 W. 112th St. between Amsterdam and Broadway

Presenters: Columbia University School and Child Care Search Service Counselors

Click on the date to register: February 24May 5, or March 24

 

CUMC Campus:

Date: Wednesday, March 3

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Location:  Hammer Building, HSC 304

Presenters: Columbia University School and Child Care Search Service Counselors

HEALTHY LIVING:

Building Resilience: Your Best Weapon Against Stress 

Resilience is not developed overnight; it’s the result of many factors and life experiences. This seminar includes a resilience self-assessment, and explains the components of resilience, why it’s so important in today’s world, and how to nurture your own.

Date: Tuesday, March 9 / Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m. / Location: Jed Satow Conference Room, Lerner Hall, 5th Floor (CANCELLED)

 

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Date: Thursday, April 15

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Location: 313  Fayerweather

Register

 

Presenter: Consultants from Harris Rothenberg, International (Employee Assistance Program provider) 

Weight Watchers at Work

Join the 17-week Weight Watchers series and learn how to conquer hunger and manage your weight once and for all ($186 per person - includes free eTools).  Payment is required at the intro session if you plan to enroll in the program (payment plans are an option).  The first official week of the program will begin on Wednesday, February 17, pending the 20 person minimum. For more information about the program, visit the following webpage.

 

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HOUSING AND RELOCATION:

    Relocation: Planning for a Successful Transition

The most challenging aspects of relocation may not be the practical aspects of moving—instead, they may be feelings about the move and about how to make a smooth transition. This seminar explores the feelings (often mixed) that come with change and suggests ways to proactively address the emotional aspects of relocation.

Date: Tuesday, April 27

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Location: Trustees Room, Low Library

Presenter: Consultants from Harris Rothenberg, International (Employee Assistance Program provider)

Register

Affordable Housing (Low to Mid Income): Exploring Options in New York City

    Though the current real estate climate has lowered the cost of housing, New York is still one of the most expensive places to live in the country.  Come and learn what the requirements are and how to access the programs that are available to help make housing more affordable.

    Date: Wednesday, April 21

    Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.

    Location: 633 Mudd

    Presenter: Anthony R. Richardson, deputy director, Multi-Family Initiatives NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development

    Register

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PARENTING:

Breastfeeding Matters

"Breastfeeding Matters" is an educational workshop for expectant and new mothers who want to breastfeed their babies when they return to work or school.  Participants will learn breastfeeding basics, common difficulties and how to manage them, and return-to-work/school strategies and resources.  Feel free to bring your spouse or partner, and your infant if you have already given birth. Beverages and light snacks will be provided.

Presenter:  Zola D. Golub, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Fellow-American College of Childbirth Educators (FACCE), Clinical Nurse Specialist-Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian 

Date: Tuesday, April 6

Time: 3:00-5:30 p.m.

Location: Trustees Room, Low Library

Presenter:  Zola D. Golub, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Fellow-American College of Childbirth Educators (FACCE), Clinical Nurse Specialist-Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian

Register

Meeting the Challenges of Single Parenting

The United States has reached the point that households with married couples are officially in the minority. In fact, it’s been estimated that 60% of American children will spend some part of their life in a one-parent household. Following this seminar, participants will be better able to utilize practical strategies to successfully navigate home life and work life as a single parent, access useful resources, and set priorities.

Date: Tuesday, February 23

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Location:Trustees Room, Low Library

Presenter: Consultants from Harris Rothenberg, International (Employee Assistance Program provider)

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SCHOOLING:

Kindergarten: From (Independent School) Admissions to (Public School) Zoning

For parents who have children who will be starting Kindergarten in 2011

Join us for a small-group, informal Q & A session that will offer practical information on what you need to know to weather the process of finding the right public, parochial or independent school for your child.  We will also talk about spring tours offered by many independent schools so you can get a head start. You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. For our workshops on the Morningside campus, please feel free to bring your infants and young children, if you do not have child care.  We cannot provide child care on the CUMC campus.

 

Morningside Campus:

Date: Thursday, April 8

Time:  12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Columbia University School and Child Care Search Service Office, 516 W. 112th St. between Amsterdam and Broadway

Presenters: Columbia University School and Child Care Search Service Counselors

Register

 

CUMC Campus:

Date: Tuesday, April 20

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Location:  Hammer Building, HSC 322

Presenters: Columbia University School and Child Care Search Service Counselors

Register

An Unfamiliar Education: A Workshop for International Families Looking at Schooling in the New York City Area

This workshop is for people who did not attend an American school before college and are now wondering what it would mean to educate their children in the New York area.   Among the topics we will discuss are: 

  • Options:  Free public schools and the range of tuition-based private schools in New York City and the suburbs
  • Questions:  In an unfamiliar system, what should you be asking of yourselves and others?
  • Expectations:  Yours and theirs, including homework, grading, involvement
  • Structure:  Early childhood education, elementary school, middle school and high school

Date: Wednesday, April 7

Time:  5:30-7:00 p.m.

Location: Columbia University School and Child Care Search Service Office, 516 W. 112th St. between Amsterdam and Broadway

Presenters:  Elizabeth Perelstein, founder and president of School Choice International and developer of Global Education Explorer, a web-based resource and Doug Fainelli, head of school of the Whitby School, an International Baccalaureate school in Greenwich, Connecticut and formerly an administrator and educator in CT public schools.

Register

College Planning Information Session (for parents of high school students)

This session will provide information about choosing, applying to and financing a college education for your child.  The session will also offer a perspective on what college admissions officers consider when reading applications.  In addition, questions about early decision/early action and standardized testing will be addressed. This session is intended for parents of 9, 10, and 11 graders. There will be time for questions and answers.

Date:  Monday, May 3

Time:  5:30-7:00 p.m.

Location: Columbia University School and Child Care Search Service Office, 516 W. 112th St. between Amsterdam and Broadway

Presenter:  Peter Johnson, director of admissions, Columbia University

Register

 

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