The WorkLife Wellness Program offers a variety of wellness classes and information to encourage and promote healthy and active lifestyles for all employees, staff, faculty, retirees, and students.

Caring for the Caregiver – Tips on Nutrition

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Location: Facilities Support Services Building, Room 2030
4800  2nd Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817
Instructor: Kathleen Newman. RD, CSO


Caregivers are often too busy to “CARE” of themselves. Food preparation can be overwhelming but plays an important role in your health and resilience.  Talking about tips and strategies can help. The goal of this class is to give basic information and practical advice that you can put into practice in your individual or work situations.

Kathleen Newman is a Registered Dietitian working in the Comprehensive Cancer Center and on the UC Davis Hospice team. She helps patients learn how to support their nutrition status during cancer treatments and at the end of life. Kathleen received her Bachelors in Dietetics from Sacramento and Chico State Universities and is a Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition. She has 28 years of Clinical Dietitian experience with the past 26 spent here at UCDMC. 

This class is free and open to all staff, faculty, students, retirees, and UCD community.

To RSVP please contact or 916-734-2760.

Mother-to-Mother Support Group

Friday, April 13, 2018
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Main Hospital, Davis Tower, Room 8712
Instructor: Shirley German, IBCLC, RLC

Meet other moms, encourage and learn from each other, and get help resolving breastfeeding difficulties.

  • Sponsored by the UC Davis Breastfeeding Support Program
  • Call-in option: 1-866-740-1260; Access code: 752-6381

 *Weekly community group meets each Thursday, from 9:30am-11:30am in Glassrock Building, 2521 Stockton Blvd. Room 7106. All are welcome.


Monday, April 16, 2018
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Instructor: Brenda (Astara) Gustin, Ph.D., CMT, RYI, Room 7106,
Location: Glassrock BuiIding, 2521 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, 95817

For the 2018 Meditation Series, each month we will explore practical suggestions on how to live a radiantly healthy life. We will learn how to have more energy and vitality, to be receptive, to be relaxed, to recharge the body, calm the mind, open the heart and to have positive, cheerful and wholesome attitudes.  These workshops can be for beginners who are just learning about meditation or for people who already make meditation their daily practice.

Anyone interested in attending could also RSVP to Marina Podoreanu at or 734-2760

Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Time: 12 pm – 1 pm
Location: Facilities Support Services Building (FSSB), Room 2020
4800 2nd Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817
Instructor:  Chris Faamausili with Wholesome Elderly Care Homes

Is a “6-bed” residential care facility right for your elderly loved one? Come learn valuable information for finding the right care home solution for your aging loved ones or to learn more about resources for your patients/clients. Topics include:

  • Unmistakable signs that your aging loved ones or clients shouldn't be living on their own anymore?
  • What is a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE)?
  • What are the benefits of living in a 6-Bed RCFE and how to know if it’s right for your loved ones?
  • How much does it cost and strategies for creating a good budget

Presenter: Chris Faamausili

As founders of Wholesome Elderly Care Homes, Chris and his wife Derika, recently converted their beloved home into an RCFE that focuses on healthy living for seniors. Specializing in holistic care methods, they’ve created a new kind of home that not only provides comfort, security and care for its residents but also a place for healing and growth during the golden years.

This class is free and open to all staff, faculty, students, retirees, and UCD Community. To RSVP please contact or 916-734-2760.

Feeding Transitions

Thursday, April 19, 2018
11:30 am – 1 pm
Ticon III, Training and Development Room 2400

Instructor: Shirley German, IBCLC, RLC

Workshop Includes:

  • When and why we introduce solid foods
  • What solid foods to introduce
  • How to go about introducing solid foods
  • Sponsored by the UC Davis Breastfeeding Support Program:

Please RSVP to or 916-734-2760