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.

Preparing to Breastfeed

Thursday, May 18, 2016
Instructor: Shirley German, IBCLC, RLC
Time: 11:30 – 1:00 pm
Location: Ticon III, Human Resources, 3-B Conference Room (3rd floor)


Workshop Includes:

  • How to get breastfeeding off to a good start
  • Why breastfeeding is a family affair
  • How to know baby is getting plenty of milk
  • What Interventions can assist with breastfeeding
  • What interventions will interfere with breastfeeding, and
  • When and where to get help and support

Basic Remedies and Essential Oils

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Instructor: Chrissy Helmer
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Facilities Support Services Building (FSSB), Room 2020 - Located on 4800 2nd Avenue, Sacramento 95817


Simple Remedies is a basic wellness workshop that outlines natural items you should keep on hand and how to use them for the common cold, headache, stomach ache, cuts, scrapes and other basic ailments that can be treated holistically and simply. You will learn which are the must have go-to items such as essential oils and herbs. We will explore their purpose, benefits & effectiveness. 


“Seniors Against Investment Fraud (SAIF

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Instructor:  Katie Carruesco
12 pm – 1 pm
Cancer Center Auditorium 1100; 4501 X Street, Sacramento, CA 95817


The flagship program of the Department is Seniors Against Investment Fraud (SAIF).  The SAIF program alerts and educates Californians over the age of 50 about financial and investment fraud, scams, and unscrupulous sales practices that specifically target seniors. The SAIF message is delivered through community events and presentations at senior centers and other locations throughout the state.

To RSVP for this workshop contact Marina Podoreanu at or 916-734-2760

Mother-to-Mother Support Group

Friday, June 9, 2017
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Main Hospital, Davis Tower 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


Monday, June 19, 2017
Instructor: Brenda (Astara) Gustin, Ph.D., CMT, RYI
12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Glassrock Building, Room 7106

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.

For more information or to RSVP you may contact Marina Podoreanu at 916-734-2760 or