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Brown Bag Series

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.



Monday, August 24, 2015
Instructor: Kathy Lorenzato
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Location: Main Hospital, Lower Basement, ACSU-G344

Are you tired and need more energy?  Are you high-strung or anxious and looking for ways to relax?  Are you dealing with pain issues?  Have you noticed the Reiki classes being offered through the Center for the Professional Practice of Nursing and wondered what is Reiki anyway?

Come to this introductory class and learn more about Reiki!
Reiki is considered “energy work,” as opposed to massage, which is “body work.”  It helps the recipient increase his/her natural energy to enhance relaxation, and promote the healing process.  Reiki has been used in the UCD Children’s Hospital for the past 16 years to help children and their family members deal with pain, reduce stress, and increase their ability to cope with illness/injury and the rigors of hospitalization.

Local Agritourism

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Instructor: Penny Leff with UC Small Farm Program
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Facilities Support Services Building (FSSB), Room 2020

Sacramento and Davis are surrounded by innovative farmers who grow delicious fruits and vegetables, produce excellent olive oil, wine, jams, juices, honey and other products, and who are happy to invite you to experience a little of farm life. Learn about local agritourism opportunities including U-Pick farms, tours, festivals, workshops, farm stays and farm stands.

Caregiver Services and Resources

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Presenter: Michelle Nevins, MBA, Executive Director of Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Cancer Center Auditorium 1100

As a caregiver of a family member or professional serving seniors, this meeting will provide an overview of Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center’s services and resources.
The following will be addressed:

1.    What is available to me as a family caregiver or concerned professional?
2.    How do I access the services needed including respite or legal consultation?
3.    Is there help beyond the support groups I have already attended?
4.    I am at the point of burnout; will this assistance provide any relief?

Continuing to Breastfeed When Returning to Work/School

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Instructor: Shirley German, IBCLC, RLC
Time: 11:30-1:00 pm
Location: Ticon III, Training and Development Room 2400

Workshop Includes:

  • Implications of CA State Law, AB-1025; the Affordable Care Act, and UC’s PPSM-84.
  • How to establish a Breastfeeding Plan:
  • Plan ahead at work and at home
  • Register with the UCD BFSP – lactation sites, room etiquette, administration
  • Practice – pumping, expressing, and bottle-feeding
  • Milk storage – long-term and for the day

**The Pregnancy Leave Workshop will be taking place immediately after this class. To register for the Pregnancy Leave Workshop please visit the UC Learning Center at (Course Code 01677)**


Monday, September 21, 2015
Instructor: Brenda (Astara) Gustin, Ph.D., CMT, RYI
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Glassrock Building, Room 7106

For the 2015 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.

Contact Marina Podoreanu, WorkLife and Wellness Coordinator, at, Phone: 916.734.2760