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Non-UR Employee Health Bites

February 9, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Defeating Your Debt

Andrea Colline, Outreach Coordinator, CCCS of Rochester

It's estimated that the average American household owes almost $10,000 in credit card debt alone, representing minimum payments of almost $400 a month. Covering strategies for negotiating interest rates, negotiating settlements, developing smart strategies for tax returns and developing repayment plans, this class empowers consumers to take charge of their debt and work towards a debt-free lifestyle.

March 9, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Raised Bed Gardening

Master Gardener, Cornell Cooperative Extension

This lecture will focus on the key steps to ensure a successful vegetable garden. We will also cover planting and harvesting techniques, the advantages of raised bed gardening and the top 10 vegetables for home gardening.

April 13, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


Amy Cavalier

Feeling overwhelmed by clutter and obligations at home or at work? Finding it difficult to maintain a work/life/family balance? Do you have closets and dressers filled with clothes but nothing to wear? When things in life aren't adding up, start subtracting. Learn how minimalism can help you take back your power, do more with less, save money, and improve your ability to determine between needs from wants. Presenter Amy Cavalier is an advocate of the Buy Nothing movement in Monroe County and former leader of the Rochester Minimalists.

May 11, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Overview of Lifespan's Services

Mary Rose McBride, VP of Marketing & Communications, Lifespan

Rosalind Carter once said, "There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers." Lifespan of Greater Rochester is a regional nonprofit dedicated to providing information, guidance and services for older adults and caregivers. We compare what we do to when you needed a travel agent to plan your trip to another country because you didn’t know the terrain. Eldercare/caregiving and long-term care is much like that. You often need a guide who knows the terrain. The presenter, Mary Rose McBride, is VP Marketing/Communications at Lifespan. She has 29 years of experience in the field as well as personal experience as a caregiving daughter. She will provide an overview of Lifespan’s services.

June 8, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Science vs. Myth in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Ian Cero, Ph.D.

Post-traumatic disorder (PTSD) has received increased attention from both the media and broader public over the past decade. That attention has thankfully come with increased recognition of how significantly trauma can impact the lives of those who experience it. But like many other disorders now recognized by the public (e.g., Major Depression, Bipolar Disorders), there are now also many commonly held and unhelpful myths about PTSD. This discussion aims to sort out the myths from the science of PTSD, including (a) what makes an event "traumatic," (b) how trauma can lead to PTSD for some people and not others, and (c) how the science-based treatments can significantly improve the lives of people suffering from PTSD.