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Living Well Day Conference

August 30, 2018
Purdue Extension HHS

Purdue Extension Area VII Health and Human Sciences Educators will be hosting a Living Well Day Conference on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 9 AM to 3:00 PM at Millcreek Civic Center in Chesterfield, Indiana.

Living Well Day is a day-long event that will provide research-based topics on current information that will help you live your best life! Our opening speaker will be: Dr. Katrina Mallory, Psy.D., HSPP, Program Director at TRUHarbor, a program of the Youth Opportunity Center.  TRU Harbor is a private secure residential treatment program devoted to providing comprehensive treatment and services to commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) and sex trafficking survivors.

Concurrent session topics include: 

Living Without a Will in Indiana
Do you have a will? If not, do you know what would happen to your belongings if you die without one? There are many potential problems and financial considerations, and having a will is a way to control the decision about your estate. The program will discuss: property distribution without a will, who will inherit without a will, and preparing a will.

Food Waste
40% of the food produced in the United States is not eaten. Learn more about the biggest groups of food wasters along with the actual cost of food waste. Explore how food waste is affecting our agricultural landscape, natural resources, and water quality. Gain knowledge on how you can help to reduce food waste in your home and community along with what resources exist to combat this growing problem.

The Math & Science of Body Weight
How many times have you set out to eat healthier, diet, or lose weight and then feel as if you don’t know where to begin? You are not alone! According to the Boston Medical Center, an estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year and spend nearly $33 billion on weight loss products! Yet, nearly 2/3 of Americans are still overweight or obese. This session will focus on using your current biometrics (body measurements and calculations) to determine your caloric intake. Additionally, we will focus on the science of nutrition to help us analyze food choices in order to lose, gain, or maintain current body weight.

Coping With Grief and Loss
How do you know what to say to someone who has suffered a significant loss? While there are no magic words, knowing the symptoms and stages of grief can help you gain a better understanding. While grief is often identified with death, there are many other life events that can cause a person to experience grief. In this session you will learn about the 5 stages of grief as well as how to identify life events that may trigger the grief cycle.

Reminiscence Writing—Creating Your Written Legacy for the Next Generation
Did you know that, according to medical researchers, the immune system actually grows stronger when you write about true events that you discover in your memory? However, the task of writing your life story may seem overwhelming for even experienced writers! In this session you will learn practical tips for starting your own “memoirs” including writing prompts, organization and many examples of how to create your own written legacy. One of the measures of a life well lived must surely be the stories that flow from memories across a lifetime of both the incredible and the simple experiences each of us hold in our mind and our hearts. Be sure that the beauty and uniqueness of your own life is documented for generations to come!

Get Fit While You Sit
In today’s society, very few people get enough exercise to produce health benefits. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only about 1 in 5 (21%) adults actually meet the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. As a result, many Americans face an increased risk of early death, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. This session will focus on simple steps that you can take to become more physically active, including many ways from the confines of your seat. We’ll also have a discussion about simple steps that you can take to improve your health while sitting at the dinner table.

Self-Care Practices for a Healthy Mind, Body, and Soul
For anyone seeking to live a healthy, sustainable life, one vital habit is self-care.  When we are living lives filled with activity, noise, and hurry, it is incredibly difficult to feel healthy and rested. When that is our overall experience with life, the result is that we become stressed and burned out.  In order to nurture the health of our mind, body, and soul, we need ways to recenter and restore. We need these in short spurts throughout the day, and also longer stretches. We will talk about many tips and tricks to practice self-care for you

Travel Without Tripping
Do you like falling, emergency room trips, or relying on others to help you perform basic functions of life? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than one in four adults, 65 years and older, falls each year, but less than 50% report it to their physician. The CDC also reports that falling once doubles the likelihood of falling again. This session will discuss risk factors associated with falls and how to lower your risk of falling at home and in the community and provide you with simple tips to create a safer environment for you and your loved ones. Don’t let the fear of falling keep you from enjoying life.


The Millcreek Civic Center is located at:
17 Veterans Blvd., Chesterfield, IN 46017
(765) 378-1023

Reservations can be mailed to the Purdue Extension Office of Jay County at 126 N Meridian St., Portland, IN 47371 or call # (260) 726-4707

The cost for the day is $12.00 per person which includes event materials and catered lunch. Registration considered complete when we have received your payment. The facility is handicapped accessible. Please let the committee know if you have dietary considerations. Please mail registration information and payment by September 7th to: Purdue Extension Jay County office, 126 N Meridian St., Portland, IN 47371.

It is the policy of Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service that all persons have equal opportunity and access to its educational programs, services, activities and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran. Purdue University is an Affirmative Action Institution.

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