Educational Webinars in 2020

Healthy Living Webinars - 2020

Inflammation and Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition in which one or more of your joints become inflamed, often leading to stiffness, soreness and in some cases swelling. This disease affects the lives of more than 54 million adults in the US with more than 21 million having osteoarthritis. Certain lifestyle changes could help improve your joint health, as well as help to prevent, relieve and manage its symptoms. During this workshop, we will provide an overview of the three most common types of arthritis and provide insight into the most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis. Join us as we share how a healthy lifestyle can help improve your joint health, as well as help you to manage your osteoarthritis.

  • February 11 from 10-11 am CST
  • September 24 from 2-3 pm CST


Understanding the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Recent research has revealed that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) can cause a lifetime of health consequences; from not being able to sleep soundly as an adult, to difficulty concentrating, anxiety, depression, and physical health problems. Discover how ACES impacts you, your family and your community and what you can do to help.

  • March 11 from 2-3 pm CST
  • November 10 from 10-11am CST


Medical Identity Theft

Medical identity theft can be a real burden if it happens to you. A thief may use your name or health insurance number to get care for themselves. This program will help you detect signs of medical identity theft, protect your medical information and what to do if you notice mistakes or find out your identity has been used.

  • April 16 from 2-3 pm CST
  • October 13 from 10-11am CST


What’s New in the Kitchen

Today’s kitchen has evolved with up-to-date appliances, equipment, and tools for quicker, more convenient, and healthier meal preparation. With all the new gadgets and technology in the kitchen, it can feel overwhelming. This lesson increases awareness and knowledge of the modern kitchen with the latest research on a safe kitchen environment. Learn the do’s and don’ts of these new kitchen appliances, equipment, and tools. Receive healthy recipes for “What’s New in the Kitchen.”

  • May 21 from 2-3 pm CST


Saving Money on Food Costs

At the end of a busy day, when you’re hungry and tired, do you go home knowing you’re all set to prepare a tasty, healthy dinner or do you pick up food at the most convenient spot? Are you happy with the amount of money you spend on food every month? In this lesson, we’ll examine strategies that you can use to keep food costs low. Learn to create a realistic food plan that balances money, time and nutritional needs.

  • June 9 from 10-11 am CST


Communicating with Individuals with Dementia

When a relative or friend has dementia, communication can be very difficult as the disease advances. Forgetfulness, Agitation, repetition, and mood fluctuations can make visits stressful and frustrating, and many worry that they will say or do the wrong thing and make matters worse. Come and learn about common communication problems caused by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and strategies for better interactions and visits.

  • August 11 from 2-3 pm CST

To register for any of these webinars, please sign up at least one week in advance in order to receive the call-in information.  You may listen in via phone or a variety of electronic devices (computer, phone, iPad).

 

Recorded educational webinars

  • Caregiver Self Care - We all know someone who is providing care for someone else. It is a rewarding experience for most, but caregivers experience many difficult emotions and losses along their journey. This workshop will focus on overcoming the challenges of caregiving and will examine caregiver stress and burnout - how to recognize them and how to prevent it with techniques for self-care.

                   Additional Caregiving Resources

                   For any questions or additional information, contact: Cheri Burcham, cburcham@illinois.edu

  • Communication Challenges and Strategies for Helping People with Dementia - When a relative or friend has dementia, communication can be very difficult as the disease advances. Forgetfulness, agitation, repetition, and mood fluctuations can make visits stressful and frustrating, and many worry that they will say or do the wrong thing and make matters worse. Come and learn about common communication problems caused by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and strategies for better interactions and visits.

                   For any questions or additional information, contact: Chelsey Byers, clbyers@illinois.edu

  • Simplify Your Life by Clearing the Clutter - Does the clutter in your house cause you stress? Do you have at least one room that is off limits to company? Is the clutter a cause for conflict with other family members? Do you want less clutter but you are too overwhelmed to begin? Many of us struggle to keep up with the clutter in our lives. If this sounds like you or someone you know, come and learn ways to organize your life in order to de-clutter and reduce stress.

                   For any questions or additional information, contact: Cheri Burcham, cburcham@illinois.edu

Recorded educational webinars

  • Food and Drug Interactions - Walk through the food groups and discuss how some foods impact certain drugs, such as enhancing or decreasing their effect. This lesson will also increase awareness of how fortified foods and supplements can modify a drug’s effect. Finally, take a look at myths surrounding food-drug interactions.

                   For any questions or additional information, contact: Laura Barr, llbarr@illinois.edu

  • Eggs From Farm to Fork - Once upon a time shelves in the grocery store were filled with different size eggs, but not a lot of variety otherwise. Shopping for eggs is not that simple anymore! Today eggs can also be purchased at farmers markets or straight from the farm and are available in many varieties. This lesson will review organic, free range, lower cholesterol, and other varieties of eggs to provide consumers with the knowledge to make well informed decisions when purchasing eggs and keeping eggs safe from farm to fork.

                   For any questions or additional information, contact: Lisa Peterson, lap5981@illinois.edu

  • Modern Food Trends - What is America eating? Why have we moved in new directions in our eating patterns? Food trends reflect the times that we live in. They are purchasing habits that impact the food on our plates, the food service industry, and every aspect of food from growing, harvesting, and food production. Some popular food trends include; local influence and the resurgence of food preservation. Yes, our food habits are constantly changing. In this lesson, we will explore modern food trends.

                   For any questions or additional information, contact: Susan Glassman, susang@illinois.edu

Recorded educational webinars

  • Senior Credit Scores – Do you realize that credit scores are used not only by lenders but also by insurance companies? Even if you do not have any debts currently, you need to monitor your credit report and understand factors that affect your credit score. Keeping a positive credit score can save you money

                   For any questions or additional information, contact: Camaya Wallace Bechard, cawb17@illinois.edu

  • Elder Financial Exploitation – Older adults are at risk for financial exploitation. Abusers can be friends, caregivers, financial advisors, and even family members. In this program we’ll focus on recognizing and reducing the risk of financial exploitation for yourself, your friends and older relatives. Resources and strategies for best practices will be shared.

                   For any questions or additional information, contact: Sasha Grabenstetter, swhitley@illinois.edu

  • New Ways to Cut Your Electricity Bill - The average household spends more than $2,200 on energy bills each year. With a few no-cost or low-cost changes and the help of new technology, you can lower your electricity bill. This lesson highlights new energy saving tips that can help your budget.

                   For any questions or additional information, contact: Kathy Sweedler, sweedler@illinois.edu