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Monthly Newsletter-May 2018


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Spring 2018 Workshops

Alzheimer's Association Series

Date: March 14, 2018

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm

Place: University Union UUW 325

Topic: Part 1:Alzheimer's Association Series

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Presenter: Kristen Campbell, Director, Programs and Services, Alzheimer's Association of Central New York

This general program is ideal for individuals and caregivers impacted by Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, as well as anyone interested in learning more about Alzheimer's disease. This program addresses the difference between normal aging and dementia, explores how the brain works, defines dementia and its stages, explains the importance of clinical trials, and gives an overview of programs and services offered by the Alzheimer's Association. To register for this workshop go to and click the "register for workshops" link.

Sodexo Health Fair Tabling

Date: March 21, 2018

Location: Campus Recreation Center

Presenters: EAP Staff and Committee

Stop by the Binghamton University EAP program table and learn about your free and confidential benefit. We are happy to answer your questions and inform you of all the different ways that EAP can assist you.


Part two of the Alzheimer's Association Series

Date: April 11, 2018

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm

Place: University Union, UUW 325

Topic: Dementia Conversations

Presenter: Kristen Campbell, Director, Programs and Services, Alzheimer's Association of Central New York

When someone is showing signs of dementia, it's time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.In order to reserve your spot, go to and click the "register for workshops" link.

EAP Workshop: Sodexo Chef Kara Presents, cooking with Herbs and Spices Workshop

Date: April 18, 2018

Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm

Place: The Chenango Room

Presenter: Kara Perez, Executive Chef, University Union.

Come enjoy a fun and educational evening in the Chenango Room! There will be a presentation and demonstration on how to cook healthy meals with grains, herbs, and spices. Executive Chef Kara Perez will be hosting a build your own grain/green bowl, benefits of these grains, how to cook them and using them to add a variety of flavor to your food. In addition, Kara will be showing us methods on how to chop herbs for flavor and how to make a simple. vinaigrette. The workshop will end with the chance to enjoy your nutritious and flavorful creation. In order to reserve your spot, go to and click the "register for workshops" link.

EAP Sponsored Herb Container Gardening in the Binghamton University Greenhouse

Date: May 23rd and 30th

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Place: Binghamton University Greenhouse

Presenter: Laurie Bell, Binghamton University Greenhouse Manager

Come and learn how to put together your very own herb garden with the University Greenhouse staff. There will be a short talk and demonstration regarding how to put these containers together that will follow with a hands on activity. Faculty and staff will be able to bring their individual garden home with them. Participants are asked to bring $8.00 that will cover the cost of the plants, soil and the container. Space is limited to 15 participants per session. To register for this workshop go to the UCTD page and click on "register for workshops"

"It's not the same marijuana": Facts parents need to know about current drug trends and treatment options.

Date: May 16th

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Place: University Union UUW 324

Presenters: Ada Robinson-Perez, LMSW, EAP Associate Director

& Mary Ellen Niefer, MEd, EAP Coordinator

Are you a parent or caregiver of a 12-21 year old? Do you know what the latest drug trends are? The youth culture is always changing and is inundated with subtle messages to glamorize drug use through clothing, social media, and music. Keeping up with the latest trends and understanding the effects of new designer drugs is important to know if you work with young adults or have young adult children in your care. Join us for a discussion to raise your awareness and to learn about local community resources. If you are interested in joining us, please visit the UCTD website at and click the "register for workshops" link.

Last Updated: 5/9/18