Events

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 11:00am
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Ensuring that our assets will pass to loved ones and causes that are near and dear is important to most of us. Discover the basic estate planning components and strategies to ensure that your wishes are met. Register online. For more information, click here. Sponsored by TIAA.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 11:00am
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You can learn all about how 529 college savings plans work and how to invest in one for a child, grandchild, yourself or other loved one. Register online. Sponsored by TIAA.
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 11:00am
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TIAA's Senior Lead Information Security Manager will discuss how behavioral psychology can be used by hackers for identity theft, account compromise, and impersonation. Learn how you can protect yourself and your family from cybercriminal social engineering. Register online. Click here for more information. Sponsored by TIAA.
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 3:00pm
106B Whitehurst
OSU How to Retire Seminars are held on the Stillwater campus and offer important information regarding decisions you will have to make at retirement. Seminars are held on the third Thursday of each month. Call (405) 744-5449 to schedule a session. Click here for information on retiring from OSU.
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 1:00pm
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Register here Overview/Description Suicide is a profoundly disturbing event and most people respond with confusion, fear and anger when confronting it. This course will demystify suicide through discussion of why it occurs, the risk factors associated with suicide and how intervene with those who are suicidal or potentially suicidal. Target Audience Anyone wishing to learn more about suicide and suicide prevention. Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objective At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Identify the causes of suicide Risk factors associated with suicide including the signs and symptoms of depression Common myths associated with suicide Describe how to intervene with someone who is expressing suicidal thought Identify the importance of creating a “safety plan” Describe resources available for suicide
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:00pm
106B Whitehurst
OSU How to Retire Seminars are held on the Stillwater campus and offer important information regarding decisions you will have to make at retirement. Seminars are held on the third Thursday of each month. Call (405) 744-5449 to schedule a session. Click here for information on retiring from OSU.
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 1:00pm
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Register here Overview/Description Certain individuals appear to succeed against all odds. Despite severe hardships such as living through war, witnessing the death of a loved one, having a chronic illness, being a victim of abuse or dealing with unemployment, certain people not only adapt but actually thrive. These people possess a quality known as “resilience.” This workshop will examine the characteristics of resilience and discover ways to introduce greater resilience into our lives.  Target Audience Anyone who would like to understand resilience more fully and learn how to improve their capacity to thrive despite adversity. Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Describe what resilience really is Describe the concept of resilience as it relates to children and adults Describe the characteristics of resilient people Describe how emotional control, self-awareness and strong relationships relate to resiliency Identify your own resilient capacities Identify you unique resilient strengths and areas for development Recognize which situations are most stressful Describe resilience building strategies Describe techniques to enhance resilience through changing your perception, taking decisive action and engaging in appropriate self care.
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 3:00pm
106B Whitehurst
OSU How to Retire Seminars are held on the Stillwater campus and offer important information regarding decisions you will have to make at retirement. Seminars are held on the third Thursday of each month. Call (405) 744-5449 to schedule a session. Click here for information on retiring from OSU.
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 1:00pm
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Register here Overview/Description The adjustment to civilian life can be challenging for the thousands of veterans returning home. Adjusting to relationships with spouses, family, friends and co-workers can be difficult. The honeymoon period immediately after demobilization usually ends shortly and vets are faced with the reality that not only have they changed but so have others in their absence. Family roles often require renegotiation and lost intimacy will need to be regained. Relating to civilians in general may be awkward and require some adapting. This workshop will address the social transition process for returning veterans; identifying the most common issues they face and describing ways of re-establishing relationships. Target Audience Returning veterans, their families, friends and anyone wishing to understand more and help veterans transition home Expected Duration 45-60 minutes Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Understand the issues veterans face when returning home Describe ways of re-establishing relationships with spouse, children, family and friends Describe strategies for managing emotions and addressing conflict Identify resources available for the transition home Agenda Unique Relationship Challenges Reconnecting With Your Significant Other Relating to Children Managing Your Emotions and Reactions – Trust, Control, Anger Developing a Plan Additional Resources
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 1:00pm
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Register here   Overview/Description Most of us reach a point in life when parents or elderly relatives begin to require more attention and time, and sometimes, our financial support as well. Caring for an older person can be complicated and few of us are trained for the many aspects of that care. Providing care for an elder is a very personal matter. No two situations are the same and there are no simple solutions. You can, though, benefit from following some practical suggestions. Balancing work, family and care-giving responsibilities can present some challenges. This workshop provides an overview of information to help the participant cope with their personal life while dealing with their elder’s needs.   Target Audience Anyone involved in caring for elderly family members.   Expected Duration 45-60 minutes   Workshop Objectives At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:   Identify the challenges people in the sandwich generation face Describe work-life balance challenges Describe emotional issues Identify ways to cope with the stress of the sandwich generation List ways to find time for yourself Describe the importance of taking care of your health Describe ways to make sure your life is well-organized Identify ways to ask for help Determine who else can be involved in care Describe how to create a task list for elder care List outside resources that can help