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January 20, 2017

The February E-Newsletter is available early due to some February 1st deadlines and programs.  Take a look at our local educational programs, 4-H happenings, and helpful information from our state specialists. If you would like to be added to the email list for this newsletter, please email ksbyers@iastate.edu.

Downsizing Flyer
December 20, 2016

This is a FREE program designed for anyone considering a move to a smaller living space -- whether to a simplified living arrangement or perhaps an assisted living residence. Learn ways to make downsizing and decision making easier before the move. Check out our Downsizing for Senior Living Flyer for details.

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December 19, 2016

This FREE program is being held at Keelson Harbour on Feb. 22nd at 2PM and is designed for anyone wanting to declutter their home paperwork, such as:  tax papers, insurance files, receipts, and more. It is especially helpful for those moving into smaller living spaces and needing to make decisions on what to keep and what to toss.  Learn how to get your personal financial and business papers well organized. Check out our Organizing Records for Senior Living Flyer for details. Please call the Extension Office to pre-register and insure materials and seating. 712-336-3488

October 1, 2016

We encourage 4-H families to use these online links to enroll in 4-H, add or drop project areas, change contact information, verify livestock identification information and more. Come see how quick and easy it is to be in 4H!

Statewide Resources

  • Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.
     

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster and personal health issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services.

  • A national resource that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    A series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care of themselves. Learn more about the six-week series and find a class near you.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • Find reliable, high quality, research-based information for professionals and parents in CYFERNet’s clearinghouse of the best children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country.

  • Are you an early childhood professional that provides care and education in your home, a center or a school? Check out our programs, resources, and trainings available to help you be the best early childhood professional you can be.

  • Parenting can be fun, enjoyable and stressful! Check out our blog and podcasts for the latest research based information and resources to help parents in their important role of raising children.

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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