Home and Family

Local Highlights

January 3, 2017

Washington 4-H County Council will host their 3rd  annual Father Daughter Dance as an Enchanted Ball open to the public for any kindergarten-fourth grade girl and the special man in her life.  Fathers, grand fathers, uncles, older brothers, neighbors, etc. are welcome to attend as the adult guest.  This evening of dancing and games will be held February 11 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in Dallmeyer Hall – lower level on the fairgrounds.  Click here for flyer.

January 1, 2017

Here is the January NEWS. (Nutrition Education with Seniors).  This nutrition newsletter is targeted for older adults. For more information contact Rachel Wall, Nutrition and Health Specialist, at wallr@iastate.edu.

January 1, 2017

Attached is the January Words on Wellness (WOW) newsletter, which includes:  recipe for minestrone soup, deep clean in the deep freeze, keep movin' in the New Year.

December 22, 2016

The Finances of Caregiving program provides materials to families to help them protect their assets and prepare for their retirement and providing care.  This five-week program, beginning January 9, 2017, will meet Mondays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Halcyon House in Washington.  Click here.

December 1, 2016

A NEW STEM Club will start in January for elementary students in 3rd-5thgrade.  This camp is open to any 3rd-5thgrade student who wants to experiment more with science, technology, engineering, and math.  Click here for flyer.

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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