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County News

August 20, 2019

AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host a pasture restoration and monarch habitat field day on Tuesday, September 10th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Nathan Anderson’s farm near Cherokee. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

August 13, 2019

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host a child care provider training, Preschoolers and Pennies: Read, Talk, Learn and Play on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach Cherokee County office. Child Care Providers play an important role in promoting beneficial financial behaviors with many adult money habits being influenced at a very early age.

August 9, 2019

CHEROKEE, Iowa – “Stay Independent: A Healthy Aging Series” is a nutrition and wellness program offered by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach for adults age 60 and older. The four-session program will be offered September 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the first-floor conference room of Cherokee Regional Medical Center located at 300 Sioux Valley Drive in Cherokee. Nutrition risk assessments of older Iowans reveal that nearly one out of four are at risk for malnutrition or are malnourished. The key behaviors placing adults at risk are not eating three meals a day and limited intake of produce and protein.

August 6, 2019

CHEROKEE, Iowa – Master Gardeners are passionate about serving their communities and sharing gardening best practices. They share their time and expertise as volunteers in the community. Master Gardeners spearhead community beautification projects, community gardens, youth education, local food events and much more.

August 5, 2019

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach invites family caregivers to participate in the five-session Finances of Caregiving course beginning Sept. 5. The course focuses on helping caregivers to make decisions and plan ahead. Caregivers are often adult children caring for their parents, grandparents or another relative, but they may also be parents caring for their young or adult child with special health or behavior needs. Life expectancy for Americans continues to increase which means that most adults will care for a parent or relative at some point in their life, according to Jan Monahan, human sciences specialist in family finance with ISU Extension and Outreach, who will be leading the program.

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