Home and Family

Local Highlights

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September 16, 2020

Participants in the “Downsizing for Senior Living” program held on September 14th at the Burt Community Center learned about the “Top Ten Tips for Downsizing” to help them downsize as they consider moving to senior living.

People Packing
August 28, 2020

The transition of moving to a smaller space can be emotionally and physically difficult. Whether you are moving yourself, or helping someone downsize for a move, it’s never easy to get rid of stuff. 

Face Masks
April 16, 2020

A limited number of fabric kits are available.  Contact the Kossuth County Extension office for more information.

Online Shopping
March 23, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Kossuth County partnered with Iowa State Bank to offer a webinar, “Online Financial Safety”, on Thursday, April 9, 2020. 

March 16, 2020

Some individuals are more prone to experience stress reactions if they see or hear repeated messages about the COVID-19 outbreak in the media or online. David Brown, behavioral health state specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers suggestions for coping with stress. 

Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

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

  • 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.

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    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.

  • social media icons

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

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    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.

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