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Plan for Holiday Visits with Older Adults

November 1, 2016, 10:20 am | Barbara Dunn Swanson, Laura Sternweis

A visit from family and friends during the holidays can make life better for older adults in care facilities. Barbara Dunn Swanson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, suggests planning ahead to make the most of these visits. Read more about Plan for Holiday Visits with Older Adults

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Consider Giving Kids Less Stuff, More Time during Holidays

December 1, 2016, 10:59 am | Mackenzie Johnson, Laura Sternweis

Although the holidays can be a season of giving, sometimes the focus shifts to a season of getting, or so it may seem from a child’s perspective. Mackenzie Johnson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers tips for parents on how to avoid overindulging their children. Read more about Consider Giving Kids Less Stuff, More Time during Holidays

Heddleson Interns Announced for 2017

April 11, 2017, 1:31 pm | Anthony Santiago, Laura Sternweis

Two Iowa State University students will intern with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach’s Heddleson Internship Program in 2017. The internships provide students with hands-on experience related to their programs of study and prepare them for a career in extension or community outreach. Read more about Heddleson Interns Announced for 2017

Don’t Be Fooled by Family Emergency Grandparent Scam

January 18, 2017, 1:44 pm | Carol Ehlers

Recent Iowa police department and Federal Trade Commission reports indicate scammers are posing as relatives or friends, calling or sending messages to urge people to wire money immediately. Don't do it, says Carol Ehlers, a human sciences specialist in family finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Read more about Don’t Be Fooled by Family Emergency Grandparent Scam

Margaret Van Ginkel: One of the Women Impacting Iowa State University

January 9, 2017, 11:12 am | Margaret VanGinkel

Margaret Van Ginkel, an ISU Extension and Outreach hotlines coordinator and human sciences specialist in family finance, is making a difference at Iowa State University. She is one of the women being honored by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics on the 11th annual Women Impacting ISU calendar. Read more about Margaret Van Ginkel: One of the Women Impacting Iowa State University