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Local Highlights

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October 11, 2018

Finances of Caregiving is a new five session workshop from ISU Extension and Outreach being held Thursdays, October 18-November 15, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Thanks to the sponsorship of Mary Greeley, the normal registration fee of $35 is being reduced to only $10 per person or family. The program focuses on tools and strategies to assist caregivers in protecting their own financial well-being and maximize the financial and physical well-being of the person for whom they are caring. 

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July 10, 2018

There is still time to register yet this week for the Water Rocks day camp hosted by Story County ISU Extension & Outreach, Water Rocks, and Story County Conservation.  It is planned for a July 27 from 9-3:30 pm at McFarland Park near Ames.  This is for students having completed 5th & 6th grade.  Click to learn more!

July 7, 2018

Youth in grades 4, 5, & 6 are invited to join us in Slater on August 13 for a full day learning how to be home alone and okay. Click to learn more.

Four pressure canned jars of vegetables
June 19, 2018

Preserve your summer bounty through pressure canning! ISU Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist, Holly VanHeel will walk you through how to safely use your pressure canner, strategies for different recipes and answer your questions about canning!

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June 12, 2018

AMES, Iowa — Suicide has been prominently in the news with the recent deaths of well-known celebrities.  According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), suicide is a major public health problem and a leading cause of death in the United States.

Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

    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

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    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.
     

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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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