Home and Family

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Older man and women
September 18, 2018

Planning in case you have an ER visit, talking to health care providers and having family dischussions about your future care. Learn what you can do now to make emergencies and changes in life happen with less stress and confusion.

Man in wheel chair with caregiver
September 17, 2018

Caregiving involves more than just medical problems. Helping your loved one manage his or her finances can ensure that he or she will be able to pay for needed care and live more comfortably.

Family caregiving can have a big impact on a family’s finances and on the family caregiver’s ability to work and retire. Although financial resources are sometimes limited, there are a variety of resources available to help caregivers in financial need. 

Bus
September 7, 2018

Cerro Gordo County Extension and Outreach is pleased to announce the Hidden Gems Fall Bus Tour to be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018. This annual bus tour is designed to provide Iowans with the opportunity to visit interesting locations across Iowa. Call Becky or JoAnn, if you have questions, 641-423-0844.

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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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