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Stress Management With Mindfulness

Finding ways to decrease your stress level in a healthy way is important for managing stress in the long-term. This can be done with mindfulness and a variety of tools.

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South Dakota Farm and Ranch Stress Summit – Save the Date

August 13, 2019

The SDSU Extension Rural Behavioral Health Team is partnering with the South Dakota Counselors Association (SDCA) to host a three-day South Dakota Farm and Ranch Stress Summit, September 23-25. The Summit will be held at the Arrowwood Cedar Shore Resort & Conference Center in Oacoma, SD.

Farm Stress, Health

Better Choices Better Health Good & Healthy South Dakota Communities
Apr 15

4-Day Chronic Disease Lay Leader Training @ Pierre

Become a Better Choices, Better Health© SD Lay Leader to help people better manage their chronic conditions and lead healthier lives. No healthcare or teaching experience is required. In fact, many leaders have a chronic disease themselves and have attended the workshops as a participant.

Better Choices, Better Health©, Health

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SDSU Extension Offers Mental Health First Aid Training in Sioux Falls

August 02, 2019

The mental health first aid course will provide tools to identify when a person may be struggling with their mental health or a substance use problem.

Farm Stress, Health

Better Choices Better Health Good & Healthy South Dakota Communities
Dec 03

4-Day Chronic Pain Lay Leader Training @ Huron

Become a Better Choices, Better Health© SD Chronic Pain Program Lay Leader to help people better manage their chronic pain conditions and lead healthier lives. No healthcare or teaching experience is required. In fact, many leaders have a chronic disease themselves and have attended the workshops as a participant.

Better Choices, Better Health©, Health

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SDSU Extension Launches Double Up Dakota Bucks to Help South Dakotans Access More Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

July 30, 2019

To improve access and encourage consumption of fruits and vegetables, SDSU Extension and NDSU Extension have launched Double Up Dakota Bucks at the farmers markets in Lake Andes, South Dakota and Rolla, North Dakota.

Family Finances, Health

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Sep 10

Fit & Strong Program @ Brookings

SDSU Extension will be hosting a physical activity program starting Sept. 10 on Tues. and Fri. at 1 PM CDT (except for the last class, which will be on Wednesday because of the Thanksgiving holiday) at the First Lutheran Church (337 8th Street, Brookings, SD 57006).

Health

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Oct 21

Walk With Ease program @ Brookings

SDSU Extension will host Walk With Ease program from October 21 to November 27, 2019 at the First Lutheran Church (337 8th Street, Brookings, SD 57006).

Physical Activity, Health, Walk With Ease

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Dakotas Housing Study Results Shed Light on Aging in Place

July 10, 2019

SDSU Extension and North Dakota State University Extension recently teamed up to conduct the Dakotas Housing Study, which showed that housing appropriate for successful aging in place is largely absent in both states. Over 600 people across North Dakota and South Dakota participated in the study.

Older Adults, Health