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The Emotional Challenges of Relocating

Our home is the physical embodiment of our memories. Unfortunately, our home is not always the best place for us to remain as we reach advanced age.

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Free Long-Term Care Planning Lunch and Learn Webinar on July 10

June 26, 2019

The second in a four-part webinar series hosted by gerontologists from North Dakota State University Extension and SDSU Extension will take place on July 10. The webinar begins at 11:00 a.m. MDT/Noon CDT. Topics covered include long-term care, planning and financing options and how to identify optimal care options to meet family needs.

Older Adults, Health

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Housing Across the Life Span: Consumer knowledge, preferences, and barriers

This study is the result of collaborative efforts between SDSU Extension, North Dakota State University Extension, and North Dakota State University Department of Apparel, Design & Hospitality Management. The goal of this study was to understand perceptions of aging in place and identify next steps to remove barriers to successful aging in place.

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Team to Receive Best Paper Award during Conference

June 19, 2019

SDSU Extenison Gerontology Field Specialist, Leacey E. Brown and Jane Strommen, a Gerontology Specialist in the Department of Human Development and Family Science, North Dakota State University were recognized by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) with the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal Best Paper Award during the annual conference held in St. Louis, June 24.

Health, Older Adults

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Difficult Conversations

Difficult conversations are a part of life that we will all have to face at some point. For example, it may be necessary to take the keys away when it is no longer safe for a loved one to drive.

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SDSU Extension Awarded Two 2019 Administration for Community Living Grants

May 23, 2019

SDSU Extension recently received two 2019 Administration for Community Living Grants, to fund two unique programs focused on preventing falls and chronic disease self-management.
“By listening to the needs of South Dakotans and the communities who serve them, our team understands how we can implement research-based and proven programming to address their needs and benefit citizens across the state,” said Suzanne Stluka, SDSU Extension Food & Families Program Director.

Health, Developing Communities, Better Choices, Better Health©, Older Adults

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SDSU Extension Hosts Free Family Caregiving Lunch and Learn Webinar June 12, 2019

July 26, 2019

Gerontologists from SDSU Extension and North Dakota State University Extension are partnering to host a free webinar June 12, 2019. The webinar begins at 11 a.m. MDT/Noon CDT.

Older Adults

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Graduation Presents

College and high school graduates have, or soon will be, walking across the stage and shaking hands President and receiving their diplomas. This act officially moves them on to the next stage of their lives.

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Your Money, Your Goals Program to Be Held at the Watertown Regional Library

May 10, 2019

Designed to help consumers meet their financial goal by increasing their knowledge, skills and resources, SDSU Extension is hosting Your Money, Your Goals June 12, 2019 at the Watertown Regional Library, Community Room (160 6th St. NE). The program is offered at no cost and will run from 6 – 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Family Finances, Health, Older Adults

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Managing Joint Pain and Symptoms With Physical Activity

Physical activity is a key behavior to help manage joint symptoms and pain. Let’s review a few different types of arthritis and explore ways to increase mobility and manage pain with physical activity.