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Fall Prevention

Falling is not a normal part of growing older. View this collection of tips, programs and resources to help reduce the risk of falling for yourself or a loved one.

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Free Difficult Conversation Lunch and Learn Webinar on September 11

August 26, 2019

Gerontologists from North Dakota State University Extension and SDSU Extension will host a Difficult Conversations webinar on Wednesday, September 11. The webinar begins at 11:00 a.m. MDT/Noon CDT. This webinar will discuss difficult conversations and strategies attendees can use to start the conversation with their loved ones

Older Adults

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Aging Well Lunch and Learn Webinar to be held on August 14, 2019

July 26, 2019

The third webinar in a four-part series hosted by gerontologists from North Dakota State University Extension and SDSU Extension will take place on August 14, 2019. The webinar will begin at 11:00 a.m. MDT/Noon CDT. The webinar will discuss aging, how aging is different from disease, and barriers and strategies to aging well.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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