Check out the resources on the new mental/behavioral health webpage. NDSU Extension developed it in response to North Dakota’s crucial need for awareness and education in mental and behavioral health, and referrals to services for people needing help.
Did you know Halloween is one of the highest grossing holidays in the United States?
What are the needs and desires of baby boomers as they age in North Dakota? See the final report of a 2-year long focus group study on baby boomers’ perceptions on senior centers, nutrition programs, and other service and program needs.
Even if you have a plan and think you are set for the coming year, you need to consider your health and health-care spending now because of “Medicare open enrollment.”
Shared mealtimes with family members seem to be going the way of the dinosaur for many American households.
When stressful times occur, it is important to consider the emotional and behavioral health needs of the individuals around us.
Farmers/ranchers and their family members experience pressure from all directions. While all of us must contend with economic ups and downs or family concerns, farmers have added uncertainties such as the weather and commodity prices that directly influence their lives and farming operations.
Q: Why is father involvement a topic of social concern in America today?
NDSU Extension Service was pleased to conduct a Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class Leader Training in Fargo on June 27 & 28, 2016. Extension FCS Agents and community educators/volunteers from across the state attended this 2-day workshop to become certified to offer this education to family caregivers in their respective communities.
Sometimes you need help. Sometimes you are help.
Picture the person you might think of as stubborn, obstinate, uncompromising, adamant, hard-headed, insistent or unrelenting. Do you have someone in mind? Now think about a person who you would call determined, unwavering, strong-minded, gritty, persistent, firm, steadfast, resolute or persevering. What about now? Do you have someone in mind?
You cannot not communicate. It’s a rule. It’s a law of the universe. It’s a reality.
All I want for (insert occasion here) is one of these, and one of these, and, oh! ALL of these! Please? (Picture adorable face of child, grandchild, nephew or niece, eyes wide, smiling hopefully.)
Traditions offer family members an opportunity to feel included, share values and connect with each other in meaningful ways. While many link the holiday season with family traditions involving a celebration, celebration is only one type of tradition. The other major types are traditions of connection and traditions of community.
A warm sweater and slippers, a toasty cup of cocoa, a good book or movie all sound like the perfect weekend plan to many adults who have to battle the elements all week getting people to school, work and childcare. Kids on the other hand are excited for the snow and all the fun that comes with the fluffy white stuff.
What is North Dakota doing to address the needs of family caregivers of older adults? Take a look at the final report of a five-month long study on family caregiver supports and services conducted by NDSU Department of Human Development & Family Science and NDSU Extension Service.
YouTube video of the Health Care Directive session held on April 26, 2016. The featured speaker is Barb Hanson, RN, BSN, Faith Community Nurse at Sanford Health, Fargo. She shares valuable information on Health Care Directives, such as: 1) What is a Health Care Directive?; 2) Who needs one?, and 3) How can I write one?
What exactly is financial exploitation? Financial exploitation occurs when someone illegally or improperly uses an older adult’s money or belongings for his or her personal use. Financial exploitation is the fastest growing type of elder abuse.