MU Extension events calendar
Monday, Dec. 30, 2013
MU Extension Agriculture Connection Radio Program (Session 27 of 52)
When: Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
107.7 The Lake Radio Station
1225 Hwy 39 S, Stockton MO map...
This radio program is setup to educate listeners on current topic within agriculture and provide them with knowlege that they can implement to improve their agriculture enterprise. MU Extension Specialist involved in the program are from the areas of Livestock and Agronomy. The program is broadcasted weekly on Mondays at 8:30 a. m. on 107.7 FM The Lake in Stockton, MO.
Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (Session 8 of 10)
When: Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Cape Fair Community Center Cape Fair, Missouri
Cape Fair MO
A ten week program, Stay Strong, Stay Healthy will be offered to people over the age of 50 in the Cape Fair, Missouri area.
To register call JoEtta Bowling 417-357-6812
Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (Session 7 of 10)
When: Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Stone County Courthouse Annex
In older adults, poor diet and lack of physical activity contribute to declining muscle mass and thinning of the bones. Without adequate muscle mass and bone strength, older adults are more prone to falls and are more likely to develop osteoporosis, which currently affects about 55 percent of people over age 50. In this group, falls are more likely to result in broken bones.
Individuals who don’t suffer a fracture still live with pain and decreased mobility. In addition to pain and suffering, there is a concrete public cost. Osteoporosis related direct medical expenditures exceed $16 billion annually. According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in 2006, the average hospital stay for an osteoporosis diagnosis was 4.4 days at an average charge of $22,395. There are no known cures for osteoporosis, so preventive measures like the SSSH program are crucial. Stay Strong, Stay Healthy participants will increase their physical activity, which can lead to many health benefits and a better quality of life.
According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, older adults (aged 65 years and older) should do muscle –strengthening activities that involve all the major muscle groups at least two days a week. The SSSH program will help older adults meet this important health recommendation.
SSSH participants are also encouraged to increase their level of aerobic activity. The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans suggests that older adults do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity.
Call JoEtta Bowling at the Stone County University of Missouri Exension Office 417-357-6812
Youth Leaders Meeting
When: Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Macon County Extension Office
514 E Briggs Dr Ste D, Macon MO map...
Youth Leaders is a group of 4-H members ages 13 and up that are engaged in community service projects and helping others. 4-H teen members interested in being part of the Youth Leaders Group may come to the meeting or call the Extension Office for more information.
Greene County Extension Council Meeting (Session 11 of 25)
When: Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
inside Nathanael Greene Park
2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield MO map...
The Greene County Extension Council is comprised of 16 publicly elected council members and 4 appointed members who work with MU Extension specialists to provide the county educational program, manage finances of local MU Extension operations, provide personnel to carry out MU Extension activities locally and organize the annual public election of MU Extension council members. more...
Specific items for this month’s meeting are posted on the Greene County Extension Center website under council business. Meetings are held to approve bills, plan programs and vote on policy related to the local county extension office.
None. Meetings are open to the public and conducted in accordance with the Missouri Sunshine Law. Council agendas are posted online prior to each meeting.