A Matter of Balance

Do you have concerns about falling? A Matter of Balance can help reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falling.
If you are concerned about falls and interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength, join us!

  • Gentry County Extension Center, 1109 S. Birch St., Albany MO 64402
  • Tues. & Thurs., March 31 - April 23, 2015, 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Cost $10 (scholarships available)
    This program is funded, in part, by the Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging with funding from the Older American’s Act of 1965, as amended through a contract with Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

For more information about A Matter of Balance, please call; Janet Hackert, Harrison County Extension Center, (660) 425-6434 or Connie Neal, Nodaway County Extension Center, (660) 582-8101. Class size is limited; please call ahead to secure a spot.

2015 Agricultural Updates

This is an opportunity to receive the training required to obtain your Private Pesticide Applicators license. Missouri law requires a license to obtain and use restricted use pesticides. Get your training and learn more about agriculture in Missouri. A pesticide manual is required to receive your license. If you do not have one with you, they will be available at the training for $12. The Harrison County meeting will be held Thursday, February 5th, 9 am - 12:00 pm, at the Bethany Community Center, 105 N. 25th St, Bethany.  For further information or to sign up for the training; contact your local extension office. In Harrison County contact Heather Benedict, MU Extension Agronomy Specialist, at (660) 425-6434 or email her at BenedictH@missouri.edu.

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy

One of the best ways to keep your body and mind functioning at its best is to exercise. Participation in regular strengthening exercises will help you to build muscle and increase bone density. This helps prevent frailty and osteoporosis. Regular exercise improves physical, emotional and mental health. These types of exercises are easy to learn, safe, and effective. Strength training is no longer just for body builders.

Janet Hackert, MU Extension Regional Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, will be offering this eight week program in Eagleville, Jan. 29 - Mar. 19, at the Eagleville Community Center from 2-3 p.m.

For further information or to sign up for the class contact : Janet Hackert (660) 425-6434 or email her hackertj@missouri.edu.

S.A.L.E  Conference March 7

Save the date. March 7th, 2015. far more information contact the Nodaway County Extension Center.

Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use

This monthly newsletter provides practical advice on a variety of subjects and reports on extension activities throughout the region. Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use

Updating History of Extension in Harrison County

Recently a booklet was found about the first 50 years of extension in Harrison County Missouri. The report titled "Excerpts From History 1919-1969," contains numerous entries that are amusing and gave some perspective about how the Extension service has impacted Harrison County. You can find some of the entries here on our website, http://extension.missouri.edu/harrison/Exthistharrison.aspx.  We wish to update the history of the extension center, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019. If you have any stories or information about the history of MU Extension in Harrison County in specific, please contact us by phone (660)425-6434 or email harrisonco@missouri.edu.

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