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Outreach and Volunteer Development Specialist Recruiting

The VISTA Outreach and Volunteer Development Specialist will develop and implement a community outreach program for Covenant Community Health and Wellness. Focus will be on outreach to recruit and manage Nutrition Ambassadors and assist in implementing for the Strength in Numbers program. The VISTA will also assist in the development of a volunteer management program for the organization, growing its ability to meet identified needs and deliver effective programming to the Southeast Kansas City community. University of Missouri Extension’s Nutrition & Health Education Specialist will supervise this position. This position will require working 40 hours a week with at least 25 hours/week working with community groups. For more information CLICK HERE

Nutrition and Health Workshops

MU Extension in Jackson County offers a variety of free nutrition and health programs to benefit you and your organization. CLICK HERE to review an informational flyer and CLICK HERE for the registration form. For more information contact Lydia Kaume, PhD.,RDN. LD or Denise Sullivan, MS, CWP at 816-482-5850 or email at kaumel@missouri.edu or sullivand@missouri.edu 

The Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (SSSH) program is designed to increase independent living older adults’ access to a safe, structured, and effective strength-training program. Participants learn exercises to improve strength, flexibility and balance. The class meets twice weekly and all equipment is provided. 

Upcoming Classes:

Covenant Presbyterian Church

Address: 5931 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, Mo 64130

Phone: (816) 444-3693

Dates: Oct. 15 - December 20, 2018 - Class meets for one-hour - Twice a week - Mondays/Thursdays 10 am-11 am

First United Methodist Church of Blue Springs

Address: 301 SW Woods Chapel Rd, Blue Springs, Mo 64015

Phone: (816) 229-8108

Dates: March 5, 2019 - May 2, 2019 - Class meets for one-hour - Twice a week - Tuesdays/Thursday 9:30 am - 10:30 am


Master Gardener Speaker's Bureau

The Master Gardener Speaker's Bureau offers a wide variety of topics to garden clubs, plant societies, adult education programs, and community groups. For more information please visit Master Gardener Speaker's Bureau

Flood-related resources from MU Extension

CLICK HERE to view the main resource page from MU Extension.  This link includes a variety of key resources that deal with flooding and water-damage.

A special Facebook page has been created to provide informative information for those affected by the flooding. Missouri Flood Info, http://www.facebook.com/MoFloodInfo, is a collaboration of state, federal and local agencies and organizations involved addressing flooding in Missouri, including the Partnership for Disaster Recovery. Managed by MU Extension.

Moisture, Mold, and Your Home

With all the rain affecting so many Missourians, water damage is, unfortunately, a reality from leaking roofs to flooding basements. If there are water issues, there may be mold in your home. Now with increased temperatures, humidity levels may also foster mold growth. Please consider these resources if you are affected by water or mold. For questions contact Dan Cash, Community Development Specialist at cashdr@missouri.edu or 816-482-5850.

Resources for Your Flooded Home: http://extension.missouri.edu/explorepdf/miscpubs/mp0904.pdf

EPA information on Mold and Moisture: http://www.epa.gov/mold/

Family Nutrition Education Programs

The Family Nutrition Education Programs (FNEP) bring the latest nutrition information to low-income Missourians. FNEP helps clients achieve lifelong health and fitness. Paraprofessional nutrition educators work with clients in schools and at agencies. Clients gain skills that pave the way for nutritional well-being and health. Programs include the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Family Nutrition Program (FNP). For more information on how to receive these FREE programs for youth, teens, adults, and seniors see our staff directory for contact information. http://extension.missouri.edu/fnep/mapregions/UrbanWest.htm