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Did you make a New Year’s resolution to lose some weight? Maybe you did, or maybe not. Think about it, would you still like to have fun with friends as you work on losing that extra unhealthy weight in ways you can keep it off?
Join the Exten-sion program “A Jazzier Healthier You” based on an education program, “Steps to Health and Wealth” developed by Rutgers University that I will be conducting the next 12 weeks at the Extension office. Becky Wilson, RN, 3-Rivers District Health Department is teaching this with me. And I hear, we might be adding zumba and be part of Carroll County’s Biggest Loser program, too! What fun! And, its healthy for you!
The program starts today, Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension office, 500 Floyd Drive in Carrollton. Fee for the entire 12 week series is $12. We will take new participants at next Wednesday’s session on Jan. 26 too. Call the Extension office at 732-7030 to sign up. Fees are to be made payable to the Carroll County Extension Service.
You will work individually and in teams to set and reach your personal goals. We will sample new recipes, learn new ways to lose weight and improve our health and learn ways to add more exercise into our daily lives.
In this program, we will make commitments to change unhealthy behavior. As a learned educator once noted, “Awareness of one’s current behaviors and shortfalls is the first of the five A’s of successful behavior change. The other four are ability (being able to make a change), ambition (a strong desire to change), attitude (a positive state of mind about changing, and action (taking steps to “actually” change).” We will work on these as we move forward in this series of fun classes.
Volunteers needed to teach 4-H Foods
We still do not have a 4-H agent in Carroll County since Mandy Parker left to stay home as a full time mother. We are so happy for her and her two little boys are happy to have their mommy home, too.
If you like to work with foods, bake, etc. we are looking for a few volunteers – parents would be great – to help teach in the 4-H Foods program. Materials are ready to use to teach.
We have some volunteers who have had experience who will help you, too.
Volunteer leaders are so important and great assets in helping support all of our Extension programs especially in 4-H.
If you have never been a 4-H leader and think it would be something you’d like to get involved in, give us a call at 732-7030 at the Extension office. Thanks!
Managing Your Diabetes and Diabetes Support Group
Do you have diabetes or know someone who is looking for information on better ways to manage this serious disease? A new series developed by the University of Kentucky which I have been trained to co-teach along with a medical team will be starting in early February. In addition, we will be starting up our Diabetes Support Group again. If you wish to be put on a mailing list to receive information about dates and times these will be scheduled, please call the Extension office at 732-7030
Sewing Expo in April
Registration packets are now available for our fifth “It’s Sew Fine” Sewing Expo on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 13 – 14 at General Butler State Resort Park. We have a wonderful selection of classes in home décor, personal sewing and quilting being taught by professional teachers from throughout the United States. On Tuesday evening our usual banquet with guest speaker will be held. This year’s speaker, who will also offer special classes, comes to us from the state of New York. Registration for the two-day expo is $85. A block of rooms for those needing lodging have been reserved at the state park. Please call me at the Extension office if you wish a packet or have any questions. It is important to register early as classes fill up fast.
Grace Angotti is Carroll Co. Extension agent for family and consumer sciences. Call her at (502) 732-7030 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.