Are You Caring for a Loved One that is Aging?
Help your community by sharing your thoughts. The Senior Access Points Project wants to know how you found the resources to care for an aging loved one. Please take 5 minutes and complete the survey linked below. The feedback we receive will help us build a region-wide outreach effort to connect Northeastern Colorado residents to local aging-related resources.
This project is a collaboration between the CSU Department of Human Development, CSU Northeast Regional Engagement Center, the Logan County Heritage Center, and CSU Extension.
To complete the survey please visit the Senior Access Points Survey.
Bringing Knowledge Beyond the University Where it can Meet the Needs of Colorado Families
Utilizing resources within the university such as Extension Specialists allows Logan County Extension the ability to disseminate accurate, current, and research-based information on food science and nutrition, health and fitness, parenting, aging and consumer financial information to families and community members.
Food Safety Education
The safety of our food supply begins before the food even reaches our tables. At each stage of the food chain, food safety strategies are followed to minimize contamination and help lower the risk of food-borne illness.
The ServSafe program blends the latest FDA Food Code, food safety research and years of food sanitation training experience. Managers learn to implement essential food safety practices and create a culture of food safety. All content and materials are based on actual job tasks identified by food service industry experts. This program meets the certification requirements of the Colorado Cottage Foods Act.
Nutrition and Health Promotion
Dining with Diabetes – This 4 week program is a positive and proactive approach to reducing the effects of diabetes. Participants become empowered to take care of themselves while they learn meal planning, portions and how to make healthful food choices. Classes include diabetes and nutrition education; food demonstrations, tasting, and hands-on cooking; and physical activity tips and recommendations.
Healthy You: Weight Management and Mindful Eating Program – This 10 week small group course that provides a supportive environment with knowledgeable, experienced staff. Our tested, successful curriculum includes an initial assessment, interactive lessons, behavior change tools, physical activity guidelines, goal setting, and meal planning tips. Participants receive a pedometer, binder of education materials, recipes, weekly prizes and snacks, and behavior change tips to last a lifetime.
A Matter of Balance – Falling is not a normal part of getting older. Due to a new initiative in Northeast Colorado, older adults can now participate in a 8-session fall prevention program. This course uses group discussion, problem solving strategies, and simple balance exercises to help older adults develop positive coping skills to prevent falling. As a result of the program, older adults take action for making changes in their physical environment and mental attitude that reduces their fear of falling which allows them to remain active and independent.
Small Steps to Health and Wealth covers topics including: health & money are inter-related; good health can reduce expenses; managing money to improve health; and how to reduce spending and increase savings. For more information please read this Facts Sheet.