Family and Consumer Sciences Educational Lessons are presented each month, August through April. 

These lessons are presented with Madison County Extension Homemaker Lesson Leaders in mind, but everyone is invited to attend, even if you are not a member of Madison County Extension Homemakers. All lessons will be held at the Madison County Extension Education Center, 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond. 

*If you plan to attend, please call 859-623-4072 to register, even if you are a designated Lesson Leader for your club!*


2019-2020 Leader Educational Lesson Lineup

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 6:30pm

Basic Home Improvement

Do you feel panic, insecurity and basically overwhelmed when things break in your home? Finding someone to make repairs is an almost impossible task without mentioning the expense. Home repair made easy is the perfect course for homeowners trying to save money, time and stress while dealing with home repairs. This class will address common problems with easy DIY solutions.

 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 6:30pm

The Buzz About Honey

Honey is one of our most ancient food sources, but what do you really know about it? The Buzz about Honey is designed to inform you about Kentucky honey production, its benefits, and ways to use honey in cooking. Additional activities might include a honey tasting, a honey recipe tasting, or a plant and seed swap for plants that attract pollinators.

 

October Mail Out

What Exactly is an “Important Paper?”

If you knew you were going to be audited next month, you'd do what it takes to ensure the process goes smoothly. Heading on vacation? Same. But on end-of-life matters, we're notoriously remiss. A well thought out will is just one of the documents and preparations people ought to put in place as they age. This presentation will examine additional types of legal documents, hard copy and digital, that can help you be prepared and give you peace of mind. (This may be included in the monthly Extension Homemaker newsletter.)

 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 12:00 noon

Mindful Chair Yoga

Yoga is an excellent way for adults to loosen and stretch painful muscles, reduce stress, and improve circulation. It also reduces anxiety, helps lower blood pressure, protects joints, and builds strength and balance. Chair yoga can lessen the impact of chronic illnesses and pain. Attend this presentation to learn some fantastic chair yoga poses and exercises that can be easily completed at home or in a group setting.

 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 12:00 noon

Scams:  BE INFORMED!

You don’t have to be a victim - If someone calls asking for money or personal information, hang up. Do not pay upfront. Scammers often offer prizes or threaten to take action against you, if you don't pay a fee or provide your personal information. These are a just few of the tips that will help you avoid being scammed. This informational class will cover scamming, scammers and scams. According to the Office of the Kentucky Attorney General, scams in Kentucky have reached an all-time high. Get informed. Become empowered to better protect yourself and your loved ones from being a target.

 

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 12:00 noon

Essentially Everything You Need to Know About {Essential} Oils

Many people enjoy using essential oils as part of their wellness routines, but before you reach for a specific oil, take some time to learn about using essential oils safely and wisely. Learn about the essential oils being promoted on today’s market and their claimed benefits. Become informed of the pros and cons of the oils as well as precautions for usage.

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 12:00 noon

Control the Clutter

How often do you waste time looking for things because you didn't put them away? Is your closet overflowing, but you can't find the item you want? Are your hobby materials so jumbled that they can't enjoy them? Have you missed paying a bill on time because you lost it? Getting control of clutter can seem like a huge task. This program will guide participants through the tasks of controlling clutter and getting organized with practical tips for the whole family that can be applied both in and out of the home.


Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Chronic Disease Management Through Cooking

According to the CDC, chronic diseases are defined broadly as conditions that last one year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both. Most chronic diseases are caused by a short list of risk behaviors including poor nutrition with diets low in fruits and vegetables and high in sodium and saturated fats. Managing a chronic disease and eating tasty foods can be incorporated into a healthy and satisfying experience. This class will inform on chronic diseases; how to help manage chronic diseases with healthy nutritional foods; and share recipes to add to your personal collection.