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Read article: The power of the pen
The power of the pen
My office calendar this year has a special feature – a holiday to celebrate every day. That is 365 (or 366 in a Leap Year) days of celebration. Some...
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Read article: Dining away from home with young children
Dining away from home with young children
I do not enjoy cooking. I CAN cook – I just don’t like to. So, my husband and I have been fortunate to be able to eat out at restaurants quite often...
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Read article: Celebrating Older American's Month: Powered by Connection
Celebrating Older American's Month: Powered by Connection
Established in 1963, Older Americans Month (OAM) is celebrated every May. Led by a federal agency, the Administration for Community Living (ACL), OAM...
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Read article: May is Mental Health Month
May is Mental Health Month
We live in a rapidly changing world that can be complex to navigate. About half of Americans can remember a time when we were not constantly...

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Illinois Extension offers tips to boost your brainpower
DANVILLE, Ill — Looking to sharpen your mind and boost your brainpower? This double-feature event tackles both cognitive health and nutrition! Illinois Extension's Family Life and Nutrition and Wellness Teams are bringing an...
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FCS bringing tools and training to rural communities
Access to healthy living resources is often limited in rural Illinois, presenting a unique challenge. Addressing this issue head-on, Illinois Extension Family Life team launched two initiatives this year focusing on brain health and social isolation in rural locations across Iroquois, Vermilion...
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Martens Center hosts resource-rich Extension Day with Illinois Extension
CHAMPAIGN, Ill — University of Illinois Extension and the Champaign Parks District threw open the doors to the Martens Center on Saturday, May 11, for Extension Day. Nearly 300 people attended the event and got to take advantage of the wonderful resources from Extension, the Park District,...