‘Dealing with change’ topic of next Waco Family Summit

By CHERYL WALKER Milam County AgriLife Extension Agent
Families survived change throughout 2009 and this year will be a continuing struggle.

The Central Texas Family Issues Summit is a regional program sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service to provide cutting-edge information on topics for families and professionals facing changes.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the McLennan Community College Emergency Services Education Center (ESEC) on Steinbeck Bend Road in Waco.

The speakers for the day long program will include the following:

• “Exercise—A Key to Living Well,” by Mike Raymond, president of Curves International.

• “Protecting Children Online,” by Sergeant Amy Padron from the Office of the Attorney General.

• “A Culinary Adventure,” by Baylor University Nutrition Sciences students.

• Emergency Services Education Center tour, by Danny Smith, director.

• “Managing Mindless Eating,” by Nutrition Consultant Jennifer Neily, MS, RD, CSSD, LD.

• “The Consumer Cash Crunch,” by Bill Langley, of the Consumer Credit Counseling.

Early registration postmarked by Feb. 1 is $20 per person, and late and on-site registration is $25. Lunch is included.

Clock-hour certificates will be presented at the conclusion of the event for social workers, foster parents and grandparents, financial professionals, Master Wellness Volunteers and any other licensing organization in attendance.

The reduced cost for the program is due in part by a grant from the Living Well Campaign of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

For more information and registration forms, contact us at 254-697-7045.

Caregivers support

“What w ill happen to t he person you are caring for if you become sick or hurt?” This is an important question that most caregivers forget to consider because they are thinking and helping others.

But c areg ivers need help, too.

The Milam County Caregivers Support Group was organized by caregivers to help caregivers.

Only caregivers can really understand the stress and concerns you are hav ing as you carry out your daily tasks. Talking to other caregivers and professionals helps you deal with the day to day activities.

You find out that others have the same concerns and need the same help.

On Monday, Feb. 8, the Milam County Caregivers Support Group will meet at the Milam County Extension Office at 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron.

The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. and end about 8. If you are caring for someone in your home or at a nursing facility, you still need support.

Join the Caregivers Support Group and find help for yourself. If you have questions, call 254- 697-7045.

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