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Adults & Aging

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As our population continues to age, gaining information for aging in place and having the highest quality of life becomes more important than ever.  K-State Research & Extension offers many programs to enrich the lives of older Kansans and their families by addressing health and wellness needs through research-based education.

The Marais des Cygnes Extension District is here to help you navigate the aging process gracefully.  For more information or requests for educational programming, contact Kathy Goul, Family & Consumer Science Agent, at kgoul@ksu.edu or by telephone at 913-294-4306.

Alzheimer's 101

Alzheimer’s disease is commonly referred to as the “biggest health crisis facing the world today”, partly because everyone with a brain is ultimately at risk.  While Alzheimer’s cannot be prevented, slowed or cured, there are benefits to early detection and diagnosis, as well as numerous steps you can take now to better your own brain health.
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Keys to Embracing Aging

What you do today will affect your future.  Nowhere is this as true as it is in issues regarding aging.  The way in which you take care of yourself through the years, both physically and mentally, will affect the natural process of aging.  Keys to Embracing Aging introduces and reinforces 12 healthy and safe lifestyle practices that influence optimal aging.  (click here for more information)


Fall Prevention

Fear of falling is the most common fear among older adults.  Every 11 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency room for a fall-related injury.  The good news is many falls are preventable when following some simple steps! (click here for more information)

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Age Well Series 2022
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Simple Home Modification for Aging In Place
Facts List & Check Sheet