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Are you caring for or teaching infants, toddlers or preschoolers? We hold workshops every month either in the evening or Saturday. Cooperative Extension is an approved provider of training that meets the requirements of the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning: Bright from the Start. Some longer workshops also offer CEU's for maintenance of your CDA creditial. Below you will find links to the registration form and workshop calendar.
Diabetes Life Lines Newsletter
Diabetes Life Lines is a bimonthly publication brought to you by your local county Extension office. Inside this issue of Diabetes Life Lines discover how to save money at the checkout line, switching to insulin tips and more. Read the latest Diabetes Life Lines Newsletter.
My Medicare Matters
My Medicare Matters is a comprehensive national education program to help people with Medicare and their families understand the new Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, access their personal situation, understand their choices, compare plan options and make the enrollment decision that is right for their health and their financial situation.
There are two ways to do a BenefitsCheckUp. Either come to the Columbus Cooperative Extension office or click on the green and blue My Medicare Matters logo at the top of the page or click here to do it yourself.
Those who want to participate need to have the following information: Medicare card and master list of prescription drugs.
Are You Missing Out on Benefits?
State, federal private benefit programs may help you cover expenses such as prescription drugs, rent, heating bills, meals and more. BenefitsCheckUp® can help you find and get the benefits you deserve. Completing a BenefitsCheckUp® questionnaire online only takes a few minutes. It’s FREE and your answers are confidential.
FACES: Senior Sense Newsletter
Senior Sense, May 2011 - Inside this issue: Breast & Prostate Cancer in the African American Population, Safety Begins At Home, and One House, Multiple Generations.
Senior Sense, June 2010 - Inside this issue: Smart Shopping at the Grocery Store, Caregiving in the Country and Making a Visit to the Emergency Room Less Stressful.
Senior Sense, November 2009 - Inside this issue: Seeing A Specialist, Opt Out: Put a Stop to Unsolicited Mail, Email, and Tele-Marketing and Building Relationships with In-Home Care Givers.
Senior Sense, August 2009 - Inside this issue: Should a Parent Move Into Your Home?, Finding a New Health Care Provider and Protect Yourself from Carbon Monoxide.
Georgia Saves / Columbus Consortium
"America Saves" and "Choose to Save" are national campaigns to encourage Americans to save and build wealth, not debt. America Saves is sponsored by a broad-based coalition of government, business and not-for-profit groups at the national level. To learn more about America Saves visit AmericaSaves.org. The Georgia Cooperative Extension Service has adopted these programs as part of a new statewide initiative. We are looking to build a statewide coalition of banks, credit unions, community organizations, government agencies, and media. Are you interested? Contact our office!
The Columbus Extension Office, along with Columbus partners, will provide financial education, money management skills and financial coaching to participants. Anyone who agrees to work toward a savings goal such as home ownership, school tuition, retirement, or even debt repayment can become part of the savings campaign!
Becoming a Saver costs nothing! The only obligation is to develop a specific goal and work toward it. All Savers will receive a quarterly financial newsletter, an enrollment card, fact sheets, and the opportunity to attend seminars and presentations on debt and money management.
Novel H1N1 (also referred to as "swine flu") is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. This virus is spreading from person-to-person worldwide, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread. On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) signaled that a pandemic of novel H1N1 flu was underway.
Review the information below to better prepare yourself for the upcoming flu season:
Dealing With Floods
Emergencies happen. When they do, the best strategy is to already have a plan in place. This includes knowing the proper food and water safety precautions to take if floods — or other natural disasters — do occur. Click here to learn what you can do today to better prepare yourself for tomorrow.
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