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COVID Considersations when Holiday Shopping

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Nichole Huff, Extension Specialist for Family Finance and Resource Management and Kelly May, Senior Extension Associate for Family Finance and Resource Management

Episode 21, Season 3

Has the current pandemic changed the way you are going to shop this holiday season?  Dr. Nichole Huff and Kelly May sit down with Dr. Jennifer Hunter to discuss some very important things to think about as you tackle your holiday gift and supply shopping list. 

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Use Less, Spend Wise, Make Memories

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Kelly May, Senior Extension Associate for Family Finance and Resource Management

Episode 20, Season 3

The Use Less, Spend Wi$e Challenge is a great way to modify some of the ways we use, spend and make memories! Kelly May shares ideas about how you can achieve the goals set out by the challenge.  This is week 5 in the Holidays At Home Series: Your Holiday Spending Snapshot.  If you would like more information, visit the Family and Consumer Sciences agent at your local County Cooperative Extension Service office or join our Facebook Live presentation on Thursday at 11:00 am EDT on the FCS Facebook page @UKFCSExt.

To register and complete the challenge visit: The USE LESS, SPEND WI$E Challenge

To learn more visit:

The MoneyWi$e Web page

The MoneyWi$e Facebook Page

 

Holiday Food Traditions

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr Lillian Breslin, Director, The Food Connection, University of Kentucky

Episode 19, Season 3

What is the story behind your food?  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Lillian Breslin from The Food Connection, sits down with Dr. Jennifer Hunter to share about the traditions the surround our food and the foods we eat especially during the holiday season.  This episode is fourth in our series of Holidays At Home programming.   If you would like more information, visit the Family and Consumer Sciences agent at your local County Cooperative Extension Service office or join our Facebook Live presentation on Thursday at 11:00 am EDT on the FCS Facebook page @UKFCSExt.

Family Caregivers are Super Heroes

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: April Stauffer, Community Outreach Coordinator

Special Edition Episode

November is National Family Caregiver Month.  On this special edition episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with April Stauffer from the Greater Kentucky/Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association to discuss caregivers.  There are many important functions provided by more than 270,000 unpaid caregivers to their families and loved ones suffering from Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.  If you have a family caregiver in your life, make sure to acknowledge and appreciate them!

 

Important Resources:

Alzheimer's Association website

Caregiver Support

Caregiver 24/7 Helpline  800.272.3900

Caregiver Navigator

Online MessageBoard for those living with dementia or caring for those living with dementia

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Care for the Caregiver

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Amy Kostelic, Extension Specialist for Adult Development and Aging and Dr. Kerri Ashurst, Extension Specialist for Family and Relationship Development

Episode 18, Season 3

When providing care to others, if you fail to care for yourself, you may end up suffering.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. Kerri Ashurst and Dr. Amy Kostelic about the importance of finding time to rest and care for yourself.  This is week two in the FACS Holidays at Home Series.  If you would like more information, visit the Family and Consumer Sciences agent at your local County Cooperative Extension Service office or join our Facebook Live presentation on Thursday at 11:00 am EDT on the FCS Facebook page @UKFCSExt.

Boo it Yourself Halloween

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. David Weisenhorn, Extension Specialist for Parenting and Child Development

Episode 17, Season 3

We're kicking off our Holidays At Home series!  This week the theme is Boo it Yourself Halloween!  Join in today and listen to Dr. Weisenhorn's  great ideas for celebrating in a new and different way.  If you would like more information, visit the Family and Consumer Sciences agent at your local County Cooperative Extension Service office or join our Facebook Live presentation on Thursday at 11:00 am EDT on the FCS Facebook page @UKFCSExt.

Contact Tracing

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest:  Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

COVID Special Edition Episode 2, Season 3

On this special edition episode of Talking FACS, Natalie Jones sits down with Dr. Jennifer Hunter to explore the issue of COVID-19 contact tracing.  Listen and share with those you love.  If you missed yesterday's special edition show on COVID-19 Testing, go back and listen.

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Covid-19 Testing

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest:  Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

COVID Special Edition Episode 1, Season 3

On this special edition episode of Talking FACS, Natalie Jones sits down with Dr. Jennifer Hunter to explore the issue of COVID-19 testing.  Listen and share with those you love.  Tune in tomorrow to learn about contact tracing.

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It’s Flu Vaccination Season!

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest:  Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 16, Season 3

Have you gotten a flu shot?  The flu affects many people each year.  While it is always important to protect yourself from the flu, Natalie Jones sits down with Dr. Jennifer Hunter to discuss special considerations for this year. 

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Family Phoenix

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. David Weisenhorn, Extension Specialist for Parenting and Child Development

Episode 15, Season 3

The Coronavirus global pandemic is affecting families in various ways.  Recent research shows that father/child relationships are actually being strengthened through this difficult time.  Dr. David Weisenhorn shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter the "silver lining" of some of the increased time some families are getting to spend together.  He discusses how important and meaningful family connections are key to helping us all come out stronger on the other side!

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