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Taking Care of Business: Advance Directives and Cancer

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

Guest: Raven Darko-Mensah, Oncology Social Worker, Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 23

When you start talking about Advance Directives and Living Wills, people often shut down because they do not want to think about what they consider "end of life".  On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Raven Darko-Mensah shares why these critical documents are simply part of the business of planning well and living life fully.  Join this conversation to learn why it is important to prepare these documents, no matter you life stage or health situation.

Click these link for additional resources:

Kentucky Living Will Document

City of Hope Advance Directives

American Cancer Society - Understanding Legal Matters

National Cancer Institute Advanced Directives

Connect with the UK Markey Center:

Online Markey Cancer Center

On Facebook @UKMarkey

On Twitter @UKMarkey

 

 

 

Financial Resiliency: Recovering From Financial Setbacks

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, University of Kentucky 

Guest:  Dr. Nichole Huff, Extension Specialist for Family Finance and Resource Management

Episode 44, Season 3

Week 4 - Living with Loss: Playing the Hand You Are Dealt series

Financial setbacks can create stress no matter what other situations in which you might find yourself.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Nichole Huff shares how building financial resiliency skills can help you bounce back from tough circumstances, as well as give you hope for the future.

For additional information, click these links:

Eviction Relief Flyer

Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund summary

The weekly webinars are presented live on Thursday mornings at 11 am EDT through May 27, 2021.  Join the webinar series by clicking the link below.  Recordings of the weekly sessions are available on the FACS Learning Channel.

Living with Loss: Playing the Hand You Are Dealt

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What Every High School Senior Needs to Know

Host:  Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Nichole Huff, Extension Specialist for Family Finance and Resource Management

Special Edition Episode: MoneyWi$e

There will be many graduations happening across the Commonwealth this month, but this year marks a special financial milestone for Kentucky High School students.  On this special MoneyWi$e edition of Talking FACS, Dr. Nichole Huff shares about the financial literacy standards that are now part of the required curriculum for high school students at public schools in Kentucky.  Listen and decide if you are "financially smarter" than a Kentucky High School senior.

MoneyWi$e Website

MoneyWi$e Newsletter

MoneyWi$e Facebook Page

Creative Outlets for Grief

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, University of Kentucky 

Guest:  Dr. Amy Kostelic, Extension Specialist for Adult Development and Aging and Allison Smith, doctoral candidate and Marriage and Family Therapist

Episode 43, Season 3

Week 3 - Living with Loss: Playing the Hand You Are Dealt series

When you find yourself dealing with loss and grief, creatively expressing the emotions can provide release and help you handle all the feelings.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Amy Kostelic and Allison Smith, share how creativity can help us process grief in healthy ways. This episode is part of our Living with Loss series.

The weekly webinars are presented live on Thursday mornings at 11 am EDT through May 27, 2021.  Join the webinar series by clicking the link below.  Recordings of the weekly sessions are available on the FACS Learning Channel.

Living with Loss: Playing the Hand You Are Dealt

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Healthy Meals for One

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, University of Kentucky 

Guest:  Dr. Sandra Bastin, Extension Specialist for Food and Nutrition

Episode 42, Season 3

Week 2 - Living with Loss: Playing the Hand You Are Dealt series

When you find yourself cooking for one, whether that is after a loss or simply because you are on your own you might be tempted to resort to take-out or other habits that might not be budget or health friendly.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Sandra Bastin shares tips for keeping meals interesting when you are cooking for yourself, alone.

For more information, click to read the publication:

Cooking for One or Two

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Living with Loss: Playing the Hand You Are Dealt

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Talking about loss with your family

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, University of Kentucky 

Guest:  Dr. Kerri Ashurst, Extension Specialist for Family and Relationship Development

Episode 41, Season 3

Week 1 - Living with Loss: Playing the Hand You Are Dealt series

Dr. Kerri Ashurst kicks-off the podcast show to complement our Living with Loss series. On this episode, she shares important considerations when talking about loss with different members of the family.  She stresses that is crucial to understand that everyone responds to grief in different ways and to be mindful of how each person is processing the loss.

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Living with Loss: Playing the Hand You Are Dealt

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April is Financial Literacy Month

Host:  Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Nichole Huff, Extension Specialist for Family Finance and Resource Management

Special Edition Episode: Financial Literacy Month

 

Just as it is important to understand your health numbers, financial literacy involves understanding your financial wellness.  On this special edition episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Nichole Huff comes back to discuss Financial Literacy Month and the importance of developing an understanding of the numbers that make up your financial picture.  Listen and learn ways to improve your financial literacy and financial wellness.

Let’s Get Excited about the DGA 2020-2025!

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, University of Kentucky, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension

Guest: Dr. Courtney Luecking, Extension Specialist for Nutrition and Health

Episode 40, Season 3

What's the DGA 2020-2025, you ask?  Well it is the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in its newly released format for the next five years!  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Courtney Luecking breaks down the guidelines and how they are similar to and different from previous versions.  She also share tips for how you can use the Dietary Guidelines to help shape the eating patterns for your family to ensure that you are getting nutrients to sustain healthy lifestyles.  She also suggests great resources for new meal ideas.

For more information visit:

My Plate

Plate it up! Kentucky Proud

Plan Eat Move

 

Cancer and COVID-19

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

Guest: Dr. Frederick Ueland, Director Oncology Clinical Operations and Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Markey Cancer Center

 

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 22

 

COVID-19 has affected every aspect of life, including how we receive medical care.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Fred Ueland shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter how medical care and oncology care specifically, has changed and will be forever changed and what aspects will return when life starts to take on a more normal appearance.

Connect with the UK Markey Center

Online Markey Cancer Center

On Facebook @UKMarkey

On Twitter @UKMarkey

Suicide in Farming

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Julie Cerel,  UK College of Social Work, Director of Suicide Prevention and Exposure Lab and Dr. Kerri Ashurst, Extension Specialist for Family and Relationship Development

Episode 39, Season 3

This week is National Public Health Week and as mental health is a critical component of public health, Dr. Julie Cerel and Dr. Kerri Ashurst are discussing farmer suicide.  When suicide occurs it is often difficult for the family and community to understand why, but in farming and agricultural communities it seems to hit particularly hard and is hard to know how to help.  As we tackle this important discussion, think about when this situation might occur in your community and how you can help.

For more assistance:

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Crisis Text Line 741741

 

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