MU Extension events calendar
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
Chronic Disease Self-Management -- Springfield (Session 1 of 6)
When: Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cox Surgery Center; CoxHealth
The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is a community-based program which assists participants in maintaining quality of life when faced with chronic medical conditions. The CDSMP is provided in two and a half hour sessions, once a week for six weeks, in community settings (e.g. senior centers, churches, libraries). People with different chronic health problems attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom deal with chronic diseases themselves. Subjects covered include: 1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3) appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, and 6) how to evaluate new treatments. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.
Overview of self-managment and chronic health conditions; Using your mind to manage symptoms; Healthy Eating; Getting a good nights sleep; making an action plan
Organic Gardening Academy (Session 9 of 11)
When: Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Springfield/Greene County Botanical Center
2400 S. Scenic Avenue, Springfield MO map...
The Greene County MU Extension office is pleased to host the 2014 Organic Gardening Academy. This series of classes related to organic gardening will present proven, science based techniques on a wide range of topics. Each class will include a presentation of the subject, followed by a hands-on demonstration of the techniques learned during the class. The speakers have a passion for organic gardening, and subject matter expertise.
Four Season Gardening the Organic Way
The introductory class on April 17 is free. The registration fee for each following class is $20. A discounted rate of $180 is available for all 10 classes purchased as a package, if purchased by May 1, 2014. To register or for more information, contact Lorri Winters at the MU Extension - Greene County office; 2400 S. Scenic, Springfield, MO; call 417-881-8909, or email WintersL@missouri.edu
A discounted rate of $180 is available for all 10 classes purchased as a package, if purchased by May 1, 2014.