Home and Family
K-State Research and Extension is a leader in providing research-based information and education for creating strong, healthy Kansas communities. We strive to improve family relationships, develop consumer and financial management skills and help Kansans balance the demands of work, family and community.
Use the links to your left for more information about family nutrition, parenting, food safety, Medicare and aging, and other important topics.
For Medicare Beneficiaries, the new year brings changes to your prescription plan coverage and premium. If you have questions about your bill or drug coverage, begin by calling the customer service number found on your membership card from the company you are signed up with. If you are unsatisfied with their response you can call Medicare directly at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227.) To learn more about how to make an appeal regarding your billing or prescription coverage, click HERE to download the Medicare Appeals publication.
Sound Living Podcasts:
With one year ending and a new one beginning, it’s a good time to reflect on where we stand – both personally and professionally. K-State Research and Extension specialist in financial management, Elizabeth Kiss, says it’s also a good time to assess where we stand financially and to set some short and long-term financial goals. - click HERE
SAVE THE DATE! Walk Kansas 2020 begins March 15! Online registration begins
Strengthening Families 7-17—Meeting weekly on Tuesdays from 4:00—5:30pm beginning January 21 thru March 31 at the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library in Junction City. Class sessions focus on building communication, bonding and resiliency within a family. Promotes the use of bonding, boundaries, and monitoring to support family members in resisting the use of drugs and alcohol and teaches alternative positive coping skills. For a January 2020 Registration form, click HERE.