The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

January 2, 2013

What is your New Year’s resolution?

RICHMOND — It is the beginning of a New Year, the time when many of us make resolutions. Unfortunately, most of those resolutions go by the way side after a very short time. You have a much better chance of keeping your resolutions if you have a support system.

With that in mind, let me suggest a few activities and classes you may want to attend at the extension center.

If one of your resolutions is to make better food choices, sign up for the Magical Bean class on Jan. 15 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.   

Beans are packed with vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber.  Research shows that eating just a half cup several times a week can reduce the risk of heart disease.

Jennifer Howard, Clark County extension agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, will give tips on using beans to stretch your food dollar and share some delicious bean recipes. Call by Jan. 11 to reserve your seat for this free class.

For those of you who may like to learn a new skill or start a new hobby this year, consider joining one of the Extension Homemaker specialty clubs.

There are clubs that focus on cooking, baking, gardening, fiber arts, quilting, paper crafts, basket making and sewing. If any of those skills sound interesting, give us a call for meeting times and places.

Have you made a resolution to be a better money manager?

Sign up for the Financial and Relationship Peace:  Foundation Skills course.

Amy Robertson from Kentucky River Foothills will present the Dave Ramsey course covering savings, budgeting, consumer awareness, dangers of debt, keys to good communication, dealing with stress and more.

The free course will be conducted on Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 12 and running through March 26, from 9 to 11 a.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. Call 859-624-2046, Ext. 379, or e-mail arobertson@foothillscap.org to sign up.

It may also be a good idea to teach your children about spending, sharing and saving right from the start. The Child Care Council of Kentucky invites you to a family fun night on Jan. 31, 5:30 to 7 p.m., which includes a free dinner and door prizes.  Play games and receive lessons while having fun exploring financial basics. RSVP to Debbie Link, 859-254-9176 or Debbie.link@ccofky.com by Jan. 28.

If you have resolved to make healthier lifestyle choices, sign up for our lesson, “Keys to a Long and Successful Life.”

Research involving active centenarians, individuals who are 100 years and older, revealed 12 healthy behavior practices that encourage optimal aging.  

Those 12 practices will be shared during two fun and interactive session on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The lessons are free, but call 859-623-4072 to reserve your seat.

So, if you would like a little help achieving your resolutions, the Madison County Cooperative Extension Service has plenty to offer! Hope to see you soon.

Educational programs of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin.

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