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The Cooperative Extension Service of Henry County, Kentucky

Jan/Feb 2018

Dear Friends:

Living Well: Eating Right, Spending Smart, Enjoying Home and Sharing Time. Extension makes a difference in the lives of people, families, and communities.

Check out the newsletter for a variety of educational programs and items! If you know of someone who would like to be added to our mailing list please give us a call!

Maryellen Garrison

Henry County Extension Agent
For Family and Consumer Sciences

Club Community Service Projects:

Country Ladies provided 229 new cards and a bag of used cards for the community service project and donated $49.46 that they collected for the Coins for Change International Project. They donated 10 Calendars, 37 gift bags and 141 pairs of children’s underwear to the Library’s Drop Your Drawers program. Town and Country collected 3 large bags of new cards for the community service project. Jericho Homemakers donated 351 Christmas cards for the community service project and 100 canned goods for the October Backpack project and 12 gift bags. The Busy Bee Club donated 120 cards for the Community Service Project and 5 Gift Bags and Calendars for Be A Santa and sent Thanksgiving and Christmas cards to Adopted Seniors. Make and Mend donated a large box full of Christmas cards for the community service project as well as 6 Gift Bags and Calendars for Be A Santa.

WINTER Session of Living Well

The Living Well Club is designed for improving the quality of life of those over 50! We cover balance, coordination, fall reduction and chronic disease with an emphasis on Living Well. Classes are from 10:30 to 11:30 at the Henry County Extension Office. Call the Extension Office to get a schedule of classes. We will meet on Fridays during January and February! Stop by any time to see if Living Well is for you. We also have a group that meets to play Sequence at 9:30 on Fri- days before class! Come join the fun and brain activity that playing games brings!

Pinterest Club

We are hoping to get a Pinterest Club started. The way it would probably work is that members would meet and each member would take a month to volunteer to teach something they found from Pinterest, letting members know what supplies to bring or how much each program would cost. This could be either a day time or a night time group, or perhaps if there was enough interest there could be two! Call us to let us know if you are interested and if you prefer a day or night group.

Henry County Homemakers Don't forget that you can now also sign up on email to receive your newsletter: We are creating a mailing list to deliver your newsletter right to your email address but first we need to know would you be interested? Email is more economical for us and faster for you. So if this sounds interesting either email me at mgarriso@uky.edu.

80th Anniversary Extension Homemaker Print Available:
We bought a copy to remain in the Extension Office.
Stop by and see it and if you would like to purchase a copy
here is the information.


Now find us on Facebook too!

The new Homemaker Club for the younger generation, the HOMEMAKERS IN PROGRESS is meeting at the Extension Office on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. unless noted. They also have a FaceBook page. Just look up "Henry County Homemakers in Progress!"

(4th Wednesday)
Homemaker Book Club

--come join us to hear about what others are reading. Take a few minutes to share a book you have enjoyed and take home a list of others you might be interested in! Only lasts about an hour! We meet the fourth Wednesday at 1:30 at the Extension Office. Everyone is welcome.

Note: There will be no book club in December.

Special Notices from County President Linda Noel:

In your calendar booklet, it says that we are collecting hygiene products for the Henry County Help Center in January. Since indicating that we are collecting items, we received a list of what they need most so we will collect one or the other! Also as you get rid of your Christmas Cards go ahead and turn them in for the DAV collection program. You can drop them off at the Extension Office now so you don’t have to store them!

Here is a list of most needed items that the HCHC Henry County Help Center needs the most.
The HCHC Henry County Help Center is a wonderful resource in our community and truly helps many families here in our community.


Canned tuna, chicken or salmon
Peanut butter
Meals in a can (soup, stew, chili)
Low-sodium canned vegetables
Canned fruit in its own juice or water
Please avoid items packed in glass.
No Candy or sugar-sweetened Drinks

Olive or canola oil
Spices (cinnamon, chili powder, cumin, salt-free spice blends)
Canned foods with pop-top lids • Low-sugar whole grain cereals
Healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts, dried fruit)

TUESDAY EVENING Adult Sewing Groups

Master Clothing Volunteer Alice Newman is holding sessions at the Extension Office on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00, call Alice for more information (845-4287). Ethel Baker and Marcia Potts our other two Master Clothing Volunteers have offered several classes, for more information call Ethel at 655-5551 if you are interested or have question.


We had a full bus of 50 to take the bus trip to Montgomery, Indiana with Miller Transportation for a tour of the Amish Country. We hope to take another bus trip in the spring!


We had enough gifts to provide one
for every senior at New Castle
Nursing, Twin Oaks and the Senior
Citizens Center and 4 large bags of gifts
for 4 needy independent living seniors!

Monday, February 5- from 10 till 2:
Spit Polish:

The Oldham County Homemakers have planned a learning session to help you learn how to prepare entries for Cultural Arts, county and state fairs, and other competitions so that you have the best chance of doing well. They are even providing you with lunch! There is no charge but you must pre-register by calling 502-222-9453 before January 29!

February 8 at 1:30- Spring County Homemaker Council Meeting and Cultural Arts:

We will be holding our spring planning meeting at the Extension Office at 1:30. It is important that each club be represented. We will also be holding our county Homemaker Cultural Arts competition. So bring your items earlier in the week or that day. They will be judged on Friday to select the items that will go on to the Louisville Area Cultural Arts Competition scheduled for Friday February 23 at the John Black Center in Oldham County.

February 23-Area Cultural Arts Competition:

More information to follow but the event will be held at the John Black Center in Oldham County. Winning items from the February 8 event will be entered.

February 27: The Ins and Outs of Downsizing

This lesson will be taught by Trimble County Extension Agent at the Extension Office at 1:30 (call to check if the weather is bad). This should be a program that will be of interest to all of us!

March 13-Creative Stitchery/Needlework Leader Training:

This is going to be the topic of your April club lesson but it is going to be handled differently. Instead of an agent visiting us with the program, the lesson will be held in Shelbyville for the whole area. More detailed information will follow but there will be classes offered from 9 until noon and then from 1-4. The topics will include: Ribbon Embroidery, Needlework Embroidery, Cross stitch and crewel. You may want to send several people from your club if you want to take more than 1-2 classes. Once again as we receive more information we will share it with you.


The Louisville Area Homemakers Council voted to try having our Area Meeting in the Spring rather than the Fall.  So in June the Jefferson County Homemekers will host the next Area Meeting!  More information will follow but the date is June 25th and the location is the Riverside Farnslet Moreman Landing where we will tour the facility and have a delightful boxed lunch.

Second Wind Dreams Committee: The Second Wind Dreams committee meets at the Henry Count Extension Office at 1:30 on the second Tuesday of the month. We have granted 369 dreams For Senior Citizens. Come join us as we work to begin the Music and Memory program!

Second Wind Dreams We have completed OVER 369 dreams for residents of Homestead since we started the program! If you or a group you belong to hasn’t had the opportunity to experience the joy of participating call Sue Barnett-Committee Chairman or the Extension Office. Dreams come in all sizes!

Second Wind Dreams Project


Please see the PDF file for MoneyWise and
December Family CareGiver
January Family Caregiver

February Family Caregiver

March Family Caregiver
April Family Caregiver
May Family Caregiver

Some other interesting things to explore!

Area Homemaker Web site: If you are on-line you may want to check out the Area Website for Extension Homemakers at:


State Homemaker Web site:


Also don’t forget if you would like you can receive your newsletter via email. Just email me at: mgarriso@uky.edu

Important Note: After the ice storm disaster it became apparent that we need a listing of county residents who might need some special attention. So in preparation for natural disasters, Henry County Disaster and Emergency Service would like to take a survey of Henry County Citizens who are medically disabled. Examples include being confined to a wheel chair, being on oxygen, etc. If you are medically disabled, or know of someone who is please fill out the form (at this link) and mail it to: Henry County DES, PO BOX 202, New Castle, KY 40050

(502) 845-2811 FAX (502) 845-2829

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