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May 4, 2018

Learn health and wellness, communication, budgeting skills at Extension Home and Family Conference

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Indiana Extension Homemakers Association’s annual Home and Family Conference will be June 4-6 at the Sheraton Hotel-Keystone Crossing in Indianapolis.

Participants will learn tips for strengthening families by spending wisely, eating right and living well. The conference, which is open to the public, includes more than 20 workshops on topics ranging from early childhood education to emergency disaster preparedness.

Sessions include:

* Reducing Spending for Special Occasions and Holidays.

* Communication Difficulties in Stroke Survivors.

* Google Tools for Home and Family.

* What’s Next in Tech?

* Food Labeling.

* Understanding Dementia.

The program also includes a Resale and Consignment Shop-Hop Tour and heritage skills and crafts classes. The keynote presentation will be delivered by The Looney Lutherans comedy troupe.

Full registration is $215; single-day registration is $120. Special hotel rates are available.

For more information or to sign up, go to

The Indiana Extension Homemakers Association was founded in 1913 by a group of homemakers and Purdue professors with the goal of providing social and educational opportunities for homemakers and encouraging the teaching of home economics in schools. In its first year, the group contributed to the passing of the Smith-Lever Act, which created the Cooperative Extension Service to provide instruction in agriculture and home economics. 

Writer: Darrin Pack, 765-494-2722, 

Source: Michele Baker, 765-494-8252, 

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