Family Living

UW-Extension Family Living Programs enrich families and strengthen communities. Backed by university research, we work for Wisconsin families by:

  • Helping communities respond to issues such as childhood obesity, financial security, and aging.
  • Providing leadership for policies that help children, youth and families succeed.
  • Increasing knowledge about parenting, health and nutrition.
  • Offering consumers and families more strategies for managing their money.
  • Reaching out to diverse families with education and resources.
  • Using cost effective approaches to reduce negative family issues and build more resilient families.

 

 

 

 

Family Living Programs focus on parenting, financial education, eating well & being active, which helps families thrive in a rapidly changing world. Residents can participate in programs to help them increase their financial capability, become financially healthy and achieve their financial goals.  Seniors benefit from exercise programs including Strong Women. Families of all ages can benefit from Get Moving, Walworth County’s summer walking program.

UW-Extension and UW-Madison maintain a Food Safety and Health website with food safety and preservation information.

We invest in people to grow stronger communities. For more information on Family Living Programs, go to www.uwex.edu/ces/flp or visit us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/UWExtensionFamilyLiving.

Please use this link to stay connected to Walworth County Family Living Programming!  By completing this form, you will be added to communication lists that you are interested in.  Communications will include notification of upcoming education opportunities, helpful information, community resources and other updates of note.

https://goo.gl/forms/OtfWKafBS3D17m662

If you’d like to be removed, please contact Amanda at amanda.kostman@ces.uwex.edu or 262-741-4961 or Gonzo at gvega@co.walworth.wi.us or 262-741-4951.


Staff

If you have any questions regarding Family Living in Walworth County, please contact:

Amanda Kostman
Walworth County – UW Extension
100 W. Walworth St.
PO Box 1001
Elkhorn, WI 53121-1001
Phone: 262-741-4961
Fax: 262-741-4955
Email: amanda.kostman@ces.uwex.edu


Recent Family Living Posts

Budgeting Over The Holidays

The holiday season is here! With modern times, comes modern spending. Those retail stores love advertising those enticing deals that make those very dedicated shoppers camp out for those tickle dolls. The winter holiday season is fast approaching. For many, the coming months mean travel to visit family and friends, gift-giving, and preparation of traditional foods. […]

Cómo Conservar Las Sobras

Familias normalmente tienen sobras durante sus cenas de la semana. Durante las tiempos festivos, generalmente hay tantas sobras que las familias pueden hacer otras comidas adicionales con ellos. Antes de que pueda volver a usar esos alimentos, se deben almacenarse adecuadamente. La temperatura importa y la refrigeración importa. Aquí hay una guía sobre cómo almacenar […]

How To Store Leftovers

Families typically have leftovers throughout their dinners during the week. During the holidays, there are usually so many leftovers that families can make additional separate meals with them. Before you can use those foods again, they must be stored away appropriately. Temperature matters and refrigeration matters. Here is some guidance on storing those leftovers:  How […]

Turkey Chat 2017

Have you been turkey talking? All across the nation families will get together this month and enjoy a feast with some delicious turkey, green bean casserole and all the fixings. There are so many ways to prepare a turkey, but before you get to cooking, you have to first buy the turkey and decide if […]

Walworth County UW-Extension Temporarily Moving

The UW-Extension office will be moving across the hall to Room 214 starting on Tuesday 8/22/17, due to flooring and carpet removal and install. During this time, we will still be able to assist with all the usual programs and assistance. Contact information will remain the same (262 741-4951. We will return to our usual […]


Resources

Walworth County Family Referral Services

Building Strong Families

Child Development

Clothing and Textiles

Diet and Health

Health Insurance/Economic Support

Family Financial Management

Food Preservation

Foods & Nutrition

Homeowners and Consumers

Housing

UW-Extension

Association for Home & Community Education (HCE)

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