AGE uses technology to connect rural and urban communities for an educational event, allowing the unique knowledge and information available in more urban areas to be shared with people living in rural South Dakota. Each community will host in-person presentations and service providers introduce participants to educational ideas, inspire enlightening discussions, and plant seeds of hope and options for the aging experience.
Technology is a valuable tool to enhance quality of life by increasing access to social connections, services, and information. While older people use technology at lower rates than the general population, their skills are diverse. Older users and non-users have distinct characteristics.
This business plan describes an exploratory study that will be used to gain understanding about existing gaps in consumer knowledge, motivation, and barriers to implementation of accessible and universal housing design options in South Dakota.
SDSU Extension Food and Families programs are committed to improving the quality of life for individuals and families, and the communities in which they live, work, and play.
SDSU Extension Food & Families programs provide resources that strengthen family and community well-being, and contribute significantly to the overall effectiveness of the national work done by Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension.
SDSU Extension Food & Families program impacts strengthen, and contribute significantly to the overall effectiveness of the national work done by Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension. The program impacts described on this page provide a thorough picture of learning community and programmatic efforts provided by SDSU Extension Food & Families staff across South Dakota, further summarizing our accomplishments and their impact on our state, communities, families, and citizens.
Our Nutrition, Health and Wellness Program focuses on promoting healthy, preventing disease and disability, eliminating disparities and improving quality of living through agricultural health and safety, access to health care and preventative services and health in relation to the environment.
Our aging programs focus on improving individual and community quality of life by promoting the use of technology and internet, increasing accessibility and usability of technology and internet based resources, preparing communities and individuals to meet the opportunities and challenges of an aging population, and develop interactions across generations.
South Dakotans, constituents, and partners recognize SDSU Extension as a leading resource for food safety practices to maintain a safe and secure food system for SD and beyond our borders. Food producers, processors, retailers, and consumers of all ethnic groups involved in preparing and preserving food will adopt safe food handling practices that reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses.
Family and personal finance programs promote financial literacy and capability which results in less economic strain on households, more financial resiliency, less risk of poverty spanning generations, and better overall individual and family financial outcomes.