Family & Home

Central Oregon Family and Community Health

The Family and Community Health program provides educational programs and information in the traditional areas of home economics including foods and nutrition, financial management, food preservation, child and family development, and parenting.

We also offer:

Food Safety & Preservation

Enjoying our Healthy Harvest

Home Safety

Nourishing Boomers and Beyond

Have you put on a few pounds? Do you want to eat more healthfully? Have you turned into a couch potato? Are you feeling stressed?

Oregon State University Extension Service has a fun, interactive way to help you learn how you can take good care of your muscles, heart, eyes, skin, bones and joints, brain and digestive system. It’s called the Nourishing Boomers and Beyond program.

After a successful pilot in January, OSU Extension, partnering with North Dakota State University offered the Nourishing Boomers and Beyond series. As the name implies, it’s designed to help people 50 and older develop strategies to reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases. But any adult can benefit from the information.

The program includes classes on a different topic for four consecutive weeks. Participants can get involved in hands-on activities and discussions, recipe preparation and sampling, and they’ll receive materials such as handouts and healthful recipes to take home. Additionally, these classes meet the Health Engagement Model (HEM) requirement for some insurance companies.

The program may also help you to:

  • Cope with and relieve stress
  • Learn ways to stretch your food dollars and still serve nutritious meals
  • Get reliable, research-based information to help you sort out fact from fiction when you’re looking for health information
  • Learn more about prescription and nonprescription medications and how food can interact with them

“Our goal is to provide nutrition and overall wellness education, and online support, to help adults sustain a healthy lifestyle,” says Glenda Hyde, OSU Extension faculty.

Anyone can participate in the online content. Visit the website at if you aren’t able to attend a class, want more information about a topic covered in a class or to sign up for the e-newsletter.

Mastery of Aging Well

In partnership with the AARP, OSU Extended Campus and OSU Extension Service have designed an online program consisting of five modules for anyone interested in healthy aging. Now, on your own time, you can learn practical, research-based solutions to many of the problems that you or aging family members may be encountering.

For more information, click here.

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For more information, please contact:

Glenda Hyde
Associate Professor (Practice)

Email: Glenda Hyde

Oregon State University Extension/Deschutes County
3893 SW Airport Way
Redmond, Oregon 97756-8697
Telephone: 541-548-6088
Fax: 541-548-8919

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