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Washburn, Carolyn; Saunders, Kristine – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2010
According to the American Red Cross (n.d.), less than half of Americans have an emergency preparedness plan in place. Therefore, it is critical that the Cooperative Extension System takes a role in encouraging the development of family preparedness plans. The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) has developed a family and consumer sciences…
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, Extension Education, Consumer Science, Emergency Programs
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Russ, Randall – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2009
The importance of emotional wellness for rural older adults is a topic of growing significance. Older adults, now the fastest growing United States population sector, have special wellness needs. By the year 2030, about 70 million people will be over the age of 65. A low or declining sense of control over one's life increases depression. Emotional…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Older Adults, Mental Health, Wellness