Tamera Thomas

County Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Sciences Education


Organizing & Downsizing (Homemaker Leader Lesson)

January 19, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
via Facebook Live and Zoom


In recent years, downsizing has become increasingly common.  Older adults are often interested in downsizing to meet retirement goals, simplify their lifestyle or to live closer to family.  Others may be interested in moving to a smaller or even a tiny home.  Learn about the steps in the downsizing process, identify strategies for preparing a home for downsizing and identify strategies for organization tips. Click here to register for Zoom. Or, you can watch live from the Woodford County Extension Homemakers Facebook page. Materials will be emailed to all homemaker members (or paper copies mailed if requested).


10 Dangerous Food Safety Mistakes

Mother and toddler are eating at the table. The mother is playfully feeding her son.

We all want to keep our families safe and healthy. But sometimes a simple mistake in the way we handle and prepare food can lead to serious sickness. With some germs like Salmonella, just a small amount in undercooked food is enough to cause food poisoning. And just a tiny taste of food with botulism toxin can cause paralysis and even death.

You can protect your family by avoiding these common food safety mistakes.

To read the article in its entirety visit: https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/ten-dangerous-mistakes.html.


How to Make your Own Face Mask

As offices and public spaces reopen in Phase 2 and Phase 3, the CDC continues to recommend some key actions and items in preventing the spread of COVID-19: washing your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, covering coughs and sneezes, being healthy at home when possible, limiting exposure to large groups, and wearing a mask when out in public situations or when conditions warrant use. Andrea Flinchum, from the Kentucky Department for Public Health, demonstrates how to make your own mask using common household items.
Click here for video

For more information about Kentucky's response to COVID-19, go to www.kycovid19.ky.gov. Additional information for Franklin County can be found at the Franklin County Health Deaprtment's website, www.fchd.org/Clinic/CoronavirusInformation.aspx

For specific guidelines about face covering from the Centers for Disease Control, go to www.cdc.gov/…/prevent-getting…/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html.