Family Living

About Family Living Program

The UW-Extension Family Living Program, with Leah Eckstein as the Family Living Educator, provides education promoting family strengths and helps our community become a positive environment for family life. Educational programming covers a wide array of topics including parenting and grand-parenting, care-giving, family relationships and couple relationships, stress management, financial management, health and wellness, poverty prevention, building community connections and community resources. Classes or individual meetings can be arranged. The Family Living Program partners with many community organizations to address community issues and provides education through or to these partners.

A few of the classes through the UW-Extension Family Living Program that will be offered in this year include:

StrongWomen™ Wisconsin

StrongWomen™ will catalyze positive change in women of all ages to live stronger, healthier lives by providing knowledge, inspiration, access to programs, and ongoing support.  StrongWomen™ envisions a worldwide community of women who are fit, strong, and healthy; in turn, these empowered women will become positive agents of change for their families, communities, and beyond.

Families, Foods, and Fitness

These resources highlight some of the concerns that people face as they improve their personal health.  Lessons include moving more every day, eating more fruits and vegetables, right-sizing portions, preparing and eating more meals at home, and rethinking your drink.

Food Safety

Look for a safe canning and freezing class coming in late summer.  Food safety questions can be addressed by calling the UW Extension Office-Adams County and asking for the Family Living Educator.

Babysitting Basics Training Class

Learn babysitting skills and increase knowledge of home safety, handling emergencies, getting along with others, age-appropriate games and activities for children, and preparing safe and healthy snacks.  Class will be offered in late spring to children in sixth grade.

The Home and Community Educators (HCE) group, advised by the Family Living Educator, is an educational and charitable organization which offers opportunities for learning in a social setting and sharing what is learned and caring to make a difference in homes and the community. As an educational organization, HCE extends the information received from UW-Extension faculty and staff to their members who in turn partner with a variety of organizations and individuals.

Areas of Interest

Family Living Links of Interest

News From Around the State


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

Sue Allen

Family Living Educator

Adams County – UW Extension
569 North Cedar Street, Suite 3
Adams, WI 53910
Phone: 608-339-4237   Fax: 608-339-4266




Linda Arneson
Family Living Coordinator


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