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Johnson County
11811 S. Sunset Drive
Suite 1500
Olathe, KS 66061

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday,
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(913) 715-7000
(913) 715-7005 fax
jo@listserv.ksu.edu

Map to our office

K-State Research and Extension is committed to making its services, activities and programs accessible to all participants. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Johnson County Extension at (913)715-7000. Notify staff of accommodation needs as early as possible.

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K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Silver Clovers

Welcome to Silver Clovers, a special learning series for adults ages 50 and older. 

Our goal is to provide online, in-person, and on-demand educational and enrichment activities so that older adults can build skills, increase knowledge, practice healthy behaviors, and connect with others.

Upcoming Classes

Sleep: Want It, Need It, Get It

Tuesday, May 21, 2024  |  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Tomahawk Ridge Community Center

Waking up in the morning feeling refreshed, renewed, and invigorated is a good indicator of an adequate quality and quantity of sleep. This program explores the topic of sleep and why it is so important to you and your health. Register Here

Medicare: An In-Depth Look

Thursday, May 23, 2024  |  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Mill Creek Activity Center

This class is for soon to be and current Medicare beneficiaries. Receive information regarding Medicare and healthcare options, benefits and choices. Register Here

Your Valuable Records

Monday, June 3, 2024  |  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Roeland Park Community Center

Learn how to make a record, keep track, safely store, and organize paperwork and documents important in daily life, emergencies, financial caregiving, or estate planning. Register Here

Shade Gardening with the Extension Master Gardeners

Tuesday, June 4, 2024  |  2:00 PM
Location: Virtual

What is this plant? How do I grow or do this? What should I put in my garden? So many questions and no one to ask until now. Register Here

Understanding Social Security

Thursday, June 6, 2024  |  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: New Century Fieldhouse

Social Security assists in securing a person’s financial future throughout the course of their lives. During this session, review Social Security benefits and earnings records reported on a statement. Register Here

WITS Workout: Forget Me, Not!

Monday, June 10, 2024  | 3:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom

You are never too young or old to start training your brain. As part of this course, participants will engage in 'pen and paper' activities designed to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory. In this session, "Forget Me, Not!" the activity themes in this session focus loosely on flowers in some way. The training component covers procedural memory and forgetfulness. Register Here

Kitchen Gadgets 101

Wednesday, June 12, 2024  | 1:00 PM
Location: Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse

Ever wonder what the obsession is about an air fryer or pressure cooker? Need new ideas to make meal prep and cooking easier? Come learn the basics about common and a few uncommon kitchen gadgets that will make cooking easy and fun again. Register Here

Cooking Basics for One

Tuesday, June 18, 2024  |  10:00 AM
Matt Ross Community Center

Cooking great tasting and healthy food does not have to be intimidating and complicated. Learn the basics of how to plan, prepare, read a recipe, and make modifications when cooking for just one. Register Here

Nutrition Made Simple

Monday, July 1, 2024  |  1:00 PM
Location: Roeland Park Community Center

Does healthy eating confuse you? This presentation breaks down myths and provides strategies to help you understand real nutrition so you can start eating healthy today. Learn how to read food labels, identify diet traps, and make small lifelong changes. Register Here

WITS Workout: Happy Birthday, USA!

Monday, July 8, 2024  | 3:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom

Activities in this session have a patriotic or historical base. The training component covers memory and recall. Register Here

Creative Houseplants with the Extension Master Gardeners

Tuesday, July 9, 2024  |  2:00 PM
Location: Virtual

During this virtual class, Extension Master Gardeners will talk about how to care for houseplants and answer your questions. Register Here

Good Gut Health

Friday, July 26, 2024  |  1 PM
Location: Matt Ross Community Center

The health of the bacteria in your gut is often overlooked. The health of your gut can affect your mental health, weight, and many other functions. Learn how to get better gut health to help you feel your best. Register Here

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Tuesday, July 30, 2024  |  10:00 AM
Location: Matt Ross Community Center

Eating nutritious foods good for your health does not have to be expensive. These days it seems harder to stay within our budget. Learn tips and tricks to stretch your food dollars while maximizing nutrition. Register Here

Curb Appeal with the Extension Master Gardeners

Tuesday, August 6, 2024  |  2:00 PM
Location: Virtual

Extension Master Gardeners will talk about gardening to add curb appeal to your home, with time to answer your questions. Register Here

WITS Workout: School Days

Monday, August 12, 2024  | 3:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom

Actvities in this session focus on school life and activities. The training component covers intellectual challenge. Register Here

Not So Sweet Facts About Sugar

Wednesay, August 14, 2024  | 1:00 PM
Location: Roeland Park Community Center

Sugar seems to be in everything these days. Learn how to identify this sneaky ingredient in foods, why manufactures add it to food, and how we can work to reduce sugar intake. Register Here

 

Video Classes

Watch our previous classes on YouTube! Click here for a list of all videos or watch the programs below.

5 Reasons to Volunteer

Extension director Tara Markley highlights five reasons why volunteering in your community is great.

Walking for Good Health and Wellness

Nutrition, Food Safety, and Health Extension Agent Chelsea Reinberg goes over the basics of Walking as a program for good health and mental wellness. 

Past Classes (click to watch video):

About Silver Clovers

According to the CDC, loneliness and social isolation in older adults are serious public health risks due to living alone, the loss of family or friends, chronic illness and hearing loss. Studies show social isolation can significantly increase a person’s risk of premature death from all causes, along with many other adverse health effects. The pandemic intensified this condition for Johnson County’s fastest growing population--older adults.

Johnson County Extension responded by offering a series of events, both online and in-person, to connect residents while offering opportunities to improve skills and increase knowledge in a variety of program areas.

Questions?

Call the Johnson County Extension office at 913-715-7000.

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