Extension and Outreach and Iowa Programs

Our faculty, staff, and students work directly in Iowa communities to promote healthy and optimal living throughout the life span. Several programs are offered by ISU Extension and Outreach whose goal is to translate and apply evidenced-based work originating from ISU and across the country. Examples of community programs include:

ISU Exercise Clinic. Thousands of community members have discovered the benefits of physical activity via the Exercise Clinic at ISU, which began in 1973.

LIFE program. TV can result in too much couch time; however, the LIFE program demonstrates that technology can be put to good use. This intergenerational exergaming program demonstrated positive benefits for younger and older adults.

ISU Extension to Families - Adult Caregiving. How can families work together to tackle some of the challenges that aging can present? Extension to Families provides resources that help families have discussions about care needs in later life, as well as tools for caregivers.

Intergenerational Connections in Monona CountyExtension Midlife and Beyond. Is it easy to age in place in Iowa? A community-based project,  Extension Midlife and Beyond the Whole Picture, aims to address this question and help Iowa communities build more aging-friendly environments which are good for everyone.