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Oct 19, 2020

The number of Americans providing unpaid care for family or friends continues to climb. According to a report by the Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, the number of family caregivers in the U.S. has increased from 43-point 5 million in 2015 to 53 million in 2020. K-State Research and Extension is offering an educational program to help caregivers improve their self-care behavior, manage their motions, bolster self-confidence and learn about community resources. Adult development and aging specialist for the Wild West Extension District, Nancy Honig, is a master trainer for the Powerful Tools for Caregivers program.

Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.