Sep 27, 2021
Research shows that having a positive outlook on aging actually adds 7-and-a-half years to your life. Erin Yelland, a K-State Research and Extension specialist on aging, has come up with an acronym – SMILE BIG – that supports her belief that living with positivity is the healthy path for most. She explains the concept and how Extension agents across Kansas are working to help older adults remain independent, healthy, and able to stay in their homes for as long as possible.
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.