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Aug 21, 2023

Some things we can easily do when we’re younger, such as putting on socks or reaching around to get something out of a back pocket, can become a greater challenge with age or inactivity. K-State Research and Extension has an eight-week exercise program that helps older adults build strength and improve balance. K-State Research and Extension northwest regional family and consumer sciences specialist and state coordinator of Stay Strong, Stay Healthy, Ashley Svaty, (swat-ee) and northeast family and consumer sciences specialist, Sharolyn Jackson, explain how the program helps keep the body and mind functioning at its best.

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.