2021 Home and Family Registration

The annual Home and Family Conference is sponsored by the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association and Health and Human Sciences Extension at Purdue University.

June 1-3, 2021

Join us for a three day conference to learn new heritage skill crafts, i-Lead sessions, annual meeting, and more. Conference is held at:

Embassy Suites by Hilton, 6089 Clarks Creek Road , Plainfield, IN 46168

Ready to Book the hotel room?

Reserve your room. Rooms are suites that sleep 4 to 5 guest.

Ready to Register?

Print and mail in your 2021 registration.  Sorry there is no online registration for 2021.  Home and Family Form 2021

Want more information about Conference Agendas?

i-LEad

i-LEaD Level 2

Tuesday, June 1 2021. 11:00am-5:00pm
Presenter: Susie Neher
How is your working relationship with others in your community? Do you know how to engage community leaders or your own club leaders? We will encourage you to build a stronger team with others by elevating your team building skills through collaborating, delegating and motivating others. We will also discuss community power structures

i-LEaD Level 3

Tuesday, June 1 2021. 11:00am-5:00pm
Presenter: Mark Kepler
The final step in I – LEaD training, level 3 focuses on Creative Thinking and Conflict Resolution.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

President’s Roundtable

Tuesday, June 7, 2022; 1:15 – 2:15 PM
Presenter: Michelle Roberts
2022-2023 County Presidents are invited. One representative per county, please.

Life Off the Highway: Look Deeper, Discover More

Tuesday, June 7, 2022; 1:15 – 2:15 PM
Presenter: Phillip Anderson
For work and pleasure, I spent 37 years, most of them with my wife Beth, visiting every one of Indiana’s 2,230 ‘dots’ – hamlets, villages, towns, and cities – and the farmland that connects them. Driving through towns and the farm fields and forests that connects them, sparks a curiosity to learn more about each dot. What made it become a place? Why did it prosper or wither and fade? Every dot has a story and there’s more there than meets the eye. Come learn how to make wandering a part of your journey.

Restore and Reconnect 2.0: Gaining Ground after the Pandemic

Tuesday, June 7, 2022; 1:15 – 2:15 PM
Presenter: Laura Hawkins and Becky Lane
Two years after the beginning of the pandemic, we are still experiencing effects. We will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the mental and physical health of Hoosiers. We will share updated information and strategies for regaining lost ground in physical and mental health and for reconnecting with community. There will be time for questions and discussion.

The Hospice Journey – What Makes Hospice Different?

Tuesday, June 7, 2022; 1:15 – 2:15 PM
Presenter: Kalah Walker, RN
Hospice is a form of care tailored specifically for the needs of individuals and families facing a life-limiting illness. A diverse medical care team works together to manage pain, increase comfort, and support every aspect of a patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual health. The goal of hospice care is to help people live their last days with respect, peace, and dignity. We will discuss what truly distinguishes hospice care delivery and what a patient and family can expect to experience during their journey.

Attracting Indiana Butterflies

Tuesday, June 7, 2022; 1:15 – 2:15 PM
Presenter: Dr. Luke Jacobus
Indiana is home to a number of different colorful butterflies that can be found fluttering around the yard and garden. Learn more about butterfly life cycles and how to attract, observe and identify a variety of species, while also making your porch, yard and garden friendly to pollinators of all kinds.

Ask Angie

Tuesday, June 7, 2022; 1:15 – 2:15 PM
Presenter: Dr. Angie Abbott
Update from assistant dean and associate director for Purdue Extension, Dr. Angie Abbott. THIS SESSION IS FOR EXTENSION EDUCATORS ONLY.

Secretary/Treasurer Roundtable

Tuesday, June 7, 2022; 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Presenter: Ellen King and Robert White
2022-2023 county secretaries and treasurers are invited to review information for the new program year. County secretaries and treasurers only!

Membership with Multiple Generations…Continuing the Conversation

Tuesday, June 7, 2022; 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Presenters: Martha Alle and Cathy Wilkymacky
At the 2021 Home and Family Conference, we introduced the differences between generations. This year, we will continue that discussion with an emphasis on communication tools and special interest clubs.

You Should Write a Book!

Tuesday, June 7, 2022; 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Presenters: Donna Cronk
Have you ever been told that you should write a book? Maybe you’ve thought that yourself. Everyone has a story. Maybe yours is suitable for print. It could be a memoir, novel, or maybe a devotional. Perhaps you would like to share a volume of family history with loved ones, or you’re thinking of a community cookbook. Madison County author Donna Cronk will share her own writing-and-self-publishing journey, offer an overview of the process involved, and field your questions about the writing life. She’ll provide a handout with resources to get you started thinking about your own book.

Move Your Body with CBE (Chair-Based Exercise)

Tuesday, June 7, 2022; 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Presenter: Brittney Schori
Are you looking to increase your physical activity with minimal impact? How about improving your flexibility, stability, and balance? Chair-Based Exercise (CBE) is a popular form of exercise and it could be a great way to incorporate exercise into your current routine! During this session, Brittney will provide research-based information on how to improve strength, balance, and flexibility with chair-based exercise, how much you should move your body on a daily/weekly basis, and how you can set yourself up to achieve personal fitness goals. Brittney has several certifications that support her expertise in physical activity. Join her in this fun, interactive session that will get everyone moving! Brittney will be leading a group exercise demo for those who attend. Warning: you will break a sweat! Please dress accordingly.

The Power of Positive Thinking

Tuesday, June 7, 2022; 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Presenter: Linda Curley
Based on the book titled The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress Free Living, this adaptation focuses on developing a positive attitude toward life to benefit our overall health. Health benefits include better coping skills, reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, reduced rates of depression, increased life span, and many more. Join us as we identify action steps to help us practice positive thinking every day.

Caring for Your Identity

Tuesday, June 7, 2022; 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Presenters: Harriet Armstrong
Identity theft can happen to anyone through scams and various other means, but there are precautions you can take to reduce your risk. This interactive program will make you aware of how much personal information you carry with you every day, to provide ways to help prevent or decrease your risk of having your identity stolen, and to teach you the steps to take if your identity has been stolen.

Twitter and YouTube and Instagram, Oh My!

Tuesday, June 7, 2022; 3:45 – 4:45 PM
Presenter: Cathy Wilkymacky and Martha Alle
Social media is a powerful tool and there are so many options out there. We’ll explore some of the most popular apps, looking at strengths, weaknesses, and examples of each. Our goal is for you to feel comfortable going back to your county, ready to create your own marketing strategy as a way to attract new members and keep existing members engaged and well informed.

Wandering Indiana

Tuesday, June 7, 2022; 3:45 – 4:45 PM
Presenter: Peg Peter
Looking for a quick trip to explore Indiana? The Education Focus Group has developed a pamphlet describing interesting and unusual venues in each county. In addition, we will explore the websites about Indiana for even more fun adventures. Sponsored by Education Focus Group.

Understanding the Opioid Crisis

Tuesday, June 7, 2022; 3:45 – 4:45 PM
Presenter: Caroline Everidge
This 1-hour presentation reviews terms and concepts related to opioid misuse, stigma, and recovery, as well as outlines actionable steps individuals can take to respond to the crisis in their communities.

Downsizing Your Home

Tuesday, June 7, 2022; 3:45 – 4:45 PM
Presenter: Jane Horner and Annetta Jones
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the average person will move 11.7 times during their lifetime. There are many reasons that people downsize. Smaller homes have less maintenance and older adults like to simplify their lifestyles. This workshop will share the benefits and downside to downsizing. We will then share the steps to take to downsize your home.

Quick and Easy Recipes When Time and Ingredients are Limited!

Tuesday, June 7, 2022; 3:45 – 4:45 PM
Presenter: Abigail Creigh and Karen Richeyr
Are the ingredients in your kitchen limited? Do you only have 15-minutes or less to prepare something to eat? Join us for a visual demonstration of several quick & easy recipes you can incorporate into your day. You’ll walk away with quick & easy recipes, smart nutrition tips, savvy meal advice, and maybe a yummy food sample or two! Session is limited to 40 people!

Healthy Living for the Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Tuesday, June 7, 2022; 3:45 – 4:45 PM
Presenters: Stephanie Laskey
Join us to learn about the latest research providing insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Young Homemakers…Same Mission, Different Methods

Wednesday, June 8, 2022; 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Presenters: Martha Alle, Cathy Wilkymacky, and Anne Moore
Like other organizations, we are challenged with attracting and engaging new and younger members. In this session, we will build on the generational analysis of the Membership Activity Committee. We will also explore the importance of social media tools and embracing the evolution of the family home.

I Can…

Wednesday, June 8, 2022; 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Presenter: Stephanie Jerabek & Jo Almond (along with the Leadership Committee)
In2015, the pilot program “I Can” debuted. Now the program has been updated and is being relaunched for all counties. The COVID pandemic showed us the importance of family time and returning to some basics. Come find out about the new I Can program and get the tools needed to start this great program in your area.

Creative Ways to Fundraise and Market Your Club and/or County

Wednesday, June 8, 2022; 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Presenter: Diana Stone
Learn creative ways to promote your organization through fundraising and marketing. Raise funds while supporting your mission and vision. Various strategies and potential fundraising ideas will be shared. Join us in thinking beyond our traditional fundraising and marketing techniques.

Slow Movement: Trends in Food, Music, Craft, and Culture

Wednesday, June 8, 2022; 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Presenter: Linda Curley
This program takes a deeper dive into the origins of the “Slow Movement” that advocates for a cultural shift toward slowing down life’s pace within the areas of healthy foods, building community, mindful practices, as well as exploring our cultural foundations.

Planning for the Unexpected

Wednesday, June 8, 2022; 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Presenter: Naomi Bechtold
“Planning for the Unexpected” … sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, life-altering events occurs in our families more than we think – we just don’t plan for them because we don’t think they will happen to us. Naomi will draw upon her own family’s life altering experiences to give you tips on how to respond and build resilience to weather the storm.

HERITAGE SKILLS

Basic Crochet Mug Rug

Tuesday June 1, 2021. 1:00-2:30p; 3:00-4:00p
Cost: $5
Bring szH Hook
Limit 10

Hand Quilting Wall Hanging

Tuesday June 1, 2021. 1:00-2:30p; 3:00-4:00p
Cost: $10
Bring thimble
Limit 15

Basic Knitting, Dish Cloth

Tuesday June 1, 2021. 1:00-2:30p; 3:00-4:00p
Cost: $5
Bring size 8-10 knitting needles
Limit 15

Upholstery Demonstration

Tuesday June 1, 2021. 1:00-2:30p
Cost: free
Limit 30

Crafts & More: Gift Bags from Lunch Bags

Thursday June 3, 2021. 12:15-1:15p
Cost: $5
Limit 20

Crafts & More: Origami Folded Mini Book

Thursday June 3, 2021. 12:15-1:15p
Cost: $5
Limit 20

Crafts & More: Mandala Rock Painting

Thursday June 3, 2021. 12:15-1:15p
Cost: $5
Limit 20

Crafts & More: Beaded Handle Serving Utensils

Thursday June 3, 2021. 12:15-1:15p
Cost: $5
Limit 20