The Oldham County Extension Homemakers Association welcomes you!

 

Anyone can be a homemaker regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, or gender. As part of the Oldham County Extension Homemakers, you will become a vital part of your community through public service and citizenship programs.

 


 

oc homemakers documents

The homemaker handbook is updated each year following the annual Oldham County Homemaker Council meeting in August and then disbursed to the homemakers clubs. If you are in need of a copy of the handbook, contact the Extension Office.

Oldham County Homemaker Club Brochure

Homemaker of the Year Form

Homemaker Club of the Year Form

Homemaker Community Service Award Guidelines

The OC Extension Homemaker Scholarship application is available in two versions: electronic fillable application or printable application

 


oc homemakers lessons

Past homemaker lessons include Healthy Beverages, Embracing Aging, Fancy Fixings, Gluten Free, Making Yeast Breads, Plate It Up, Trash to Treasure, Maximizing Your Dollars, The Power of Motivation, Communication Essentials, Understanding the Food Label, Gardening in Small Spaces, Baking for 1 or 2, Cooking Under Pressure, Understanding Diabetes, and much more.
 

2020-2021 Homemaker Lessons

Unless otherwise specified, all homemakers lesson take place at 10:00 a.m. on a Thursday at the Oldham County Extension Office. Free and open to the public.
 

Healthy Bladder Habits • September 2020
Although many believe the occasional bladder leak is a part of aging, it can occur much younger in life. Twenty-five percent of young women (14-21 years) all the way up to 75 percent of older women (75 years or older) experience bladder leaks. A frequent cause is weakness in the pelvic floor. This lesson will help you learn more about this common but embarrassing problem, such as how to strengthen your pelvic floor and when to see your doctor.

Scam Red Flags & Avoiding Fraud • October 2020
Americans lose billions of dollars each year to fraud. Anyone could become a victim. Stay safe by learning to recognize red flags of a scam, and take steps to protect yourself from fraud.

Mastering Food Choices • Mail-out lesson
Participants will learn general concepts regarding foods to avoid and foods to embrace, skills for reading nutrition facts labels, how to find nutrition information from food products and restaurant items, and ways to enhance flavor in a healthy way.

Sensational Salads • February 2021
With an increase in popularity, salads are taking main stage during mealtimes. Salads are a great option for individuals who want to consume more fruits and vegetables and reach or maintain a healthy body weight. The addition of proteins and whole grains make salads an even better option for a well-balanced, nutritious meal. This lesson will talk about benefits of incorporating salads into the diet and provide guidance on how to create salads with a variety of ingredients from all food groups.

Savings Savvy • March 2021
Learn how you can save time and money using grocery apps. Much more than just digital coupons, grocery apps also can help with lists and meal planning, comparison shopping, store loyalty and rebates. This lesson includes information and activities to help you learn about grocery list and coupon apps available for your smartphone or other device. There are hundreds of grocery apps available that offer help with a wide range of shopping-related services and functions. So how do you choose? It’s important to research apps for cost, features, and security before downloading. You will learn what types of apps are available, considerations before selecting an app, and other moneysaving tips for the grocery.

Plate It Up! Kentucky Proud • April 2021
Whether it is spring, summer, fall or winter, Kentucky farmers’ markets and personal gardens yield some of the best fruits and vegetables in the world! This program focuses on Plate It Up! Kentucky Proud, a program developed to educate consumers on locally grown produce and its use in meal preparation. A variety of recipes have been developed, and new recipes are added each year. You will learn about origins, nutrient content and uses for many traditional and nontraditional fruits and vegetables grown in Kentucky.


oc homemakers clubs

The Oldham County Family and Consumer Science Agent supports Oldham County's eleven homemaker clubs (information on club meetings and contacts listed below). Some homemaker clubs meet at the Extension office. Others meet at a local church or a member's home.
 
502 Crafters • Sundays* • Mary Wallace (438-0546)
Crossroads • 1st Wednesday • Treva Prather (222-5092)
 
Goshen Area • 1st Wednesday • Pat DeChurch (749-6284)
 
Poplar Grove • 1st Friday • Faye Korthaus (649-6475)
 
Rug Hooking • 3rd Thursday • Diane Weis (758-5727)
 
Saturday Quilters • Saturdays • Patti Hardesty (558-3068)
 
Scrapbooking & Craft Club • Wednesdays* • Linda Kiekhefer (241-9136)
 
Share & Sample • 3rd Thursday* • Traci Jones (758-1322)
 
Suburbanites • 2nd Thursday • Scout Dixon (971-2096)
 
Tuesday Quilters • Tuesdays • Cheryl Kuprion (741-9744)
 
Yarnovers • Tuesdays • Nancy Dahlgren (222-7899)
 

* Club meets in the evening.

 


ky homemakers

The Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association (KEHA) is a volunteer organization that works to improve the quality of life for families and communities through leadership development, volunteer service, and education. The organization was developed in cooperation with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Across the state, County Extension Agents for Family and Consumer Sciences work closely with KEHA members and clubs to provide educational programming and coordinate community activities.

 

Visit the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association website!

 

KEHA is divided into fourteen areas to help strengthen county-state relationships. Oldham County is part of the Louisville Area Homemakers Association.

Kentucky Homemakers