North Central Region Aging Network Toolkit Development
PI: Erin Yelland, Kansas State University
Co-PIs: Suzanne Bartholomae (Iowa State University), James Bates (The Ohio State University), Barbara Beaulieu (Purdue University), Jacquelyn Benson (University of Missouri), Leacey Brown (South Dakota State University), Chelsey Byers Gerstenecker (University of Illinois), Linda Cronk (Michigan State University), Kristin Litzelman (University of Wisconsin), Jane Strommen (North Dakota State University), and Marlene Stum (University of Minnesota)
The Family and Consumer Science program leaders within the North Central Region have challenged specialists and educators to begin working together to add breadth and consistency to our programming and evaluation efforts. The North Central Region Aging Network (NCRAN) has responded to that call by bringing together a cohort of gerontologists and aging-related Extension professionals that are interested in enhancing and increasing knowledge on various aging-related topics across the NCR. NCRAN’s forefront mission is to prepare our Extension systems to adequately address an aging population. As a means to begin building this capacity, we have identified the need for a website and a toolkit of high quality, aging-related Extension programs to which all twelve states within the region will have access.