The focus of the FCS program is to improve individual and family behaviors, and community well-being. Agents offer programs aimed at providing education and resources relating to social, cultural, historical, and economic trends. A wide range of family issues such as changing family structures, inter-generational relations; human response to stress and crisis; family laws, finance and economics; and decision-making are included.
Jackie Rumph, Yellowstone County's Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, is dedicated to enhancing relationships among individuals, families and the communities in which they function. Some of the programs she facilitates in Yellowstone County include Grandparent's Raising Grandchildren, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, Arthritis Exercise Classes, a variety of financial and estate planning workshops. Coming from a background in Dietetics she is passionate about nutrition, exercise and healthy body image and participates in numerous workshops and training sessions on these topics as well as home maintenance and food preservation.
Chair Yoga - Classes will be held on Mondays from 1:45pm - 2:30pm at the Laurel Senior Citizen Center. Jackie, a certified yoga instructor, will develop a program to meet the individual goals and capabilities of participants. Participants will learn tools to reduce stress, improve strength, flexibility and balance while meeting other community members. No registration is required, walk-ins are welcome.
Cooking for One or Two - This series of hands-on classes will be held on July 15, 22, and 29th from 5:30pm - 7pm at the Billings Community and Senior Center. Pre-registration is required online or by calling 406-657-3050. Registration fee is $45 for residents ($55 for non-residents) and includes recipe ingredients to prepare multiple meals for one. Class size is limited. Scholarships are available.
Yellowstone County Extension
301 N 27th St. 3rd Floor
PO Box 35021
Billings, MT 59107
Phone - 406-256-2828
Fax - 406-256-2825