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Lake County Cooperative Extension is offering ‘Take Control of Your Finances’ & ‘Build Your Bones’ programs this month

RELEASE DATE: February 10, 2009

TAVARES — The Lake County Cooperative Extension is hosting the “Take Control of Your Finances” and “Build Your Bones” programs this month at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.

The two-part “Take Control of Your Finances” series is on Feb. 19 & 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants will learn the steps to creating a family or personal budget and how to reduce leaks in spending. (This program will also be offered March 18 & 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.)

“You will also learn how to reduce your cost of credit, steps to reduce credit card debt, control spending and set financial goals,” said Julie England, a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent with the Lake County Cooperative Extension.

The two-part “Build Your Bones” series is on Feb. 18 & 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lake County Agricultural Center. Participants will learn risk factors for weak bones, medications and conditions that affect bone health, nutrition for better bones, exercises to maintain balance and bone health, and how to create a plan to reduce the risk for osteoporosis.

Pre-registration is required for both programs and the cost for program materials and supplies is $5. For more information or for program registration, call Rene Bass at (352) 343-4101 or e-mail rcbass@ufl.edu.

The Lake County Cooperative Extension is a partnership between the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, and the Lake County Board of County Commissioners. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations.

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