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University of Illinois Extension serving Madison, Monroe and St. Clair Counties

Main Office (Monroe County)
901 Illinois Avenue
PO Box 117
Waterloo, IL 62298
Phone: 618-939-3434
FAX: 618-939-7708
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Madison County)
1 Regency Plaza
Suite 200
Collinsville, IL 62234
Phone: 618-344-4230
FAX: 618-344-5602
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm - Closed 12 Noon to 1:00

EFNEP Training Center
1269 North 89th Street
Suite 3
East St. Louis, IL 62203
Phone: 618-397-4973
FAX: 618-397-8823
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

East St. Louis Library Office
5300 State St.
East St. Louis, IL 62203

Scott Air Force Base Youth Center
4691 Patriots Drive
Scott Air Force Base, IL 62225
Phone: 618-256-4991
Hours: This office is only for Military 4-H Youth Programming

News Release

Learning Thinking, Caring Webinar Series

Long-term care professionals and other professionals who work with older adults now have an easy and convenient way to participate in professional development.  The University of Illinois Extension is proud to present the LTC Webinar Series. 

“Learning, Thinking, Caring Webinar Series” is an educational series for professionals that provides timely, research informed, and helpful information and strategies to assist professionals in providing quality care to clientele.  Individuals and long-term care facilities can participate at no cost.  Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) are available for a fee.  All sessions are conveniently offered from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. CST. 

The series features three dynamic sessions presented by University of Illinois Extension Educators.  The first session, “Making Nursing Home Visits Meaningful,” will be offered on Wednesday, October 11th.  This session will help participants identify with nursing home residents and the emotions that may be preventing quality visits in order to assist visitors have a more comfortable and meaningful visit with their loved one. Practical ideas for making visits more valuable and enjoyable will be shared.

The second session will be offered on Tuesday, November 14th.  “No Bullies Allowed:  Senior Bullying in Your Community” addresses the emerging area of concern of older adult bullying.  Information on senior bullying, understanding bullying behavior, and discovering the impact of bullying on both victims and bystanders will be reviewed.  Potential interventions and strategies to create a respectful, caring community will be emphasized. 

The final session of the series, “The Goldilocks Approach to Downsizing:  Too Much, Too Little, Just Right,” will be offered on Wednesday, December 13th.  Featuring information for professionals to assist individuals with downsizing, tips on how to advice clientele on what to keep, what to give, and what to toss will be presented. 

  University of Illinois Extension offers programs create learning partnerships that put knowledge to work and aim to make life better, healthier, safer, and more profitable for individuals and their communities. This series is provided free of charge, but advance registration is required. To register, visit: or call 815-632-3611.  For more information, contact Karla Belzer at 815-632-3611 or  The University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.  For reasonable accommodations to participate, please call 815-632-3611.   

Source: Molly Bentsen, Media Communications Specialist,