From preventing falls to ensuring a good night's sleep, MSU Extension offers a variety of programming to help adults as they age — and be as happy, healthy and active as possible.


One in four people will become a caregiver in their lifetime. MSU Extension offers a variety of programs and resources to support them as they navigate the issues and challenges of caregiving.

Chronic Disease

MSU Extension provides high-quality and affordable education to Michigan residents related to the prevention and management of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart conditions.


MSU Extension provides the knowledge and skills needed to improve the health behaviors of those who have diabetes and those who are at risk of developing diabetes as well as their caregivers.

Falls Prevention

Falling doesn't have to be a natural part of aging. MSU Extension’s falls prevention programs — A Matter of Balance and Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention — can help you exercise and reduce the fear of falling.

Food Preservation

Whether canning, freezing or dehydrating — preserving foods at home is a great way to use up produce, build food storage and even launch a business. MSU Extension can help you learn how to be safe by following research-based recipes and processing methods.

Healthy Relationships

MSU Extension works to promote healthy relationships between youth, parents, families, caregivers and the community through social, mental, psychological and spiritual aspects of an individual’s life.

Managing Farm Stress

Taking care of crops and animals is hard on farmers and agribusiness professionals. Caring for your own health and wellness in this high-stress profession is often overlooked but is just as critical as caring for your farm business.

Mental Health First Aid

When someone’s in distress, a quick and compassionate response is just as important for mental health as it is physical health. Mental Health First Aid teaches participants how to help people who may be experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.

Michigan Substance Use, Prevention, Education and Recovery (MiSUPER)

Opioid use disorder is a complex problem. MiSUPER is a collaborative project that combines education with training events to increase awareness of opioid use disorder issues in communities, treatment options, and support for those in recovery.

Mindfulness for Better Living

Stress can take a serious toll on your physical, mental and emotional health. MSU Extension's mindfulness programs can help you manage your stress and live a better, healthier life.


MSU Extension supports the nutritional well-being of all Michiganders. Our staff delivers educational programming to communities and helps create lasting healthy changes in a variety of settings — from schools and childcare homes to food pantries and more.

Physical Activity

Are you and your family getting enough exercise? MSU Extension offers ideas, resources and programs to make movement fun, accessible and beneficial to the health of all Michiganders.

Safe Food & Water

MSU Extension offers high-quality, affordable programs that help Michigan residents learn the importance of safe food and water in their everyday lives. Our research-based programs help food handlers learn safe food-preservation skills and techniques.

Vaccine Education

Vaccination is a safe and powerful tool for protecting the health and wellbeing of children and adults. MSU Extension is committed to helping inform your vaccine decision making with science-based evidence and resources.