Extension Homemakers is an education and service program to improve the quality of life for ourselves and our families.
Homemakers clubs are a terrific place to make new friends, learn new skills and experience unlimited personal growth!
As a Homemaker, you can:
- Make: Every month we discuss cutting-edge issues in foods, health, relationships, consumer protection, crafts and technology. Homemakers love to learn new skills at monthly meetings and other Extension workshops and programs.
- Belong: make new friends to explore and share community issues, family life, international and diversity awareness, environmental issues, and healthy homes.
- Serve: Make a difference in our community by sharing knowledge and talents, honoring veterans, helping the homeless, assisting nursing home residents and other projects. Volunteer hours by Homemakers make a big difference in our community!
Become an Extension Homemaker
Homemaker Lesson Trainings
Lessons are presented at each training, then re-taught by members at their monthly meetings. All trainings are free and also open to the general public. They are held at the Fayette Co. Cooperative Extension Office. Please RSVP to 859-257-5582.
PowerPoint Presentation - pdf file
Video to accompany PowerPoint Video
Handout: Personality Colors
Handout: Different Drums, Different Drummers
Handout: True Colors Personality Test
Planning Thrifty and Healthy Holiday Meals: Training – October 23 at 10:00am
Lesson focuses on healthy meal planning, staying within budget, kitchen time management strategies, preparing low-cost and delicious recipes, food safety tips, and maximize your leftovers to avoid waste.
English Oktoberfest Menu
English Halloween Menu
Spanish Halloween Menu
Spanish Oktoberfest Menu
Savor the Flavor: Seasoning with Spices: Training – November 30 at 10:00am
Home prepared meals tend to be more nutritious, however it is often difficult to add flavor while keeping the meals healthy. This lesson encourages participants to use spices to add flavor and make nutritious meals more exciting. The lesson goal is to increase knowledge about various types of spices and how to incorporate them into food preparation and cooking.
Self-Care and Self-Pampering: Training – January 18 at 10:00am
Self-care is about realizing and prioritizing one’s own importance and well-being. It means not ignoring individual needs, including things that feel good and spark happy feelings. Self-care is about extending the same time, kindness, and consideration to yourself as you do to those around you. This KEHA lesson will help you take control of your own well-being beyond the basic self-care recommendations.
Recognizing and Coping with Trauma after a Natural Disaster: Training – February 29 at 10:00am
This lesson will focus on coping with trauma that may occur after a natural disaster, or other events that disrupt your ability to cope due to significant loss. Participants will learn tips and skills to aid in recognizing trauma, how to help others in the community who might have experienced trauma and learn strategies that may be helpful for families to build a toolkit in order to prepare for the future.
A Guide to Beginner Meal Planning and Meal Prepping: Training – March 18 at 6:00pm
Planning meals is one of the best ways to save money and eat healthy meals. Learn some tips and tricks that will help to remove the stress of putting healthy meals on the table every night.
Savor the Flavor: Building Flavor with Herbs: Training – April 18 at 6:00pm
Home prepared meals tend to be more nutritious, however it is often difficult to add flavor while keeping the meals healthy. This lesson encourages participants to use herbs to add flavor and make nutritious meals more exciting. The lesson goal is to increase knowledge about various types of spices and how to incorporate them into food preparation and cooking.
Contact the Extension office for more information on club locations and contacts.
Bicentennial - Meets 1st Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.
Gainesway - Meets 2nd Thursday at 10:00 a.m.
Gardenside - Meets 1st Thursday at 10:00 a.m.
HARPS - Meets 3rd Monday at 6:00 p.m.
Open Gate - Meets 2nd Monday Time Varies
Palomar - Meets 2nd Monday at 6:00 p.m.
Red Mile - Meets 4th Monday at 10:00 a.m.
Renaissance - Meets 2nd Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Slickaway - Meets 1st Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Tartan Hills - Meets 4th Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
Twin Oaks - Meets 2nd Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
WOW - Meets 3rd Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.
Zandale - Meets 2nd Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
Quilt Guild - Meets 2nd Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
Interested in starting a new club at your work, church, or neighborhood? Contact the Extension Office and we can help you!
Fayette County Homemaker Association
The Fayette County Extension Homemakers Association provides leadership to homemakers clubs. It collaborates with other counties, the statewide organization (KEHA) and UK Cooperative Extension Service.
Doraine Bailey, Vice President
Debbie Rice, Treasurer
2023-24 Committees and Chairs
Rita Hardman, International
Sierra Smith, Cultural Arts & Heritage
Volunteer Service Unit (VSU) Program
Volunteer Service Unit (VSU) program recognizes individual volunteer efforts in Homemaker clubs and the larger community. It helps members grow personally in volunteer leadership skills, and demonstrates the broad service impact of Homemaker members outside of the Homemaker program.