Dallas County 4-H and Clover Kids Clubs will hold a county wide service learning project event on April 7, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dallas County Fairgrounds community building.

This come-and-go event, which is open to the public, will consist of a range of activities and learning opportunities. Attendees will learn more about the barriers facing our older Dallas County residents and the resources that are available to help in these areas by visiting the booths of organizations that serve older adults.

Clubs will also have displays on how they have served Dallas County older adults and will also be leading hands-on activities such as making greeting cards and sock cupcake gifts. Donations, such as shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, and small prizes will be accepted for personal care packets and BINGO prizes. These items will be distributed to Dallas County retirement living communities.

“Our goal of this county wide service project is to make connections between youth and older adults to discover the richness this can bring to everyone. Build ongoing relationships and provide mutual help and support. Educate youth on some of the barriers faced by older adults (transportation, food insecurity, health & safety, legal, financial etc.), and what can be done to assist in some of these areas” said Lisa Mickelson, Extension Educator.

The event will also include refreshments and door prizes. The community is encouraged to attend. To find out more, contact ISU Extension and Outreach, Dallas County at (515)993-4281.