Human Development & Relationships

UW-Extension provides education promoting family strengths and help communities become positive environments for the family life. Programs respond to community needs with research-based education and partnerships that support Wisconsin families and communities.

Parents ForeverTM

Welcome to Parents ForeverTM.  Courses are offered one Thursday of every month. Classes are held at the Florence Natural Resource Center at 5628 Forestry Drive in the lower level.

Please fill out the Registration form  linked below for a class date and time.

Registration payment MUST be turned in before the start of class.You can register online at

For any questions on registration, location, class dates, or any other questions, comments or concerns please call or e-mail:

Tierany Rugg
Phone: (715) 528-4480 ext. 5





Community Strength Training Program for Women and Men in Florence County

Register with Sarah Jerue at the Florence County Health Department: 1-715-528-4837

The Florence County UW-Extension, Florence County ADRC, and the Florence County Health Department will be offering the StrongBodies Program, an exercise program for middle-aged and older adults. The program is an 10 week class that meets twice a week for about 60 minutes and goes through a routine of 10 exercises using dumbbells and ankle weights (provided). Classes will be offered at the Florence County Natural Resource Center (lower level conference room), starting the week of February 4th, 2019 from 10-11 am. The classes are FREE—no cost to attend!  Classes are held twice weekly (Mondays and Wednesdays) and each class includes progressive weight training, flexibility, balance activities. Tierany Rugg, UW-Extension Human Development & Relationships Educator is teaching these county-wide programs.

All instructors have been trained in the Strong Bones program and have had personal successes participating and leading strength training.

The Strong Bones Program was developed by Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., an associate professor at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. The Strong Bones Program is based upon years of research on how strength training and proper nutrition improve the health of all ages. “Strength is a critical factor in living healthier, more active lives. Our research shows that a program of strength training not only improves bone density but reduces falls, improves arthritis symptoms, and increases flexibility and strength,” states Dr. Nelson. The program is appropriate for both sedentary and active adults.

If you are interested in participating in the Strong Bones Program, please contact Sara Jerue at the Florence County Health Department for proper paperwork and equipment required for participation—1-715-528-4837. You do not have to be a resident of Florence County to participate. Remember:  the class is FREE!  We hope to see you there.





If you have any questions regarding Human Development & Relationships in Florence County, please contact:

Tierany Rugg
Human Development & Relationships Educator
Florence Resource Center
5628 Forestry Dr
Florence, WI 54121


Phone: (715) 528-4480 ext. 5
Fax:(715) 528-5172

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