What We Do

Purdue Extension Health and Human Sciences provides education to individuals and communities in each of Indiana’s diverse counties. We bring university information to the local level – both in person and online – to help people strengthen relationships, eat smart, improve health, and achieve financial wellness.

Contact Us

Emily Christ
HHS Educator - Elkhart County
17746 County Road 34 Ste E
Goshen, IN 46528

Upcoming programs

Download/view a printable flyer for June here or view our upcoming programs below.




Tips for a Successful Doctor's Visit

Sometimes finding the words to say and sharing vital information at a doctor's appointment can be easier said than done. The "Tips for a Successful Doctor's Visit" program created by the National Institute of Aging shares information on how to prepare for your next doctor's visit. Offered Tuesday, June 13th at 1:00pm in-person at the Purdue Extension Elkhart County office. To register, call Jenn at (574) 533-0554 or email fink24@purdue.edu 




Cooking with an Air Fryer

Are you considering whether an air fryer would be beneficial for your kitchen or do you already have an air fryer, but aren’t sure how to use it? Learn about the features and benefits of different models and how to safely operate them. Offered Tuesday, June 20th at 5:30pm at the Middlebury Public Library (101 Winslow St., Middlebury). Register online at https://bit.ly/AirFryer620 , email fink24@purdue.edu, or call Jenn at (574)-533-0554.




The Brain & Social Connections

Research shows that humans are hard-wired to have connections, but we have the most complex ways of demonstrating social behavior. The brain plays an important part in how we come together and do activities we wouldn't normally do on our own. As time goes on, we begin to see the cognitive impact social connections have on our brain. Learn how to stay socially active in your community and what activities provide the greatest connection to others. Offered Wednesday, June 21st at 1:00pm at the Bristol Public Library (505 W Vistula St., Bristol). To register, call (574) 848-7458 by June 19th.



ServSafe Manager

The class will be held on Tues., June 27 from 8am-5pm at the Purdue Extension Elkhart County office. Check-in will be at 7:45am. The full 1-day training includes a manual and proctored exam. The certification is valid for 5 years. A photo ID with signature is required to take the exam (driver’s license, state ID, student ID, military ID, employee ID, U.S. green card, or valid passport). To register with a credit card, visit https://cvent.me/NX5yQY or to register with a check, visit https://bit.ly/servsafe627 to print out a mailable registration form. Registration deadline is June 19.



Mindfulness for Healthy Aging

Learn the definition of mindfulness and how the different types of mindfulness techniques can be beneficial as we age. This program will cover the implementation process of mindfulness and how it can
improve your brain and heart health. Offered Thursday, June 29th at 1:00pm at the Owls Club (2715 E. Jackson Blvd., Elkhart). Owls Club is a private, community organization that exists to help aging adults in Elkhart County and surrounding communities thrive. Call the Owls Club at (574) 336-2652 to learn more and sign up for a free membership to register for upcoming programs.



Summer Health Lunch Bunch

Are you looking to get the kids out of the house this summer? Bring them out June 6-July 21 every Tues. from 11:20am-12:30pm (Hay Park) and every Thurs. from 11:00am-12:00pm (Shanklin Park) for some outdoor learning activities. (None week of July 4th.) Goshen Health is partnering with Purdue Extension Elkhart County to offer fun, interactive nutrition education activities to the summer feeding sites listed above in the months of June and July. Kids who attend these lunch sites and participate earn fun prizes while learning!

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