CRIS seeking volunteers to help senior citizens manage money

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DANVILLE – The CRIS Healthy-Aging Center is looking for volunteers to assist low income older adults who need help managing their finances.

CRIS’ Money Management Program is a free protective service for limited income senior citizens in need of financial guidance. The goal of the program is to assist these low income adults, as well as promote independent living and prevent nursing home placement, guardianship or homelessness.

Extensively trained volunteers assist these senior citizens by opening and organizing mail, setting up budget, balancing their checkbook and helping them use bill paying services.

Through this program, senior citizens can remain in control of their finances but get more on-hands help in understanding how to keep them in order.

There will be training for those interested in becoming Money Management Volunteers on Wednesday, October 12, from 10 AM to noon at the CRIS Healthy-Aging Center Champaign Office. That office is located at 201 West Springfield Avenue, Suite 501.

Registration is required in order to participate in the training.

Those wanting more information and to register can call the CRIS Healthy-Aging Center at 217-355-1543.

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