Community Financial Engagement

carya’s Community Financial Engagement programs help older adults increase their financial resiliency. We help people find new ways to connect and share their strengths as they earn or save money.

 

Currently Recruiting:

Our Relationship with Money: A Community Initiative for Older Adults:

Join us for this 6-month program to explore your relationship with money and participate in opportunities to make a difference in your community.

In this program, you will:

  • Gather in a group to learn about and reflect on your relationship with money for an average of 3 hours per week
  • Enhance your money management skills through individual and group activities
  • Learn about topics like Seniors Benefits, Financial Abuse and Fraud Prevention, Wills and Estate Law and more, relevant to older adults.
  • Co-create and initiate a new or existing community project based on knowledge and skills learnt in this program.

This program is free and for older adults who are 65+.

When:    Mondays, 1:00 – 4:00 starting May 8
Where:  The Alex Food Centre: 4920 17 Ave SE

To learn more, please contact Sajjad Ahmad at 403-205-5260 or email SajjadA@caryacalgary.ca

Last date for registration, April 20, 2017

 

Past Programs:

Seniors Saving Circle: A Matched Saving Program for Older Adults: Save $1 in your bank account and earn $3.00 more. Save up to $300 in six months and earn up to $900 in matched savings for a total of $1200! This six month program is aimed at helping older adults purchase productive assets, such as household furniture and computers, or afford dental or vision-related expenses. The participants earn a $3.00 match for each $1.00 they save up to a maximum of $50.00 per month while learning how they can save money and develop the habits of saving.

 

For more information on these programs, contact Sajjad Ahmad at 403-205-5260 or sajjada@caryacalgary.ca.