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and the New York State Office of Mental Health

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Finding Hidden Treasure: MAP Your Way to Financial Wellness

An important message from the U.S. Dept. of Treasury

By March of 2013, everyone getting federal benefits by paper check will need to switch to electronic payments - direct deposit to a bank or credit union account or to the DirectExpress(R) Debit Mastercard. (www.godirect.org)

In this We Can Work / We Can Save series of regional forums, we explore ways to increase financial wellness, make a plan (map) to find hidden treasure, and answer frequently asked questions about the switch to electronic payments. 

 

Each regional forum features a brown bag “lunch and learn” designed for Employment Network providers, benefits and work incentive practitioners, and peer facilitators to receive an orientation to NYAPRS We Can Work / We Can Save tools and guides for providers.

Dates and Locations:

Western New York -
Rochester: THURSDAY,  AUGUST 23rd:
10AM - 2PM

(Cornell Cooperative Extension, 249 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620)

Central New York - ** Webinar Option (to be announced)
Binghamton: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22nd: 10AM-2PM

(Greater Binghamton Health Center, 425 Robin Street, Binghamton, NY 13904)

Hudson River Region -
Albany: MONDAY, AUGUST 29th:
10AM - 2PM

(Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210)

New York City -
Manhattan: THURSDAY, AUGUST 30th:
10AM-2PM

(Bellevue Hospital, Saul Farber Auditorium, 462 1st Avenue, NY, NY 10010

Long Island -
Amityville: FRIDAY, AUGUST 31st:
10AM - 2:00 PM

(South Oaks Hospital Chapel, 400 Sunrise Highway, Amityville, NY 11701)

 

Register Here

Sign up online for a forum near you!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WCW-Regional-Forums

Do you want more information?

Contact Courtney Powers at 518.436.0008 or courtneyp@nyaprs.org

Saving Contest - Enter the CFED Contest to win $500.

The Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) is holding a photo contest to find out what Americans have been saving for - with a chance to win $500.  and has extended the deadline to August 31. Go to www.cfed.org and search for photo contest.

Bring your photo entry to the We Can Work / We Can Save forum and receive recognition for sharing your special treasure.

 

We Can Work / We Can Save - Summer Regional Forums  

Finding Hidden Treasure:

MAP Your Way to Financial Wellness

Agenda/Program

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Welcome / Overview

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM What Do You Treasure?

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Financial Domain of Wellness

10:45 AM - 11:00 PM Taking Inventory of Financial Wellness

11:00 PM - 11:30 PM Ways to Increase Financial Wellness

11:30 PM - 11:45 PM Break

11:45 PM - 12:15 PM Making a Plan for Financial Wellness (MAP)

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM Your Treasure Map to Financial Wellness

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Go Direct(R) / DirectExpress(R) Demo

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM Questions and Answers/Wrap up

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Optional Brown Bag Lunch Workshop:

Orientation to WE CAN SAVE Toolkit and Guides

(For Providers and Peer Facilitators - All are Welcome)

Contact Information

Rita Cronise

NYAPRS We Can Work / We Can Save Campaign

Financial Literacy consultant

Victor, New York
recoveryED@aol.com
Tel. 585-797-4641


Public Service Announcements (Providers Please Share) Important Message from the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury

Paper checks will be eliminated by March of 2013.

For more about the transition to electronic payments, visit these sites:

http://godirect.org/media/videos/time-to-switch-psa
http://godirect.org/media/educational-videos
http://godirect.org/partners/toolkits/community/educational-videos-fliers

http://godirect.org/about-faq  http://usdirectexpress.com/edcfdtclient/docs/faq.html

 

Other Helpful Financial Literacy Resources

FIDC Money Smart
http://www.fdic.gov

NYAPRS
www.nyaprs.org search for We Can Save

New York Makes Work Pay
http://www.nymakesworkpay.org

New York Employment Services System (NYESS)
http://www.nyess.ny.gov

 

Brought to you by:

New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

and the New York State Office of Mental Health

We Can Work / We Can Save - Regional Forums