How to survive economic crisis

A spark in calls from people worried about making ends meet has prompted a Red Deer organization to host a session on surviving the global economic crisis.

A spark in calls from people worried about making ends meet has prompted a Red Deer organization to host a session on surviving the global economic crisis.

Canadian Mental Health Association is holding a free Tools to Survive the Economic Crisis session on Thursday from noon to 6:30 p.m. at A Gathering Place at 5021 Ross St. (formerly the Club Cafe).

Association executive director Trish Turnbull said the decision to hold this session was a result of a number of calls received at the office and through other partner agencies.

“People have expressed interest around financial issues,” said Turnbull. “They’re also concerned about job losses and reduction in hours. Our interest is to provide actual tools for people.”

Guest speaker is Red Deer’s Dawne Adkins, who runs the Community Capital organization that offers financial counselling. She speaks about Making Choices When You Feel Like You Have None at 12:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Appointments with her are also being offered that day.

Turnbull said six booths will also be on hand, with information on making various changes in one’s life.

One of the booths centres on the food co-op that Central Alberta Women’s Outreach operates.

“People make payment at the beginning of the month and receive the bulk of food at the end of the month,” Turnbull said.

Another booth will be manned by experts on debt consolidation.

Participants include Alberta Employment and Immigration, Alberta Health Services, Career Assistance Network and the City of Red Deer.

For more information, call 403-342-2266.

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