Stretching Your Dollars workshop

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Spencer, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host “Stretching Your Dollars” from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on January 21 at the Spencer Area Activity Center/Senior Center in Spencer. Participants will discover local and online resources and ways to save money that they may never have considered before.
 
“Stretching Your Dollars” is one component of “Stay Independent: A Healthy Aging Series,” a new nutrition and wellness program offered through ISU Extension and Outreach for adults age 60 and older.
 
“Nutrition risk assessments of older Iowans revealed that nearly one out of four are at risk for malnutrition or are malnourished,” said Jan Monahan, Human Sciences Specialist in Family Finance with ISU Extension and Outreach. “The key behaviors placing these adults at risk are not eating three meals a day and limited intake of produce and protein. People are worried about not having enough money to pay for their food and medication. We will look at ways to stretch your dollars, with the money you already have.”
 
According to Monahan, “Stay Independent” provides research-based financial information intended to help older adults reduce their financial risk through lifestyle changes.
 
The “Stretching Your Dollars” session at the Spencer Area Activity Center/Senior Center is free and open to the public. No preregistration needed.
 
Questions can be directed to Jan Monahan, Human Sciences Specialist in Family Finance with ISU Extension and Outreach, at 712-336-3488 or jmonahan@iastate.edu .

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