America Saves Week, February 22-March 1
Two-thirds (66%) of those worrying about their finances say that unexpected expenses have caused at least some of their financial concerns. OSU Extension Service and the United Way in Ottawa County are poised to reach low to moderate income citizens to encourage better personal savings habits during America Saves Week 2009, February 22 through March 1.
“People are feeling the financial pinch, and they want to be prepared by improving their savings behavior and better managing their finances.” said Marcia Jess, Extension Educator in Ottawa County.
America Saves Week, an annual event first organized in 2007, aims to promote personal savings, help citizens learn more about the issue and provide concrete opportunities to save. Through information, advice and encouragement, educators assist those who wish to pay down debt; build an emergency fund; and save for a home, education or retirement. All over America people just like you are proving that you don’t have to be rich to build wealth. As members of America Saves, they are paying off their debts, and saving to reach their financial goals.
More information about America Saves Week is available at www.americasavesweek.org. The Cooperative Extension Service continues to offer www.eXtension.org, which allows savers to submit financial questions and receive answers from expert educators.
America Saves Week is a coalition effort led by the Consumer Federation of America’s America Saves campaign and the American Savings Education Council.
Agricultural Community Breakfast Planned
Come and help celebrate local agriculture as part of National Ag Week
Friday, March 20, 2009
St. John Lutheran Church
Featured Speaker: Dr. Bobby Moser
Cost for the breakfast: $5.00 For tickets call 419-898-3631 or 1-800 322-4159
The Agricultural Community Breakfast is sponsored by OSU Extension, Ottawa Soil & Water Conservation District, Farm Bureau, Farmers Union and the local FFA Chapters.
Dining with Diabetes Classes Scheduled
Approximately 18 million people (over 6% of the population) in the U.S. have diabetes, triple the number from 1980. When not controlled, diabetes can lead to serious complications including heart disease, stroke, eye disease, or kidney damage.
Dining with Diabetes teaches individuals with diabetes and their families about better ways to prepare food and incorporate activity into their lifestyle. The program is open to anyone with diabetes or concerns about diabetes including family members and caretakers. Demonstrations on how to prepare recipes that use less fat, salt and sugar without sacrificing taste are a key part of the program. Participants have the opportunity to taste a variety of main dishes, side dishes and desserts at each session. Dining with Diabetes is offered statewide and is sponsored by Ohio State University Extension in partnership with local dieticians and diabetes educators.
2009 classes are scheduled in the Spring and Fall:
March 16, 17 and 18 or September 28, 29, & 30
6:30 – 9 PM
Magruder Hospital, Port Clinton
Cost: $25 per person or $30 per couple
Participants should plan to attend all 3 sessions. Pre-registration is required