AgeSmart is collaborating with Lutheran Senior Services to offer Volunteer Money Management Program (VMM). It is designed to help older adults manage day-to-day financial tasks so they can remain self-sufficient. A volunteer meets with a client in his/her home to assist with the following:
- Sorting and organizing mail
- Disposing of solicitations and junk mail
- Explaining forms
- Balancing checkbooks
- Reconciling bank statements
- Creating a budget
- Finding other resources as needed
VMM serves adults age 60-plus and those age 50-plus with disabilities. After an initial home visit, qualified adults will be matched with a volunteer. A participant must maintain an active checking account and be able to sign checks.
VMM is currently available in Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair counties. For more information or volunteer opportunities, contact AgeSmart at 618-222-2561.