Deptford Twp. – The Center for People in Transition at Rowan College at Gloucester County hosts a number of empowerment and personal finance workshops during the month of November. All workshops are free. Call 856-415-2222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
"The 5 C Solution: Moving from Confusion to Clarity in Highly Emotional Times" — Cindy Cipriani, CGRS, founder of Clear Path Institute will teach "The 5 C Solution" to transform chaos and confusion into clarity in your personal, financial, social and spiritual life in this two-part workshop. Participants will walk away with a step-by-step formula to make clear choices now and in the future. These workshops are sponsored by Heart of Gloucester County and People and Transition. Attendance at both sessions is mandatory. It meets Monday, Nov. 10 and 17, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
"Financial Aspects of Divorce" — Joseph Johnson, owner of Main Street Financial, will explain a broad range of monetary issues that individuals face when going through divorce. Participants uncover tactics for avoiding costly mistakes, clarifying expectations and planning for a "successful" divorce. It meets Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
"Celebrating the Holidays in New Ways" — Licensed Professional Counselor Jeannie McQuaide, Ph.D., will provide helpful advice to approaching the holiday season after experiencing death or divorce in the family. Other grieving individuals are welcome to attend. This workshop will identify new ways to celebrate so that individuals can rediscover the peace and joy of the holidays. It meets Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
"Laws of Separation and Divorce" — An attorney from the Gloucester County Bar Association will speak on grounds for divorce, court procedures, alimony, equitable distribution, custody, visitation rights and other concerns. It meets Thursday, Nov. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m.
"Financial Strategies for Widows" — Financial Advisor Monique Castillo will offer advice about the financial realities of widowhood and the steps of preparation to ease the transition through this difficult time. This workshop will cover several financial considerations for widows, such as determining the income needed and important timelines to be met. Participants will leave with an actionable checklist to help keep them on track. It meets Thursday, Nov. 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
"Basic Budgeting Life-Skills Workshop" — Nancy Hawn, M.S., NJAPM, will explain the purpose and importance of having a budget, including how to create and use it as a monthly tool to stay on track to achieve financial goals. She will talk about fixed and variable spending and distinguish between essential and non-essential purchases. Short- and long-term savings needs will be explored as well as the use of credit. In addition, it will wrap up with a general overview of the role insurance plays in protecting income and minimizing unexpected expenses. This workshop is sponsored by Heart of Gloucester County and People and Transition. It meets Thursday, Nov. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.
"Introduction to Medicaid for the Elderly" — John P. Ciocco, Esquire, will present long-term elderly care issues that can arise unexpectedly. This introductory Medicaid workshop will address a loved one's transition from independent to assisted-living arrangements, including how to pay for nursing homes and will they take the home, as well as who is liable for debts. It meets Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Rowan College at Gloucester County is located on a 250-acre campus on Tanyard Road, Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.