April Tip Sheet

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Quick tips for handling your credit cards and reducing your credit card debt.


For ex-offenders looking to re-enter the workforce, look to WorkOne. They offer the HIRE program "to help rehabilitate, trained and determined participants become established in the community."


Make time this coming April for The Excel Centers Class sessions to begin again. Register online and take steps to earn your high school diploma as well as work towards a post-secondary education.


"5 Must-Dos for Hoosiers Nearing or In Retirement"- This is a quick and easy read from the Indiana Legal Services for those in or nearing retirement with information that will help you better understand the choices ahead of you.


March 14th- Wellness Wednesday- Screenings available for Blood Pressure, Diabetes risk assessment, Bone density heel scan (women over 50 only), Body mass index, and Cholesterol ($20 fee)

March 10th- Free Skin Cancer Screening- Schedule an appointment to receive a free skin cancer screening from the Ireland Rd. Medical Group.

For the Family

While we wait in Michiana for the weather to warm up, spend time with the little ones at the Health Works! Kids' Museum. Admission for those 2 and older is $6, below 2 is Free!

For the Parents

March 17th- Bremen Kiwanis Mom2Mom Children's resale- Held at Bremen High School will be holding this event with 74 booths that will be full of gently used children's items for sale. $1 enterance fee.

For Young Adults

Members of the Kroc Center have an opportunity to take Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University for free! Tuesdays, March 6th- May 1st | 6:00PM-8:00PM. Membership kit required.

For the Kids

A family field trip to the South Bend Chocolate might be your next fun adventure! $5 for adults and children 11 and under are $2 admission. Go behind the scenes and see how the Chocolate is made.

February Tip Sheet

#GIVINGTUESDAY, Making a Difference

#GIVINGTUESDAY, Making a Difference


I hope that you and your family are doing well. Team Bridges is sending out best wishes to you and yours this Thanksgiving Holiday.

#GivingTuesday is 13 days away!

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