LifePath Receives $5,000 Operation Money Wise Grant

GREENFIELD — LifePath received $5,000 in funding for its Money Management program through the 2022 round of Operation Money Wise. The State Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment, the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, and the Division of Banks provide this grant to fund financial education programs for veteran-serving nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and institutions of higher education throughout Massachusetts.

With the funding from the Operation Money Wise grant, LifePath will assist veterans to better understand and manage their financial situations through its Money Management program. There is currently a waiting list for the program, but the grant will allow LifePath to serve more veterans in Western and Central Mass.

If you or someone you know is an older veteran and needs support to manage their money, or if you are interested in becoming a Money Management volunteer, contact LifePath at (413) 773-5555 or lifepathma.org.

“We are grateful to the Office of Economic Empowerment, the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, and the Division of Banks for supporting the needs of veterans in Franklin County and the North Quabbin,” said Lynne Feldman, director of Community Services at LifePath. “We are excited to be able to expand this service and serve those who have served.”

The Money Management program helps people who have difficulty writing checks or managing their basic living expenses for a variety of reasons, including vision difficulties, memory difficulties, and physical disabilities. Through this program, volunteers are trained to educate and assist older adults in managing their money.

LifePath is one of nine organizations to receive a grant through this year’s Operation Money Wise, which funded a total of $43,900. Funding is possible through a Division of Banks settlement over alleged unlawful lending practices.