The spring forecast is stormy. There will be continued turbulence, with dark clouds hovering overhead.
That’s the economic forecast — not the meteorological one. Yet as Westport battens down the financial hatches, town leaders are doing their part to avoid a Hurricane Katrina-style social disaster.
This Saturday, several organizations band together to present “Navigating the Economic Storm.” From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Westport Library’s McManus Room, panelists will discuss financial, family communication, and stress reduction and resiliency strategies.
Information on housing and banking issues; career resources (including training programs), and volunteer and recreation opportunities (for seniors, families and youths) will be available.
Barbara Butler, Westport’s human services director, says the forum is open to “all residents concerned about the economy, seniors and the newly impacted unemployed.”
Will Saturday’s event chase away the clouds? No.
But will it bring a bit of sunshine into otherwise storm-tossed lives? Let’s hope so.
(To register for the “Navigating the Economic Storm” event, call 203-291-4840.)
(Sponsors include the Westport Library; Towns of Westport, Weston and Wilton; CT Works-Career Resources; St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Services; Postive Directions; Westport Weston Health District; Westport Weston Clergy Association, and United Way of Coastal Fairfield County.)