AgriLife June Lunch and Learn - Financial Health

June 14, 2021 - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in partnership with the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Health and Fitness Committee will be having monthly lunch and learn to provide information on various topics. This month we will focus on financial health.

The link between mental health and financial health are more connected than some may realize. According to Forbes, stress resulting from financial challenges is often chronic.

High levels of financial stress, as with other stressors, can manifest itself through physical symptoms such as anxiety, headaches/migraines, compromised immune systems, digestive issues, high blood pressure, muscle tension, heart arrhythmia, depression and a feeling of being overwhelmed.  Individuals with high financial stress are twice as likely to report poor health overall and are four times more likely to complain of ailments, according to Forbes.

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 12 noon to 1pm, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in partnership with the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Health and Fitness Committee and Shelby Savings Bank will host a lunch and learn on Financial Health. A representative from Shelby Savings will be our guest speaker. Dr. Dan Wilkins, Ph.D., Center High School Class of 1969 graduate, has his doctoral degree in psychology and his master’s degree in counseling from Stephen F. Austin State University. He is licensed by the Texas Department of Health as a Licenses Professional Counselor and a Marriage and Family Therapist.  

Shelby Savings Bank has been serving this area since about 1978. The mission of Shelby Savings Bank is to be a dynamic, growing and high-performance bank that is the premier financial institution within the markets we serve. We are focused on listening and responding to our customers' and communities' true needs while providing the highest level of service.

Be sure to RSVP to 936 598-7744 no later than Monday, June 14, 2021 if you would like to attend. Lunch will be provided; space is limited and all COVID19 precautions will be taken. If you have questions, please contact Feleshia Thompson, County Extension Agent – Family and Community Health at the above number or via email at