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4 free classes at PPACG in May for people nearing retirement age

April 18, 2018
       A series of four free classes in May are targeted for people at or nearing retirement age.
       The class dates are May 1, 8, 15 and 22, all from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) Area Agency on Aging, 14 S. Chestnut St.
       The agency is teaming up with the Ent Credit Union on the classes.
       “Successful retirement means making a number of important decisions and planning ahead for financial, medical, legal and other retirement options,” a press release states. The classes are designed to “provide the knowledge and tools soon-to-be retirees need. Adults 55 to 65 or those planning to retire in the next five years are encouraged to attend.”
       The classes are as follows:
  • Tuesday, May 1: "Medicare - Who Me? Putting it all together with Medicare A, B and D coverage, enrollment options and other insurance choices." Presenter: Roma Costanza, AAA/SHIP medicare specialist/case manager.
  • Tuesday, May 8: "Social Security Benefits - Learn the basics of Social Security, including options for receiving your retirement benefits." Presenter: Bridget Byerly, public affairs specialist, SSA.
  • Tuesday, May 15: "Retirement By Design - Discover and learn about the nonfinancial challenges of retirement such as finding new purpose and identity away from work, building new social networks and adjusting to 24-hour togetherness." Presenter: Sara Honn Qualls, Ph.D, UCCS Aging Center director.
  • Tuesday, May 22: "Estate Planning - Learn about wills, medical and financial powers of attorney, living wills and creating a vital information list, including the location of your will and a list of personal contacts." Presenter: Skip Morgan, attorney-at-law.
           Registration is required for the classes. For more information, call 471-2096.

    From a press release
    (Community: Groups/Clubs/Classes)

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