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
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.
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
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
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
Tuesday, May 22: "Estate Planning - Learn about wills, medical and
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
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