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Date:
December 7, 2017
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location:
Lakewood Senior Activity Center
Address:
9112 Lakewood Drive, SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Contact:
253-798-4600
Cost:
Free; No RSVP required
ADA:
Yes
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Social Security Retirement 2018

Thursday, December 7, 2017

This is a fast-paced presentation for anyone anticipating their retirement benefits and those currently receiving benefits. The workshop will update recent changes, discuss early retirement and present effective strategies that can maximize benefits. Participants will also learn how to negotiate the rules about working, either full or part time, while receiving benefits. Presenter is Kirk Larson, Public Affairs Specialist, from the Social Security Administration.

Guidance for Social Security 2018

Social Security is the cornerstone of retirement plans for most Americans.  The program continues to evolve and will do so in the future, especially in light of projections about the solvency of Social Security.  For individuals preparing to start their Social Security benefits, current and future changes may impact their retirement plans.  A little advance knowledge and a few simple tips might save thousands of dollars.  

“Social Security Retirement 2018” is a fast-paced presentation for anyone anticipating their benefits in the year ahead as well as those currently receiving benefits.  This informational workshop will be presented from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 7 at the Lakewood Senior Activity Center, 9112 Lakewood Dr., SW, Lakewood.

The presentation will be given by Kirk Larson, Western Washington Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Administration.  He has worked with the agency for over 25 years in both technical and supervisory roles.  Kirk has presented Social Security information throughout the west coast and has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows to discuss Social Security issues.   

One of the best ways to understand benefits is by opening and using your mySocial Security Online Account.  Before attending the class please open an account, printout, and bring your Social Security Statement.  www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount/.  If you need assistance in setting up your account, Kirk Larson will be around after the presentation to help.  

“The Social Security program has been much talked about,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, Manager of Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources.  “Current and prospective beneficiaries need to get the facts so they will know what’s coming.  It is especially important for individuals planning on retirement in the next year or two need to be accurately informed.  We are fortunate to have a Social Security expert explain the changes and how best to navigate the system.”  

The workshop will present strategies that can maximize benefits including when to begin receiving benefits and the advantages of making claims based on spousal work history.  Participants will also learn how to negotiate the rules about working, either full or part time, while receiving benefits.

“Social Security 2018” is jointly sponsored by the Pierce County Human Services Aging & Disability Resource Center and the Social Security Administration.  The presentation is free and there is no RSVP.  For more information, contact the Aging & Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600 or (800) 562-0332.