Thursday Sep 20 2012 1:15 PM
Retirement is everyone's goal. But good retirement takes good planning. And it isn't all about money either. How people plan during the last two to five years of work before retirement can make a world of difference. "Retiring Soon? Prepare!" provides the tools and resources that everyone will need to use as they approach that retirement date.
"We have all heard stories of people who retire and then fall apart," said Aaron Van Valkenburg, Manager of Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources. "A good, healthy retirement means that people give thought to a wide variety of issues – everything from how you will spend each day to how you are going to stay mentally and physically sharp."
"Retiring Soon? Prepare!" is a two-hour workshop by Elder Law Attorney Rajiv Nagaich. It emphasizes that an effective, healthy and enjoyable retirement demands a "big picture" approach that includes a broad range of issues. Among the issues that will be covered are retirement resources (Medicare, Medicaid, VA benefits), health issues, housing, finances, legal concerns, re-careering and volunteering.
The free workshop will be held at numerous locations throughout Pierce County.• Oct 1 – Pierce County Annex – noon to 2 p.m. (2401 S. 35th St, Main Conf. Room, Tacoma) • Oct 2 – Puyallup Activity Center – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (210 W. Pioneer, Puyallup) • Oct 4 – Lakewood Senior Activity Center – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (9112 Lakewood Dr. S.W., Lakewood) • Oct 8 – Bonney Lake Senior Center – 6:30-8:30 p.m. (19304 Bonney Lake Blvd E., Bonney Lake) • Nov 19 – Narrows Glen – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (8201 Sixth Ave, Tacoma)• Nov 20 – Patriots Landing – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (1600 Marshall Cir # 100, DuPont)• Nov 28 – Harbor Place at Cottesmore – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (1016 29th St., NW, Gig Harbor)• Nov 29 – Resurrection Lutheran Church – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (4301 Browns Point Blvd. NE, Tacoma)
"Retiring Soon? Prepare!" is sponsored by Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources. No RSVP is required. For details call (253) 798-4600 or (800) 562-0332.
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