This four-part series is designed for those who wish to explore and prepare for the future that they want in retirement. Whether a “traditional” or “non-traditional” retirement is desired, our program will help you to prepare for this significant life transition. Each weekly session will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in room 103, Sneden Hall on the GRCC DeVos Campus, located at 415 East Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. [More Information (.pdf)]
Preparing For Life Transitions Rather Than Retirement
Monday, September 26, 2011
This session, featuring Paul Phifer, career and life direction specialist, will explore life stages, transitions, priorities, and lifestyle issues, as well as traditional verses holistic approaches to retirement.
Confirming, Restoring or Establishing Direction That Motivates
Monday, October 3, 2011
In this highly interactive session – also featuring Paul Phifer, career and life direction specialist – you will be guided through several self-assessment activities designed to clarify your values, interests and skills in preparation for the future that you want.
Exploring Impact Issues
Monday, October 10, 2011
This session, led by educational gerontologist, Mike Faber, will help you explore a wide range of potential barriers that you will need to overcome in order for you to stay “on track.” These include aging-related health/wellness, caregiving, loneliness/ relationships, discrimination, lack of purpose, spirituality, loss of self-esteem, fear, crime/safety, purposeful activities, civic engagement/giving back, societal expectations/trends, change, work (both paid and unpaid), and more.
Monday, October 17, 2011
This session, led by Jeffrey Noeker, Area Investment Manager for Fifth Third Securities, licensed since 1993, will give you a broad overview of financial issues that you may encounter before and during your retirement. These include borrowing basics, investing basics, pensions, social security, 401Ks, traditional IRAs, insurance, financial planning and more.
Cost: $50.00 per participant. Your registration fee provides for free parking, refreshments and a copy of the bestselling book What Color Is Your Parachute? For Retirement: Planning Now for the Life You Want, as well as handouts and materials. Scholarship support is available for those in need. For more information, contact Mike Faber at (616) 234-3483.
Registration is Required – To Register:
Phone: (616) 234-3400
Online: www.grcc.edu/workforcetraining (click on Older Learner Center).
Seating is limited. Register today!