You are never too young to start thinking about, and planning for retirement. This four-part series titled “Not Your Grandparent’s Retirement: Planning Now for the Future You Want, 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 prepare for this significant life transition. Please register for any, or all, of the sessions online at http://cms.grcc.edu/currentlearning or call Staff Development at ext. 4285.

SESSION 1: PREPARING FOR LIFE TRANSITIONS RATHER THAN RETIREMENT. 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.

Tue May 21, 2013

10 AM – 12 PM

Room 124 ATC

SESSION 2 CONFIRMING, RESTORING OR ESTABLISHING DIRECTION THAT MOTIVATES. In this highly interactive session – 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 you want.

Tue May 28, 2013

10 AM – 12 PM

Room 124 ATC

SESSION 3: EXPLORING IMPACT ISSUES. 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.

Tue Jun 4, 2013

10 AM – 12 PM

Room 124 ATC

SESSION 4: FINANCIAL PREPAREDNESS. 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.

Tue Jun 11, 2013

10 AM – 12 PM

Room 124 ATC

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