Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May Classes on Aging

Our partner Live and Learn Bethesda is offering several classes on aging this May at the Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center:

Protecting Yourself from Elder Financial Abuse (Class 219)

This presentation and workshop will introduce participants to the specifics of Elder Financial Abuse---How it can happen and how to prepare to prevent it. Participants will be given specific recommendations, information and tools to protect their assets from scams, predators and other financial abusers. One in five adults over the age of 65 have been victims of financial scams. The national amount stolen from older adults is between 2-4 billion dollars annually. Older adults can and should plan to protect their assets from these abuses. Lunch & Learn (Both Provided)

Presenter: Barbara Mulitz, Elder Care Attorney

Date: Wednesday, May 15 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Cost: $12

Unlocking Social Security Mysteries Workshop (Class 269)

During this workshop you will learn things that you might not know about Social Security and how it could help you make better informed decisions. For most middle income couples, Social Security in fact makes up 20% - 50% of their retirement income-often upwards of $500,000 in lifetime benefits. With so much at stake, when and how to elect Social Security may be the most important decision middle income couples make in retirement. Join us to learn how to unlock the potentials of Social Security. The author's book will be available to purchase at half price ($8.50). Lunch & Learn (Both Provided)

Presenter: Alexander Parris, Financial Advisor, Author

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Cost: $12

Aging in Place and in the Community - How to be an Effective Caregiver (Class 215)

One in seven people in the United States is providing some kind of care and support for a family member. This workshop will provide strategies to be an effective caregiver at all stages of the process, from planning ahead, locating resources and support, self-care for the caregiver, and handling changing roles and relationships. Lunch will be provided.

Presenters: Bill Amt, Iona Clinical Social Worker; Sharon O'Connor, Iona's Wellness and Arts Center Director

Date: Thursday, May 30, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Cost: $12

Aging in Place and in the Community - Retirement and Beyond (Class 216)

This practical workshop is designed for retirees (or those planning their retirement) who are eager to remain active, engaged and connected. Learn how to make rewarding choices that reflect your skills, abilities, interests and curiosities.

Presenters: Lylie Fisher, Iona's Director of Community Engagement; Capital City Nurses

Date: Thursday, May 30, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Cost: $10

You can view the Live & Learn Bethesda catalog and register online at www.liveandlearnbethesda.org. contact Live & Learn by email at info@liveandlearnbethesda.org or by calling 301-740-6150.