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FREE PUBLIC WORKSHOPS ON AGING AND RETIREMENT PLANNING SOLUTIONS FOR 2015 TO BE HELD ALONG FRONT RANGE

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DENVER, CO – (January 15, 2015) – In response to the growing needs of Colorado’s baby boomers, a series of free public workshops on  “Aging and Retirement Planning Solutions” will be held along the Front Range in 2015.  The events are open to the public.   Space is limited; for reservation information call
(303) 468-2820.

 

JANUARY 26,  10:45am - 12:30pm, Lunch and Learn, catered by Panera Bread:

Buck Recreation Center, 2004 Powers Avenue, Littleton, CO 80120

RSVP: (303) 468-2820

 

JANUARY 27, 5:30pm, Refreshments served:

Brookdale Place, 10 West Monument Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

RSVP: (303) 468-2820

 

FEBRUARY 3, 1:30pm, Refreshments served:

Atria Senior Living,2310 9th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80503

RSVP: (303) 468-2820

 

FEBRUARY 10, 10:45am - 12:30pm, Lunch and Learn, catered by Panera Bread:

Highlands Ranch Community Center-The Recreation Center at Northridge, 8801 Broadway, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

RSVP: (303) 468-2820

 

FEBRUARY 17, 10:45am - 12:30pm, Lunch and Learn, catered by Panera Bread:

Loveland Public Library, 300 North Adams Avenue, Loveland, CO 80537

RSVP: (303) 468-2820

 

FEBRUARY 19, 10:45am - 12:30pm, Lunch and Learn, catered by Panera Bread:

Ft. Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Ft. Collins, CO 80526

RSVP: (303) 468-2820

 

FEBRUARY 23, 10:45am - 12:30pm, Lunch and Learn, catered by Panera Bread:

Lone Tree Recreation Center, 10249 RidgeGate Circle, Lone Tree, CO 80124

RSVP: (303) 468-2820

 

FEBRUARY 24, 10:45am - 12:30pm, Lunch and Learn, catered by Panera Bread:

Loveland Public Library, 300 North Adams Avenue, Loveland, CO 80537

RSVP: (303) 468-2820

 

FEBRUARY 26, 10:45am - 12:30pm, Lunch and Learn, catered by Panera Bread:

Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Ft. Collins, CO 80526

RSVP: (303) 468-2820

 

MARCH 11, 10:45am - 12:30pm, Lunch and Learn, catered by Panera Bread:

Highlands Ranch Community Center-The Recreation Center at Northridge, 8801 Broadway, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

RSVP: (303) 468-2820

 

MARCH 12, 10:45am - 12:30pm, Lunch and Learn, catered by Panera Bread:

St. Francis of Assisi Church, 2746 East Fifth Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104

RSVP: (303) 468-2820

 

MARCH 18, 5:00- 6:30pm, Dinner and Learn, catered by Panera Bread:

Broomfield Senior Center, 280 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO 80020

RSVP: (303) 468-2820

 

MARCH 30, 10:45am - 12:30pm, Lunch and Learn, catered by Panera Bread:

Buck Recreation Center, 2004 Powers Avenue, Littleton, CO 80120

RSVP: (303) 468-2820

 

Jim Brown, a speaker and Certified Long Term Care Senior Advisor to The Council on Aging said, “We’ve had great demand for these workshops from retirees and families who want to learn about aging and health planning options.  The number one concern of baby boomers is outliving their income resources, and health care.”

 

The workshop will cover planning tips, strategies and laws to avoid the dilemma of spending down the hard-earned nest egg when a medical crisis occurs.  Long-term care costs are one of the main reasons that retirees deplete their savings and lose assets.  Speakers will represent alternatives for retirees to purchasing long-term care insurance.  No products will be endorsed or sold.  Solutions offered include insights about 2015 estate plan laws that may help protect families and their aging lives ones.  Workshops are free and open to the public.

 

According to the Colorado Department of Human Services website, “Colorado has one of the fastest growing aging populations in the U.S.  From the years 2011 to 2021, the number of older adults in Colorado will increase 54%.” ( Colorado Commission on Aging, 2014.)  The growth of the over 65 population grew faster than the total state population, and is the first time in Colorado’s history where the population over 65 grew at a faster rate than the state population (2012 statistics, www.colorado.gov).

 

“Colorado is home approximately 1.5 million persons over age 50; 820,000 persons over 60; 370,000 over 70; and 140,000 over 80. The proportion of females rises with each age group to 63% of the 80+ group.”  ( http://www.aoa.gov , June, 2012.)

 

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit service and advocacy organization representing older adults and the community organizations that serve them.  Their goal is to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020.  Their mission is to identify the needs, concerns, and issues of adults (60 and older) and to advise and advocate for services that best meet their needs.

 

Centenarians are a fast growing segment of the American population. Over 650 Coloradans are 100 years and older.  Four out of every five centenarians is a woman.   In 2021, the U.S. Census Bureau predicts there will be more than 1,100 Coloradans over age 100.  Also, by the year 2050 there will be over 850,000 centenarians in the United States.

 

Space is limited at each workshop. Call (303) 468-2820 to RSVP or to inquire about additional dates that may be added.  Scheduled speakers for the workshop include:  Jim Brown, Certified Long Term Care Specialist and Senior Advisor to the Council of Aging.  Jim has worked in the insurance and financial planning industry for nearly 30 years.  He is also a speaker on the topic of long-term care strategies designed to help aging loved ones find the right pre-planning solution to pay for care and stay in their own homes without placing their personal assets at risk.   Skip Reynolds, J.D., MBA, Elder Law and Long Term Care Specialist.  Skip gives informational seminars on legal issues associated with estate planning. His special emphasis is on protecting the
assets of aging loved ones and educating families about complicated laws and the best options.Caroline Werner, Certified Long Term Care Specialist.

 

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