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Charlotte Spring Workshops and Programs

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Life Reimagined
The life you’ve dreamed of having is actually very possible. To make it real doesn’t require major tasks or grand gestures. It’s about making small and simple steps to help you figure out what you really want, and then starting to make that happen. Join us for a Life Reimagined Check Up and discover the real possibilities within yourself.
Upcoming Sessions:
May 5, 10:30am. Cornelius Public Library. Info and Registration.
May 20, 1:00pm. Levine Senior Center. Info and Registration.
June 18, 6:00pm. Beatties Ford Library. Info and Registration.

Living Longer, Living Smarter
AARP's four part series aimed at increasing awareness on the depth and breadth of long-term care and the benefits of planning. Informed by reseasch, this initaives resources engage women and men as leaders within families, informal networks, and communities to learn about long-term care, actively plan for a secure future and share what they learn with others. The series' four parts include:

Your Health
You need to stay healthy if you wan to live independently. This session offers tips for
assessing health risks, staying healthy, caring for yourself and a loved one.
Upcoming Sessions:
May 5, 1pm. Scaleybark Library.  Info and Registration.
June 2, 6pm. Hickory Grove Library. Info and Registration.
July 11, 1pm. Sugar Creek Library. Info and Registration.

Your Finances

One of the most important parts of planning for long term care is figuring out how to pay for it. This session will give you an idea of the costs of common options. You’ll learn what is—and isn’t—covered by the government and insurance.
Upcoming Sessions:
May 12, 1pm. Scaleybark Library.  Info and Registration.
June 9, 6pm. Hickory Grove Library. Info and Registration.
July 18, 1pm. Sugar Creek Library. Info and Registration.

Your Home and Community

Deciding where you want to live is critical. This session offers advice for staying in your home and explores other options.
Upcoming Sessions:
May 26, 1pm. Scaleybark Library. Info and Registration.
June 16, 6pm. Hickory Grove Library. Info and Registration.
July 25, 1pm. Sugar Creek Library. Info and Registration.

Your Wishes

Give your loved ones clear instructions about what you want them to do, should you need them to act for you. This session discusses important documents you should prepare for them.
Upcoming Sessions:
May 19, 1pm. Scaleybark Library. Info and Registration.

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June 23, 6pm. Hickory Grove Library. Info and Registration.
August 1, 1pm. Sugar Creek Library. Info and Registration.

Finances 50+
Developed by AARP Foundation and the Charles Schwab Foundation, this three-part course helps participants map out an action plan for finding financial freedom. Free of charge and completely non-commercial, Finances 50+ focuses on budgeting, managing credit and debt, and building and protecting your assets. Appropriate for all ages.
Upcoming Sessions:
May 2, 10:30am. Part 1. Beatties Ford Library. Info and Registration.
May 9, 10:30am Part 2. Beatties Ford Library. Info and Registration.
May 16, 10:30am. Part 3. Beatties Ford Library. Info and Registration.

July 10, 11:00am. Part 1. Cornelius Library. Info and Registration.
July 17, 11:00am. Part 2. Cornelius Library. Info and Registration.
July 24, 11:00am. Part 3. Cornelius Library. Info and Registration.

 

50+ Worker Workshops
Many of today's older workers and jobseekers feel they are at unique disadvantage because of their age. But experience is a valuable asset that most employers want! AARP offers workshops on resume building, using LinkedIn and a primer on age discrimination in the workplace to those older workers looking to retool themselves with knowledge needed to secure employment.
Upcoming Sessions:
May 4, 6pm. Resume Building for 50+. South County Library. Info and Registration.
July 18, Resume Building for 50+. West Blvd Library. Info and Registration.
July 23, 1pm. Resume Building for 50+. Main Branch Library. Info and Registration.

All of these programs are free and completely non-commercial. For more information on these sessions and AARP's work in the Charlotte area, contact Mike Olender, Associate State Director, at 704 359 7407 or molender@aarp.org.

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