Planning for Retirement?

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Are you getting ready to retire and not sure what you need to know before you take the big step? The Hopkinton Senior Center is ready to help you answer all your questions with some very important seminars on Saturday, October 20, from 9am to 12 pm. These seminars are perfect for all you Baby Boomers as well as working seniors. With the many services available that morning, you’ll be able to obtain the answers you need to get all your affairs in order.

Starting at 9 am, “Medicare 101” is the first seminar scheduled. S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) counselor Lou Peralta will be on hand to guide you through the various parts and options of Medicare; what it does and does not cover, costs, enrollment periods, prescription coverage, etc.

“Estate Planning for Consumers” is scheduled at 10 am. Kathleen Nealon, Elder Law Attorney, Nealon and Nealon will show you how to designate trusted individuals to make financial and healthcare decisions for you if need be. Kathleen is no stranger to the senior center; she has been here many times to guide the seniors how to plan and maintain control of their future.

Both Lou and Kathleen are an important part of the senior center; they both have done so much to help so many seniors and believe me, they are very much appreciated!

Besides these two seminars, there will also be representatives available for the following services:

S.H.I.N.E Counseling
Sign up for an appointment with Lou—after his seminar, he’ll be available to help you individually to discuss the best Medicare plans for you.

Veterans Agent
Veterans Agent John Givner will be on hand to assist with any benefits that might be available to you.

Assessor’s Office
Liz Sher, the Administrative Assistant will let you know about the tax rebate programs that are available to assist qualified senior homeowners.

Fuel Assistance and SNAP Food Program
Mary McLeod and Marlene Troupes, Senior Center Outreach Workers will explain these two programs and will help qualified seniors with the application process.

Computer Assistance
Many of our seniors are interested in learning how to use a computer, especially in this age of “emails” and “Facebook” users. The Computer Room Volunteers will be on hand will help you with any computer need including the Medicare website.

These are all things you really need to know before you retire, so I recommend you take the few hours on Saturday, October 20 and attend these seminars. You’ll leave the senior center with all kinds of information that will help you with this next chapter of your life.

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