Aging Smart is a group of professionals who provide services in Gig Harbor.
We host FREE educational workshops where we share our expertise with you!
Topics vary on the 1st Tuesday of each month (January - May & September - November).
AGING SMART EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
@ GIG HARBOR’s ROUND TABLE PIZZA 5500 Olympic Dr., 98335
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION 5-6:30 pm
FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC and NO SALES PITCHES
Snacks & Beverages provided
TUESDAY, JAN 7, 2020 COMMUNITY LIVING & DEMENTIA CARE OPTIONS with Julie Thomson and Jody Gauthier
Learn the differences between Assisted Living, Independent Living, Adult Family Homes, Memory Care Communities and Continuing Care Retirement Communities. Learn from professionals that have worked in these types of locations for years. Plenty of time for questions and answers.
TUESDAY, FEB 4, 2020 LEGAL ESTATE PLANNING with Bryana Cross Bean
Attorney Bryana Cross Bean will discuss the most important estate planning documents including Wills, Trusts and Durable Powers of Attorney. Bryana will also explain what probate is and the way to avoid it. This will be an interactive presentation, so bring your questions!
TUESDAY, MAR 3, 2020 FINANCIAL PLANNING and VETERANS BENEFITS with Aaron Steele
A discussion about solutions to common financial challenges such as, bringing care into the home or moving into assisted living. How these changes affect your financial plan and how government programs can be implement as back-stops or safety nets.
TUESDAY, APR 7, 2020 TRANSITIONS / DOWNSIZING with Tina Baril, Beth Rahman, Michele Apodaca and Rebecca Rainsberger
Learn great downsizing tips from a professional move manager. Hear a Senior Real Estate Specialist explain your home selling options. An exclusive Reverse Mortgage Loan Advisor will explain how people 62 and older may qualify for a reverse purchase and have no mortgage payments. Plus, an Eldercare Placement Specialist will go over when one is wanting to move into a community living location and would like their choices narrowed down to specific needs and costs.
TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2020 SOCIAL SECURITY with John Reinmuth
Learn the different rules for Social Security retirement, spousal and survivor benefits. When you claim benefits makes a critical difference for the last 10 years of your life.
TUESDAY, SEPT 8, 2020 MEDICARE with Anthony Albert
Don’t be complacent in your Medicare coverage. Come learn what is new. If you are new to Medicare, get educated to save you money from the start. Questions and Answer time is included.
TUESDAY OCT 6, 2020 LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE with Kathleen North
Learn how developing a long-term care strategy can help you preserve independence, protect income and assets, and reassure your family about the future.
TUESDAY, NOV 3, 2020 STAY AT HOME / AGING IN PLACE with Heidi Werner, Denise Atkins and Deb Morris
Majority of people retiring in their home (or in community living) may need Home Care and/or a Home Health Care service. It is good to learn the difference. It is hard to make clear choices when one learns their spouse or parent is near their end of life. Understanding what Hospice and Palliative Care offers before a loved one is diagnosed as being terminally ill can be a blessing. This workshop also has a Certified Senior Advisor explaining the personal assistance and solutions needed for seniors covering organization, communication, social, well-being, banking/bill payment and personal planning.
*RSVP peferred to Julie Thomson at 253.732.3292 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Free to attend, open to the public. Please give all attendee names with RSVP.