Successful retirement means making important decisions and planning ahead for financial, medical, legal, social and other retirement challenges.   The PPACG Area Agency on Aging and Ent Credit Union are partnering for their 5th consecutive year to offer this successful series.  The series provides the knowledge and tools soon-to-be retirees need to get a “jump start” on their future.    Adults 55-65 or those planning to retire in the next five years are encouraged to attend.

All classes are 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at PPACG Area Agency on Aging, 14 S. Chestnut Street, Colorado Springs and are free of charge.  Registration is required; please call 471-2096.

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019: Social Security Benefits Presented by Josh Weller, Public Affairs Specialist, SSA — Learn the basics of Social Security, including options for receiving your retirement benefits. 
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019:   Medicare – Who Me?  Presented by Roma Costanza, AAA/SHIP Medicare Specialist/Case Manager — Putting it all together with Medicare A, B, and D coverage, enrollment options, and other insurance choices.  
  • Monday, April 22, 2019:   Estate Planning presented by Skip Morgan, Attorney-at-Law — Learn about wills, medical and financial powers of attorney, living wills and creating a vital information list, including the location of your will and a list of personal contacts.
  • Thursday, May 2, 2019:  Retirement By Design presented by Jane Barton, MTS, MASM, CSA. Founder of Cardinal, LLC and the Caregiving Ambassador for AARP Colorado — How do you choose to age and ultimately retire? By default or by design? Life happens. We react. A common scenario resulting in a less than desirable journey. So, how can you increase the odds that you will experience an EXTRAordinary life—a retirement that you love? First, understand the aging process (all facets). Second, identify traveling companions. Third, evaluate the environment. And finally, discern what fills you up, brings you joy, and gets you out of bed every day! Retire By Design—YOUR Design!