The Marshfield Council on Aging will offer a 'Learn to Age Well' open house for retirees on Saturday April 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at the senior center at 230 Webster St.
MARSHFIELD -- With an eye on the next generation of retirees, the Marshfield Council on Aging will offer a 'Learn to Age Well' open house on Saturday April 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Senior Center at 230 Webster St.
The event is geared to those who are thinking of retirement or have very recently retired. It will include four workshops. The overall theme is that a satisfying retirement can be found by planning ahead and involves more than having enough money.
The workshops will explore quality of life, personal happiness and strategies for enjoying different pursuits. There will be suggestions for developing individual retirement plans.
The senior center staff also want to encourage people in their 50s or early 60s to learn more about the Marshfield senior center, its wide range of activities and resources.
The workshops will focus on how to make the most of other possibilities once a career or job winds down. Suzanne Allmendinger, volunteer at the Senior Center, said "The purpose is twofold -- to provide pertinent information to those thinking of retirement and also to encourage the ‘younger seniors' in our community to come into the Senior Center and check out what a vibrant place it is!"
It has been a challenge to reach out to the seniors who are still working, she said, because "they don't meet anywhere, they are not organized like those who have retired."
The open house schedule is:
From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. there will be a continental breakfast, tours, information tables and demonstrations of wood carving, yoga, stretching activities.
The workshops start at 10 a.m. and run until noon. There are two workshops each hour; people will have to select one at each session.
From 10 to 11 a.m.: "Maximizing Your Social Security Benefit" led by David Corman, president of Generations Asset Preservation in Braintree; "Retirement Lifestyle Training 101" by Nate Murray, managing partner of Visiting Angels and Kim Bennett, director of Visiting Angels in Marshfield.
From 11 a.m. to noon: "Downsizing" presented by Janet LaBerge, owner of Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap and Good Deeds Thrift Store in Pembroke; "Holistic Retirement and Estate Planning" by Mark Rowlette, president of South Shore Retirement Services in Hingham.
To register in advance, call 781-834-5581 or stop by the front desk of the Senior Center.
The continental breakfast is sponsored by The Proprietors Green senior living community.
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