Pierce County News Release
Retirement is everyone’s goal. But a successful retirement takes proper planning. How people plan during the last 2-5 years of work before retirement can make a world of difference. “Retiring Soon? Prepare!” provides the tools and resources that everyone will need to use as they approach that retirement date.
“We have all heard stories of people who retire and then fall apart,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, Manager of Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources. “A good, healthy retirement means that people give thought to a wide variety of issues – everything from how you will spend each day to how you are going to stay mentally and physically sharp.”
“Retiring Soon? Prepare!” is a 2-hour workshop. It emphasizes that an effective, healthy and enjoyable retirement demands a “big picture” approach that includes a broad range of issues. Among the issues that will be covered are retirement resources (Medicare, Medicaid, VA benefits), health issues, housing, finances, legal concerns, re-careering and volunteering.
The free workshop will be held at numerous locations throughout Pierce County.
- Monday, Nov. 19 – Narrows Glen – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. - 8201 Sixth Ave, Tacoma
- Tuesday, Nov. 20 – Patriots Landing – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. - 1600 Marshall Cir # 100, DuPont
- Wednesday, Nov. 28 – Harbor Place at Cottesmore – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. - 1016 29th St., NW, Gig Harbor
- Thursday, Nov. 29 – Resurrection Lutheran Church – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. - 4301 Browns Point Blvd. NE, Tacoma