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Get Ready for Retirement at an AARP Workshop in Paia
Retirement isn’t as simple as reaching age 65 and quitting your job.
It takes planning and the earlier you start the better. You need to think about when to take Social Security, how to pay for health insurance, and how much you can spend on living expenses and just enjoying life.
That’s why AARP Hawaii is holding a free “Think of Your Future” workshop in Paia on Saturday, August 19. The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the Kaunoa Senior Center, 401 Alakapa Place, in rooms 101 and 102.
No individual advice will be given and no products or services promoted or sold. The workshop is just about helping you plan for retirement and you don’t have to be an AARP member to attend.
The following sessions are included in the workshop:
• 10 Steps to Get Ready for Retirement – Many pre-retirees overlook the rising cost of medical care. According to estimates, the savings needed to cover most health care expenses in retirement, including premiums, is $116,000 for men and $131,000 for women.
• Understanding Your Social Security Retiree Benefits – Begin claiming your benefits at age 62 and your monthly check will be 76 percent less than if you wait until age 70. Conversely, some people need the money or fear they won’t live long enough to collect what they paid into the system.
• Medicare 101 – You generally have a seven-month window to sign up, starting three months prior to turning 65. Not doing so could trigger late penalties and delay coverage – unless you’re covered beyond 65 by insurance from your or your spouse’s employer.
Register at https://AARP.cvent.com/future8-19 or call toll free 1-877-926-8300.
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members, including about 150,000 in Hawaii, and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services
Date: Saturday, August 19th, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Kaunoa Senior Center Spreckelsville
401 Alakapa Pl
Paia, HI USA 96779
Island Area: North Maui
Location Details: Reservations for activities may be made in person or by phone. Most events are for people 55 and older.