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Senior citizens can receive free advise on retirement

By Norwalk Reflector Staff • Sep 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM

SANDUSKY – Serving Our Seniors has received a grant from the Ohio Department of Commerce for Financial Literacy Education for Erie County older adults who are retired or preparing for retirement. The project aims to help residents learn strategies on how best to afford their retirement.

Serving Our Seniors will host six programs on “Money Matters: Ask an Expert” in Castalia, Huron, Milan, Perkins, Sandusky and Vermilion over the next nine months. Topics cover a variety of issues on successful retirement, including the basics of Social Security, elder financial abuse and protecting assets, debt and credit, budgeting, savings, taxes, housing and healthcare considerations. Local experts will share information pertaining to managing your finances in retirement and will be available to answer questions from participants.

The first four sessions of Money Matters: Ask an Expert will be offered at Perkins High School, Room 102, from 11 a.m. to noon on four Wednesdays in October.

Donna Green, OSU Extension Office consumer and family sciences educator, will present information on “Balancing the Budget in Retirement” on Wednesday. Steve Hafner, UBS Financial Advisor, will present ”5 Ways that Technology is Changing How We Age” on Oct. 10. Dan McLaughlin, elder financial abuse investigator, will talk about how to prevent elder financial abuse on Oct. 17. Don Hanck, CPA, Barnes Wendling, will talk about Social Security and retirement income considerations on Oct. 24.

All sessions are free and open to the public but registration is strongly encouraged to ensure that participants receive session materials. For information call Serving Our Seniors at 419-624-1856 to register.

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