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Financial Series

Phelps and Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services will be hosting a three-part series on Planning for Your Future. The presentations will be held from 6:00 – 7:30 pm on the first Tuesday of the month in the Auditorium.

Tuesday, April 1:
Estate Planning/Elder Law 101

Nuts and Bolts of Estate Planning to Preserve Your Assets
Speaker: Rita K. Gilbert, Esq.

Tuesday, May 6:
Nuts and Bolts

Making Your Money LastThrough Retirement
Speaker: Robert Leitner, CFP

Tuesday, June 3:
How Do I Pay for Long-Term Care?

Planning With/Without Long-Term Care Insurance
Speaker: Abe Gruenwald, CLU andLee Hoffman, Esq.

Whether you are in the early stages of planning your retirement or already retired, these programs will provide valuable information to guide you along in the process.

Spirituality Series

Vitality will offer a four-part series on spirituality, presented by the Reverend Dr. Carole Johannsen, Phelps Chaplain. The programs are scheduled for Wednesdays in April from 9:00 – 10:30 am in the Phelps Auditorium.

Wednesday, April 2:
The Grace of Aging: Growing Into Wisdom

Beyond physical and financial health, what are our spiritual (not religious) needs? How does wisdom grow out of seeking spiritual health?

Wednesday, April 9:
Forgiveness: the Struggle and the Relief

Forgiving others and forgiving oneself is not easy at any age, but as we grow older, the burden gets heavier and the time gets shorter.

Wednesday, April 23:
YOUR Death, YOUR Way

Plan your funeral so it is YOUR funeral and not something generic. Families are so grateful when they know what their deceased loved one wanted, and the process can be done creatively, and with good humor.

April 30:
Writing an Ethical Will

A letter written to your descendants that records your values and wishes, the knowledge of your experience, and the wisdom gained. It requires a look back at your life, and a look forward to your legacy.

Living Well: A Program for Seniors with Chronic Health Problems

The Living Well – Livable Communities program, developed at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, is a series of six workshops designed to help seniors manage their chronic health problems. The workshops are given by specially trained volunteers who are learning to deal with their own long-term health problems. Having seniors take more responsibility for managing their health can improve the quality of their life and help them maintain a more active lifestyle. The trainers provide seniors with strategies to modify their behavior through physical activity and exercise, changes in their diet and techniques to handle pain, frustration and fatigue. Seniors also learn how to use medications correctly and ways to communicate more effectively with their families and healthcare providers. Participants develop a plan and set weekly goals that help them realize success through small, incremental steps.

The Living Well program is offered in partnership with Westchester Community College, which coordinates the Livable Communities programs for northern Westchester County. It is funded by New York State’s Office for the Aging through Westchester County’s Department of Senior Programs and Services.

The workshops run from April 23 to May 28 from 9:00 – 11:30 am in Room 235 of the 755 Building on the Phelps campus.

The Breakfast Club, Mind Games, Cool Conversations and Senior Steps also continue. To find out more about the Vitality programs or to register, please contact Ellen Woods at 914-366-3937 or ewoods@pmhc.us.

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