Oct 31

Money Management sessions set in five Missouri counties

Date: October 31, 2017 | Category: News

Care Connection for Aging Services is launching a new money management informational seminar for women in five Missouri counties.
The seminar, titled “Money Management: What Every Woman Should Know,” will be presented for free in November and December in Pettis, Marshall, Johnson, Lafayette and Henry counties. The session will be repeated monthly in each of those counties through June 2018.
The 90-minute seminar is targeted to women, but open to all so that spouses, adult children or potential caregivers may attend.
The easy-to-understand material will include women’s retirement challenges, income needs and sources, savings and investments, credit card debt, long-term care insurance, financial planning professionals and a financial to-do list.
Rona McNally, Director of Special Projects for Care Connection, said the goal is to address concerns that surfaced during a needs assessment of seniors in the area.
In the study, many seniors reported concerns about having enough income to meet basic needs such as food, medical care, housing and utilities.
Because men have traditionally taken care of finances, senior women are often especially vulnerable, McNally said.
“That’s why we are addressing these sessions to women and the people who care about them,” McNally said. “Senior women often know little about their finances and yet are often left to navigate them without help. We want to equip women with the resources to learn what they need to know. Participants will leave the session with free, objective information and resources.”
The agency will not sell or recommend any products or services.
Here is the schedule for November and December:
• Sedalia Senior Center, 312 S. Washington, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and Dec. 20
• Marshall Senior Center, 14 E. Morgan, 1 p.m. Nov. 9 and Dec. 14.
• Warrensburg Senior Center, 445 E. Gay St., 2 p.m. Nov. 17.
• Holden Senior Center, 204 W. Second St., 2 p.m. Dec. 15.
• Odessa Senior Center, 217 S. Second, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 30.
• Margaret Gray Center, 811 C S. Business Highway 13, Lexington, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 14.
• Clinton Senior Center, 970 E. Sedalia, Clinton, 4 p.m. Nov. 21.
• Windsor Senior Center, 201 S. Main, 10 a.m. Dec. 19.
Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-748-7826. An RSVP is not required but would be appreciated so that session materials will be available.
Care Connection received support for this project from the Retirement Research Foundation. The curriculum was developed by WISER, Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement.
Care Connection is an area agency on aging serving 13 counties in West Central Missouri. Its mission is to provide resources and services that empower people to create healthy aging experiences. For more information about the seminars, contact the local senior center or call Penny Humphrey at 1-800-748-7826.