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Medicare Basics, What You Need to Know

Free

with John Holland

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 6, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
2 additional sessions through Dec 1, 2020

Do you or a loved one need help understanding your options with Medicare? Did you know there are two ways to get your Medicare: Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage? When should you take Part A, Part B? Do I need a Medigap (supplement) Plan, a Prescription Drug Plan (Part D)? How do Marketplace Plans work with Medicare? Are you already enrolled in Medicare and want to better understand your choices for switching plans and potentially saving money during the Annual Open Enrollment Period beginning in October? If you have answered YES to any of these questions, then this session is for you. Sponsored by the Southern Maine Agency on Aging our highly trained SHIP Counselors offer current, relevant, and unbiased information so that you can use to make an informed decision about your health insurance.

This one hour course is generously offered free of charge by the Southern Maine Area on Aging, donations to SMAAA are always gratefully accepted.

Instructor: John Holland, Certified SMP/SHIP
Section II: Tuesday, 10/6, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Section III: Tuesday, 11/3, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Section IV: Tuesday, 12/1, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: Free 

Foundations of Investing

$9

with Mark Morrison

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Live Online Class!

Investing isn’t one size fits all. Taking your investing knowledge to the next level can help you define a strategy that fits your family’s financial goals. This class is an expanded look at the “how” of creating an investment strategy as well as the investment components that form your financial picture. In this class we will have guest Hal Inman, Mortgage Network Loan Officer, to cover the application and credit evaluation process for multi-unit properties as well as the many different types of mortgages to consider.

Instructor: Mark Morrison
Tuesday, 10/6, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Online
Fee: $9

Budgeting Basics

Free

with Lisa Sweet

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 8, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

In this workshop, you will learn the basic components for building a budget. We will discuss money tracking, goal setting, and how having a sense of your overall financial situation can assist you in the process of building a budget.

Instructor: Lisa Sweet
Thursday, 10/8, 6:30 - 7:30 PM 
Location: Online
Fee: Free

Preparing Your Estate Plan

$9

with Mark Morrison

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

LIVE Online Class

Do you know where your assets will go when you die? If not, this seminar will help familiarize you with the basic steps of estate planning, including the function of a will and the different types of trusts. In this class, we have guest Attorney Paul Watson present. Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors are not estate planners and cannot provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your estate-planning attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your situation.

Presenter: Mark Morrison 
Thursday, 10/15, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Online - Zoom
Fee: $9

How to navigate Medicare.Gov and the Medicare Plan Finder Websites

Free

with John Holland

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 20, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
2 additional sessions through Dec 15, 2020

Are you someone who is comfortable going online to shop, or bank, or do your own research when making a purchase? Did you know that indications are that many Americans will spend more time researching a product or service than they will understanding their HealthCare Insurance option? If you are new to Medicare or, if you are considering looking for a more effective and appropriate Medicare Plan for yourself or a loved one, this course is for you. In this session you will be introduced to the most used tool on Medicare.Gov, the modernized Medicare Plan Finder. This newly designed and updated online web portal has many of the same features that you’ve used on most of the popular online shopping sites, such as enhanced search criteria, plans by name, plans at the lowest cost, and more. This tool will allow you to view online, in real-time, all the approved Medicare Advantage Plans (MAPs) and all the Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) that are available to you in your area. This course will focus primarily on navigating the Medicare.Gov website. This session will also show you how to create your own MyMedicare account and will have an in-depth review of the features and functionality of the Medicare Plan Finder. This will allow you to do your own personalized search for plans that best meet your Medicare insurance needs.

This one hour course is generously offered free of charge by the Southern Maine Area on Aging, donations to SMAAA are always gratefully accepted.

Instructor: John Holland, Certified SMP/SHIP
Section I: Tuesday, 9/15, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Section II: Tuesday, 10/20, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Section III: Tuesday, 11/17, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Section IV: Tuesday, 12/15, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: Free

Strategies for Independent Living

Free
Calendar Next available session starts Oct 21, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

There are many products, services, and ideas that can help an older adult maintain independence. This class looks at home safety, money and medication management, and daily activities as areas where function can be supported by simple strategies. This course is generously offered free of charge by the Southern Maine Agency on Aging, donations to SMAA are always gratefully accepted.

Presenter: Family Caregiver Specialist from SMAA
Wednesday, 10/21, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Online
Fee: Free

Healthcare and Social Security Retirement

$9

with Mark Morrison

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

LIVE Online Class

This seminar addresses the steps investors should take to prepare for health care costs (including Medicare and long-term care costs) to help ensure their retirement savings stay healthy. This is a double topic class. Social Security likely will be the foundation of your retirement income. Before you retire, it’s important to understand your options regarding Social Security and the impact your decisions have on your retirement. We’ll discuss how Social Security fits into your retirement income plan, when you should start taking benefits, and tax considerations. Guest resource will be Rolf Olsen.

Instructor: Mark Morrison
Tuesday, 11/10, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Online
Fee: $9

Entrepreneurial Equation

$9

with Mark Morrison

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

LIVE Online Class

As a business owner, you probably have your hands full minding day-to-day activities. Are you taking advantage of the financial strategies and tools available to help you run your business more effectively? Join us for this class to learn strategies to help you save time, attract and retain employees, and preserve your business for yourself and your heirs. In addition, this class will have guest Derek Stevenson, Varney Insurance.

Instructor: Mark Morrison
Tuesday, 11/17, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Online
Fee: $9





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