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9-10 a.m.

Financial Planning and Income Generation in Retirement

We believe that it is critical that everyone have a financial plan in retirement. This seminar will review the simple truths we all need to understand in order to make smart financial decisions in preparation for and during retirement. We will touch on many topics related to retirement including, financial organizational techniques, understanding risk and income creation strategies.

Presented by Grey Terry a Chartered Financial Planning Counselor and Pamela Mitchell, Masters Financial Planning.

Simmons Wilkes Investment Advisors is a team of investment professionals registered with HighTower Securities, LLC, member FINRA, MSRB and SIPC & HighTower Advisors, LLC a registered investment advisor with the SEC. All securities are offered through HighTower Securities, LLC and advisory services are offered through HighTower Advisors, LLC.

HighTower Advisors, LLC, Two Monument Square, Suite 700, Portland, ME 04101 phone: (207) 420-8510.


Promoting Nutrition with Individuals in Assisted Living

Just as no two assisted living facilities are exactly the same, neither are the residents who reside under their care. There are numerous factors that must be considered by the team of assisted living professionals in order to optimize positive nutritional status. A few of the most important factors to analyze are; a current physical assessment , careful review of lifetime and current eating patterns, meal-snack intake, and a review of risk factors such as but not limited to dementia, depression and poor dentition. We will examine real-life situations in an effort to provide practical and helpful hints toward promoting optimum nutrition for those residing in both independent and assisted living settings.

Presented by Susan Kezal, director of admissions and community relations at Fallbrook Woods Residential Care at 60 Merrymeeting Drive in Portland. She is also a licensed dietetic technician who remains passionate about providing quality nutrition for residents. Susan has enjoyed a rewarding career in long term care and assisted living facilities for more than 20 years. Call her at 207-274-6834.

11 a.m.-noon

Current Trends in Total Joint Replacement

Join Dr. Brian McGrory from Maine Medical Partners – Orthopedics to learn about the amazing progress being made in joint replacement. People are having minimally invasive hip replacements and going home the next day! Knee surgeries have changed to the point where recovery is much faster and less painful. Ask questions and hear about changes in joint replacement surgery from one of the leading surgeons in the state.

Noon-1 p.m.

Elder and Family Mediation – a process to help families work out conflicts as they arise.

Differing options, opinions and family dynamics can make decision making complicated and difficult at the very time when important issues need to be resolved. This is hard on everyone involved. The good news; mediation can help you and your family develop a plan to best meet everyone’s needs, help you decide on next steps as well as providing you tools for handling the rough places along the way.

Nancy Markowitz, Advantage Home Care, Nancy mediator trainer at the University of Southern Maine and program director at Volunteers of America Northern New England. Nancy also worked at the Muskie School for Public Policy.

1-2 p.m.

10 Secrets to a Successful Life

Stress can raise havoc with your entire body impacting the nervous system, first. Give your life a boost- mind, body and soul with Dr. Vance’s 10 secrets to success!

Presented by Dr. Mitchell Vance of HealthSource Portland. Find him at 780-1070 or www.HealthSourcePortland.com www.facebook.com/HealthSourceOfPortland.

2-3 p.m.

Veterans – Facts about Your VA Burial Benefits

Will the government pay for my funeral? Will it pay for my burial? What burial benefits are available? Do I qualify? How do I request the benefits that I want? May I do so before my death? So many questions! This program educates veterans and their spouses on the burial benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, who is eligible to receive these benefits, and how to access them. Seminar guests may request a free Veterans Planning Guide which details 10 important facts about VA Burial Benefits and provides the appropriate forms needed to apply for these benefits. Bring your questions and get the important facts.

Presented by Jane Mullen , Seminar Specialist, Dignity Memorial Funeral Homes

207-775-3763 – Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home – Portland.

207-846-4011 – Lindquist Funeral Home – Yarmouth.


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