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Wisdom, Wonder and Wellness:
COD Senior Expo 2015

Join us for a FREE community event presented by College of DuPage Continuing Education! This year's even aligns with Money Smart Week®, with a special focus on financial literacy. 

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 12:30 to 4 p.m.
College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn
Homeland Security Education Center (HEC), Room 1022
Refreshments will be served.

The COD Senior Expo is a free event with more than 20 free seminars and classes that will inform and entertain. Experience all that the DuPage County area has to offer for a full life at any age!

Register today!
Your completed registration form serves as your entry for a chance to win great raffle prizes!

Event Schedule

Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

12:45 to 1:30 p.m.

Keynote: Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter
Mock Courtroom, HEC 1022

1:30 to 4 p.m.

One-on-One Financial Planning Consultations by the Financial Planning Association of Illinois
Certified Financial Planner Professionals will answer your questions about investing and financial planning in complimentary one-on-one consultations.
HEC Atrium

1:40 to 2:20 p.m.

Social Security: Strategize to Maximize
Jon Theeke, CFP, ChFc, Thrivent Financial
When it comes to navigating the Social Security landscape, the choices can be overwhelming. Learn about this important benefit and how to optimize the benefit for you and your spouse.
Mock Courtroom, HEC 1022

Frauds and Scams
Tom Brady, Associate Dean Homeland Security Education Center
Learn how to not become a victim of frauds and scams.
HEC 1020

Natural Skincare for +50
Melissa Armstrong, owner of Cleanse in Truth Skincare Clinic
A licensed esthetician shows you what to do—the natural way.
HEC 1002

Retire Your Way
Brad Rosley, CFP, Fortune Financial Group, Inc.
Discuss retirement asset protection, long-term care and life insurance.
HEC 1009

Stretch Your Dollar without Budgeting
Laura LeBelle, LFE Institute
Control spending, plug the financial "leaks," and find more money in every paycheck—without budgeting.
HEC 1007

2:30 to 3:10 p.m.

Featured Financial Presentation: Financial Fitness at Every Age
Ann E. Gunst, Sentinus, LLC
Learn key ways to protect what you've earned, minimize risk and discover opportunities to empower your future at all stages of life.
Mock Courtroom, HEC 1022

Job Search after 50
Lauren Milligan, ResuMAYDAY
Local professional career coach discusses what is unique about job searching after 50 in DuPage County and how to be a strong candidate in the multi-generational workforce.
HEC 1009

Recipe for a Family Memoir
Laura Ehrke, COD Continuing Education
Your family recipes and recounts of memorable meals make great writing! Learn techniques to interview family members and attain colorful anecdotes and recount your own memories.
HEC 1002

Principles of Brain Health
Kristin Krueger, PhD
Explore principles of brain health and learn how to put them into action in your daily life.
HEC 1020

Understanding Medicare
Denise Marchetti, Mutual of Omaha
Gain a better understanding of Medicare coverage.
HEC 1007

3:20 to 4 p.m.

Retirement and Estate Strategies
Jon Theeke, CFP, ChFc, Thrivent Financial
Will you have enough to retire and still be able to leave a lasting legacy? Join us to learn tips to help maximize your retirement and manage your estate.
Mock Courtroom, HEC 1022

Economics of Modern Investing
Charles G. Millington, CPA, CFP, Millington Financial Advisors, LLC
Learn what tools and techniques are available to navigate today's unique investment environment and achieve your goals.
HEC 1009

Health Care and Your Retirement
Kaylee Phalon, Edward Jones
Discuss the potential impact of rising health care costs on retirement savings, including an introduction to Medicare coverage and costs, longer-term care and available options for supplemental health care insurance.
HEC 1020

Tai Chi
Phil Hinton, College of DuPage
Learn an ancient Chinese marital art transformed into a healing art to enhance concentration, balance, flexibility and peace of mind to aid in aging well.
HEC 1002

Volunteerism: Earn and Learn
National Able Network
Senior Community Service Employment Program provides a bridge to employment for mature workers. Explore employment training opportunities while earning a wage.
HEC 1007

We encourage you to join us for this event to enrich your life, socialize, and learn about the rich opportunities available to you in the community. Please register to be sure you are entered in the day's raffles!


Event Sponsors
College of DuPage Foundation
Daily Herald Media Group
Itasca Bank & Trust
The Fresh Market
Wheat Cafe

Event Contributors and Vendors
Alzheimer's Association
Brookdale Glen Ellyn Senior Living Community
Cleanse in Truth Skincare Clinic
College of DuPage Continuing Education
College of DuPage Massage Therapy Clinic
Daily Herald
DuPage Area OWL (Older Women's League)
Edward Jones, Naperville
Eve Assisted Living, Hinsdale
Follett College of DuPage Bookstore
Fortune Financial Group
Hettinger Podiatry Center, Wheaton
Itasca Bank & Trust
Lexington Square
McAninch Arts Center
Mayslake Peabody Estate
Metropolitan Family Services, DuPage
National Able Network
Sentinus, LLC
Villa St. Benedict
Waddell and Reed