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Senior Expo

Wisdom, Wonder and Wellness Senior Expo

Enjoy an afternoon of education and information on living well at any age! Save the date for a FREE community event presented by College DuPage Continuing Education.

Featuring seminars and classes to enrich and entertain, the Senior Expo has a special focus on financial literacy and health and wellness topics.

2021 Virtual Event - Sunday, April 11

Noon to 4 p.m. 

Welcome and Keynote Presentation - 12 to 1 p.m.

Downsizing: The Art and Challenge of Letting Go
Cathy Feltz, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Professional Organizer, Certified Life Coach and founder of Open Space Organizing, LLC.

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Each phase of life brings unique challenges and opportunities. Downsizing can be the answer to help you simplify your space to suit your current lifestyle and needs. Is your home ready to accommodate your next stage in life? Join us as we help you find peace in your space through the transformative power of organizing.


Breakout Session One - 1 to 1:45 p.m.

COVID 19 Frauds and Scams
Tom Brady, Associate Dean, Public Services, College of DuPage

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During the COVID 19 pandemic, scammers have been quarantining themselves while trying to take advantage of citizens.  Learn how to protect yourself from these frauds and scams through education.

Retirement and Estate Strategies
Jon A. Theeke, CFP, ChFC, Thrivent Financial

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Managing your estate in retirement takes careful planning and understanding of an ever-changing landscape of financial considerations. This workshop will help attendees learn how to accumulate and distribute money for retirement, learn different strategies that may help them retire more confidently and wisely pass on money to heirs or charities.

Breakout Session Two - 2 to 2:45 p.m.

Savvy Tax Strategies 
Jon A. Theeke, CFP, ChFC, Thrivent Financial

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How tax strategies change through four stages of retirement

Medicare Part D:  How to choose a prescription drug plan
DuPage County Senior Services

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A qualified DuPage County SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program) counselor will explain Medicare Part D and demonstrate how to navigate the Medicare website to review prescription drug plans. 

Breakout Session Three - 3 to 3:45 p.m.

Overview of Senior Services 
DuPage County Senior Services

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DuPage County is a source for local, state, and national resources for older adults and their families.  Join us for an overview of the many services and programs available in DuPage County.  We will provide information on programs that assist those in staying independent in the community as well as resources to assist family caregivers.   

Navigating the National Park System
David Kroese, College of DuPage

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David will share key learnings based on his experience visiting all 417 units of America's National Park System. Explore different types of parks in the system, efficient and cost-effective planning strategies for visiting different parks, range of activities available in the parks for various age groups, and helpful resources for exploring our National Park System.   

 

 

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