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STRAIGHT TALK SENIOR LIVING SERIES

Join us for a series of candid conversations about topics that matter. Our mission is to provide education and resources designed to help people live empowered lives and make informed decisions.

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2022 FREE SEMINARS FOR SENIORS

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  • Straight Talk about Understanding the Costs of Senior Living
    Jul 21, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Johnston Lions Club, 6501 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131, USA
    As we age, we all want to do our best to ensure that we have enough money to live life to the fullest. The reality is; many people are unsure of the actual costs of senior living.
  • Straight Talk about “Is Your House Taking the Fun out of Life?”
    Aug 18, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Johnston Lions Club, 6501 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131, USA
    Are you ready to relax and stop letting your home own you? Are you questioning whether you’re ready to move on to a life that’s free of the demands of home ownership?
  • Straight Talk about Rightsizing Your Life
    Thu, Sep 15
    Johnston Lions Club
    Sep 15, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Johnston Lions Club, 6501 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131, USA
    Do you wish your house wasn’t so cluttered? Is a move in your future, but all the “stuff” just stops you in your tracks? There is no one right way to “rightsize,” but there are easier and harder ways to do it.
  • Straight Talk about Going from “We to Me”
    Thu, Oct 13
    Johnston Lions Club
    Oct 13, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Johnston Lions Club, 6501 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131, USA
    Losing a lifelong partner who shared in life’s many responsibilities such as finances, travel, cooking, social activities or home maintenance can leave a giant void. Let’s face it, most of us will one day face this reality of going from “We” to “Me".
  • Straight Talk about Coping with the Holidays
    Thu, Nov 17
    Johnston Lions Club
    Nov 17, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Johnston Lions Club, 6501 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131, USA
    So many of our visions of the holidays are straight out of the movies. Everyone is joyful and laughing around the dinner table. How we wish it would be like that in our own homes.
  • Straight Talk about Creating Your Legacy
    Thu, Dec 15
    Johnston Lions Club
    Dec 15, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Johnston Lions Club, 6501 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131, USA
    One way to rejuvenate your life is to create your legacy that will be forever remembered by family and friends. So, if you are thinking about downsizing but have boxes of memorabilia, photos and stuff, now is the opportunity to create your legacy before you get rid of the stuff.
  • Straight Talk about Senior Living Options in the Des Moines Metro Area
    Jun 16, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Johnston Lions Club, 6501 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131, USA
    Every 55+ senior owes it to themselves and their family to visit a senior living community, not with the intent to cross it off the list as a possible living solution but to consider it as a viable choice for your retirement.
  • Straight Talk about The Best Gift You Can Give Your Children
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    Thu, May 19
    Johnston Lions Club
    May 19, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Johnston Lions Club, 6501 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131, USA
    All our adult lives, we’ve tried to do the best for our children, even as they started families of their own and became grandparents, themselves. In many cases, we showered them with gifts and our time, but as we age, there is one gift that will be one of the most valuable and important to them.
  • Straight Talk about Flipping the Money Switch
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    Thu, Apr 21
    Johnston Lions Club
    Apr 21, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Johnston Lions Club, 6501 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131, USA
    You spent your whole life saving for your retirement. You’re now at that point. You have new freedoms and you thought you were ready to enjoy them. But….it’s so hard to spend the money you’ve saved. What is that? We’ll talk about the psychology behind that process of letting go.
  • Straight Talk about What Home Sellers Need to Know
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    Thu, Mar 17
    Johnston Lions Club
    Mar 17, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Johnston Lions Club, 6501 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131, USA
    Selling your home that you have lived in for two, three, four or even five decades can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t need to be so overwhelming.
  • Straight Talk about Senior Scams & Other Deviousness
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    Thu, Feb 17
    Johnston Lions Club
    Feb 17, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Johnston Lions Club, 6501 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131, USA
    With all the mail, email, and unsolicited phone calls, it is becoming more and more difficult to determine what is legitimate and what might be a scam! Scammers often utilize public information as well as our online internet activities to take advantage of us.
  • Straight Talk about Finding Purpose After Retirement
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    Thu, Jan 20
    Johnston Lions Club
    Jan 20, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Johnston Lions Club, 6501 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131, USA
    No matter how much you had looked forward to retirement, life continues to change as we age. What we thought retirement would feel like does not necessarily match up with reality, especially as we age.

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MEET THE HOST

Mary Eikenberry is a native Iowan and has lived in the Des Moines area since 1975.  She is an experienced real estate professional in the Des Moines area (since 1993).  Mary has a degree in General Science and Medical Technology. Mary found that teaching and sales were more satisfying than lab work and she began a 16-year sales career; 10 of those as the owner and sales trainer of a Tupperware franchise in Des Moines. As an adoptive parent of 2 daughters adopted from China, she was drawn into that field, where she spent 10 years teaching and assisting parents during the post-adoption process. Four of those years were as Director of Post-Adoption Services.  Her love of helping people led her real estate career in the direction of focusing on helping homeowners and home buyers that are 55+ years of age. She has helped hundreds of seniors successfully downsize and relocate and has assisted family members with these late-life moves. Mary is a graduate of the Seniors Real Estate Institute and is currently the only Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP) in Iowa.

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