Straight Talk about Senior Living Options in the Des Moines Metro Area | June 2022
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. The choices in senior living are many and varied and a surprising discovery for most is that they are not the “nursing homes” of yesteryear. Not only do senior communities offer a wide range of services and comfort level but they are a hub a social activity. If you are curious about the different types of communities in the Greater Des Moines area, this seminar will provide you with a starting point of much needed and requested information. Our panelists will represent a variety of different senior living communities here.
Straight Talk about The Best Gift You Can Give Your Children | May 2022
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. That is you planning ahead for the “what if’s.” Join us for this 90 minute seminar as we are joined by adult children who helped their parents through the transition of moving from their long-time home. There will be laughs and tears as they share what worked, what didn’t work and the plans they wished had been made before they were needed.
Straight Talk about Flipping the Money Switch | April 2022
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 of those hard-earned funds. Do you know how much is “enough” to enjoy your retirement. Perhaps you’ll learn to give yourself permission to begin to enjoy the fruits of your years of working.
Straight Talk about What Home Sellers Need to Know | March 2022
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. Real estate agents can be helpful, but they all seem to give a different (and often conflicting) advice, so who should I trust? Where do I begin and what should I expect before, during, and after my homes goes on the market? Get the FACTS about what is involved in selling a home in today’s market.
Straight Talk about Finding Purpose After Retirement | Jan 2022
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. Getting older doesn’t always mean slowing down. In fact, for many it is a time of exploration, adventure, and newfound friendships. As you define and redefine what retirement living means to you, it is important to continue including the things that bring you joy and find rewarding ways to achieve a sense of purpose, gain meaning, and feel happier in life. This seminar is geared toward living life to the fullest — whatever your idea of enjoyment. Explore the many ways to volunteer, join in, or mix it up.
Straight Talk about Who You Should have on "Your Team” | Dec 2021
As we age our needs in life change and as a result so do the resources we may need. We have many amazing resources within our community, but are you aware of them? Who are all the professionals you should consider having on “your team”? Planning ahead to have all your resources in order, will empower and enable you to make informed decisions when the time comes.
Straight Talk about Getting Rid of the Stuff | Nov 2021
The most commonly used word to describe the downsizing process is “overwhelm”. In fact, many people find themselves paralyzed by even the idea of moving to a smaller or more manageable space. The good news is that there are people, strategies, and services that can make the downsizing process much simpler and far more manageable! Discover simple strategies for getting started, how to hire the right help, and what to do with all that “stuff.” If you are considering a move today, a year from now, or anytime in your future, this seminar is designed to help remove the overwhelm and inspire you to take action — even if it’s just a small action!
Straight Talk about Home Health-Care Options for Seniors | Oct 2021
No one likes to consider the possibility of a health crisis that would prevent them from remaining in their home. It is for this reason that few people do any advance planning or investigation into arrangements for extended full-time care. While only a small percentage of Americans live in skilled care centers providing full time care, studies show that 70% or more of people over 65 will need at least some level of skilled long term care during their lifetime. Join our local panelist experts as we explore the medical in-home health care and in-home care, and other options for staying at home.
Straight Talk about Living, Dying & Leaving a Legacy | Sep 2021
As far as we know, no one secretly wishes they could spend their last breaths in a cold, noisy, impersonal hospital room. Most people say that given the option, they prefer to die at home amongst family and close friends. Despite this wish, however, few take time to plan or organize this major life course event. Make the commitment to bring a loved one or friend and attend this 90-minute panel event featuring expert panelists who will share the most important things you need to know about living, dying, and leaving a legacy on your terms. This could quite possibly be one of the most important seminars of the year.