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Village hosts free seminars on retirement planning and organization

How to Plan for Retirement

Lakelands Clubhouse
Every Saturday, March 3 – April 7
6 weeks, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, Free


Everyone knows how important it is to plan a vacation before you travel. Shouldn’t retirement deserve careful planning, too? Have you thought about whether you want to travel, go back to school, be closer to family, or volunteer in your community?

Having a plan for retirement is important for several reasons. First, you need to know whether you can afford to retire.  What will your income and expenses be in retirement and when will you run out of money?  Second, it will help you realize what you are financially able to do in retirement.  Maybe those annual trips to Europe will need to be replaced with car trips in the U.S.  Finally, retiring is a major life transition.  Going from working every day to figuring out what to do with your free time can be very stressful.  In fact, many people become depressed after retiring because they lose the identity they had from their job.

If you are interested in learning how to create a plan that will inform your retirement future, this Village-sponsored seminar series is for you.  Experts in the field of retirement coaching and financial planning will be leading this 6 week seminar.  Topics will include:

  • How to create a retirement plan
  • What you need to know about Social Security, Medicare and RMDs
  • How the new tax reform bill might affect your retirement
  • What it takes to have a successful transition into retirement and what obstacles might get in the way of moving forward

After all, shouldn’t planning for retirement be more important than planning for your next vacation.  This seminar is open to residents of Kentlands and Lakelands who are thinking about retiring.  Because of space limitations, please register for this seminar series at:  For questions, please call Fran Randolph at 301-330-7776.

Save it or Shred It?

Kentlands Clubhouse
Thursday. April 12
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Free


Many of us are overwhelmed with all the information we are keeping in our heads, on our phones, in file cabinets and in safe deposit boxes.  Kay Bransford, author of “MemoryBanc: Your Workbook for Organizing Life,” will discuss which documents are important, ways your information should be organized, what to save and what to shred, when to share this information with others, and the key estate planning documents every adult should have.  This one-hour session will be held on Thursday, April 12 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Kentlands Clubhouse.  Space is limited and interested participants should register by emailing Jean Mocarski at



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