Coming Up at Lapham Center
Lapham Center's spring semester started March 3. Registration is going on now and will continue until all programs are filled. Call 203-594-3620 for more information on registration or to sign up for any of the programs described below.
A new program, "Reinventing Yourself at Any Age," will begin Tuesday, March 11 at 1 p.m. The counselor leading the program will look at issues facing middle-aged and retired adults: downsizing, illness, grandchildren, money, empty nests, relocation, retiring, and more. The overall emphasis will be making the later years the best they can be.
"Senior Scams and Safe Banking" will be discussed on Wednesday, March 12 at 10 a.m. by Don McGran, Security Advisor for Fairfield County Bank. He points out that the National Council on Aging says that scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they are considered the "Crime of the 21st Century". This is largely because seniors are thought to have significant amounts of money in their bank accounts.
Mr. McGran retired at the rank of Major from the Ridgefield Police Department in 2011 after 30 years of service. While at the RPD he was involved in countless fraud and larcery investigations and during his time at the bank he has seen many fraud attempts.
Gilbert & Sullivan: "Seriously!" is the topic of Dr. Jerry Sehulster's Opera class which will run for six weeks beginning Wednesday, March 12 at 1:30 p.m. Dr. Sehulster will play the operas and discuss the music, plots and performers. The charge for the six two-hour classes is $60.
"The Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care program" snowed out in February, will be held Thursday, March 13 at 10 a.m. Representative Aldo Pantano will explain the program and answer questions about long-term Care. "Even if you've put aside money for your retirement, in a 401(k) for example, your assets are vulnerable should you need long-term care," explains Mr. Pantano. "Just one year in a Connecticut nursing more can cost more than $139,000 with Medicare and health insurance covering only a fraction of this cost."
This program, which is a partnership between the State and private insurance companies, provides residents with unbiased information about the need for long-term care, the ability to find and purchase quality, affordable long-term care insurance, and a way to get needed care without depleting assets.