Transitions in Retirement Essentials (Open to the Public)



Figure on beach at sunset, "retirement" carved in the sand Selected Saturdays • 9:30 a.m.-11:30 • [Zoom]

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January 16, 23, 30 • February 6, 13, 20, 27 • March 6

This engaging, fun, life-changing program teaches us to appreciate what matters most for ourselves, our dreams and our goals, and how to enjoy the exciting times ahead. If we develop a few goals and plans for these years, the transition into retirement will be smoother and much more fulfilling. This series of classes will provide some structure and professional aid in planning for an exciting future.

Coordinators: Zona Gray-Blair, Joseph Lawton, M.D., Tom La Casa, Russell MacKeand, Ellie Monroe, Jim Monroe, Joyce Ono, Mike Stover and Bill Reilly 

Topic 

Description

Income Tax Planning

January 16

Speaker: James Johnson, Enrolled Agent, The Tax Guy

Retirement presents several challenges in dealing with additional taxes, and proper planning to address them is essential. This class covers important age requirements, the impact of Social Security to your taxes, how wages affect Social Security, and what happens if you start a business. Additional topics include IRAs, 401(k)s, pensions, annuities and taxation of distributions. Sale of your primary residence and income property will be addressed.

Click here for James Johnson's presentation:  Considerations for Retirement Planning. PDF File

Financial Wellness During Tough Times

January 23

Speaker: John C. Pak, Certified Financial Planner, RCIP, EA, Otium Advisory Group

COVID-19 has reshaped our lives in unprecedented ways, forcing us to adjust our money habits. Prior to the recent pandemic, most Americans were already concerned with their personal level of financial literacy. The new normal, created by COVID-19, has added further setbacks. If you find yourself financially stressed during these uncertain times, this class will help you create a six-step plan that will help address and alleviate your anxiety for every season of your life.

Cleaning Out the Clutter and Hoarding

January 30 

Speaker:   Penny Lambright, Clutterologist, Clutter Cleaners

Part1: Too Much Stuff! Warning signs of hoarding behavior, dangers of excessive clutter and differences of collecting, clutter and hoarding behavior will be discussed.

Part 2: Cleaning Out the Clutter and Getting Organized. Are you spending too much time looking for lost items or stressing about too many things piling up?  You will receive help with information on how to declutter your house, get organized and stay organized. The speaker will highlight how to get started with priorities, breaking projects down into manageable sizes, establishing deadlines and rewarding you.

Shoulder Pain: Causes and Treatment

February 6  

Speaker: Rich Lawton, M.D.

The incidence of shoulder pain and limitation of motion in the shoulder increases in the senior population. Dr. Lawton has extensive training experience and expertise in upper extremity orthopedic problems and will discuss the causes of shoulder pain, including falls, various types of arthritis and athletic injuries. He will demonstrate the anatomy and various treatments including surgical repair, replacement, injections and physical therapy.

Topic and Speaker TBD

February 13

Please watch the OLLI newsletters for details of this presentation. It may also be scheduled in the CSUF calendar if time permits.

Retiree Health, Social Trends and Technology Use

February 20

Speaker: Laura Zettel-Watson, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Coordinator, Aging Studies Program, CSUF

This presentation will include an overview of retirees’ aging, health and social network trends. The importance of social relationships, social support and types of technology utilized by retirees will be covered. The benefits and barriers of using technology as related to social support and health will be discussed. 

Identity Theft and Fraud

February 27

Speaker: Corporal Thomas Perez, Menifee Police Department

Retirees and seniors are often victims of a variety of scams and identity theft. Join this session to find out about different types of fraud and what to do if you are a victim of a scam. In addition, identity theft will be discussed. Find out how it happens, how to prevent it, how to detect it, and what to do if you are a victim.   

Dentistry, Including Implants and Periodontal Care

March 6

Speaker: Donald Clem, D.D.S.

Dr. Clem, a local dentist, will cover dental care for seniors, dental implants and periodontal care.

March 13, 20, 27

April 3, 10

No Class Scheduled