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Winter 2016

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Men, Let's Talk 

Men, our work is winding down or changing, and our children have moved on. Our thoughts now center on the options associated with growing older. We think more about our health, our relationships, and our resources. All of a sudden our world looks different. This men’s discussion group is a time to talk, to listen and to share stories and experiences in a safe, no obligation environment. It’s a time to dig a little deeper into who we are, and what we have in common. It’s a time to learn and continue to grow as we look at the years ahead.

Instructor: Ron Browne 

>Tuesdays, Jan 12-Mar 15
   Free/Member; $15/Guest 
   12:30pm 


The Psychology of Life: Mental Health for Seniors

The course will examine the factors causing stress and anxiety, and their physical, behavioral, and psychological effects as well as what mental illness is and how it affects the family. Stress management techniques you can use in your daily life will also be reviewed. Learn about care giving, bereavement, how to move on and how to look at “who we are” related to self-concept. (Are we winners or losers?) You will learn a lot about yourself in this series.

Instructor: Dr. Jerry Goodman 

>Fridays, Jan 15-Feb 19 
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 
  12:30pm


You and the Law

The class explores the laws that affect you on a regular basis and shows you how to benefit from them. You will learn consumer rights to avoid ripoffs, your rights as a resident in a Homeowner’s association, lemon laws, financial and banking laws, credit card consumer rules, how to avoid probate and other tips and treasures. You’ll be able to ask the lawyer about your own personal issues and problems as well.

Instructor: Scott Solkoff, Esq 

>Wednesday, Feb 3 
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 
  12:30pm 


JCC Million Dollar Fantasy Investment Portfolio Club 

What would you do if you received $1,000,000? Meeting once a month, the class will trade ideas and create and manage a one million dollar fantasy portfolio. Learn how to analyze a company using all of the resources available on the internet to make your own investment decisions. Bring your ideas for group discussion and the management will come by the “partners’” decision. Should we buy, sell or hold? Shall we increase our income by doing buy writes or covered calls? Learn how to analyze a mutual fund and more.

Instructor: Hank Feinberg 

>Thursdays, Feb, 4, Mar 10, Apr 7
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 
  12:30pm


Talk Time for Couples

The path to a deeper and more meaningful relationship is open and honest communication. Couples and friends will learn effective ways to express themselves. They will learn how to listen and how to hear each other. Each individual will be able to identify the blocks to good communication and specific guidelines to aid in the communication
aspect.

Instructor: Jerome Simon 

>Mondays, Feb 8, 15 
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 
  2:00pm


The Best Estate Plan for You

This onetime class covers the latest innovations and laws in wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other estate planning tools. Best selling author and Board Certified Elder Care Attorney, Scott Solkoff will take your questions on how to create or amend your estate planning documents to gain major financial and quality-of-life advantages for you and your family. All of this can be done while avoiding probate, remaining independent and making things easier for your family. In addition, the latest changes in the laws and rules will be discussed.

Instructor: Scott Solkoff, Esq 

>Wednesday, Feb 10
  Free/Member; $15/Guest
  12:30pm 


When to Downsize: Do You Have More Home Than You Need?

Are you an empty nester? Do you find yourself with too many rooms and too many housing expenses? This class will explore the critical areas to be mindful of when downsizing. Also to be discussed will be the lifestyle and financial benefits you may not have realized.

Instructor: Jeff Silver 

>Wednesday, Feb 10 
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 
  12:30pm


Protecting Your Assets Against the Cost of Long- Term Care With or Without Long Term Care Insurance 

The cost of long-term care insurance is the number one threat to your life savings. This one-time class teaches the latest legal strategies on how to protect your life savings against the cost of home care, assisted living and nursing home care. Staying at home and out of nursing homes costs money (more than $8000/month). Many folks do not have insurance to cover these costs, and those who do often times do not know how to use it. This class teaches how to qualify for Medicaid and V.A. to pay for even the best of care, without giving away your assets. This class is from a lawyer’s perspective, not a salesperson.

Instructor: Scott Solkoff, Esq 

>Wednesday, Feb 17 
   Free/Member; $15/Guest 
   12:30pm


How to Sell Your Home by Yourself

Is selling your home as easy as placing an ad in Zillow or Realtor.com or Craig’s List? Some people can be successful in selling their homes by themselves. This
class is designed to explore and educate on the home sales process and pitfalls in order to develop an action plan.

Instructor: Jeff Silver 

>Wednesday, Feb 17 
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 
  12:30pm


Planning Healthcare Costs in Retirements

This seminar is designed to provide the confidence that you need to ensure that all of your healthcare costs are covered. This program will provide insights into healthcare, a look at Medicare, what it covers, costs and outline a 4-step process for creating a personal healthcare plan.

Instructor: Jim Isner 

>Thursdays, Feb 18, Mar 17
   Free/Member; $15/Guest 
   2:00pm 


Savvy Social Security Planning

The Social Security decisions spouses make when they are in their 60s will determine the amount of total income they will receive over their lifetime and the lifetime of the spouse who lives the longest. This workshop will cover some little-known rules that can help married couples get more out of the Social Security system. At this workshop you will learn: how to know which spouse should take advantage of the spousal benefit, what you need to do to entitle your spouse to a spousal benefit – or vice versa, how to switch from one benefit to another to have income now and later, and how to maximize survivor benefits for the surviving spouse.

Instructor: Debra Targett

>Thursday, Feb 18 
   Free/Member; $15/Guest 
   12:30pm


Writing and Organizing Your Memories

The course will teach participants how to write and organize their fondest memories, so that their children and grandchildren will not have to lament: “oh how I wished I would have asked my grandparents and parents more about their lives and where I came from?”

Instructor: Susan Berkowitz 

>Mondays, Feb 22 - Mar 14 
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 
  12:30pm


Travel Safely: Tips for You

Improving safety when traveling by car, train and airplane will be the focus of this seminar. Also shared are tips for airport safety and security, plus improving hotel and motel safety. The program is presented through an interactive slide presentation.

Instructor: Arthur Cohen 

>Thursday, Feb 25 
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 
  2:00pm


It’s Not What We Say, It’s What They Hear!

This presentation is a communication skills workshop for parents of adult children, including role playing and practice sessions. In this workshop, you will learn
how to give advice so your adult kids don’t think you are from the Stone Age and gain an understanding of when it’s OK to say something (and how to say it) or
when it’s best to simply keep your mouth shut!

Instructor: Bea Lewis 

>Monday, Feb 29 
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 
  2:00pm


Let’s Talk About Investing

This course is designed to help the audience stay current on what’s happening in the financial markets and expand their knowledge about investing. Each class will start with an update on the financial markets and interest rates followed by an interactive educational and discussion session about different assets (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc) with time tested investing principles. We will strive to make sure that the time you invest in this class will pay dividends for you and your family.

Instructor: Mark Agnelli 

>Tuesdays, Mar 1-Apr 5
   Free/Member; $15/Guest 
   12:30pm


Meditation: Peace & Joy

Learn the peace and joy that can come from the practice of meditation. Together we will find the right form of meditation that can work for you, especially at this stage of life.

Instructor: Angela Margolis 

>Tuesdays, Mar 1-15
   Free/Member; $15/Guest 
  12:30pm


“Why Can’t You Understand What I’m Saying?”

The words we use are important to us, but are they as important to others? Together we will learn the art of communication. Verbal and non-verbal skills will be enhanced as we explore what the message is, who is delivering it and to who it is being delivered. Never let anything get lost in translation between you, your spouse, family, friends and strangers. Communication is very simple once you understand the complexities

Instructor: Andy Greenberg 

>Thursday, Mar 3 
   Free/Member; $15/Guest 
   2:00pm


Insider Real Estate Secrets

There are many little known facts that once uncovered will greatly increase the value of your real estate transactions. When you come in prepared, your experience will be positive. In this presentation, you will be empowered with some of those money-saving details. We will share the secrets of these main areas of  transactions that will benefit you in the market and keep you stress free.

Instructor: Bobbi Benson 

>Thursdays, Mar 3-10 
   Free/Member; $15/Guest 
   2:00pm


The Relationship Enrichment Program

This three-part class will present the “Pairs Essential Program” and is designed for participants to learn communication and conflict resolution skills that keep love lasting and vibrant. There will be a combination of lectures, demonstrations and audience participation with partners and with the group at large.

Instructor: Rachel Keats- Rubel 

>Tuesday, Mar 15-29
   Free/Member; $15/Guest 
   2:00pm 


Savvy Cybersecurity

Learn about data breaches, computer hacks, phishing, and more, because identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes. Learn the top 10 tactics used by fraudsters and the ways you can start to protect yourself, your family, and your business today. This interactive workshop will cover: how to protect your child’s credit before it is too late, how an ATM can put your identity at risk, Three tips to making your smartphone/tablet more secure, how your home Wi-Fi is putting you and your family’s security at risk, two methods fraudsters use to impersonate your business and why you should review your social media privacy settings now.

Instructor: Debra Targett 

>Thursday, Mar 17 
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 
  2:00pm


Meet the Author: “All Bets Are Off” by Arnie & Sheila Wexler, Steve Jacobson

Arnie and Sheila Wexler currently work with Sunspire Health sunspirehealth.com, a national network of addiction recovery providers. They work closely with
facilities Sunspire Health Recovery Road in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Sunspire Health Spring Hill in Ashby, MA where gambling disorder, substance abuse and co-occurring mental health recovery programs are offered. The authors have appeared on national television shows including the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS Morning News and Good Morning America among others. Their discussion is poignant and inspiring.

Instructor: Arnie & Sheila Waxler 

>Mondays, Mar 21-28 
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 
  12:30pm


Staying Safe at Home

Living at home can have its dangers. Home safety tips and recommendations to make life easier without too many changes to your daily routine are presented via
a slide show and discussion. We are never too old to learn safety tricks

Instructor: Arthur Cohen 

>Thursday, Mar 31 
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 
  2:00pm


How Democratic & Republican Economic Policies Affect You

We often boil down the tax policy of our major political parties into its simplest form: Democrats raise taxes to fund social programs, and Republicans lower taxes to benefit big businesses and the wealthy. Both ideas simplify the policy of each party, yet both ideas are essentially true. Whether you agree with more government spending or tax breaks for corporations, each party’s agenda will affect your taxes. This class will offer you solutions to protect yourself from either economic policy.

Instructor: Don Lapinsohn 

>Monday, Thursday, Mar 31 
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 
  12:30pm 


Creating a Legacy

Legacy Planning is a process whereby you determine what you want your legacy to be, evaluate how to use your time, talent and money to make a lasting impression on those you love and the causes you believe in. This class will discuss various financial strategies to leave that legacy.

Instructor: Andrea Gellert 

>Monday, Apr 4
  Free/Member; $15/Guest 
  2:00pm


Creating Lifetime Income

It’s not about the amount you have amassed, but how much income those assets can provide for the rest of your life. Learn what products in today’s market can guarantee you income for life, no matter how the market performs. We will discuss different types of annuity and life insurance products that guarantee your principal, lock in your growth and create a lifetime income stream for your lifetime and in most cases your spouse’s lifetime too.

Instructor: Andrea Gellert 

>Thursday, Apr 7 
   Free/Member; $15/Guest 
   2:00pm

 

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