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Learn More about Medicare, Social Security & Income Planning during Upcoming CCL Offering

Article by: Louise Jett,
GODFREY – Preparing for retirement can be a very difficult path to navigate alone.

In partnership with local financial expert, Gary Crouch, Lewis and Clark Community College’s Corporate and Community Learning (CCL) division has designed a workshop to help people better understand the facts about Medicare, retirement, strategies to increase and manage incomes, and tips about current economic trends for today’s retirees.

“Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions,” Crouch said. “I know how confusing this process can be and I want people to walk away from this workshop with the answers that are most helpful to them.”

Specific discussion topics will include tips for which Medicare supplemental is best, filing correctly the first time, how to see the big picture when electing social security income, the top five factors to consider when deciding to apply for benefits, and maximizing your social security and other income streams.

“Our educational programs are always designed to help people achieve their future goals,” said CCL Assistant Director Katie Haas. “We are confident the information shared in this workshop will do just that.”

The Medicare, Social Security & Income Planning workshop will be from 6:30-8 p.m., April 18, in River Bend Arena, room 206. The cost is $10/person. 

To register, visit or call Haas at (618) 468-5701.