EXPO Seminars

May 10, 2012  
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The Largest Summer Event for Baby Boomers and Seniors in Vermont!

Free Admission!

Vermont Maturity Magazine is proud to present the 1st ANNUAL Central Vermont 50+EXPO on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel & Conference Center in beautiful Killington, Vermont from 9:30am-4pm!

The EXPO is open to all ages and offers a wide variety of exhibitors, art workshops, seminars, live entertainment, silent auction, wine tasting $5, microbrew tasting $5, great giveaways including tickets for two to see the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots, plane tickets to Boston and much more!

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EXPO Seminars

Gateway Meeting Room

The Central Vermont 50+ EXPO is proud to offer a series of informative seminars specially designed for Vermonters age 50 and older. A variety of experts will present 45-minute seminars on subjects that impact our daily lives.

10 a.m. Phone Services for the hearing/speech-disabled

Vermont Relay representatives will provide an overview of this unique phone service, which allows individuals with hearing loss to utilize special CapTel phones to read what a caller is saying during a conversation. There will be a demonstration on how to use the phone, along with a discussion about who can benefit from it. Additional phone equipment will be available to review, as well as information on how qualified Vermonters can get certain phone equipment for free. This is a “must-see” seminar if you or a loved one is hard-of-hearing, deaf or speech-disabled and looking for an easier way to communicate with family and friends.

11 a.m. Health Coverage After Retirement

Jill McDermott

Are you turning 65 or retiring soon? Do you have questions about Medicare? Jill McDermott will lead BCBSVT’s presentation and provide general information about how Medicare Parts A & B work, as well as how to be sure you’re covered when Medicare requires deductibles and coinsurance or you exceed its maximums. She’ll also discuss Medicare Part D, a program through which the federal government teams up with private carriers to cover prescription drugs. After the presentation, Jill and other BCBSVT representatives will answer questions from the audience and have one-on-one discussions with people who have specific questions about their Medicare coverage needs and options.

12 p.m. Comparing Travel package Options

Vermont’s Green Mountain Tours owner Bill Greenwood will explain how to compare travel package options to help you determine your best travel value.

Presenter Bill Greenwood has been traveling for 52 years. He has been to 49 countries, all 50 states and across Canada. He is more than qualified to be your tour director.

1 p.m. Meeting the Needs of the Sandwich Generation

Michael Morera

Baby boomers are rapidly becoming part of the ever-growing “Sandwich Generation,” with not only teenage or college-age children to care for, but also aging parents who require some level of support and care. This population is also faced with trying to plan for retirement in an economy likely to include higher inflation, taxation and volatility. Experienced financial consultant Michael Morera will outline the challenges and potential solutions facing the Sandwich Generation, including dealing with an unknown economy, caring for an aging parent, converting savings into a stable income and how grandparents can help with college.

2 p.m. Dating in Vermont

Nicole LeClerc

Dating expert and matchmaker Nicole LeClerc of Compatibles will present a seminar focusing on today’s world for mature daters. She will present common misconceptions, new approaches and an intense concentration on “realism” within dating for better connections. Movies, books and television commercials convince daters that the storybook fantasy is real romance. The pursuit of a romantic relationship should be fun and based in reality, not fantasy. This seminar will inform daters who are seeking a realistic approach to successful dating — what this means and how to get in the right mind-set for the ultimate result — your own real love story.

 

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