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Mapping Your Retirement Workshop Scheduled in November at the U of M Crookston - POSTPONED UNTIL 2009

By Michelle Christopherson, Elizabeth Tollefson on
Monday, October 20, 2008

Crookston, Minn. (October 20, 2008) – Planning for retirement can feel daunting, but a series of workshops in Crookston and Thief River Falls have been designed to help you map your retirement.  Sessions are scheduled for November 3, 6, 17 and 20, 2008. Sessions on Thursday, November 6 and Thursday, November 20 will meet in Hill Hall room 108 on the University of Minnesota Crookston campus.  Both sessions will run from 6-9 p.m. and topics include: Living Your Life, Maintaining Your Health and Managing your Money. Sessions on the November 3 and 17 will be held at the Swenson House in Thief River Falls. 

Many people wait until they start getting social security checks to start their planning process, but retirement is not just about being financially secure. The Mapping Your Retirement course is a turnkey program for retirement planning. It will assist you in creating alternate ways to stay connected and productive, to retool for second careers and to develop new skills for navigating transitions.

“Mapping your retirement addresses the needs of a significant and growing population particularly in northwest Minnesota,” says Judy Neppel, executive director of the Minnesota Rural Health Association. ”Getting assistance planning your retirement can help you discover real enrichment and productivity during this phase of life.”

Cost for the workshop is $30 per individual or $40 per couple and includes a "Mapping Your Retirement" handbook.  A bag lunch is available with pre-registration, cost is $6. This workshop, sponsored by the Minnesota Rural Health Association (MRHA) and the Center for Adult Learning, is open to the public.

To learn more, visit and the University of Minnesota Crookston website. If you have questions, contact Michelle Christopherson, director of the Center for Adult Learning at 218-281-8679 ( 

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