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AAUW Hosts Free “Creative Aging” Series In Mariposa

MARIPOSA – Planning for “elderhood?” It looks different than it did a few years ago.

People are viewing their next chapter in life as an opportunity for growth and enrichment as well as security and comfort.

The Mariposa AAUW branch (American Association of University Women) is hosting a two-part series on this latest trend of creative aging.

Part One of the series, titled “Be Prepared,” is scheduled for Tuesday, Apr. 16, at 5 p.m., at the Miner’s Roadhouse 140 and will focus on creating the peace of mind that frees us for more creative adventures.

This will be a panel of expert speakers on tentative topics such as avoiding elder scams, preparing wills and trusts, having adequate insurance and financial security, knowing what to do if there’s a fire next door and creating a stored record of practical information that others might need to know if someone is incapacitated.

Part Two of the series, titled “Be Positive,” is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m. at a location to be announced. The program will provide a buffet of interesting options for enrichment in the senior years, each presented as interactive exhibits by local experts. Details will be forthcoming.

Both presentations are free to the public.

Mariposa AAUW is a branch of the national organization dedicated to lifelong learning and advancing equity for women and girls. AAUW supports local projects such as Tech Trek – a week-long science camp for girls, Dinner with a Scientist – an evening for girls to interact with professionals in STEM careers, and the Backpack Project to distribute needed school supplies.

To learn more, visit www.aauwmariposa.com.

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