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RETIRED LIVING TRUTH SERIES

Join us for a series of candid conversations with local experts focused on the unique and complex housing-related issues facing Northern Nevada mature homeowners & families.

UPCOMING SEMINARS

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  • Owning a home was promoted as the American Dream for many years — and for good reason. But what happens when home ownership no longer brings you joy or becomes too much to handle?

    Learn the facts about taxes, insurance, property values, pest control, yard maintenance, home warranties, home owner associations, and many other home ownership related issues at this month’s 90-minute panel event.

    When: January 12th at 10am

    Location: 5650 Riggins Court, Reno NV 89502

    Cost: Free for seniors and their guests

  • More and more retirees of all ages are relocating to active adult and retired living communities all around the country. You may be considering such a move yourself, but just aren’t sure what the fuss is all about!

    During this 90-minute panel discussion, you will learn the facts about local 55+ living options from some of the most knowledgeable and experienced professionals in the industry. We will cover locations, amenities, and costs for both purchase and lease options for those 55 and older.

    When: February 1st at 10 am

    Location: 5650 Riggins Court, Reno NV 89502

  • Did you know that physical clutter can also cause psychological clutter? Psychological clutter is known to create depression, anxiety, and even physical illness and disease.

    Whether your current environment is cluttered, or you just desire to create a more organized and personally satisfying space, this is the seminar for you! Our panel of experts will discuss both the emotional and physical aspects of decluttering and will provide practical strategies for organizing your home.

    When: March 1st at 10 am

    Location: 5650 Riggins Court, Reno NV 89502

    Cost: Free for seniors and their guests

  • The most commonly used word to describe the downsizing process is “overwhelm.” In fact, many people find themselves paralyzed by even the idea of moving to a smaller or more manageable space.

    The good news is that there are people, strategies, and services that can make the downsizing process much simpler and far more manageable!

    Discover simple strategies for getting started, how to hire the right help, and what to do with all that “stuff.”

    If you are considering a move today, a year from now, or anytime in your future, this seminar is designed to help remove the overwhelm and inspire you to take action — even if it’s just a small action!

    Join us and we will share with you the secret to ‘eating the elephant’ one bite at a time!

    When: April 5th at 10 am

    Location: 5650 Riggins Court, Reno NV 89502

    Cost: Free for seniors and their guests

  • Whether staying put and needing help, or moving to an independent living or assisted living community which is often a desirable option for many older adults seeking a simpler or more manageable lifestyle, there are costs. Sometimes a move may even be necessary to remain as autonomous and independent as possible. The two questions we are often asked are, “How much do these communities cost and can I afford to live there?” and “How can I afford to stay in my own home?”

    Join us for an in-depth discussion about the costs associated with independent and assisted living, as well as memory and long-term care. Our expert panelists will also share frequently misunderstood benefits such as the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance, Medicare/Medicaid, long-term care insurance and more.

    When: May 3 at 10 am

    Location: 5650 Riggins Court, Reno NV 89502

    Cost: Free for seniors and their guests

    Seating is Limited

    Reserve Your Seat (click here)

    or call (775) 432-6398 to register.
  • What does aging in place really mean? And perhaps more importantly, what is the “right” place 5, 10, 15 or even 20 years from now. Learn how to determine when the current place is no longer the “right” place.

    If you choose to ‘stay put’ in your current home as opposed to moving to a retirement community, you have options – lots of them! The challenge is knowing which options are right for you!

    Our experts will explain the options you may need to successfully age in your home as well as discuss the truth about staying put or moving on so you are the one who is in control of the decision. When you make the decision for yourself, either in advance or in the moment, you control your own destiny. If left for others to decide on your behalf, you may not like the outcome.

    Take the time to learn what it takes to age in place long after retirement.

    When: June 8th at 10 am

    Location: 5650 Riggins Court, Reno NV 89502

    Cost: Free for seniors and their guests

    Seating is Limited

    Reserve Your Seat (click here)

    or call (775) 432-6398 to register.
  • If you pride yourself on being independent and making your own life choices, you won’t want to miss this 90-minute panel discussion about staying independent as you get older.

    Expert panelists will answer questions like these and more:

    • What happens if I can no longer manage on my own?
    • Who is available to help me with my financial and household affairs?
    • Are my kids or other family members the best choice as trustees or executors?
    • What are the most important documents to have in place as I reach my later years?

    When: July 10th at 10 am

    Location: 5650 Riggins Court, Reno NV 89502

    Cost: Free for seniors and their guests

    Seating is Limited

    Reserve Your Seat (click here)

    or call (775) 432-6398 to register.
  • No one has a crystal ball which can make planning for a long life very challenging. Questions of health, longevity, lifestyle, and legacy all require consideration in planning for the amount of money necessary to sustain a long life.

    Join us for an in-depth and candid conversation with financial, health, and retired living experts who will help uncover the mysteries about deciding how much is enough when it comes to budgeting for retirement living into your 80s and beyond.

    When: August 2nd at 10 am

    Location: 5650 Riggins Court, Reno NV 89502

    Cost: Free for seniors and their guests

    Seating is Limited

    Reserve Your Seat (click here)

    or call (775) 432-6398 to register.
  • Liquidating personal household items and collectibles is not as easy as it looks on TV. The surplus of certain items makes selling them difficult, while the popularity of others makes them very valuable. If you are wondering what to let go of and when — or if you plan to downsize and simplify, this seminar is for you.

    We will answer these questions and more:

    • How do I know the value of china, crystal, and other glassware?
    • How much is “enough” to warrant a professional estate sale?
    • When and how are estate sales conducted?
    • What fees are associated with estate liquidation services?
    • What other options are there for handling remaining “stuff?”

    Get all your estate liquidation and downsizing questions answered during this 90-minute seminar featuring industry experts dedicated to helping you find new homes for your extra items.

    When: September 4th at 10 am

    Location: 5650 Riggins Court, Reno NV 89502

    Cost: Free for seniors and their guests

    Seating is Limited

    Reserve Your Seat (click here)

  • Retirees often elect to build, buy, or remodel shortly after retirement expecting this house to be “the last home” they will ever own. Fast forward 5, 10, or even 15 years and what was meant to be the “last house” is no longer equipped for current needs.

    In this month’s seminar, we will share key considerations when building, buying, or remodeling to stay put into old age. Learn more about affordable accessibility and universal design features, remodel ideas, resale considerations, and cost saving strategies.

    When: October 4th at 10 am

    Location: 5650 Riggins Court, Reno NV 89502

    Cost: Free for seniors and their guests

    Seating is Limited

    Reserve Your Seat (click here)

    or call (775) 432-6398 to register.
  • There are a lot of myths out there about what you must or “should” do in order to sell your home. The myths are perpetuated by shows on television featuring real estate agents with pearly white teeth and selling tiny homes for 2 million dollars. Real estate agents further confuse the issue because they advertise homes as “totally remodeled” and make it seem as though these homes are the only ones available.

    During this 90-minute panel presentation, we will discuss the pro’s and con’s of fixing up a home to sell, as well as the pitfalls and benefits to selling ‘as-is.”

    • Here are just a few of the questions that will be answered:
    • What is necessary to sell a home in Northern Nevada?
    • What does ’as-is’ really mean and does it make financial sense to sell that way?
    • How do I know if an as-is cash offer is a fair offer?

    When: November 6th at 10 am

    Location: 5650 Riggins Court, Reno NV 89502

    Cost: Free for seniors and their guests

    Seating is Limited

    Reserve Your Seat (click here)

    or call (775) 432-6398 to register.
  • Retired Living Truth Series hosts, sponsors, and panelists are asked some amazing questions by attendees following monthly events. Naturally we gladly respond to those questions in the moment, but we often recognize the value of those exchanges and wish the entire audience could have been within earshot.

    As such, the December seminar is dedicated to audience Q & A. As an attendee, you can ask any question you may have regarding retired living issues and our knowledgeable sponsors will answer them. Naturally, if there is a question asked that we can’t answer, we will direct you to a trusted resource.

    We will also be sharing some answers to the most common questions we receive throughout the year, so bring your questions and your thinking cap and get ready to try and stump the panelists!

    When: December 14th at 10 am

    Location: 5650 Riggins Court, Reno NV 89502

    Cost: Free for seniors and their guests

    Seating is Limited

    Reserve Your Seat (click here)

    or call (775) 432-6398 to register.

RSAR Building

Conveniently located, comfortable, easily accessible and plenty of parking!

5650 Riggins Ct, Reno, NV 89502

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  • “I feel empowered by the panel. They are great!  When I came I wasn’t sure if I could move. Now I feel excited. I don’t feel so overwhelmed – thank you.”
    – Ms. Hampel

  • “The panel and program was awesome. You did another excellent job in informing your senior audience. Thank you. Thank you.”
    – Ms. Steward

Meet the Hosts

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Annette Junell

Co-Host / Moderator

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Brett Junell

Co-Host / Moderator

Questions?  You can reach us at (775) 432-6300

Faq

HOW LONG IS THE SEMINAR?

Most of our expert panel discussions are about 60 minutes. Some run longer than others depending on the depth of the topic and the number of panelists. Any remaining time is used to address questions from attendees. We begin promptly at 10:00am and finish no later than 11:30am.

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS AND CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE SEMINAR?

Please feel free to contact us concerning questions you may have about downsizing, senior living options, 55+ neighborhoods, or other related topics. If our staff is unable to answer your questions, we will direct you to one of our many subject matter experts who will be happy to assist you.

IS THERE GOING TO BE A SALES PITCH?

Nope. No sales pitch. You will have an opportunity to get to know the presenters, panelists, and hosts and can decide for yourself if it makes sense to request their services or products. Presenters and speakers may have materials available for you to take home, but it’s up to you to pick them up if you want them.

CAN ATTENDEES ASK QUESTIONS?

Yes! We want you to get your questions answered. Keep in mind that because we do our homework, many of your questions will likely be answered throughout the prepared panel discussion. If you still have an unanswered question at the end, you will have an opportunity to ask. We do request that if you have a specific question that is personal in nature (i.e. can’t be generalized to the group) that you request a consultation with one of our team members following the event.

CAN I ATTEND IF I’M NOT A SENIOR?

We welcome anyone who believes the information would be valuable to them. If you are not a senior, but you are seeking information to advise someone who is — or maybe you are planning ahead — please join us. 

CAN I REQUEST A TOPIC FOR THE NEXT SERIES?

Absolutely! We want to make the Retired Living Truth Series as meaningful and relevant as possible, so we welcome your suggestions and ideas. Naturally, we prepare the topics for the series well in advance, so be patient concerning timeframes for your suggested topic to hit the calendar.

CAN I ATTEND FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES?

We always welcome service providers and business owners seeking to learn more about serving mature homeowners. If you attend WITH a registered client, there is no fee for you to attend. The fee for business owners and aging services professionals not attending with a client is $25 payable at the door. Due to limited seating, we reserve the right to provide priority seating to non-professionals.

WHY IS THE EVENT FREE FOR SENIORS AND THEIR GUESTS?

The professionals hosting, moderating, sponsoring, and serving as panelists have strong convictions about insuring that people are educated, empowered, and equipped as they prepare for late-life issues, especially where and how they will live. They have donated their time and contributed toward event expenses so that ALL seniors are able to attend regardless of their financial situation.