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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.

2019 SEMINARS

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  • Living to be 80, 90 or even 100 and beyond is a new reality for which few have planned. Get answers to important questions concerning successful third and fourth age living and lifestyles. Find out what every person over 65 should know about living to be 100.

    Join us for this seminar focusing on important truths about living to 100 and beyond!

    When: January 10th at 10am

    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.
  • Are you prepared for the next evolution in your relationship with your adult children and family?

    Relationships evolve and change just like people, but navigating those changes aren’t always easy. Complex family dynamics, blended families, and changing social norms impact both the choices we make and how we communicate them.

    Join us for a poignant and candid conversation concerning communicating with adult children, as well as other family members,  as you age.

    When: February 14th at 10am

    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.
  • Have you considered the possibility of moving to a maintenance free neighborhood designed specifically for retirees? Or maybe you’re planning for your future care needs and want to begin taking advantage of the amenities offered by a full-service independent senior living community.

    The first step is to check out your options and learn about the various amenities offered from place to place. But where is the best place to begin?

    This seminar will focus on strategies for learning about the various senior living options available in and around the Carson City, Reno and Sparks area. Our presenters will equip you with the process of making appointments and taking tours, important questions to ask, resources to help navigate the differences, and what to expect as you begin the information gathering journey.

    Whether you are a recent retiree, mature elder, or a family member helping aging relatives, this seminar is designed to provide you with practical and actionable information.

    As always, we want to empower you with the TRUTH about senior living communities and shorten your learning curve as you navigate the many options available.

    When: March 21st at 10am

    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.
  • People say the thought of moving out of a home they have lived in for decades is often overwhelming. They allow fear and anxiety about the downsizing process to cause them to stay in a place or in a situation that no longer serves their needs.

    Learn the TRUTH about how other men, women, and couples just like you have overcome their fears and made the decision to downsize while still independent and active. Our panel will answer these questions and more at this month’s 90-minute panel event.

    When: April 18th at 10am

    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.
  • As we age, many of us become concerned about if and how we or a loved one may be affected by dementia.

    During this 90-minute panel, our experts will dispel some of the dementia myths and provide us with the TRUTH about dementia and what each of us needs to know.

    Here are just a few of the topics that will be covered:

    • dementia-like symptoms that may be reversible
    • warning signs and what to do
    • dementia and effects on moving/transition
    • how to help yourself in caring for a loved one with dementia

    When: May 16th at 10am

    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.
  • The truth is that selling a long-time home and moving to a new place can be full of excitement and anticipation, or it can be fraught with anxiety, fear, and overwhelm. So what makes the difference?

    There are actually a few key indicators that will often determine which of the two experiences a would-be home seller will have, and that is what this talk is all about.

    Learn the truth from industry expert and Retired Living Truth Series founders, Annette & Brett Junell, just what differentiates the fearful, anxious, and overwhelmed from the enthusiastic and optimistic when it comes to selling a long-time home. You will also gain helpful tips and resources for turning any current anxiety you may have about downsizing into productive and useful energy.

    When: June 20th at 10am

    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.
  • As far as we know, no one secretly wishes they could spend their last breaths in a cold, noisy, impersonal hospital room.

    Most people say that given the option, they prefer to die at home amongst family and close friends. Despite this wish, however, few take time to plan or organize this major life course event.

    Make the commitment to bring a loved one or friend and attend this 90-minute panel event featuring expert panelists who will share the most important things you need to know about living, dying, and leaving a legacy on your terms.

    This could quite possibly be one of the most important seminars of the year.

    When: July 18th at 10am

    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.
  • Times have certainly changed regarding the way estates are handled after someone passes away. It’s not as simple as one may think, especially when the wishes of the deceased were never specified in writing.

    But what documents are necessary and most appropriate?
    How do these instruments work within the probate process?

    Expert panelists will discuss the TRUTH regarding differences between trusts and wills, as well as how these documents can impact both the living and the dead.

    Another important issue concerning legal guardianships will also be discussed. In particular, how guardianships can be necessary in cases when individuals become incapacitated. In other words, the TRUTH about ensuring your wishes are followed and needs are met should you become dependent upon others.

    When: August 15th at 10am

    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.
  • Everyone knows what services home health agencies provide, right?

    Well, as it turns out, most people think they know, but often what they know is wrong.

    Just like many healthcare services, home health has changed significantly over the years. In fact, some agencies that are perceived as home health are not healthcare organizations at all — they simply provide private-duty in-home personal care. But this is a great service too, right?

    So, what’s the difference? How do you know who to call and for what?

    Learn the TRUTH about what services home health and private duty in-home care agencies and organizations provide. Get the scoop on costs associated with the various types of in-home support available, as well as what services insurance and veterans benefits will cover.

    When: September 12th at 10am

    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.
  • Moving to an independent or assisted living community is often a desirable option for many older adults seeking a simpler or more manageable lifestyle. Sometimes a move to assisted living, longterm care, or memory care may even be necessary to remain as autonomous and independent as possible despite declines in physical or cognitive health.

    The question we often here is, “How much do these communities cost and can I afford to live there?”

    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 guest presenters will also share the TRUTH about frequently misunderstood benefits such as the Veterans Aid and Attendance, Medicare, Medicaid, and long-term care insurance.

    When: October 24th at 10am

    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.
  • 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: November 21st at 10am

    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.
  • The phrase “successful aging” has grown in popularity over the past few decades.  However, what does it really mean to “succeed” or do well in later life?

    At some point in life, most of us become concerned about aging and want to know what to expect, what to avoid and ways to adapt.

    This month we will have a panel of successful aging retirees who will share their personal “aging stories” including secrets for aging well.

    Join us to learn how other men, women, and couples just like you have successfully aged long after retirement.

    When: December 19th at 10am

    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.

Topics from Previous Years

  • Jan: The Truth About Home Ownership in Retirement
    Feb: The Truth About 55+ Retired Living Options
    Mar: The Truth About Decluttering Your Home
    Apr: The Truth About Preparing to Downsize
    May: The Truth About Paying for Retired Living
    Jun: The Truth About Aging in the “Right” place
    Jul: The Truth About Staying Independent as You Age
    Aug: The Truth About How Much Money is Enough
    Sep: The Truth About Liquidating the Extra ‘Stuff’
    Oct: The Truth About Building, Buying or Remodeling Your “Last” Home
    Nov: The Truth About Selling As-Is
    Dec: The Truth About All Things Retired Living

  • Jan: The Truth About Senior Living Options Independent and Assisted Living
    Feb: The Truth About Downsizing in 5 Easy Steps
    Mar: The Truth About Reverse Mortgages
    Apr: The Truth About Tax, Financial & Legal Issues
    May: The Truth About Selling a Home: 10 Mistakes to Avoid
    June: The Truth About Independent Living Options
    July: The Truth About How to Successfully Age in Place
    Aug: The Truth About How to Pay for Senior Living
    Sept: The Truth About Assisted Living
    Oct: The Truth About How to Avoid Homeowner Scams
    Nov: The Truth About Downsizing from Seniors Who Know
    Dec: The Truth About Estate Liquidation

  • June: The Truth About 55+ Senior Living Options
    July: The Truth About Reverse Mortgages
    Aug: The Truth About Selling Your Home
    Sept: The Truth About Preparing to “Stay” Put
    Oct: The Truth About Downsizing in 5 Easy Steps

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

  • “I’ve enjoyed the programs over the past several months, and look forward to those of the future. You provide a very professional and helpful service, with an effective means of combining specific information and personnel who know their business. See you later this year.”
    – Mr Drake

  • “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, M.S.

Co-Host / Moderator

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Brett Junell, B.ASc

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.