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Upcoming Events

Charting the Course to Your Retirement

A Retirement Class (non-credit) Offered Through George Mason University

Good news for those of you 50+ who are looking to transition into the Best Years of Your Life! A non-credited class (newly open to the public) called “Charting the Course to Your Retirement” will be offered through George Mason University starting this fall. Taught by educators from GMU and other professionals who are certified 2Young2Retire facilitators, you’ll find this class to be both interactive and thought provoking while providing a great opportunity for you to chart your own course for a successful next chapter.

Throughout the country, most businesses offer their employees little help in easing their transition to retirement. In “Charting the Course to Your Retirement”, the emphasis is shifted from the financial aspects of retirement to a focus on the social implications of this pivotal transition period. A person’s career gives them social contact, recognition, a daily routine, a chance to use their skills and opportunities to be productive. Most boomers want a retirement that fulfills many of these same needs. Transitioning into “what’s next” can be daunting and uncertain for many individuals. Participants will discuss topics such as changing roles within their relationships, career and part time work, the value of community involvement, changing family commitments and enjoying a lifetime of leisure. You will have an opportunity to reflect on your own goals and will be provided with tools to create an individual, customized retirement plan. The course is being offered in several formats with each class totaling 8 hours. Courses will be held in several locations throughout the County. Class materials will be provided. As part of a pilot project for potential research, GMU is offering this 8 hour class at a reduced rate of $40.00 per person.

Courses for individuals will be offered:  (Chose one day)

Sat.  Oct 27, 2012   GMU CPS offices, 10340 Democracy Lane, Suite 202, Fairfax, VA.   The George Mason University site is off-campus with free parking.

Thurs. Nov 15, 2012   Hollin Hall Senior Center,  1500 Shenandoah Rd, Alexandria, VA.  Located 4 miles down Fort Hunt Rd, off Rt 1, close to the Beltway.

The “For Couples Only” course will be offered:

Sat. Nov 3, 201  GMU CPS offices, 10340 Democracy Lane, Suite 202, Fairfax, VA.   The George Mason University site is off-campus with free parking.

All Classes will be held from 8:30am – 5:00pm

Please visit the following link and look for the event date of interest to you for additional

Information, directions and registration instructions.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Lois Tetrick ,

Please find the flyer at the top of this posting.  You may use the flyer as a mail in registration form.  Please print it out and post in your place of business.  Help us spread the word!

Past Events

Saturday, June 11, 2011
“Exploring the Bonus Years”
8:30 – 12:00 Noon
George Mason University Johnson Center Cinema, Fairfax Campus
Parking (for a fee) at Sandy Creek and Mason Pond Parking Decks
Registration is free but required as space is limited
To register, email

Well-known author and Washington Post columnist Abigail Trafford will speak about her book, My Time: Making the Most of the Bonus Decades, and will explore the exciting potential benefits in this new stage – for both individuals and society. Be among the first to hear about our own exciting “Next Chapter” plans for Northern Virginia.


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