Area Agency on Aging offering pair of education events at no cost for seniors and their families

A classroom setup for a Social Security course

COLORADO SPRINGS – Whether it’s learning how to manage the pieces of caring for loved ones, or how to cut through the noise on planning for retirement, the Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging is offering a pair of educational events at no cost this week.

The Puzzle of Caregiving – June 5

It is not easy figuring out what resources are available to help care for an older family member. Internet information can be confusing and conflicting, making it hard to know what to believe. Join Kent Mathews, lead at the PPAAA Family Caregiver Support Center, to identify basic medical, legal, financial, and emotional resources. This presentation will help individuals better understand how to assemble the pieces in a manner that reduces your caregiving stress.

June 5, 2-3 p.m.
Old Colorado City Library
2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Registration required for planning

Social Security 101 – June 6

Josh Weller, a public affairs specialist with the Social Security Administration, will address questions including benefits calculations, eligibility factors, application process and provide an overview of the different benefits Social Security administers. The class will cover many of the common retirement topics including:

  • Eligibility for retirement
  • How age impacts retirement benefits
  • How work impacts retirement benefits
  • How non-covered pensions, like PERA, can potentially impact retirement and survivor benefits.

June 6, 4-5 p.m.
Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging
14. S. Chestnut St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Available in-person and virtually. Registration encouraged for planning.

About the Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging

The mission of the Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging is to help older adults by providing services and supports that enable them to remain as independent as possible in their homes and communities. The PPAAA provides resources for insurance assistance and information, caregiver support, mobility coordination and the ombudsman program for residents in long-term care facilities.

About the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments

PPACG’s 16 local governments collaborate on issues that cross political boundaries and work together to reach solutions that benefit the entire Pikes Peak region. PPACG’s primary focus is regional planning in transportation, aging issues, military impact planning and air and water quality.