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Peace of Mind Fall 2015

The Peace of Mind series at PPL helps you prepare for and work through life's challenges. These events are free and open to the public. All events held in the Levenson Community Room. Light refreshments will be served.

Estate Planning
Thursday September 17 | 6:30 PM

Attorney Edward Beasley of Beasley & Ferber will show you how to:

  • Create a trust to shelter your assets .
  • Plan for end-of-life decisions.
  • Resolve possible defects in your existing revocable trust.
  • Prevent existing Powers of Attorney and trusts from making your children personally liable for your nursing-home care.

This event requires registration. Please call 1 800 370 5010 to register.

Retirement Planning
Tuesday October 6 | 2:00 PM or 6:30 PM

George & Steve Pessotti of the Society for Financial Awareness will present a seminar on:

  • Wills vs. Trusts – learn how to avoid Probate.
  • New Medicaid Rules- Learn about 5 year look-back period and asset limitations for single and married tax payers.
  • Life Estates- Learn how to prevent capital gains on deeded homes and how to protect your home from nursing home liens.
  • Fixed vs. Variable Annuities – Learn the ins and outs, Pros & Cons.
  • Lifetime Income Annuities – Create a lifetime income like Social Security that you can’t outlive.
  • Learn how to exchange annuities Tax-Free.

This event requires registration. Please visit the reference desk or call 603 766 1720 to register.

Tuesday November 3 | 6:30 PM

We all have stuff! Why do we acquire and save more possessions than we need? What happens when our stuff starts to own us? Why can’t we just throw things away?

With his upbeat and unique approach, presenter Dave Downs explores the many reasons that our drawers, closets and garages get filled with STUFF. Downs offers helpful hints for managing this difficult problem. Dave uses colorful stories throughout the talk to engage as well as inform the audience. You may recognize a part of yourself in these stories.

Participants will leave knowing that if we are thoughtful about what we acquire, what we keep and what we discard, we will start to reverse the tendency to bury ourselves in “treasures.”

This event requires registration. Please visit the reference desk or call 603 766 1720 to register.

Staying Present During Holiday Pressure
Tuesday December 8 | 6:30 PM

If the holiday season is fraught with "To Do" lists, and peace of mind is hard to find, take time to remind yourself of the centering tips you already know. Find the quiet point of stillness that resides in each of us and practice bringing it forward when you need it most.


Judy Ringer, author, singer, coach, and workshop leader, will share some stories, practices, and maybe even a song to help you navigate the holidays with power and presence.


This event requires registration. Please visit the reference desk or call 603 766 1720 to register.


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