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  • 55+ Driver Safety - Full Class

    This class will be taught online [virtually] by the instructor. Participants will be able to attend class at the Senior Center or take as an online class at home. Please choose which location you will be participating in when registering. If you're 55 or older, get a discount on your personal auto insurance and improve your driving skills! The Defensive Driving Course, developed by the National Safety Council, teaches basic crash prevention techniques and has a proven record of reducing traffic violations and incidents. It's taught by experienced, professional traffic safety instructors, including officers of the Minnesota State Patrol. The class consists of lecture, films and discussions. There is no behind-the-wheel driving and there are no tests. According to Minnesota state law, people age 55 and older who complete a state-approved defensive driving course are eligible to receive a 10 percent, three-year discount on auto insurance. This includes in-person classroom, online training, and live virtual Zoom classes. After you complete the course, you will receive a certificate of completion to give to your insurance company. NOTE: If you choose to take the class from home, you will need to visit the Senior Center to pick up the class booklet. The class link will be sent the day before the class. Instructor: Minnesota Safety Council Our Mission: To strengthen individuals, families and organizations by helping prevent injuries and support safer, healthier lives. What We Do: The Minnesota Safety Council is a member-based, private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries - a leading cause of death, disability and economic loss. We offer traffic programs for the workplace and the larger community, including defensive driving classes for mature drivers and interactive online programs for teens. Since 1928, our sole focus has been to make Minnesota a safer and healthier place to live. The Minnesota Safety Council is a chapter of the National Safety Council.
  • 55+ Driver Safety - Full Class

    This class will be taught online [virtually] by the instructor, but viewable here at teh Senior Center. If you're 55 or older, get a discount on your personal auto insurance and improve your driving skills! The Defensive Driving Course, developed by the National Safety Council, teaches basic crash prevention techniques and has a proven record of reducing traffic violations and incidents. It's taught by experienced, professional traffic safety instructors, including officers of the Minnesota State Patrol. The class consists of lecture, films and discussions. There is no behind-the-wheel driving and there are no tests. According to Minnesota state law, people age 55 and older who complete a state-approved defensive driving course are eligible to receive a 10 percent, three-year discount on auto insurance. This includes in-person classroom, online training, and live virtual Zoom classes. After you complete the course, you will receive a certificate of completion to give to your insurance company. NOTE: You must stop by the Senior Center to pick up your Class Booklet. Instructor: Minnesota Safety Council Our Mission: To strengthen individuals, families and organizations by helping prevent injuries and support safer, healthier lives. What We Do: The Minnesota Safety Council is a member-based, private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries - a leading cause of death, disability and economic loss. We offer traffic programs for the workplace and the larger community, including defensive driving classes for mature drivers and interactive online programs for teens. Since 1928, our sole focus has been to make Minnesota a safer and healthier place to live. The Minnesota Safety Council is a chapter of the National Safety Council.
  • 55+ Driver Safety Refresher Class

    This class will be taught online [virtually] by the instructor. Participants will be able to attend class at the Senior Center or take as an online class at home. Please choose which location you will be participating in when registering. If you're 55 or older, get a discount on your personal auto insurance and improve your driving skills! The Defensive Driving Course, developed by the National Safety Council, teaches basic crash prevention techniques and has a proven record of reducing traffic violations and incidents. It's taught by experienced, professional traffic safety instructors, including officers of the Minnesota State Patrol. The class consists of lecture, films and discussions. There is no behind-the-wheel driving and there are no tests. According to Minnesota state law, people age 55 and older who complete a state-approved defensive driving course are eligible to receive a 10 percent, three-year discount on auto insurance. This includes in-person classroom, online training, and live virtual Zoom classes. After you complete the course, you will receive a certificate of completion to give to your insurance company. NOTE: If you choose to take the class from home, you will need to visit the Senior Center to pick up the class booklet. The class link will be sent the day before the class. Instructor: Minnesota Safety Council Our Mission: To strengthen individuals, families and organizations by helping prevent injuries and support safer, healthier lives. What We Do: The Minnesota Safety Council is a member-based, private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries - a leading cause of death, disability and economic loss. We offer traffic programs for the workplace and the larger community, including defensive driving classes for mature drivers and interactive online programs for teens. Since 1928, our sole focus has been to make Minnesota a safer and healthier place to live. The Minnesota Safety Council is a chapter of the National Safety Council.
  • 55+ Driver Safety Refresher Class

    If you're 55 or older, get a discount on your personal auto insurance and improve your driving skills! The Defensive Driving Course, developed by the National Safety Council, teaches basic crash prevention techniques and has a proven record of reducing traffic violations and incidents. It's taught by experienced, professional traffic safety instructors, including officers of the Minnesota State Patrol. The class consists of lecture, films and discussions. There is no behind-the-wheel driving and there are no tests. According to Minnesota state law, people age 55 and older who complete a state-approved defensive driving course are eligible to receive a 10%, three-year discount on auto insurance. This includes in-person classroom, online training, and live virtual Zoom classes. After you complete the course, you will receive a certificate of completion to give to your insurance company. Instructor: Minnesota Safety Council Our Mission: To strengthen individuals, families and organizations by helping prevent injuries and support safer, healthier lives. What We Do: The Minnesota Safety Council is a member-based, private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries - a leading cause of death, disability and economic loss. We offer traffic programs for the workplace and the larger community, including defensive driving classes for mature drivers and interactive online programs for teens. Since 1928, our sole focus has been to make Minnesota a safer and healthier place to live. The Minnesota Safety Council is a chapter of the National Safety Council.
  • Drafting Your Own Will

    Developing a will is an important step in providing for the ones you love and for you to "Finish Well". During the first class you will learn various techniques of property distribution, protection of the estate and beneficiaries, explore basic will concepts and assess your need for a simple will. Your will also receive individualized personal attention, sample forms and language for use in drafting your own will. During the second class, Jim will cover safekeeping techniques and circumstances that may require a review or revision of your will. In addition, you will be able to sign your own will second class.
  • Elder Law: Know Your Rights

    Receive an overview of the areas of law most often handled by elder law attorneys: Medical Assistance/Long term Care Planning, Estate Planning, Probate and Guardianship.
  • Financial Power of Attorney & the Health Care Directive

    Unexpected events happen. Plan now and learn about the use and benefit of a Financial Power of Attorney and the Health Care Directive. Understand what the agent's responsibility is and factors in selecting your agent(s). You will leave class with all the forms and information you need to aid you in preparing them.
  • Five Keys to Retiring Fearlessly

    After years of hard work, retirement may finally be in sight. Learn the five keys to unlocking a fearless retirement while also answering questions such as: What do I need to know before my last paycheck? What types of accounts should I have? How do I turn my assets into a paycheck in retirement? In addition, you'll gain insight into Social Security. While it can be be confusing, making the most of your Social Security has a lot to do with when you apply for benefits. This is a great opportunity to get answers to your questions and learn what Social Security can mean for you.
  • How to Pay for the Nursing Home - (Online)

    We all come into the world with nothing and leave with nothing. We have all heard this. The biggest fear for most baby boomers is how to pay for the nursing home and still leave the next generation something. With ever changing estate planning laws and great increases in nursing home costs the fear is real. In today’s world, you need to understand what your options are. Is long-term care insurance for you? What about home care? Should I gift my money away? Would I qualify Medicaid? What about my current Trust, does it avoid the nursing home? What is the 60-month claw back? What if my spouse goes into the nursing home and exhausts our money? We will walk through these questions and many more, including how to plan and place your assets to meet your nursing home goals.
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  • How to be a Smart College Shopper

    Your student is getting ready for college. You saved your money. Is it enough? Learn how to be a smart shopper, where your student will fit best, academically, socially and financially. Also learn which schools will offer your student the largest merit scholarships and how to apply for grants and how FAFSA works.
  • Keeping the Cabin, Farm or Business in the Family (Online)

    The division of Mom and Dad’s estate can lead to bitter battles between children and even grandchildren and impact their relationships forever. When the next generation deals with these important family legacy asset questions and issues often arise: Who will pay the taxes? What if one family member uses it more or does all the work? Who pays for what? How can I ensure my children receive equal inheritance? What effect will estate taxes have? Get the answers to these and other questions and learn how to keep a cabin, business, farm, or other important family legacy property in the family without driving the family apart.
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  • Let’s Probate an Actual Minnesota Estate

    In this class we will walk-thru (in depth) an actual Minnesota Probate Estate from the filing of the Application for Probate to the Final Accounts . . . and all the steps in between. Class participants will learn the entire process with current forms, Court and filing requirements, accounting and procedural steps, as well as the procedures for the sale and distribution of estate assets. We will also discuss the roles, responsibilities, and liabilities of a person who is appointed as the Executor/Personal Representative. The class will be filled with real-life examples and solutions to the multitude of issues involving a typical (or not typical) Minnesota Probate Estate. This class encourages questions: Is there a “reading of the Will”? What about personal items? Does the Executor get paid? What about estate bills and creditors? We will provide the answers.
  • Social Security: Timing is Everything!

    Social Security is a vital income source for many retirees. But it can be a confusing topic and making the most of it can have a lot to do with timing it right. This workshop can help you get answers to your questions and learn what Social Security can mean for you.