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Mapping Your Retirement Workshop Scheduled in April at the U of M, Crookston
March 25, 2008

What: Planning for retirement

When: April 15, 17 and 23, 2008

Contact: Michelle Christopherson, director, Center for Adult Learning, 218-281-8679 (, Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

Crookston, Minn. (March 25, 2008) – Planning for retirement can feel daunting, but a series of workshops designed to help you map your retirement are scheduled for April 2008 at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. Sessions on Tuesday, April 15, and Thursday, April 17 will meet in the Student Center Bede Ballroom and the final session on Wednesday, April 23, will take place in the Student Center Minnesota Room. All sessions will run from 5:30-8 p.m. and topics include: Living Your Life, Maintaining Your Health and Managing your Money.

Many people wait until they start getting social security checks to start their planning process, but retirement is not just about being financially secure. The Mapping Your Retirement course is a turnkey program for retirement planning. It will assist you in creating alternate ways to stay connected and productive, to retool for second careers and to develop new skills for navigating transitions.

“Mapping your retirement addresses the needs of a significant and growing population particularly in northwest Minnesota,” says Judy Neppel, executive director of the Minnesota Rural Health Association. ”Getting assistance planning your retirement can help you discover real enrichment and productivity during this phase of life.”

Cost for the workshop is $30.00 and includes a light meal each evening along with the "Mapping Your Retirement" handbook. This workshop, sponsored by the Minnesota Rural Health Association (MRHA), is open to the public.

To learn more, visit and the University of Minnesota, Crookston at If you have questions, contact Michelle Christopherson, director of the Center for Adult Learning at 218-281-8679 (

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