July Meeting–July 17, 2019

The July meeting of the Making the Most of Retirement special interest group, co-sponsored by the OSU Emeriti Association and the Stillwater Public Library, will be held on July 17, beginning at 1:30.  All Stillwater-area retirees are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held in the 3rd Floor Reception Area at the Stillwater Public Library.  The presenters, Arleta and Jim Webster, will be making an armchair traveler program entitled “Amazon Rainforest, Hiking Machu Picchu, and Cruising the Galapagos Islands.”

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June Meeting – June 19, 2019

The June meeting of the Making the Most of Retirement special interest group, co-sponsored by the OSU Emeriti Association and the Stillwater Public Library, will be held on June 19, beginning at 1:30.  All Stillwater-area retirees are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held in the 3rd Floor Reception Area at the Stillwater Public Library,  The speaker, Dr. Alex Bishop, gerontology professor at OSU, will offer tips on aging well.

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May Meeting–May 15, 2019

The May meeting of the Making the Most of Retirement special interest group, co-sponsored by the OSU Emeriti Association and the Stillwater Public Library, will be held on May 15, beginning at 1:30.  All Stillwater-area retirees are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held in the 3rd Floor Reception Area at the Stillwater Public Library.  The speakers, Shelley Gladden and Kimberly Berry, OSU Department of Wellness, will present information about assistive technology for seniors that help them maintain their independence.

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April Meeting–April 17, 2019

The April meeting of the Making the Most of Retirement special interest group, co-sponsored by the OSU Emeriti Association and the Stillwater Public Library, will be held on April 17, beginning at 1:30.  All Stillwater-area retirees are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held in the 3rd Floor Reception Area at the Stillwater Public Library.  The speaker, Daryl Nord, OSU retiree, will make an armchair traveler program entitled “Touring the Amalifi Coast and Cities on the Danube.”

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March Meeting – March 20, 2019

The March meeting of the Making the Most of Retirement special interest group, jointly offered by the OSU Emeriti Association and the Stillwater Public Library will be held on March 20, beginning at 1:30.  All Stillwater-area retirees are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held in the 3rd Floor Reception Area of the Stillwater Public Library.  The speaker is Brooke Edge.  The title of her presentation is ‘Home Health 101:  Factors to Consider in Evaluating Home Health Service Providers.  More information about this group can be found on its Web site:  https://retiredinstillwater.wordpress.com .

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February Meeting – February 20, 2019

The February 20 meeting of the Making the Most of Retirement special interest group will feature Shyla Eggers, Director of Public Relations at Stillwater Medical Center.  The title of her presentation is “An Update on New Developments at Stillwater Medical Center.”  This session, which will be held in the 3rd Floor Reception Area at the Stillwater Public Library, begins at 1:30.  Making the Most of Retirement is co-sponsored by the OSU Emeriti Association and the Stillwater Public Library.

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January Meeting – January 16, 2019

The January 16 meeting of Making the Most of Retirement special interest group will feature a new programming component offered for the second time:  The moderated discussion group.  The title of this session is “Tax Planning for Retirees,” and the session will be moderated by Dennis Bertholf, a retired mathematics professor who is currently a counselor in the AARP Taxaide program.  Attendees will have an opportunity to share their knowledge about various topics, to become more knowledgeable about various topics, and to ask questions about various topics related to tax planning for retirees.  Attendees will learn why tax planning for retirees is different from tax planning before retirement.  Also being covered is what is new that needs to be considered in filing one’s 2018 income tax return, as well as some strategies for reducing taxes in tax year 2019 and beyond.  The meeting, which will last from 1:30-2:30, will be held in the 3rd Floor Reception Area of the Stillwater Public Library.  For individuals who wish to do some related reading prior to the session, here are three Internet-based resources:

  1.  https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/retirement/T045-S003-required-minimum-distribution-rmd-tips-cut-taxes/index.html
  2.  https://www.kiplinger.com/article/taxes/T055-C032-S014-6-smart-ways-to-save-money-on-your-tax-bill.html
  3.   https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/19/two-strategies-to-simplify-your-taxes-in-retirement.html
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