Trinity Western University launches Seniors’ Lecture Series

Langley, B.C.—As the largest cross-section of our population ages and fears of healthcare insufficiencies loom, there is an increased sense of urgency to consider healthcare options, will planning and retirement possibilities. In response to these concerns, TWU invites those aged 55 and over to its first Seniors’ Lecture Series on February 26, 2004, to discuss the concerns and responsibilities that come with aging.

The pressure to provide for family once the conventional means of support are no longer in place can be stressful and unfamiliar. Can a will adequately provide for loved ones? Will finances last? Will there be access to needed healthcare and healthcare facilities?

“The first lecture is called ‘Answers to your Questions’,” says Inga Warnock, Director of Planned Giving at TWU and event organizer. “Many seniors, even the younger ones, and their families are stressed about these issues. So we’re bringing in speakers to address these fears.”

Lawyer Ken Volkenant (Dejager, Volkenant and Company) will provide expert advice on wills covering topics such as the BC Wills Variation Act. Financial planner Michael Gibney (Ronald Blue and Company Canada) will give financial and investment advice as well as tips on how to avoid schemes and telemarketing pitches. Finally, the directors at Elm Residences and Menno Home in Abbotsford will provide information on healthcare levels and assisted living.

“I’ve had the privilege of working with many seniors at TWU,” says Warnock. “Some didn’t have an active will and are suffering the consequences. Others have struggled with health issues and care facilities. Now TWU can offer seniors a safe place to expand their knowledge.”

Future lectures will include computers for seniors, volunteering and specific seniors health issues, presented by a leading geriatrics physician.

In addition to refreshments and coffee, those who attend this month’s lecture will receive a free copy of the newly released book Wealth to Last by Larry Burkett and Ron Blue.

Event: Seniors’ Lecture Series:Answers to your Questions
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2004
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Alumni Hall (subject to change), Second Floor, Reimer Student Centre Trinity Western University (7600 Glover Rd, Langley, BC)
Cost: No Charge
Contact: To reserve a ticket contact Darlene Heriot, (604) 513-2033 or Darlene.heriot@twu.ca

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,500 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 38 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 13 other graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and administrative leadership.

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