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Special Programs

Social Security and Medicare

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
6:00-8:00pm
Hubbard Room

Want to know more about your government retirement benefits?   If yes, please join us and learn how to take best advantage of Social Security and Medicare benefits.  As part of Russell Library’s Money Smart week, Lawrence “Bud” Reading, from Bankers Life will present a very special program that outlines what “Boomers” want to know about the Social Security and Medicare programs, and how the individual can maximize what they receive from them.  He will also answer all of your questions about them.  Some of the aspects of each program that Bud will be discussing are as follows:
Social Security:

  • Will Social Security be there for me?
  • How much can I expect to receive?
  • When should I apply for Social Security?
  • How can I maximize my benefits?
  • Will Social Security be enough to live on in retirement?

Medicare:

  • Home Health Care (Can you stay at home?)
  • Medicare (What it does and does not cover)
  • Medicare 2016 changes in co-payments and deductibles.
  • What happens if you need long term care?
  • Protecting your home and assets.
  • Medicare Supplement vs. Medicare Advantage.
  • Different Medicare Part “D” options.

About Lawrence “Bud” Reading
Lawrence “Bud” Reading is an agent, representing Bankers Life.  Bankers Life is an insurance company focused on the insurance needs of the retirement market. Established in 1879 in Chicago is a subsidiary of CNO Financial Group, Inc.,

What’s New in the Job World?

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
6:00-8:00pm
Hubbard Room

Dr. Marcia LaReau

Changes in the job market are changing the landscape of the employment process.  Today we are seeing more contract and temporary positions.  Are they the new norm?  What about the global economy?  Do the free trade agreements affect you and your chances to find employment?  Are you concerned that your job may be at risk...again?  Come and find out what you need to understand about the new 'rules of engagement' on the employment scene.  Learn how the Great Recession has affected business models and what they mean for your career.  Bring your questions about your future employment.

How to Maintain your Income in the New Global Economy?

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
6:00-8:00pm
Hubbard Room

Dr. Marcia LaReau
       
Do you have a contract job?  Temporary employment?  Are you under employed?  Are you looking for work?  Regardless of your situation, there are new paradigms that are changing the employment landscape.  Bring your questions, and learn how employers are deciding who stays and who goes.  Learn what you must do now to maintain an income in the new world of employment.

About Dr. Marcia LaReau
Marcia LaReau, Ph.D. brings unique and diverse experience to her role in helping people in career-transition achieve their goals and find satisfying, sustainable work that meets their financial needs. Dr. LaReau has served in the business world for over ten years, including Fortune 100 companies. As a Curriculum Designer and Learning Technologist, she has lead training initiatives for projects spanning 44,000 employees on four continents. As a Human Resource Director, her use of unique change-methodologies increased effectiveness and employee efficiency through effective team building.
  
 A recognized leader with a collaborative, creative, relational style, Dr. LaReau has proven herself in small business, corporate, and non-profit venues, working with executives, operations and project teams.

Ongoing Programs

Russell Library Job Group

Take the opportunity to network with other job seekers, as well as get the advice of expert professionals. Guest speakers will focus on the job market and provide industry information. The group meets 9:30-noon on Thursdays in The Hubbard Room. 

Practice Interviewing

Improve your interviewing skills and get the job you want. Bob Carlson will assist you by conducting and evaluating your face-to-face practice interview at Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Videotaping the session is optional and confidential. 45 minute sessions are available. Please call (860) 347-2520 for more information and to sign up.

Job Coaching Appointments

James Kubat , Associate Director of the Wesleyan Career Center, will offer individual career coaching sessions.  All appointments are confidential and can be arranged in person at the Information Desk or by calling 860-347-2520.  Please bring a resume if you have one.  You will receive a reminder call a week in advance.  We ask that you confirm your appointment within 3 days of that call.  To cancel an appointment, please call the Information Desk at 860-347-2520 at least 48 hours ahead of time so that another job seeker may be served. 

Resume Review and Interview Coaching

Business professional Jeff Thierfeld offers in-depth resume review and interview coaching.  Sessions are held three Saturdays each month.  To sign up for a 1 hour appointment call 860-347-2520.  If you need to cancel, please allow 48 hours notice. We ask that you bring your resume (printed out or saved on a flash drive).

Practice Phone Interviews

This service is being offered by Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Phone interviews are a fundamental part of the job search process and need to be treated as seriously as the face-to-face interview. Improve your interviewing skills without leaving the comfort of your home. Bob Carlson will call you at your location and scheduled time. ½ hour sessions are available. Please call (860) 347-2520 for more information and to sign up.  

Much gratitude is due to our presenters, who contribute their valuable time and talents to Russell Library’s Career Program.

We also owe many thanks to our sponsors, whose generous support makes it all possible:

  • Middletown Community Development Block Grant
  • People’s United Community Foundation
  • The Friends of the Russell Library

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