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Retirement Seminar at CSUB
  February 27, 2006
Mike Stepanovich, 661/654-2456,,
or Jaclyn Loveless, 661/654-2138,

The Sixty-Plus Club (60+) at California State University, Bakersfield, will offer a retirement planning seminar on Saturday, March 11, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Business Development Center, Room 153.

The theme this year will be "Positive Retirement," with five featured speakers and opportunities to ask questions. Cost is $5, and registration should be sent to the CSUB Alumni Office, 9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield 93311.

Gigi Nordquist, director of academic special sessions programs at CSU East Bay, will talk about "Sex After 60." She will address the myths and facts about sexuality and aging, arguing that caring, affection and passion do not go into mothballs in later life.

Steve Bacon, a psychology professor at CSUB, will talk about one of his major interests, "Positive Psychology." Much of past psychological research has studied mental problems, with little attention given to what is "normal." Bacon is an advocate for an alternative scientific approach, looking at those things that lead to happiness. He will offer suggestions about what that research means for the later years.

Judy Fritch, founder of Lifetime Fitness, who is a certified fitness trainer, American Council of Exercise, will demonstrate "Exercise for Daily Living." She will present a variety of exercise options, including both programs that are available at various local gyms and also exercise workouts that can be done at home.

Attorney George Manolakas will describe some of the tools that people can use to be sure that their wishes are carried out, both for health-care and for the efficient passing of an estate to the next generation. His topic, "When Death and Wealth Collide: Living trusts, wills, estate planning and more," will also indicate ways to appoint people to make financial and health decisions for us if we ever become unable to do so. He says that a little careful planning can avoid expensive complications later.

Retired CSUB Professor Bruce Jones will offer a perspective on "Making End-of-Life Choices," especially describing some of the issues that all consumers should be aware of when making funeral arrangements. He will present some of the options available to families at the time of death.

For more information, please call the CSUB Alumni Relations Office at (661) 654-3211.