Workshops

Masonic Outreach Services hosts a range of information and education workshops to help individuals and families prepare for the future and avoid some of the pitfalls that can happen later in life.

Our goal is to help our Masonic family and all in our communities to have financial stability, a safe environment, and a life full of good health and dignity.  Our education programs and workshops are designed to help you live better, but also help you to know what resources and options are available – whether for you, your spouse, or older loved-ones like aging parents.

All are on Zoom.  Participants may dial in also.
Save this link, passcode and dial in number!  All workshops are at the following link or dial-in number: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87450009597?pwd=RjcvaGdpL25RUmtzMm1vdkNHSStkdz09     

Meeting ID: 874 5000 9597  Passcode: 212763 or by phone 1-253-215-8782  

 


Preparing for Your Future – Why Retirement Planning Matters to You – Creation & Accumulation – Provide & Protect 
Monday April 5   7:00 PM 
  

Planning for the financial future of your family is important and can make the difference between comfort and struggle in your later years. In this workshop you will learn about the importance of starting and contributing to retirement accounts, types of retirement accounts and how to start them, and how to have enough money when you retire.  See link and code above for access.


Home Safety for Older Adults – HomeFit!  
Wednesday April 7th 2:00 PM 


We want you to be safe at home! This workshop will help you and your family improve safety at home using the HomeFit guide.  The AARP HomeFit Guide is a tool that can help you or your aging parents discover how to improve the home environment to avoid danger and improve well-being.  The AARP HomeFit Guide was created to help people stay in the home they love by turning where they live into a “lifelong home,” suitable for themselves and anyone in their household. The guide offers solutions that range from simple do-it-yourself fixes to improvements that require skilled expertise.  (See link and code above for access)


Keeping it Once You Build It – Building a Better Retirement – Provide & Protect 
Monday April 19th 7:00 PM    

This workshop builds on Part I.  In this workshop you will learn why it is important to look realistically at retirement expenses, strategies for increasing your wealth, and how to weather the financial unexpected. (All may attend – no need to have attended prior series workshops.  (See link and code above for access.


The Benefits and Importance of Planning Your Legacy – Provide & Protect
Monday May 3rd  7:00 PM  
Estate planning is not only important, but it may also benefit you and your family financially by helping you bypass gains, provide income, or receive charitable deductions.  In this workshop you will learn why everyone needs an estate plan, how family and legacy planning can help you accomplish your financial and charitable goals, and how Washington Masonic Charities can help. (all may attend – no need to have attended prior series workshops.  (See link and code above for access.)