Upcoming WISER Events      

Aging in America: The Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging
March 20-24, 2017
Chicago, IL
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WISER President Cindy Hounsell will present at three sessions during the conference:

March 21 - "National Forum: A Message to the President on Aging Policy" held during the conference. Cindy Hounsell will speak as a panelist.
March 21 - "When Life Happens: Managing Financial Events Such as Divorce or Loss of a Spouse" with Sandra Timmermann, nationally recognized gerontologist with a focus on aging and its relation to business; and John Migliaccio, President of Maturity Mark Services Co.
March 23 - "When I'm 65: Educating and Engaging Communities About Retirement Realities" with Don Blandin, President and CEO of the Investor Protection Trust (IPT) and the Investor Protection Institute (IPI); and Kerry Hannon, financial journalist. 


Other Events

National Retirement Planning Week®

National Retirement Planning Week® is a national effort to help consumers focus on their financial needs in retirement. It's a week-long celebration that will run from April 3-7, 2017. Throughout the week, educational materials will be made available. The National Retirement Planning Coalition (of which WISER is a member) will also encourage retirement planning through nationally distributed print, television and radio materials, a coordinated media outreach program, and events throughout the week. For more information or to participate visit

Financial Literacy Events  

The U.S Department of the Treasury provides an update of financial literacy and related events around the country, as well as other resources.  To find an event near you, click here.


Previous WISER Events in 2017: 


"How to Grow Old Without Going Broke" - A webinar hosted in partnership with the American Association of Service Coordinators
January 18, 2017
WISER Director of Programs Lara Hinz, and WISER Community Educator and Trainer Vickie Elisa presented on the topics of financial and retirement planning and protecting older adults from financial fraud and abuse.  

Living to 100 Symposium, hosted by the Society of Actuaries
January 4, 2107
WISER President Cindy Hounsell presented on the panel, "Impact of Aging: What Can Individuals and the Private Sector Do to Address the Challenges Resulting from Aging?", along with Bob Powell, Retirement Weekly; David Sinclair, International Longevity Centre - UK; and Susana Harding, International Longevity Centre - Singapore.


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