"Compass Points," is a FREE live educational series held on the 3rd Thursday of each month @ 11:30am. We like to think of this hour as a "Lunch & Learn."
Our goal is to make sure these Compass Points are Educational & Entertaining, providing the tips & tools you need to be happy, safe and successful.
They are designed to provide you with current information to help you right now, and also to prepare & plan for a healthy future.....financially, legally, medically, comfortably, supportively, and pleasurably.
All "Compass Points" will be on the ZOOM platform so you can ask questions of the presenters. Sit back, tune in, and have a bite to eat while we present you, "Compass Points."
PREVIOUS COMPASS POINTS & LINKS TO VIEW
Thursday, June 16th, 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
The Beginners Guide to Building an Online Presence for your Small Business
As a small business owner or hobby business owner, you may be thinking that you don't need a website or social media. After all, you may not be selling anything online, so what's the point? Well, even if you're not selling anything directly through your website or social media, these platforms can still be hugely beneficial for your business. Your potential customers are scrolling through their social media feeds looking for you. They're carrying a computer in their pocket, just waiting for your business to show up.
Amber Hasenpflug will help you learn more about the benefits of these platforms, how to use them, and how they can help you to grow your business. In addition she will also share tips on how to best use social media for personal use.
Amber Hasenpflug is the owner of Pacific Creative Studio and a maven of online marketing. She started her business to help small business owners transition into the digital age.
Here is the LINK from the Compass Points on 6/16/22
Thursday, May 19th, 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
Why Are Reverse Mortgages Growing in Popularity?
Today's reverse mortgage applicant isn't the desperate homeowner you might assume. Home equity conversion mortgages (HECMs) are becoming popular with homeowners 62 or older, who don't need one in the traditional sense, but want to use the funds as part of their overall financial plan for retirement.
Joan Qvigstad, is a reverse mortgage specialist and she will lead the discussion about HECM's. Her online presentation will highlight six reasons for the loans’ increase in popularity. For the last decade, Qvigstad has been helping individuals and families access their homes’ equity to improve their quality of life and plan for a secure future.
Here is the LINK from the Compass Points on 5/19/22
Thursday, April 21st, 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
"Preparing for Difficult Conversations"
Have you ever had an awkward conversation where you felt uncomfortable and you weren’t quite sure how to express your thoughts? Maybe you were intimidated and therefore you didn’t say what you truly wanted to.
Difficult conversations can take place in many contexts, including the workplace, personal relationships, or job interviews. But having the tools to navigate those situations can be key to a successful outcome and preserving relationships.
Here is the LINK from the Compass Points on 4/21/22
Thursday, March 17th, 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
"Retirement Planning in a Changing Landscape: Update 2022"
Perhaps you feel confident that you’ve already solidly prepared financially for your future. That’s great. Nonetheless, everyone encounters unanticipated life events. That’s why it’s so important to understand the retirement account options available to you—now more than ever.
* due to low attendance this educational seminar was not recorded, as we personalized it for those handful of attendees.
Thursday, February 17th, 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
Topic: Preparing for a Potential Fall or Emergency
No one wants to believe they’ll never need help in the event of a nasty fall or life threatening emergency. But we’ve all heard accounts of people who wished they had prepared better for that possibility.
This month, Cheri McEssay of UnaliWear will introduce a fall detection and medical-alert watch that is voice-controlled and can communicate with a live emergency operator in seconds. She will show online seminar participants how the device keeps the wearer constantly connected, without the need to remove it for charging.
Here is the LINK for the Compass Points on 2/17/2022
Thursday, September 16th, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Medicare 101, Educational Seminar
Medicare Open Enrollment (aka Annual Enrollment) starts October 15th every year and goes through December 7th.
Stephanie Kirk of JC Madison Inc., will educate all of us on how Medicare works, as it can be extremely overwhelming. Stephanie will walk us through everything you need to know about this year's enrollment dates, coverage costs, eligibility details and opportunities to change coverage. This seminar is meant for everyone already enrolled in the Medicare program or about to enroll in the Medicare program (60 + older, should be learning about Medicare now).
* due to compliance rules from the Insurance Commissioners office we are unable to share the link to this one Compass Points "lunch + learn"
Thursday, May 20th, 11:30am - 12:30pm
May is National Bike Month & Today We’ll Speak about Cycling Health
We will be joined by associates of Pedego Sequim and they will educate us on what is an E-Bike (electric bike), how do they work, what are their benefits, and who are the ideal E-Bike Riders.
We will also be joined by a member of the non-profit group, Sequim Wheelers, who serve folks with physical challenges and can’t ride a bicycle on their own. They will let us know how their program works and how to schedule a ride for yourself or a loved one.
There are cycling options out there for all ages and all levels of physicality, learn more about what is available for you today.
Here's the LINK for the Compass Points from 5/20/21
Thursday, April 15th, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones Against Scams & Frauds
We will be joined by representatives of Consumer Protection Washington. Consumer Protection Washington is a collective of state and federal agencies and the BBB, dedicated to educating and altering the public on consumer issues, scams and investigations affecting consumers.
Here's the LINK for the Compass Points from 4/15/21
The Joys & Benefits of Gardening for All Ages- Gardening wherever your home may be...a private residence, senior housing community, or a community pea-patch, etc. AND educational gardening advice and services available through WA Master Gardeners.
Here's the LINK for the Compass Points from 3/18/21
CBD: An Alternative & Holistic Healthcare option. Learn about its Benefits & What to Know Before You Buy It."
Here's the LINK for the Compass Points from 2/18/21
FINANCIAL HEALTH - how to prepare for your 2020 tax returns from an accounting, financial planning, and legal perspective.
Here's the LINK for the Compass Points from 1/21/21