Seniors and Retirement

From January to September 2019, the Atwater Library is conducting free financial literacy sessions for seniors with project funding from the Lindsay Memorial Foundation. Please scroll down to see a list of offerings.

From October 1, 2019 to March 31, 2021, we are offering free English-language information sessions on personal finances and estate planning. This is possible thanks to Canadian Heritage program funding. Please scroll down to see what’s now scheduled.

We have a public display of free English-language literature by Éducaloi on our main floor, just inside the Computer Centre. Included are booklets on financial and estate planning.

Financial and Estate Planning Booklets
From 2013 to March 2017, we offered free sessions on financial literacy for people planning for retirement and seniors with funding from the Education and Good Governance Fund of Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF). This was preceded by a successful pilot project funded by Canadian Heritage. In 2016, Capital One made a donation. For a list of offerings, please go to the bottom of this page.

Using a variety of formats — interactive seminars, hands-on workshops, and lectures with discussion — we present information on budgeting, saving, investing and estate planning. A hallmark of our financial literacy programming is brand neutrality.

Upcoming 2019 Events

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm
POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND PROTECTION MANDATES
Richard Goldman
, lawyer and legal plain language specialist with Éducaloi, conducts an information session. Discussion with Q&A.
No advance registration.

TUESDAY, October 1, 2019 – 1:00 to 3:00 pm
HOW TO FIND A FINANCIAL ADVISOR and HOW TO PREVENT FRAUD
Michel Gariépy
, analyst with Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), conducts an information session. Discussion with Q&A.
No advance registration.

WEDNESDAY, October 16, 2019 — 12:30 to 2:30 pm
WILLS and OTHER END-OF-LIFE LEGAL ISSUES

Ann Soden, Ad. E., Elder Law lawyer and mediator, and Anna Kamateros, notary, conduct an information session. Moderated Q&A with discussion.
Co-sponsored by PROJECTION: A Week of Dialogue.
No advance registration.

Click here to see the list of past 2019 offerings.
Click here to see the list of 2017 offerings.
Click here to see the list of 2016 offerings.
Click here to see the list of 2015 offerings.
Click here to see the list of 2014 offerings.
Click here to see the list of 2013 offerings.