What will YOU do with your second career?


AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ will help low- and moderate-income adults age 50+ gain the knowledge, support, and resources they need to make informed decisions and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment. The two hour workshop will walk participants through the Work for Yourself@50+ materials and connect them with local resources to help them reach their goals.

The workshop will be offered on Monday, February 27 from 9:30am to 11:30am at The Gathering Place at the Aroostook Agency on Aging, 33 Davis Street, Presque Isle.

The decision to start a business can be both exciting and daunting. Work for Yourself@50+ breaks the choices down for older adults in an approachable way through five steps:

  • A careful consideration of the potential and perils of working for yourself
  • Exercises to help develop the self-employment idea
  • A realistic overview of what it takes to pursue a self-employment opportunity
  • Guidance to help avoid pitfalls and scams
  • Ways to find trustworthy support and services

To learn more about Work for Yourself@50+, please visit aarpfoundation.org/workforyourself. Work for Yourself@50+ is made possible through a grant from The Hartford.

Participants should call AARP Foundation at 888-339-5617 to register for this workshop. Registrations are accepted on the morning of the event.

The facilitator for this workshop will be Karin Petrin, Microenterprise Specialist for the Northern Region of New Ventures Maine. To learn more about the programs and services of New Ventures Maine please visit newventuresmaine.org.

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