Prepared for retirement? Free United Way session offers guidance

The next program in Valley United Way’s Financial Education Series will be “Getting Retirement Ready” on Tuesday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m. at Barnum Financial Group (MetLife), 6 Corporate Drive, Shelton.

This workshop will prepare individuals for the decisions they need to make as they approach retirement.

These decisions include sources of retirement income, employer distribution options, lump sum vs. rollover, health insurance options and relocation decisions.

The session is free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended because dinners will be served. Make reservations online at or by calling Valley United Way at 203-926-9478.

Last program is May 13

The last program in the part-series will be “Retirement Income Planning” on Tuesday, May 13 at the Barnum Financial Group office in Shelton.

This series is made possible by support from the presenters and grants from Pitney Bowes and Newtown Savings Bank.

Valley United Way is a philanthropic resource for the Valley towns of Shelton, Ansonia, Derby, Oxford and Seymour. The nonprofit agency supports initiatives addressing youth, families and people in crisis.