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Cornerstone Alliance Announces Work for Yourself@50 Workshops

Published Monday, July 31, 2017

Cornerstone Alliance is pleased to announce that it will soon be offering Work for Yourself@50+ workshops in our community.

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 90-minute workshop will walk participants through the Work for Yourself@50+ materials and connect them with local resources to help them reach their goals.
There will be four workshops offered:
August 29, 2017 from 9:00 am-11:00 am at Area Agency on Aging, 2900 Lakeview Avenue, 2 Conference Room, St. Joseph, MI. 
September 21, 2017 from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm at Cass County Council on Aging- Front Crossing, 227 S. Front Street, Dowagiac, MI.
October 11, 2017 from 9:00 am-11:00 am at Van Buren Conference Center, 490 S. Paw Paw Street, Lawrence, MI 49064 
November 7, 2017 from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm at Area Agency on Aging, 2900 Lakeview Avenue, 2 Conference Room, St. Joseph, MI. 
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. Contact AARP Foundation at 888-339-5617 to register for an upcoming workshop.
Work for Yourself@50+ is made possible through a grant from The Hartford.