Monday, March 7, 2011

Understanding Social Security

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to announce the inaugural event for CARES: Community Assistance Resource and Educational Services. “Introduction to Social Security” will be presented by Richard Desir of the Social Security Administration (SSA) on Thursday, March 24 at 10:30 am in the library’s Community Room. During the talk, Mr. Desir, Public Relations Liaison for the Social Security Administration, will log onto the SSA website and guide the audience through a variety of topics from projecting Social Security benefits to how to retire online. He’ll give a “snapshot” of Social Security, also covering disability, survivors, Medicare and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for people who are 65 and older, blind or disabled. [This program was rescheduled from January due to inclement weather.]

CARES is a locally administered umbrella program that delivers informational sessions pertaining to local, county, state and federal programs. Its objective is to inform and educate local residents and support the goal of healthy, fulfilling and happy lifestyles. All CARES events will be presented by subject matter experts who will be able to answer all questions pertaining to their topics. Other sessions in development are: Understanding The Affordable Care Act, Important Recordkeeping, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, and Medicare Open Enrollment (in the fall).

There is no charge to attend the program, but advance sign-up is requested. Register online at and follow the link under Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.

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