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    Lackawanna College

    Continuing Education



    Students participating in the College’s craft beer making courses have had their creations judged by AHA/BJCP standards.

    The Continuing Education department often offers “enrichment” programs and other courses designed to provide participants with personal growth opportunities.  These are short, non-credit programs offered during evening or weekend hours.

    Previous enrichment programs have covered topics including life and retirement planning, IRS exam preparation, Spanish for the pre-hospital care provider, Spanish courses for College staff members, and craft beer making.

    To learn what types of enrichment courses are currently being offered, contact Katie Lavelle, Assistant to the Dean of Continuing Education, at (570) 961-7882.

    Upcoming Courses

    Savvy Social Security Planning for Couples

    Hosted by James M. Paul III

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 6 p.m.

    Angeli Hall, 501 Vine St., Room 214

    RSVP at (570) 382-3521, ext. 5


    • How much Social Security you and your spouse stand to receive over your joint lifetime

    • Rules and guidelines for when spouses should apply for benefits

    • How the decisions you make in your 60s can determine the amount of income you – or your surviving spouse – will have in your 80s and 90s

    • How spouses with little or no prior earnings can take advantage of Social Security benefits

    • How a little-known rule passed in 2000 has opened the door to creative spousal strategies and how a recent rule affects some of these

    • What all higher-earning spouses should know about retirement and survivor benefits

    • Two key things you need to know about Social Security survivor benefits
    • How remarriage affects survivor benefits from a former spouse

    • How to avoid mistakes at your Social Security office

    Now is the time to start planning for health care expenses in retirement. Find out what you need to do to obtain the coverage you need and protect against rising costs.

    This workshop is purely educational. No specific insurance or investment products will be discussed.

    Download the flyer (PDF)