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Money Smart Week at library

Posted April 02, 2013 in Community Featured, Johnston
By Johnston Public Library staff

National Money Smart Week is April 20 – 27. During this week organizations all across the country come together to stress the importance of financial literacy, inform consumers about where they can get help and provide free educational seminars and activities.

Johnston Public Library will be offering two free, informational programs: Social Security; Helping Married Couples File for Maximum Lifetime Benefits and Welcome to Medicare.

Social Security: Helping Married Couples File for Maximum Lifetime Benefits
Thursday, April 25
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Married couples often make the mistake of filing for their Social Security benefits based solely on their age, as if they were single. This mistake can cost a couple tens of thousands of dollars over the course of their retirement. If you are married, between the ages of 55 and 68, and have not yet filed for Social Security or have questions about the way you have filed, this presentation is for you. This class is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Please register online at or by calling the library at 515-278-5233.

Welcome to Medicare
Saturday, April 27
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Are you currently enrolled in Medicare or do you have a family member with Medicare questions? Come to Johnston Public Library on Saturday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m. for a free Welcome to Medicare program, facilitated by SHIP counselors. SHIP, a free, confidential service of the State of Iowa, helps Iowans make informed decisions about Medicare and other health coverage. SHIP counselors will be on hand to answer Medicare queries ranging from Medicare Parts A and B coverage, benefits, eligibility requirements, and health care costs. Pre-register online at or by calling the library at 515-278-5233.

Johnston Public Library
6700 Merle Hay Road
(515) 278-5233
Mon. – Thur. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri. – Sat.  10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.

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