Northway Bank hosts workshop on retirement from a different perspective

BERLIN — Northway Bank and its TrueNorth Travel Club are presenting a free workshop titled "Too Young to Retire: Rebalance and Recharge the Rest of Your Life." It is geared toward people over 50 who are unsure about what comes next.

The free interactive workshop will help attendees re-frame the next phase of life by exploring "encore" opportunities that get away from the idea of a traditional retirement.

The workshop will discuss money, work on your terms, volunteering, unique ...

BERLIN — Northway Bank and its TrueNorth Travel Club are presenting a free workshop titled "Too Young to Retire: Rebalance and Recharge the Rest of Your Life." It is geared toward people over 50 who are unsure about what comes next.

The free interactive workshop will help attendees re-frame the next phase of life by exploring "encore" opportunities that get away from the idea of a traditional retirement.

The workshop will discuss money, work on your terms, volunteering, unique travel, learningopportunities and more. Betsy Gemmecke, the workshop presenter, will offer new ideas to spark your imagination and help you to clearly focus on what is most important to you.

Betsy Gemmecke, MSW, is a "Too Young to Retire" certified facilitator of a 6 week retirement planning course, and a certified Professional Career Development Coach, with over 30 years of experience in counseling, education, and career development. She initiated the Conway Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Granite State College and is a graduate of the 2011 NH Senior Leadership Series sponsored by AARP.

"For many people, the idea of a traditional retirement seems less appealing or attainable,'' said Pam Shyne, Northway’s TrueNorth Travel Club Coordinator. “This workshop offers a new perspective on what retirement can look like and how different opportunities you may never have thought of can give you a retirement full of joy, meaning and fun."

The workshop will be offered free of charge at 3 different times and locations: April 21 in Concord from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., April 26 in Berlin from 6-8 p.m., and May 3 in Plymouth from 6-8 p.m.

To register, contact Pam Shyne at 603-752-1171 or 1-800-442-6666 ext 2696, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Class size is limited.