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VOL. 38 | NO. 3 | Friday, January 17, 2014

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Young Professionals Networking Event. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce event offers an opportunity to mix, mingle and network with other young professionals. Thursday, 5-7 p.m., Loews Vanderbilt Hotel’s Mason Bar, 2100 West End Avenue, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.


People’s Law School

A free program that provides an overview of common civil legal issues. Taught by Legal Aid Society attorneys and volunteer attorneys, the weekly, one-hour classes are 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays at Wright Middle School, 180 McCall St., and at Cohn Learning Center, 4805 Park Ave. Registration information: 298-8050, www.nashville.gov/Nashville-Community-Edcuation.aspx.

  • Jan. 23: Renters’ Rights: You will learn your legal rights as a renter and how to assert them, what to look for in a lease, how to get your landlord to make repairs, how to get back your security deposit and more. (Cohn)
  • Jan. 30: Social Security Options: This course will cover how to apply for and get Social Security retirement, disability, spouse and child payments, Medicare health insurance, Supplemental Security Income disability and old age payments. (Cohn)
  • Feb. 6: Update on the New Health Care Law: This class will cover such questions as: What will the law do to help me afford health insurance? How can I sign up for insurance through the Marketplace? What happens if I don’t have health insurance by 2014? How will this affect my Medicare? With serious health problems, will the law help me get insurance I can afford? (Cohn)
  • Feb. 6: Basics of Advance Care Planning: The class will cover such advance care planning topics as: how to tell your doctors what future health care you do or don’t want, naming someone now to make health care decisions for you when you can’t, naming someone now to handle your money and bills when you can’t, wills and more. This class will run until 7:30 p.m. (Wright)
  • Feb. 13: Update on the New Health Care Law: See description above. (Wright)
  • Feb. 20: Basics of Advance Care Planning: See description above. This class will run until 7:30 p.m. (Cohn)
  • Feb. 20: Social Security Options: See description above. (Wright)
  • Feb. 27: Paying for a Nursing Home or Home Care with Medicaid: You will learn how to get TennCare/Medicaid help to pay for nursing home costs or care at home, who can get this help and other rules. (Wright)
  • March 6: Basics of Consumer Bankruptcy: This class will cover the different types of bankruptcy, bankruptcy steps, who can get bankruptcy, what a bankruptcy can and cannot do and tips on picking a bankruptcy lawyer. (Cohn)
  • March 6: Renters’ Rights: See description above. (Wright)
  • March 13: Paying for a Nursing Home or Home Care with Medicaid: See description above. (Cohn)
  • March 13: Basics of Consumer Bankruptcy: See description above. (Wright)
  • March 20: Basics of U.S. Immigration: This course will provide an introduction to the terms and concepts of U.S. immigration law, ways that people immigrate to the U.S., new changes in immigration law and how to avoid potential scams. (Wright)
  • March 27: Basics of U.S. Immigration: See description above. (Cohn)
  • March 27: How Power of Attorney and Conservatorship Work: Want to name someone to make your decisions when you can no longer make them? Have a loved one who already cannot make decisions for themselves? (Wright)
  • April 3: How Power of Attorney and Conservatorship Work: (Cohn)


Churchill Mortgage Home Buyer Workshop

An opportunity for prospective borrowers to learn the primary steps to homeownership. Attendees also receive a copy of their credit report and have the opportunity to meet with an on-hand Home Loan Specialist. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 761 Old Hickory Blvd., Suite 400, Brentwood. Information: cmchomebuyerworkshop.eventbrite.com. Additional January opportunity:

JAN. 23-26

Nashville Boat and Sports Show

The show will feature hundreds of new boats for sale, plus nautical attractions and educational offerings for all ages. Tickets are $6 on Jan. 23, $9 the following three days. Ages 15 and younger are admitted free throughout the show. Information: www.nashvilleboatshow.com.