News Flash

All News

Posted on: November 19, 2018

Social Security retirement

Social Security is the cornerstone of retirement plans for most Americans. The program continues to evolve and for individuals preparing to start their Social Security benefits, changes may impact their retirement plans. With some knowledge and a few simple tips, one might save thousands of dollars.  


Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources, in partnership with the Social Security Administration, will host Social Security Retirement 2019, a fast-paced presentation for anyone currently receiving or anticipating their benefits in the next year. This free informational workshop will be held Monday, Dec. 3 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Auditorium, 3629 S. D St. in Tacoma. 


This presentation will offer strategies that can maximize benefits, including ideal times to start receiving benefits and advantages of making claims based on spousal work history. Participants will also learn how to negotiate the rules about working, either full or part time, while receiving benefits.


Kirk Larson, Western Washington public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, will be presenting. Using his 25 years’ experience working for the agency, Larson has provided important information about retirement and benefits to communities along the west coast and has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows to discuss Social Security issues. 


“The Social Security program has been much talked about,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources manager. “Current and prospective beneficiaries need to get the facts, so they will know what’s coming. It is especially important for individuals planning on retirement in the next year or two need to be accurately informed. We are fortunate to have a Social Security expert explain the changes and how best to navigate the system.”  


One of the best ways to understand benefits is by utilizing the “my Social Security” account online. Participants are encouraged to create their personal “my Social Security” account and print out their social security statement before attending this presentation. If you need assistance, Kirk Larson will be available after the presentation to help set up your account. 


This presentation is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. For more information about the presentation call the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 253-798-4600 or 1-800-562-0332.


# # #


Media Contacts:    

Bob Riler, Pierce County Human Services Aging & Disability Resources

253-798-7384

bob.riler@piercecountywa.gov


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in All News

County observes Veterans Day holiday

Posted on: November 8, 2019

Film focuses on early onset dementia

Posted on: October 23, 2019

Nov. 5 General Election at a glance

Posted on: October 23, 2019

Auditor schedules mandatory recount

Posted on: August 23, 2019

Images of Aging looks at not aging

Posted on: August 5, 2019

Primary Election at a glance

Posted on: July 18, 2019

Caring at home is the key

Posted on: May 1, 2019

County observes Presidents Day holiday

Posted on: February 15, 2019

Caring at home is key to healthcare

Posted on: February 1, 2019

County observes Veterans Day

Posted on: November 12, 2018
Election at a Glance

General Election at a glance

Posted on: October 12, 2018

Auditor schedules requested recount

Posted on: August 31, 2018

County observes Independence Day

Posted on: July 3, 2018

County observes Memorial Day

Posted on: May 25, 2018

Unravel the mysteries of Medicaid

Posted on: May 23, 2018

County observes New Year's Day

Posted on: December 31, 2018

County observes President's Day

Posted on: February 16, 2018

Video News: Holidays in Pierce County

Posted on: December 22, 2017

Treecycle your Christmas tree

Posted on: December 21, 2017

County observes Thanksgiving holiday

Posted on: November 22, 2017

County Council approves 2018 budget

Posted on: November 22, 2017

District Court early closure, Sept. 16

Posted on: September 7, 2016
Labor Day

County observes Labor Day, Sept. 5

Posted on: September 2, 2016

Heat advisory notice and options

Posted on: August 18, 2016

Video News: Tourism Special

Posted on: August 18, 2016

Tips for staying safe on 4th of July

Posted on: June 30, 2016

Video News: Tourism Special

Posted on: June 2, 2016

Grandparenting has a new look

Posted on: June 1, 2016

County observes Memorial Day

Posted on: May 27, 2016

Passing of Robin McKinney

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Jury duty scams on the rise

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Pierce County is looking to lease

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Board of Equalization seeks members

Posted on: January 13, 2016

Video News: Best of the last 10 years

Posted on: January 4, 2016

Video News: Best of 2015

Posted on: December 29, 2015
Treecycle image

Treecycle your Christmas tree

Posted on: December 22, 2015

Emergency Operations Center open

Posted on: December 9, 2015

Sheriff's Community Academy openings

Posted on: December 7, 2015

County observes Veterans Day

Posted on: November 9, 2015

Video News: The Trails of Pierce County

Posted on: October 9, 2015
CPR_Flyer.jpg

Free CPR Sunday event at Foss High School

Posted on: September 23, 2015

Video News: Best of the U.S. Open

Posted on: September 11, 2015

Parks and Recreation Touch A Truck event

Posted on: September 8, 2015

County observes Labor Day

Posted on: September 4, 2015

Police help seniors to be safe at home

Posted on: September 2, 2015

Sheriff's Community Academy openings

Posted on: July 28, 2015

Video News: Best of the U.S. Open

Posted on: July 16, 2015

Referendum qualifies for ballot

Posted on: July 10, 2015

Video News: Tourism Special

Posted on: July 6, 2015

County observes Independence Day

Posted on: July 2, 2015

Excessive heat advisory issued

Posted on: June 25, 2015

County observes Presidents' Day on Feb. 16

Posted on: February 13, 2015

Boundary Review Board seeks applicants

Posted on: February 12, 2015

Sheriff's Community Academy openings

Posted on: February 9, 2015

Road work postponed on 66th Avenue East

Posted on: February 6, 2015

County observes MLK on Jan. 19

Posted on: January 16, 2015

Volunteer for Civil Service Commission

Posted on: January 9, 2015

Learn how to use Social Security

Posted on: December 30, 2014

Video News: Best of 2014 Special

Posted on: December 29, 2014

Tips to treecycle your Christmas tree

Posted on: December 22, 2014

Dementia: Setting the Record Straight

Posted on: November 3, 2014

District Court early closure on Sept. 12

Posted on: September 5, 2014

Your feet may be telling you something

Posted on: August 29, 2014

Video News: Farming Special

Posted on: August 28, 2014

Video News: Tourism Special

Posted on: July 24, 2014

County offices closed May 26

Posted on: May 26, 2013

Video News: Farming Special

Posted on: April 3, 2014

Pay your property taxes online

Posted on: March 18, 2014

Brookdale Road sewer project resumes

Posted on: March 7, 2014

County offices closed Feb. 17

Posted on: February 14, 2014

Sheriff's Community Academy openings

Posted on: February 7, 2014

County offices closed Jan. 20

Posted on: January 17, 2014

County Council elects Dan Roach as chair

Posted on: January 14, 2014

Homeless Coalition seeks volunteers

Posted on: January 9, 2014

Video News: Aviation Special

Posted on: January 2, 2014

Video News: Best of 2013 Special

Posted on: December 20, 2013

Video News: 2013 Economic Special

Posted on: December 20, 2013

Tips to treecycle your Christmas tree

Posted on: December 20, 2013

New levee will protect people, help salmon

Posted on: December 19, 2013

County offices closed Nov. 11

Posted on: November 8, 2013

Tips to prepare now for flood season

Posted on: November 4, 2013

Learn how to decipher Health Care Reform

Posted on: October 21, 2013
Pierce County Votes badge

‘I Voted’ badge goes digital

Posted on: October 17, 2013

PCTV wins 5 first-place programming awards

Posted on: September 27, 2013

Pet owners, avoid late fees in October

Posted on: September 16, 2013

Video News: Aviation Special

Posted on: September 5, 2013

Video News: Northwest Trek special

Posted on: August 29, 2013

Sheriff's Community Academy openings

Posted on: August 27, 2013

Grandparenting has a new look in 2013

Posted on: August 27, 2013

County offices closed July 4

Posted on: July 3, 2013

Video News: Aviation Special

Posted on: June 21, 2013

County offices closed May 27

Posted on: May 24, 2013

Home Safe on Cinco de Mayo

Posted on: May 10, 2013
L to R- Carrie Appling, Rebekah Vaughan, Maureen Sorenson, and Amber Hasler

Our CASAs are Superheroes

Posted on: April 23, 2013

PCTV earns 2 EMMY nominations

Posted on: April 18, 2013

Exporting creates jobs and profits

Posted on: April 3, 2013

Candidate workshop set for April 3

Posted on: March 26, 2013

County offices closed Feb. 18

Posted on: February 15, 2013

Learn the ins and outs of Medicaid

Posted on: January 23, 2013