Panel Discussion to Address Impacts of Today's Economy on Retirement

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Behind the Headlines: Making the Most of Your Retirement targeted to 70 + age group

Behind the Headlines: Making the Most of Your Retirement

Just how has the change in economy affected retirement? What's it going to take to retire with security, manage long-term health care, and protect one's estate? Where are the financial risks? A panel of financial experts will discuss these questions and more at the Atlanta History Center from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on March 16, 2009. The discussion, "Behind the Headlines: Making the Most of Your Retirement," will address estate planning, asset allocation, health care management, living wills, retirement strategies and other topics of interest to the 70+ age group.

Discussion members include Donna Barwick, J.D., Senior Director of Wealth Management for The Bank of New York Mellon; Henry Bowden, founder of The Bowden Law Firm; John J. Geraghty, Executive Vice-President of SunTrust Bank; Jim Hansberger, Managing Director, The Hansberger Group; and Michael A. Mohr, Managing Director of The Bank of New York Mellon in Atlanta. Emory Schwall, an Atlanta attorney, Certified Estate Planner and Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia representing the Insurance Commission, will moderate the discussion.

Hosted by Peachtree Hills Place , a residential community offering a continuum of care in Buckhead for people ages 55 and older, the event is the second in a three-part series addressing issues that directly affect this demographic. Event moderator Schwall is a member of the community. Attendance is free, but registration is required for the panel discussion, which will be held in the Woodruff Auditorium of the Atlanta History Center at 130 West Paces Ferry Road, March 16, 2009, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or to register, visit or call 404-467-4900.

"So much of the talk today about retirement and retirement living is focused on how much money you need to retire," said E. Andrew (Andy) Isakson, managing partner of Isakson Living , developer of Peachtree Hills Place. "But more important is how you want to live, feel fulfilled and reach your 'dream' retirement. This is the ultimate goal of retirement planning and what our panel will help attendees think about."

The final discussion in Peachtree Hills Place's three-part educational series will focus on the health risks today's seniors face and how to manage the costs associated with future health care. The discussion will take place during the month of April.

Peachtree Hills Place is a residential community for people ages 55 and older seeking to live a secure, independent lifestyle with easy access to a continuum of healthcare. Peachtree Hills Place is being developed on the 23.3-acre site at the intersection of Peachtree Hills Avenue and Virginia Place, in the heart of south Buckhead, near Atlanta's best shopping, dining and cultural outlets. The new, $200 million community will include 274 independent residences, 36 skilled nursing and memory care suites, a clubhouse, fitness center, and greenhouse. Peachtree Hills Place will address the total wellness of its members, with programs and facilities in place to help members blend a satisfying life through Physical, Psychological, Social, Spiritual, Intellectual and Occupational components. When health status changes, members will have access to an on-site health center. Life Care Services, LLC, a leading management company of senior communities in the nation, will oversee management and administration of Peachtree Hills Place.

Isakson Living is Atlanta's leading developer of residential communities offering a continuum of care for adults ages 55 and older. Isakson Living upholds a personal and professional commitment to empowering members through groundbreaking wellness opportunities, concierge medicine and hands-on involvement in their communities. Isakson Living has won multiple awards for its flagship community, Park Springs in Stone Mountain, Ga., and Peachtree Hills Place in Atlanta, currently in development. For more information on Isakson Living, visit or call 770-559-4829.

Flammer Relations, Inc.
Amanda Winters
770-383-3360 x27

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