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Fifty-plus workshop for self-employment is Jan. 16

LEWISTON - If you are considering self-employment in the New Year, you may not know where to start. AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ guides you through a series of steps to prepare you for launching a self-employment ventures.

A Work for Yourself@50+ workshop will be offered on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The workshop will be held at the SeniorsPlus location at 8 Falcon Road in Lewiston. There is no fee for the class.

AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ is designed to low- and moderate-income adults age 50+ gain the knowledge, support, and resources they need to make informed decisions and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment. The two hour workshop will walk participants through the Work for Yourself@50+ materials and connect them with local and business planning resources to help them reach their goals.

The facilitator for this workshop will be Karleen Andrews, Microenterprise Specialist for the Western Region of New Ventures Maine. For more information about this workshop you can email or call her at (207) 557-1885. You can also register on line by using the following link: To register:

To learn more about the programs and services of New Ventures Maine please visit

To learn more about Work for Yourself@50+, please visit Work for Yourself@50+ is made possible through a grant from The Hartford.

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