AUBURN — New Ventures Maine will offer an AARP Foundation program, Work for Yourself@50+, from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 27,  at the Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 

The facilitator will be Karleen Andrews, microenterprise specialist for the Western Region of New Ventures Maine.

AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ helps 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 workshop will walk participants through the Work for Yourself@50+ materials and connect them with local resources to help them reach their goals.

The workshop breaks the choices down for older adults in an approachable way through five steps:

• A careful consideration of the potential and perils of working for yourself;

• Exercises to help develop the self-employment idea;


• A realistic overview of what it takes to pursue a self-employment opportunity;

• Guidance to help avoid pitfalls and scams; and

• Ways to find trustworthy support and services.

To learn more about Work for Yourself@50+, go to:

For online registration, go to:

Registration information is also available online at; click on class schedules or small business programs for the current offerings of Work for Yourself@50+.

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