Ellen Phillips Speaks At Boomers, Shakers And Beyond Feb. 20

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Ellen Phillips will give tips and tricks to save money, from avoiding scams to asking restaurants for senior discounts, at the Boomers, Shakers and Beyond meeting.  It will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m at Christ Unity Methodist Church. Admission is free. 

Ms. Phillips, consultant and consumer advocate, is the founder and president of Ellen Phillips, Inc., and has been featured in The Washington Post and in many other newspapers including The New York Times and USA Today. Ms. Phillips also has been highlighted in such periodicals as Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, People, SmartMoney, Tax-Wise Money, and The Washingtonian, as well as on such national television programs as Oprah and the Today Show.

She holds a Post-Master’s degree in English and retired as a 32-year classroom teacher and oral and written communications specialist in Fairfax County, Va. Ms. Phillips currently resides in the Chattanooga area.   

The program will be held in the Youth Center at Christ United Methodist Church on 8645 East Brainerd Road (across from Publix). Registration for the event can be made at ChristChurchChatt.org under Get connected>Adult>Small groups or at boomers.shakers@yahoo.com. 

Boomers, Shakers, and Beyond is a community enrichment program designed for adults 50 + focusing on mind, body, and spirit. The program is designed for learning new things, enhancing old skills, exchanging thoughts on numerous topics, meeting new people, participating in community service projects, and in general having a great time.  

For more information, visit www.ChristChurchChatt.org, or follow us on Facebook. 




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