AARP is offering a free workshop, "Ready, Set, Retire," from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Clatsop Community College.

The event offers an opportunity to help people get the tools and information they need to make a smart decision before they retire.

The topics covered include some basics of Social Security, Medicare 101, tips on fraud prevention, getting ahead with OregonSaves and how to open a small business. A light meal and water will be served.

The workshop is free and open to the public, but preregistration is required. Go to to register.

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