The America College has introduced a new designation that focuses on the financial planning needs of senior citizens.
   Successful completion of the five-course program leads to the Chartered Advisor in Senior Living (CASL) designation.
   The topics covered in the program include sources of retirement income, determining retirement needs, portfolio management for older clients, pension distribution planning, housing issues and special issues in estate planning and charitable giving.
   The program also focuses on lifestyle issues that impact senior citizens, and includes practical case studies.
   "Recent studies indicate that Americans are deeply concerned about not having saved enough for retirement and potentially outliving their financial resources," says Larry Barton, president and CEO of The American College. "This course will provide the essential knowledge financial advisors need to help older clients achieve financial security and maximize the effectiveness of their savings."
   Further information on the program is available at