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York Adult Education


Advance Health Care Planning - What Matters Most? Answers from both the lawyer and the doctor.


with Britton Ryan Garon, Esq., LL.M. and Shirley Frederick, MD

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 16, 2020 at 6 pm
1 additional session on Jan 12, 2021

If you need medical care but are unable to speak for yourself, does someone else know how you would want to be cared for? Learn why this question is important at any age and things to consider from both a legal and medical perspective. Register to get the link for the livestream session. Attorney Garon received her B.A. in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, and an LL.M. in Elder Law from Stetson University College of Law. She is a member of the York County Bar Association, the Elder Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She practices Estate Planning and Elder Law at Bergen, Parkinson, LLC in their York and Kennebunk offices. Dr. Frederick attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed her residency at Eastern Maine Medical Center. She practices family medicine at Southern Maine Health Care in Sanford.

Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts Are They Right for You?


with Kathryn Bedell, Esq.

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 17, 2020 at 6 pm

Learn how revocable trusts can help avoid probate and protect your privacy, and how irrevocable trusts can protect your assets from nursing home or Maine Care (Medicaid) liens. Discussion will include other strategies to safeguard assets from life events such as business failure or divorce of adult children. To get the most out of this class, it is suggested to take Kathryn's Estate Planning class first. Register to get the link for the livestream session. Kathryn Bedell is a law partner at Ballou, Bedell in York and has been practicing for almost 30 years. Her practice focuses on estate planning, asset preservation, and probate matters.

The Entrepreneurial Equation


with Fred Diehl

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 1, 2020 at 6 pm

Business owners learn about tools and strategies to help make building, running and preserving a business easier and more profitable.

Wonderful Watercolor
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Wonderful Watercolor


with Kathy Carter

Discover the exciting characteristics of this fluid medium! Watercolor moves freely, lending itself to surprising results, yet is easily controlled. Kathryn will guide you, step-by-step, clear instruction and demonstrations as you practice techniques to successfully create your own beautiful paintings. All levels are welcome! Students recommended materials list is available through YACE or purchase kit. Register to get the link for the livestream session. Kathryn Carter is an award-winning professional artists with over 30 years of experience working with watercolors, oils, acrylics and pen-and-ink. Her paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and abroad, and have been published in magazines, books and newspapers. As the founder of Seacoast School of Art, the discipline of teaching fine art compels Ms. Carter to continually pursue higher levels of skill and knowledge, and to find new ways to convey, inspire and encourage students of all ages and experience levels. Whether facilitating corporate art events, leading workshops or plein air painting holidays, Kathryns passion continues to be teaching.

Foundations of Investing


with Fred Diehl

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 12, 2021 at 6 pm

This overview of investing includes key terms and types of investments, the basic features of bonds, stocks, packaged investments, and the importance of asset allocation.  Register here to receive the livestream link.

Civil Discourse and Dialogue


with Jacob Garner

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 13, 2021 at 6 pm

Calm and effective discussion around difficult, yet important, topics is not always easy or productive. However, these conversations are needed now more than ever! Learn communication skills and that allow for meaningful and authentic conversation. Practice talking with each other while promoting different opinions and urging gracious contestation. Genuine and transformative dialogue which leads ultimately towards a more civil society is possible when we each learn to listen well. Register to get the link for the livestream session. Jacob Garner is a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire as of May, 2020. Jacob graduated from the College of Liberal Arts where he earned his B.A. in Communication with a minor in English. His Junior year, Jacob joined the Civil Discourse Lab, which is affiliated with the Department of Communication's faculty and students. The lab's mission is to integrate pedagogy, scholarship, and praxis to strengthen the ability of students and community members to conduct meaningful conversations, collaborate, and make decisions about sometimes difficult but important topics to a civil society. His senior year Jacob served as a student fellow and facilitator for the Civil Discourse Lab. Upon graduating, Jacob was awarded the "Distinguished Service Award" for "his outstanding service to the communication department and/or university." Throughout his junior and senior years, Jacob "committed 42+ hours towards fostering civil discourse in the community," by "meeting with the leadership team, recruiting for and participating in dialogue and deliberation events, assisting the leadership team with developing marketing ideas, as well as designing and recruiting for multiple dialogue and deliberation events."

Dancing with Myself


with Robin L Shaw

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 13, 2021 at 6 pm

Have you always wanted to learn ballroom dancing? Now you can bring out your inner Billy Idol and do some "Dancing with Myself". We'll dance the Waltz, Rumba, Foxtrot, Swing! In five weeks we can do it all, you'll be ready for your next social event or fun at home! The best part is you can learn and practice with a partner or with out! Register to get the link for the livestream session. Robin is a Fred Astaire Certified Instructor, teaching since 2002.

Going Public: Blog to Make a Difference


with Sophie Robertson Cormier

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 19, 2021 at 10 am

Blogging gets your ideas out into the world and can be a powerful tool for good. Using Blogger, a free online tool that connects easily with Google products and promotions, you will set up your blogging site, write your first blog post, peer-review, and support each other as you put your voice out there.


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