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A’s, B’s, C’s, and D’s of Medicare


with Alan Minthorn

Calendar Next session starts Sep 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Course will provide a thorough overview of “how” to retire without surprises from Social Security, Medicare, MaineCare, and senior health insurance system. You will learn: important SSA forms and timelines; the “parts” of Medicare; how and when to apply; plans and general benefits. Alan Minthorn, Owner of Maine Senior Insurance, LLC, is a licensed and certified senior health insurance products broker. He has held licensure since 1991.

BHP: Behavioral Health Professional Certification


with Daniel Sheehan

Calendar Next session starts Oct 6, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

This NEW blended online and in-person certification course teaches individuals how to provide in-home support to children (4 - 21 years of age) with intellectual/developmental delays, Autism, or major mental health diagnosis in their home and community – this class meets the state requirements for certification as a BHP for job placement.  High school diploma or equivalency is required to attend this BHP training.  CPR/First Aid is needed in conjunction with this course for certification.  See CPR dates above.  CPR cost is NOT included in the cost of this course.

Online portion and CPR must be completed before the Face-to-Face portion of the class.       

Online class session start dates:     1) Sept 5          2) Dec 3                                                                                                              

Face-to-face class is Saturday, 9am-4pm, Cost: $159                          Session Dates:                               1) Oct 6       2) Jan 19

English Smocking


with Linda Monagle

Calendar Next session starts Sep 17, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Oct 23, 2018

You will learn the basic stitches and techniques of hand smocking while completing a special garment for yourself or a loved one. Basic sewing skills helpful. Materials list umpn registration. Options include: holiday apron, dainty camisole or nighty, sweet baby bonnet, jumper or pinafore. Former shop owner/instructor at The Smock Exchange, Danvers/Hamilton, MA and FLOSSIE in Essex, MA. Linda has been smocking and teaching classes for over 35 years to adults and children. Linda also volunteered for many years in Coolidge Hall at the Topsfield Fair, as chairperson of the Smocking, Heirloom Sewing and Sewing Departments. She has been blessed with two beautiful granddaughters who help perpetuate her love of sewing and smocking.

Estate Planning – Prepare for the Uncertainties of Life


with Kathryn Bedell, Esq.

Calendar Next session starts Jan 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Overview of basic and sophisticated estate planning, including Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, and a discussion of the probate process and how to avoid it.

Genealogy Basics (Fall 2018)
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Genealogy Basics (Fall 2018)


with Online with

Calendar Next session starts Sep 12, 2018 , runs for 20 weeks

Learn where to look, who to contact, and how to use research tools to begin an exciting and fascinating exploration of your roots. Cost: $89 for 6 weeks online series - www.Online with Session Start Dates: February 14, March 14, April 11, May 16, June 13

Improv Activities that Anyone Can Do!


with Beth Boynton, RN, MS

Calendar Next session starts Oct 2, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Actors are trained in improv comedy to entertain audiences and the thought of taking an improv class can feel intimidating. The truth is that when we take the focus away from performing there are many improv activities that anyone can play. In this class, we’ll explore the principles of improviSation and experiment with a variety of games that promise laughter, new Friends, and maybe even some new social skills. The instructor, Beth Boynton, RN, MS teaches improv to nurses, doctors, housewives, therapists, secretaries, retired teachers and anyone who wants to try something new.

Leave a Legacy


with Jill Braceland

Calendar Next session starts Sep 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Leave A Legacy is designed for anyone who wants to record some precious memories. It will give structure to writing our histories / her-stories.

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts–Are They Right for You?


with Kathryn Bedell, Esq.

Calendar Next session starts Oct 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

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. Discuss other strategies to safeguard assets from life events such as business failure or divorce of adult children. Kathryn Bedell is a law partner at Ballou & Bedell in York. Her practice focuses on estate planning, asset preservation, and probate matter, including guardianships and conservatorships.

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