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Holiday Preparedness Guide for Dog Owners
with Jessica Greenleaf
The holidays are full of excitement! For your dog however, this can be a very stressful time. Guests are coming over, food is everywhere, and our schedules get a little crazy. In this class, we’ll share ideas to keep your dog happy and well behaved during this hectic time of year. Topics will include safety tips, guests and children, busy schedules, enrichment ideas, and any questions you have. Make sure to have a happy holiday season with your dog. This class is for humans only. Please leave your dog at home.
Know the 10 Warning Signs
with Peter Baker
This program is for anyone interested in learning more about the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. The purpose of this workshop is to provide the general public with a greater understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and dementia and what to do if they have signs of Alzheimer’s disease. At the workshop, you will learn: how to tell the difference between Alzheimer’s and typical aging; steps to take if you recognize a warning sign in yourself or someone you know; the process for receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis and why early detection is crucial.
Natural Burial and Green Cemetaries
with Alison Rector
Join Consumer Advocate Alison Rector for a discussion and slide presentation on the topic of preparing and planning for death. Have you wondered what a “green” cemetery is? Is green burial a new idea or a return to a previous practice? Alison will have photos of green cemeteries in Maine and around the world. Other topics will include: How do you arrange a natural burial in Maine and around the world? How much does it cost? What’s the best choice for you and your family? What if your last act was a gift to the planet? All of your questions will be answered as well as links to resources for getting more information. All you need to bring to this course is curiosity and a willingness to talk about choices for disposition of your body after death.
Speaking Dog - Dog Body Language
with Jessica Greenleaf
Your dog is talking to you – are you listening? Learning your dog’s language will help you recognize when your dog is nervous, stressed, or becoming uncomfortable. Often, we do not understand these signals and therefore are unable to intervene when needed and prevent over arousal, fights, and/or bites. We’ll discuss dog body language as well as appropriate greetings and play. Come find out what your dog has been trying to tell you.This class is for humans only. Please leave your dog at home.