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Effective Communication Strategies - for caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease
with Mark Pechenik
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language.
As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect.
Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
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Elder Abuse: A Community Problem with Community Solutions
with Betty Balderston
Elder abuse is of growing concern through the U.S. today, especially here in Maine since we're one of the oldest states in the country.
This one-hour presentation is designed to educate Mainers about the community problem of elder abuse by increasing awareness and identifying resources for community solutions.
Please join us for this important presentation to learn how you can become part of the solution!
Essential Oils and How They Can Benefit You
with Richard Acker
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years. They are the fragrant oils that are present in many plants and are used as perfumes, food flavorings, medicines, and as fragrant and antiseptic additives in many common products.
Richard Acker, a certified medical assistant, will explain the many uses of essential oils and describe how they can be of benefit to you. This will be an interactive class - please bring your questions.
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with Diann Bailey
Céad míle fáilte! Travel with Diann to the Emerald Isle where a hundred thousand welcomes invite travelers to explore vibrant landscapes, fun loving cities and rich culture.
Discover the country’s highlights, starting in the fun loving city of Dublin and continuing on through County Cork and the breathtaking Ring of Kerry.
We'll visit the post card perfect Cliffs of Moher, the remote Aran Islands (an outpost of Irish culture that has remained essentially unchanged over the past few century), the historic and vibrant city of Belfast and the stunning Northern Island coastline.
We'll talk about culture, history, traditions, pubs, music and more as we discover why Ireland has a magical way of capturing traveler's hearts.
Tips and travel resources will be offered.
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with Mayra Eliana Figueroa-Gomez
If you have taken an introductory class and already know a little bit of Spanish, this class is for you! We will build on the skills of conversation by learning new vocabulary and grammar.
Songs, games and other fun activities will give us many opportunities to practice pronunciation and other skills. Homework will be assigned and active participation is encouraged.
Students will be responsible for purchasing textbook, Spanish is Fun-Lively Lessons for Beginners, 4th Edition ISBN-10: 1567654649, from the bookseller of their choice. This is the same book used for Spanish Quickstart.
Extending the Gardening Season
with Sharon Turner
Maine has a short traditional growing season. There are, however, many ways to lengthen that short season and have good wholesome food available through the fall, winter, and early spring.
In this class we will explore everything from old-fashioned cold frames and hot caps to the latest in low and high tunnels and coverings. Seed starting, winter vegetable storage and fall garlic planting will be addressed. Organic practices will be emphasized.
Garlic will be available for purchase. A $10.00 fee for handouts is payable to instructor at first class.
At her nursery in Washington, ME, Sharon specializes in heirloom and open pollinated vegetables and flower seedlings, native perennials, shrubs and trees. She is a grower for FEDCO Trees and an instructor for MOFGA.
Fall Into Yoga
with Nancy Kelley
Family Magic Show
with Dennis Labbe
Join us for a wacky Saturday afternoon Magic Show with Dennis Labbe (Mr. Magic), Maine's own award winning magician. Entertaining for the entire family, this fun filled interactive show is full of laughter, music, live animals, and of course lots of magic! You will see Mr. Magic perform amazing magic and spectacular illusions, read the minds of the audience and even predict the future all with a comedic twist. With over two thousand performances across New England, Mr. Magic is sure to please and guaranteed to amaze and entertain! $15.00 per family regardless of family size.