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Active Parenting - Session II


with Families CAN!

Mar 7, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This exciting 4-week, research based video and discussion workshop is organized around the parenting skills necessary for instilling cooperation, communication, courage, school success, responsibility and self-esteem in children ages 5 to 12. Parents will learn discipline skills that really work and how to set rules that their children can understand and follow. We will explore parenting styles, the 4 goals of children’s behaviors and discover how the power of encouragement helps children learn positive behavior. Join us for this workshop and see for yourself the difference as you make positive and realistic changes in your family’s daily routine to gain greater happiness at home!

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Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia - The Basics


with Linda Ross

Mar 8, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Alzheimer’s affects people in varying ways and ripples out to impact the lives of those who interact with them. Learn the common causes of memory loss and “why they do the things they do”. Understanding what is happening to a person with Alzheimer’s is key to interacting effectively and providing quality care.


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Freedom Through Forgiveness



Apr 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

In this class you will learn to change your perception of the concept of forgiveness and how valuable a tool it is to help us to navigate the perceived painful challenges we experience in our lives. The importance of forgiveness not only towards others but also for yourself. Join us for a meaningful evening of understanding the power of forgiveness. How to deal with pain and how Karma plays a role in our experiences. You will experience a guided meditation on forgiveness, so bring within your heart one person or yourself you would like to forgive, to free yourself and feel the deep healing take place. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong” Mahatma Gandhi.


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Know the 10 Warning Signs


with Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter

Apr 13, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

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 to receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis; why early detection is crucial.

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Massage – Learn to Touch


with Mary Maverick

Mar 9, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this society we have been brought up with restrictions on touching one another. These are fear based and designed to protect us from someone taking advantage of us and also to protect us from abuse. Actually there are many ways to touch. Come and learn the difference between compelling touch, clinical touch and compassionate touch. Is it alright to try to comfort an elderly bedridden person with touch? How much pressure do I use and where do I touch them? What about babies? Learn a Polarity massage technique that almost always puts a fussy tired baby to sleep. Discover how easy it is to relieve tension and promote relaxation in someone you love. Couples? It’s a great gift even if you are long time partners. Come and learn.


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Solar 101


with Sam Zuckerman

Mar 30, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn about the fundamentals about grid tied solar power for residential customers. Topics will include costs, sizing, controls, and what to look for in an installer. We’ll cover key decisions in siting and selecting systems as well as strategies to pair solar electric and heat pumps to fix the cost of operating your home. There will opportunity for individual questions and answers.


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Understanding Medicare

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with Robert Harvey

Mar 16, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

The understanding Medicare presentation will review the following: *When you are eligible for Medicare benefits *The time-line to enroll for Medicare without penalties *What Original Medicare covers and doesn’t cover *What additional plans are available that work in conjunction with Original Medicare *Briefly go over the financial assistance options The presentation is 40 minutes, with time at the end for a question and answer session for any additional questions you may have.


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