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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Our Classes

A Matter of Balance


with Anna Guest

Calendar May 1, 2018 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Join us for this award-winning falls intervention program designed to reduce the fear of falling and encourage physical activity. Studies indicate that half of all older adults may experience a fear of falling and respond by curtailing activity. Set goals, make changes around your home, exercise for strength and change your attitiude toward falls. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and sneakers.

Southern Maine Agency on Aging, founded in 1973, provides residents of York and Cumberland counties with resources and assistance to address the issues of aging. SMAA’s programs & services are designed to help meet their mission of improving the quality of life of older adults, adults with disabilities and the people who care for them.

A+ Computer Certification


with Tyson Mehloff

Calendar Jan 2, 2018 at 7 am

Developed by a Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) education partner, this program is specifically designed to prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification exams. Learn about hardware, operating systems, networking, security, troubleshooting, and specialized topics such as mobile devices, laptops, and printers. In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors throughout the course and access to personalized graduate support after graduation, students receive ebooks, two quick-reference exam study guides, a computer repair toolkit, a power supply tester, a USB drive, and two CompTIA A+ certification exam vouchers.

Career Step is an online school offering career-focused education designed to help students quickly enter the workforce. The school is committed to providing the best education with interactive learning tools; one-on-one instructor support by phone, email, and chat; and comprehensive graduate resources to help students transition from education to employment.

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Accuplacer Testing - By Appt


with Liis Nigol, MEd

An opportunity to take the college entrance exam to see how prepared you are for college. Please call 207-282-3846 or 207-934-7922 to schedule an appointment. Liis Nigol, Student Services Coordinator, has an MEd in Counseling. For the past 30 years she has worked as a school counselor for K-12 schools and as a career counselor on the college level. She has been the counselor with OOB/Saco Adult Ed since 2006.

Acupressure for Stress & Anxiety


with Meret Bainbridge

Calendar Mar 29, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Acupressure -- finger pressure on acupuncture points -- is a simple, safe, easy to learn, on-the-go tool for self care. Acupressure can help calm the busy monkey mind, increase mental focus and relaxation, and help you get a good nightís sleep. Learn effective pressure points for relaxation and stress relief and the common acupressure points by giving yourself a mini treatment. Wear comfortable clothing.

Meret Bainbridge, LAc, MAcOM, owner of Acupuncture by Meret in Portland and Saco, has been practicing acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine since 1997. She is a licensed acupuncturist and a registered practitioner of Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure.

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Advanced Beginner Digital Photography


with Geri Lynn Smith

Calendar Jun 6, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

OK, so you now know the concepts of ISO, aperture and shutter speed and how to locate and change them in your camera. You also have a working knowledge of lines and how to compose a photo that tells a story along with a workflow that enables you to shoot, download, organize, edit and distribute your shots. Now welcome to advancing your knowledge to create shots that are outstanding and not just another snapshot. Check Geri Lynn out in our Gallery.

Geri Lynn Smith is an award-winning photographer who shoots and teaches primarily in the New England area.

AHA Basic Life Support


with Frank Lee

Calendar Mar 24, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

for the Healthcare Provider. This instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and basic life support skills for application in both pre-hospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics. Cards are good for two years after successful completion of the course and in-class written exam. Tuition includes card processing fees.

Frank Lee is a full-time firefighter/paramedic. He has been involved with technology instruction and security since 1996 and is currently involved with technology integration in the fire and EMS fields. Frank has also been a Maine notary public since 2006.

All About Lyme Disease


with Dr Sean McCloy, MD, MPH, MA

Calendar May 3, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn what Lyme disease is, prevention, symptoms and tick-borne co-infections; discuss the controversies and how to ask your doctor to do a proper work up. This talk is entertaining and informative with plenty of chances to ask questions. Dr. McCloy employs Functional Medicine to get to the root cause of your condition and fix it using natural methods, rather than covering up symptoms with drugs.

Dr. Sean McCloy, MD, MPH, MA, is Medical Director/founder of Integrative Health Center of Maine and specializes in Lyme-literate treatment.

Ayurvedic Skin Care


with Bernadette Hawkes

Calendar Apr 29, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Empower yourself with the knowledge of ayurvedic skin care. Discover your specific skin type based on your dosha, lifestyle and seasonal approaches to gaining and maintaining optimal radiance of skin and health. Leave with a list of wonderful skin care recipes, samples from your instructor’s apothecary line of skin care products, tea samples and a wealth of knowledge that you can easily incorporate into your daily life. Tuition includes materials.

Bernadette Hawkes, practicing holistic aesthetics since 2009, is passionate about holistic health and recently extended her practice into Ayurveda. She is trained in Panchakarma, Reiki 1-3, yoga, trauma sensitive yoga and mindfulness meditation with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn at Blue Cliff Monastery.

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