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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

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Make Your Golden Years Glow, Naturally!


with Dr Aline Potvin, ND

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

As we age challenges such as joint pain and stiffness, decreased mobility, heart issues and more often arise. Discuss chronic inflammation, often the underlying culprit for progressive signs of aging. Learn where inflammation comes from, how it can be reduced and prevented by employing nutrition, lifestyle changes and movement. Come for the rich discussion and leave with simple changes you can make to help you feel strong, vital and energized for years to come!

Dr. Aline Potvin is a Naturopathic Doctor, teacher and healthcare advocate. Working with patients in her health practice in Biddeford, ME she educates & support families to become independently healthy.

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New Computer User Workshop 101


with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

BLURB Have you ever wanted to use a computer but didn’t know where to start? Intimidated by the technology or feel like you are missing out? Learn this new skill set in a stress-free, nonjudgmental environment. Each workshop is designed to build on the next to give you the basic building blocks to become comfortable using a laptop keyboard, screen & mouse to navigate between programs, websites and communicate via email. The following two-hour workshops are prerequisites for other introductory courses. In class laptops provided.

Mouse & Keyboard: Focus will be on getting comfortable with the use of the laptop keyboard and mouse and/or touch pad to control the cursor. An introduction on how to navigation between websites, applications and programs will be presented.

Jeanne Cassidy, MA, CPCM, PMP, has worked with computers for 30+ years in the military and aerospace industry. She enjoys sharing her extensive experience with people who want to become more familiar with existing technology.

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Beginner Belly Dance


with Jessica L Barker

Calendar Feb 5, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

A wonderful exercise for every belly!

Join us in a judgment-free space where the focus is on movement, positive body image, encouragement and support! Beginners will learn basic movements and combinations, while intermediate students will refine their knowledge and begin experimenting with layers. The tummy-toning results are a positive side effect for inspiration! Movement, vocabulary, musicality and history of this beautiful art will be explored. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Shoes and hip scarves are optional. This is a fragrance-free class. No class 2/19.

Jessica Barker has been belly dancing for most of her adult life, starting with the Desert Dancers with Miraya Swanson and continuing her studies with world-renowned instructors Nathifa Shakti, Heather Powers and Rosa Noreen.

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An Introduction to Bonsai


with Dalton Link

Calendar Feb 5, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

The art of growing bonsai trees is well over a thousand years old!

Caring for your bonsai tree gives you a contemplative yet creative role in the growth of an emblem of natural beauty. Learn about popular bonsai trees and the relaxing art of pruning, training and transplanting your very own mini bonsai. Tuition includes all materials.

Dalton Link is a body care and vitamin specialist at Whole Foods Market in Portland, ME; as well as a burgeoning botanist with interests in mini cacti & succulents, urban farming, terrariums and bonsai trees.

Live Without Pain & Inflammation


with Sally Ring

Calendar Feb 5, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Gain a deeper understanding of the inflammatory response and explore ways to slow down the wear and tear that occurs with age. Receive guidance about reducing inflammation, what anti-inflammatory foods to eat, how much to consume, and how to manage stress so it doesn’t effect your aging health.

Sally Ring became a Certified Health Coach through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute in 2018, after working in the fitness industry for many years. She enjoys educating, motivating and encouraging people to live a healthier lifestyle.

Meditation & Breathwork
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Meditation & Breathwork


with Heather S Edgerly

Cultivate awareness, calm stress and bring mindfulness into your daily life through gentle yoga, meditation and breathwork. Get an introduction to meditation theory and learn techniques to do at home, work or wherever you feel you could use more peace. Wear loose comfortable clothing, bring an extra layer and a yoga mat. No class 2/18.

Heather Edgerly holds degrees in Eastern Religions from the University of Hawaii and Harvard Divinity School. She has taught Buddhism and Eastern Religions at UNC and currently leads classes in the theory and practice of meditation at OLLI.

Immune Boosting Sprays


with Jennifer Greiner

Calendar Feb 6, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

It is a challenge to keep ourselves and our families healthy anytime of the year. Using natural, essential oil remedies to keep immune systems supported can help you prevent sickness. Discuss diffuser blends, hand sanitizers, cleaners and germ fighting essential oils to help you feel prepared for any illness! Create two sprays to take home that target your immune system and will support your health daily.

Jennifer Greiner of Green Thinking uses a unique approach of professional counseling and essential oil wellness to integrate alternative, natural methods into your health & lifestyle.

Kick Ass Artisan Bread


with Jason Eckerson

Calendar Feb 6, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn to make an easy but impressive loaf of artisanal bread with a crunchy crust and a warm, chewy center. Enjoy some delicious bread and leave with the techniques needed to make great artisan loaves at home! Come experiment with different flours to broaden your bread repertoire, even if you have taken the class before.

Required: Medium-sized bowl and towel

Jason Eckerson has worked in restaurants around the country for over 15 years, landing him most recently as sous-chef at Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland.

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