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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Our Classes

Moving a Loved One Into Assisted Living


with Kaitlyn Morse

Calendar Oct 24, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Transitioning to an assisted living community can be intimidating when your loved one has lived in their own home for years. Often it's one of the most significant adjustments a senior will make in their older years. Unfortunately, there's no way to remove all worries and anxieties.

Discover steps you can take to ensure a safe and stress-free transition. Topics include choosing the right community, researching costs, arranging a tour, what to bring (and what NOT to bring), closing their residence, and how best to acclimate your loved one to their new home and get them involved in their new community and so much more!

Kaitlyn Morse, the founder of Maine Aging Partners, has spent time working in-home healthcare and senior living. After working with over 500 families, she realized how difficult it is to find a clear and unbiased source of information in this field and wants to share her knowledge with you.

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Calendar Oct 25, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
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Embroidered Double Hoop Wreath


with Sarah deGrandis

Calendar Oct 25, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

A fun new embroidery technique!Create a 7-inch embroidered double hoop wreath using basic embroidery stitches to create a unique decorative piece. Enjoy hanging this beautiful work on your wall or gift it to a loved one! Your course fee includes all materials needed to make one piece.

Sarah deGrandis, BFA in New Media from ME College of Art, is a formally trained artist and longtime crafter who knows a little bit about a lot of things. She is passionate about learning different crafts and using modern, fun takes on traditional techniques.

Herbal Healing for Women


with Paula Kersch

Calendar Oct 25, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Discuss areas of focus or concerns in women’s health as we work hands-on with herbal applications for women in various stages of life. Look at different ways to apply herbal tinctures, depending on the situation. Participants will make an herbal tincture for stress relief, included in course fee, and explore ways to support the body - no herbal expertise needed to incorporate herbs. End our herbal journey with a celebratory herbal Mocktail for better sleep along with take home recipes. No class 11/8. Masks optional.

Paula Kersch, trained herbalist and owner of Botanically Curious, offers boutique herbal experiences and products. She can be found formulating herbal blends and tending to her gardens, admires sustainable foraging and wildcrafts through modern and ancient herbal practices. Her focus on herbal actions and energetics allows her to bring the best in holistic health and wellness.

Putting Your Garden to Bed


with Robert W Moody Jr

Calendar Oct 25, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Whether you grow vegetables, perennials, or annuals, in beds, raised boxes or patio containers, learn to put your gardens and equipment to bed so they’ll be ready for spring planting. Cover soil amendments, pruning, plant division, tender perennials, bulb storage, spring bulb planting and planting a new lawn. Masks optional.

Rob Moody has extensive knowledge from nursery development & landscape design to irrigation installation & engineering. He has worked at Moody's Nursery for 35+ years and was President of MELNA.

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Animal Movement Kempo


with Gilbert (Gil) Doughty

Calendar Oct 25, 2022 at 7 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Dragons, Tigers and Snakes? Oh my!

Unleash your inner animal in this powerful defensive movement class designed for any age, body type, or skill level. Using techniques from various Martial Arts traditions, learn the basic animal styles of Kempo, an unarmed fighting art with Chinese origins. This self-defense practice includes punches, thrust kicks, powerful blocks and stances, incorporating well-distributed balance and energy-efficient moves to mimic jungle and mythical animals.

Required: Proof of registration. Wear sneakers and comfortable clothes. Optional: Bring a yoga mat for pre-class stretching.

Sensei Gil Doughty has been actively practicing martial arts since the 70s and has been teaching for seven years. He has trained with Maine Karate Association founder Sensei Reggie Groff, Master Seung Ook Choi of Choi's Kickboxing and Tae Kwon Do, and Sensei Bruce Cross & Master Steve DeMasco of Villari's Shaolin Kempo.

Never-ending Card


with Faith Garnett

Calendar Oct 26, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Create a never-ending card that will stand out from all the others! Create a 6” x 6” square card and envelope that opens four different ways. Receive the instructions, base pieces and materials needed to make a unique birthday, friendship, baby or Christmas/winter card.

Please email upon registration indicating which theme you are most interested in to ensure the instructor has the materials you will need.

All materials included. Registration closes 10/24. Masks optional.

Faith Garnett began teaching card making in 2009. She sells her original greeting cards at craft fairs and via her website Lindennotes.

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Success Stories of Maine Birds


with Linda Woodard

Calendar Oct 26, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Eagles, Loons, Puffins and More!

Explore some of Maine's spectacular birds and their come back from the brink of extinction to being on their way back to a healthy population. Look at birds like the Bald Eagle, Common Loon, Atlantic Puffin and more. We will not only learn about their journey but examine their characteristics and habitats where you might see them and much more!

Linda Woodard, an avid bird watcher, has been Director of the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center for 32 years. She teaches at Maine Audubon and the University of Southern Maine on various environmental topics.

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