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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

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De-stress with Hypnosis - Live Online


with Hugh Sadlier, MEd, BCH

Calendar Nov 9, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Stress can be incapacitating and crippling, contributing to many diseases in our minds and bodies. Hypnosis can help you release your habitual reaction to stress and replace it with a positive, relaxed response. Learn to enter the hypnotic state whenever you desire, using it to reinforce a satisfying way of handling your stress. Bring a mat and/or pillow for extra comfort.

Note: Classes changed to an online-only format 9/9.

Hugh Sadlier, practicing hypnotherapy for 30 years, has worked with over 3000 people on more than 300 separate issues, including weight management & eating disorders. He practices at Integrative Health Center of ME in Cumberland Center.

Tai Chi Level II


with Mark Gerardi

Calendar Nov 9, 2020 at 6:15 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Strengthen and deepen your Tai Chi practice by expanding your basic exercises while putting moves together to create a form. Some meditation practices may be included as an aid to further relaxation, stress reduction and pain management. Wear loose-fitting clothing and comfortable shoes.

Required: Masks, physical distancing and Tai Chi Level I.

Mark Gerardi, studying and teaching martial arts for 25 years and a member of the National Qigong Association. He is a powerful energy healer with formal education in Shiatsu, Herbalism, EFT, KCR and Reiki.

The A, B, C & Ds of Medicare: Section II


with Barbara Hopkins

Calendar Nov 12, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Review the way Medicare covers inpatient, outpatient and prescription drug costs. Discuss enrollment periods and the types of products designed to partner with Medicare including supplement plans, Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans. This seminar will be informative for current, newcomers and the adult children and loved ones of Medicare beneficiaries.

Required: Masks and physical distancing.

Barbara Hopkins, Masters in Communications Management & certification in Corporate Training, is a licensed ME agent with 20 years experience in health insurance operations.

Full Course

DIY Holiday Card Kit


with Faith Garnett

Calendar Nov 13, 2020

When you can’t give someone a hug, send them a card! And what says you care more than a homemade card? 

Receive a DIY card kit that includes nearly everything you need to make three cards: a card base precut and scored, coordinating papers, a decorated envelope, all images pre-stamped, with die-cuts and sentiments. Each card will come with a blank sentiment piece should you wish to put a different sentiment on the card. All you need is your favorite adhesive, markers or colored pencils, scissors or Exacto knife. 

Holiday kit includes 3 cards:

1 formed out of 12 squares of holiday paper to form a quilt with “happy holidays” mounted on a circle with twine

1 with three penguins carrying gifts with “Merry Christmas” mounted below

1 snow design embossed on the card base with instructions for making the remainder of the front of the card into a braid with the paper provided.

An extra template will be included so that you can make more braided cards on your own.

Also included are instructions, illustrations of completed project and the instructor's email. 

Ordering closes at noon 11/13 and your kit should arrive within one week from this date. Fee includes shipping costs.

Faith Garnett began teaching card making in 2009. She sells her work at craft fairs and through private sales.

Buying Your First Home - Live Online


with Lelah Sullivan

Calendar Nov 14, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

This ME hoMEworks class, offered as a Zoom webinar, covers the process of buying a home: making the decision, budgeting for homeownership, building credit, mortgage approval, choosing your realtor, inspections, insurance, the closing process, energy efficiency and avoiding predatory lenders. Learn about down payment and closing cost assistance available to first-time homebuyers, veterans and others.

Earn a Certificate of Completion required for certain mortgage programs, including USDA, ME State Housing Authority and other lenders. Free individualized counseling is available following the class. Please have pen and notepad available. Registration closes at noon on 11/12.

Required: You must respond to the email from YCCAC to finalize registration in order to take the class.

Note: Register the person you are buying your home with at the time of your registration and get a $10 rebate.

Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit

Lee Sullivan has experienced the home-buying process multiple times and successfully redeveloped several bank-owned residential properties. She is a HUD and hoMEworks-certified housing counselor and homebuyer educator.

What is EFT? Section II - Live Online


with Leah Wentworth

Calendar Nov 17, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Emotional Freedom TechniqueTap your way to better health and joy with an introduction to your body’s energy system. Use EFT/Tapping (on your body) to create better health, reduce stress and pain to bring more balance, peace and joy into your life. Experience the power of this simple tool and leave with the information you need to start using it! Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit Wentworth, of Inner Wisdom Health & Wellness, is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Reiki and EFT/Tapping Practitioner. She is passionate about creating balance in the body’s energy system and providing guidance to reconnect with inner wisdom.

Becoming a Notary Public


with Michael Thomas Foley

Calendar Dec 3, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

A notary’s primary duty is to formally witness transactions involving paper documents and, in Maine, officiate at weddings. Prepare to be commissioned as a notary public, learn the history of the office, its powers and duties, eligibility, procedures and record-keeping. Applicants must be residents of ME or NH residents who are regularly employed or carry on a trade/business in ME. Leave with the testing and paperwork ready to submit to the State. License is approximately $50 and is valid for seven years.

Required: Masks and physical distancing.

Michael Foley, an appointed ME Notary & Dedimus Justice for 10+ years, has notarized countless documents and performed many marriage ceremonies. He has been serving his community for over 15 years in various elected & appointed positions.

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