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Make Your Golden Years Glow, Naturally!

$19

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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MaineCare Eligibility, Benefits & Estate Recovery

$29

with Martin C Womer, Esq.

Calendar Feb 11, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

What Seniors and Their Families Need to Know! Learn the eligibility requirements for MaineCare long-term care (nursing home) benefits and estate recovery. Discover how an individual, married or single, becomes eligible and how to, in general terms, become eligible without unnecessarily impoverishing the spouse or losing one’s life savings.

Martin C Womer, Esq. is the founder and an elder law attorney with the ME Center for Elder Law in Kennebunk. He assists clients with MaineCare planning and applications, VA Pension eligibility, estate planning, guardian and conservatorships, trust and estate settlement.

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Planning a Flawless Event

$19

with Whitney Burdsall

Calendar Feb 11, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Whether you are planning a wedding, baby shower, charity golf tournament or educational conference - there are so many details to manage! Join us for the top 10 tips for a flawless event. Cover everything from the initial budget to post-event follow up, including helpful tools and tricks to keep you from losing your mind! This class is fun, informative and will give you the tools to manage any kind of event you are planning.

NOTE: Rescheduled from original date of 1/28/2020.

Whitney Burdsall, Logistics Director for Green Tree Event Consultants, has 15+ years experience in event planning and is also a member of the ME Small Business Development Center’s Advisory Council. From small parties to large scale conferences and fundraisers, she’s done it all.

Women’s Self Defense

$39

with Mark Gerardi

Calendar Feb 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Why self defense? You never want to use it but are glad you have it if you need it! Stay safe by knowing the three circles of awareness and techniques for escaping from a variety of grabs and holds. Various simple techniques will be shown including how and where to strike as well as how and where not to. Have the courage to give yourself permission to keep yourself safe. This class is not only empowering, it’s also fun. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

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

Estate Planning

$29

with Martin C Womer, Esq.

Calendar Feb 25, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Documents That You Should Have - What Seniors and Their Families Need to Know! Each of us needs a Last Will and Testament, a Durable Power of Attorney, an Advance Health Care Directive and a HIPAA Authorization. Learn the purpose and significance of each and get your questions answered.

Martin C Womer, Esq. is the founder and an elder law attorney with the ME Center for Elder Law in Kennebunk. He assists clients with MaineCare planning and applications, VA Pension eligibility, estate planning, guardian and conservatorships, trust and estate settlement.

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Installing Hardscapes

$39

with Robert W Moody Jr

Calendar Feb 25, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn about walkways and patios: paver and natural stone installation or flagstone, retaining walls: manufactured and dry laid walls, coping with drainage and elevations. Learn easy ways to install and cut pavers, split stone, read the grain of a stone and how to split granite and stone with inexpensive chisels, feathers and wedges.

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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Empowering Women Through Retirement

$5

with Scott Whytock

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

For those in or approaching retirement, many questions must be answered. Women often have added challenges that must be recognized. Explore the added considerations women must make, discuss all aspects of a well-crafted, personalized financial plan and highlight opportunities to address these issues. This class is for anyone looking to prudently plan for an impending or current retirement. Please bring a pen and notepad.

Scott Whytock, Certified Financial Planner, has been an investment advisor for 10+ years helping clients plan for issues that arise from the time they enter the workforce through retirement. He assists with investments, insurance, tax planning, estate planning and how all these issues impact you and your family.

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Intro to Financial Literacy

$59

with Laura Willett

Calendar Mar 2, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Learn the basics of managing your financial life and making the most of your paycheck regardless of how much you make. Create a budget and long-term financial plan to prepare for those really big expenses like a house, college and retirement. Discuss your FICO score and how it impacts your life, types of loans and how much extra you’ll pay under each. Discover which documents to save and for how long, what to throw away vs. shred and what to download and why. Get all of your financial questions answered!

Laura Willett, owner of LEW Consulting Services, is a Freelance Financial Consultant and an experienced financial professional, educator, team-builder, mentor and lifelong learner.





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