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Dogs: A Functional Medicine Approach


with Cami Smalley

Calendar Oct 11, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Optimize Your Dog's Nutrition at Home

Discover how to read pet food labels, common pet food industry myths and how to develop a Functional Food Plan to reduce symptoms & improve your dog's longevity. This is about root cause resolution for mental, emotional and physical health. Learn the functional medicine and functional nutrition paradigm and the three things recommended for every dog as a foundation of health. These tried & true ways to immediately improve the health + longevity of your canine companion help alleviate common symptoms like itchy skin or ears, gingivitis, joint issues, diarrhea, constipation, restlessness, and separation anxiety, as well as natural ways of preventing Lyme disease. Receive a food assessment checklist on the first night of class, along with handouts for easy ways to improve your dog's health. *If you've taken this course before, new content will be offered with an extended class to cover health questions.

NOTE: Schedule change (was 10/4-10/18).

Cami Smalley certified Vet Tech, earned her Bachelors in Biology & Animal Behavior from Colorado State University. She spent 10+ years in the Pet Food industry developing a comprehensive nutritional curriculum for a 17-location pet store chain and completed her Masters of Science with a Functional Medicine-based curriculum. She founded Enroot Wellness, offering functional medicine and an evidence-based and personalized approach to health and well-being for people and pets.

Home Landscaping Maintenance Calendar


with Robert W Moody Jr

Calendar Oct 11, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Knowing what and when to do tasks in your landscape or garden can be confusing and are often dictated by the weather. Find the appropriate timing for each major component, including shrub and tree mulching, fertilizing, trimming and pruning. Then, move on to lawn care with a general cool-season turf care calendar. Discuss the care of your garden: the when and where of seed starting, weeding, mulches, fertilizers, compost, lime use and harvesting. Get a brief overview of annuals, perennials, soil and composting. Bring your questions!

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.

Full Course

AARP Smart Driver


with Andrew Grant

Calendar Oct 18, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The nation’s first refresher course specifically designed for drivers aged 50 and older. Refresh your driving skills and knowledge of road rules in this easy-to-follow format. Topics include safe driving strategies, medications, and driving, driver distractions, proper use of car safety features, road rules on left turns, right-of-way and roundabouts; state-specific rules and regulations in 19 key areas, including construction zones, child safety seats, school buses, cell phone use and more. An evaluation of the course found that 97% of participants changed at least one driving habit due to what they learned. So join us to help reduce accidents or get a ticket and learn something new! Course fee is for administrative costs. Masks optional.

Required: Instructor will collect $25 ($20 for AARP members) for materials.

Andrew Grant, certified Smart Driver instructor, also teaches Smart Driver TEK workshops, Car-Fit, and We Need to Talk programs.

Retirement Income Planning


with Scott Whytock

Calendar Oct 19, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Maximize your retirement income, prepare strategies to protect your savings, learn to maximize your social security benefits and more. Discuss why you need a personalized retirement plan that achieves your goals, what risks impact your plan, and the importance of making sound choices as you move through retirement. Bring a pen and notepad.

Scott Whytock, Certified Financial Planner, has been an investment advisor for 10+ years, helping clients with investments, insurance, tax planning, estate planning and how these issues impact you and your family.

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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.

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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Buying Your First Home - Live Online


with Lelah Sullivan

Calendar Nov 5, 2022 at 12 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This ME hoMEworks class covers all aspects of buying a home: deciding, budgeting for homeownership, building credit, mortgage approval, choosing your realtor, inspections, insurance, the closing process, energy efficiency and avoiding predatory lenders. Learn about the 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 11/17.

Required: You must respond to the email from YCCAC to finalize registration and receive Zoom link.

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

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.

Recycling 101


with Alexandria Miller

Calendar Nov 9, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Where does it go?

Take a virtual tour through ecomaine’s Single Sort Recycling Facility to discover how we sort your soup cans and laundry bottles and why wish-cycling costs you money. Bring your questions and examples of any questionable recyclable items. Masks optional.

Alex Miller, BA in Environmental Planning & Policy from USM, is an environmental educator at ecomaine. She has a background in horticulture and received her AAS in Horticulture from SMCC. She prefers a hands-on approach to a thoroughly engaging type of learning.

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