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Buying Your First Home

$30

with Lelah Sullivan

Calendar Jan 18, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

This Maine hoMEworks class covers the entire 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 bring a pen, notepad, beverage, snacks and a lunch.

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.

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Retirement Income Planning

$5

with Scott Whytock

Calendar Jan 22, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn ways to maximize your retirement income, strategies to protect your savings, ways to maximize your social security benefits and more. Discuss why you need a personalized retirement plan that achieves your goals, what risks are impacting your retirement and the importance of making sound choices as you move through 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.

Recycling from Bin to Bale

$9

with Vanessa Berry

Calendar Jan 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

What happens to your recyclables after you put them out on the curb or take them to the dump? Take a guided virtual tour through ecomaine’s Single Sort Recycling Facility and learn where away really is! See how we sort your soup cans and laundry bottles and why wish-cycling is costing you money. Bring any questions you have about recycling, including examples of items you want answers about.

Vanessa Berry holds a BS in Elementary Education from UME @ Farmington where she was part of their Sustainable Campus Coalition. She joined the ecomaine team in August 2018, as an Environmental Educator.

Planning a Flawless Event

$19

with Whitney Burdsall

Calendar Jan 28, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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