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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - a model odyssey
with Tom Vannah, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education
You're all grown up now, but remember when you built your first model car from a kit? Relive that experience and apply your artistic expression with plastic modeling. This course may be right for you if you like using your hands, getting creative, and putting something together that is unique, challenging, and rewarding. Modeling knows no limits; this course is designed for anyone age 16+ and can take you from the very basics, to the more advanced, and anything in between. Using a six-week time frame, we'll cover good fundamental techniques of modeling along with solid painting techniques from our MCST auto collision instructor that will help you create something to be enjoyed and treasured when completed. Plastic modeling comes in many different subject matters: cars, planes, boats, buildings, animals, human figures, and science fiction, and beyond. So, come with your chosen model and be prepared to have a great time making new friends and getting creative in this course. A list of suggested supplies/tools will be provided when you enroll.
Fundamentals of Investing - online - March
with Mike Curtis, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education
Learn about various investing terms such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and how they work as investment options. Understand the basics of risk and return, portfolio diversification, and retirement plans. This will be presented via Zoom.
Medicare 101- online- March
with Catherine Slye, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education
Determining which Medicare plan you need can feel like a maze of uncertainty. In this Zoomed presentation by Catherine Slye you will be provided information regarding Medicare, Medicare prescription drug coverage, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplemental plans, and tips on how to save money, avoid paying penalties and how to navigate through the process with more confidence. Before the class you'll receive the supporting information to follow along (and for your future reference). Tune into the presentation from the comfort of your home, while still seeing and interacting with the instructor. Be sure to call MCST (596-7752 ext3) to enroll. Spectrum Generations is a non-profit organization; donations are always appreciated.
iPhone 102 - start Proficient; Become Advanced
with Lee Fox, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education
This course accommodates those who desire to master some of the more advanced features offered by Apple for their iPhone! You will soon become comfortable and familiar with iPhone services on Apple’s website, YouTube Apple channels, and other valuable iPhone resources. Some of the basic skills you will learn include: personalizing your iPhone, and connecting to the Internet, and keeping your Apple device secure. More advanced features you will learn include: adding Bluetooth and other accessories to your iPhone. Lee will show you how to install and manage multiple email accounts, Google maps, streaming music and movies and how to easily backup and restore your iPhone. You will learn about the iCloud or Google Drive and how to store and share your data and photos. Source reference handouts will be provided to all enrolled students. Prerequisite: must be proficient in using standard features on your iPhone.
Understanding Cognitive Loss: Basics for Family Caregivers
with Lori Campbell, Sanford Community Adult Education
Join Lori Campbell, Family Caregiver Resource Specialist from Southern Maine Agency on Aging to talk about cognitive impairment in older adults and its impact on their care partners. We will explore some facts and fallacies about dementia and learn some tips and strategies to communicate more effectively with a person with cognitive impairment.
What Matters in the End Matters Now
with Patricia LaVallee, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education
Think about drawing up "wills" that express your heart. When we think about what we really want to leave behind, we need to remember to tell someone. Just because we think others understand, they may not. Here is a chance to think about how to tell others how you feel about them, good or not so much. It is also a great exercise in thinking about what we really want to leave behind. "What we do for ourselves when we are here leaves when we do. What we do for others stays here forever." (Willow End of Life Educators: Michelle Pante and Reena Lazar founders.) This class is live (but Zoomable) with Patricia LaVallee, RN, Certified Mind Set Life Coach and former MCST Adult Ed CNA instructor who shares her coping skills from over 35 years of nursing, coaching, and teaching experience
American Red Cross-1st Aid/CPR with Pediatric, March
with Judy Emch, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education
Participants will learn to recognize and provide care for persons of all ages who have experienced a sudden illness or injury until Emergency Medical Services arrive and take over. Following current Emergency Cardiac Care guidelines, students will learn to recognize a heart attack and what to do in this situation, including providing CPR and using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Students will also learn to recognize stroke, breathing emergencies, and how to treat burns. Additional skills include caring for choking adults, children and infants, and controlling bleeding, as well as checking responsive persons. Certificate and reference card included. Presented by Maine Safety Education.
Buying and Selling on eBay - March
with Mike Lokuta, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education
This two-night class will be an exploration of how to utilize eBay, the on-line auction, as a buyer or seller. We will walk you through how to create an account, the eBay fee structure, and the anatomy of a sale. Describing and photographing items, tips, tricks, and pitfalls will be discussed. A short discussion about tax liability and eBay No-No’s will be included. Laptop computers will be available for your use. This course is for the eBay novice or dabbler, so bring your questions to class for discussion.