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Clean Up Your Credit


with Christina Morin, MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 27, 2020 at 6 pm

A workshop from New Ventures Maine on reducing your debt, improving your credit, and building a good credit score. 

Estate and Long-Term Care Planning


with Mia Poliquin Pross, RSU16 Adult Education

Calendar Apr 28, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Back by popular demand, Mia Poliquin Pross, Esq. The time to plan is now! Should you have a power of attorney? What should you consider when drafting a will, making gifts, or transferring assets? Sometimes our actions can have consequences we didn’t know about. Laws, regulations, and healthcare issues surrounding the elderly are complicated and there are many misconceptions about how the long term care system works in Maine. Come and learn the facts and some of the things that you may want to be thinking about as you plan for the future. Mia is an Attorney from the Elder Law Offices of Kathleen Kienitz, PA. Tuesday, April 28, 5:30-7pm. Registration: $5.

Revocable Trusts & Irrevocable Trusts - Are They Right for You?
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Revocable Trusts & Irrevocable Trusts - Are They Right for You?


with Kathryn Bedell, Kittery Adult Education

Learn how revocable trusts can help avoid probate and protect your privacy, and how irrevocable trusts can protect your assets from nursing home or Maine Care (Medicaid) liens.  Discuss other strategies to safeguard assets from life events such as business failure or divorce of adult children. Kathryn Bedell is a law partner at Ballou & Bedell in York. Her practice focuses on estate planning, asset preservation, and probate matters, including guardianships and conservatorships.

Tuesday, April 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Course Fee: $8

Elder Law – The Basics
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Elder Law – The Basics


with John E. Nale ESQ, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

This two hour workshop will help participants better understand the complexities of retirement planning, advance directives, guardianship/conservator ships, second marriage family planning and of a loved one, long-term care and estate planning. Attorney John Nale, Esq. will be available after class to answer any questions you may have as you ponder the road maps of elder care laws.

Medicare 101
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Medicare 101


with Courtney Cowan, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Whether you are newly eligible for Medicare or have been enrolled for years, this class has something for everyone. This class will help you gain information on how to obtain Medicare, when you are eligible, and many other important topics. We will also discuss supplemental insurance that can be purchased to compliment original Medicare. There are many different products and carriers available therefore it is so important to become educated about the various options.

Medicare has an annual open enrollment period each and every year from October 15 to December 7, which gives you the options to change your policy if appropriate.

Anyone with questions about Medicare will find this class helpful.


Quickbooks for Beginners


with Kitty Barbee, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar Apr 29, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This workshop focuses on the desktop version of QuickBooks.  Classes will include both hands-on learning as well as instructor led training.  Laptops will be provided.

QuickBooks is recognized as the #1 accounting solution for small businesses to help with your invoicing, tracking sales and expenses, and handling your bookkeeping requirements for tax preparation.


This five-week workshop will help you better understand how to use and activate the key features found in QuickBooks so you can process payments faster, record sales and expenses transactions, and keep your accounting records up-to-date and accurate.  If you are a first-time user or just need hands-on help with your questions, this is the workshop for you.

Who should attend:

  • Any business owner wanting to implement a sound accounting tool for their business;
  • Anyone seeking to better understand the features and capabilities of QuickBooks.

Makeup class (if needed) 06/03/20.


Full Course
Broadening Your Knowledge of Investing
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Broadening Your Knowledge of Investing


with Mark Morrison, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Apr 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Investing isn’t one size fits all. Taking your investing knowledge to the next level can help you define a strategy that fits your family’s financial goals. This class is an expanded look at the “how” of creating an investment strategy as well as the investment components that form your financial picture. In this class we will have guest Hal Inman, Mortgage Network Loan Officer, to cover the application and credit evaluation process for multi-unit properties as well as the many different types of mortgages to consider.

Instructor: Mark Morrison
Wednesday, 4/29, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Windham High School - Room 127
Fee: $9

Understanding Medicare
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Understanding Medicare


with Robert Harvey, Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next session starts Apr 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm

This presentation will discuss when you are eligible for Medicare benefits, the timeline to enroll for benefits without penalties, what Medicare covers and doesn’t cover, additional plans that are available and work in conjunction with Medicare and finally, briefly discuss the financial assistance options.

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