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with Sheila Adkins, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Oct 19, 2020 at 6 pm

Compassionate Integrity Training is a resiliency-based program that cultivates human values as skills so we can thrive as individuals and a society, within a healthy environment. When we learn how to calm our bodies and minds, deal effectively with our emotions, and relate to others with dignity and compassion, we have the ability to create a better world. CIT focuses on and builds toward compassionate integrity: the ability to live one’s life in accordance with one’s values with a recognition of common humanity, our basic orientation to kindness and reciprocity. The CIT Program is designed to improve your individual well-being, relationships with others, and engagement with the world by increasing your ability to practice the skills. We will participate in large and small group discussions, experiential learning activities, reflective writing, mindful dialogue, and contemplative practices. 

Series I: Self-Cultivation: 

Calming Body and Mind, Ethical Mindfulness, Emotional Awareness, Self-Compassion 

Series II: Relating to Others: 

Impartiality and Common Humanity, Foriveness and Gratitude, Empathic Concern, Compassion 

Series III: Engaging in Systems: 

Appreciating Interdependence 



with Tina Collins, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Oct 19, 2020 at 6 pm

Knit or crochet something special! This course is designed for the novice, someone who wants a refresher or just to practice skills. Please bring knitting needles and/or a crochet hook and a skein of yarn. 



with Charlee Briggs, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Oct 19, 2020 at 6 pm

Who says you have to jump, grunt, strain, and punish your body to get amazing results from your workout? Not with PiYo! This class combines the muscle-sculpting, core firming benefits of pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. We crank up the speed to deliver a true fat burning, low impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean and incredibly defined. Suitable for all levels! 



with STEPHANIE WARD, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Oct 20, 2020 at 6 pm

This course is for those who have never taken an ASL class before or need to refresh their knowledge from years ago. Finger spelling and basic vocabulary will be taught and practiced in a fun, comfortable environment. Class will be kept small in order to focus on your individual purpose for learning. 

How to navigate Medicare.Gov and the Medicare Plan Finder Websites


with John Holland, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 20, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
2 additional sessions through Dec 15, 2020

Are you someone who is comfortable going online to shop, or bank, or do your own research when making a purchase? Did you know that indications are that many Americans will spend more time researching a product or service than they will understanding their HealthCare Insurance option? If you are new to Medicare or, if you are considering looking for a more effective and appropriate Medicare Plan for yourself or a loved one, this course is for you. In this session you will be introduced to the most used tool on Medicare.Gov, the modernized Medicare Plan Finder. This newly designed and updated online web portal has many of the same features that you’ve used on most of the popular online shopping sites, such as enhanced search criteria, plans by name, plans at the lowest cost, and more. This tool will allow you to view online, in real-time, all the approved Medicare Advantage Plans (MAPs) and all the Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) that are available to you in your area. This course will focus primarily on navigating the Medicare.Gov website. This session will also show you how to create your own MyMedicare account and will have an in-depth review of the features and functionality of the Medicare Plan Finder. This will allow you to do your own personalized search for plans that best meet your Medicare insurance needs.

This one hour course is generously offered free of charge by the Southern Maine Area on Aging, donations to SMAAA are always gratefully accepted.

Instructor: John Holland, Certified SMP/SHIP
Section I: Tuesday, 9/15, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Section II: Tuesday, 10/20, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Section III: Tuesday, 11/17, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Section IV: Tuesday, 12/15, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: Free



with Robert Harvey, Augusta Adult and Community Education

Calendar Oct 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Is it time for you to look into Medicare? This workshop will answer all of your questions. It will cover eligibility, timeline to enroll, what it covers and what it doesn't cover, additional plans that are available, and financial assistance options.  Have paper and pen handy to take notes.

iOS Essentials (iPHONES & iPADS)
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iOS Essentials (iPHONES & iPADS)


with MICHAEL BURD, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Oct 21, 2020 at 1 pm

Learn how the iPhone/iPad can become your portable command center. Use your apple ID to access App Store and backup to iCloud. Understand the Settings menu, OS Updates, camera, calendar, contacts, messaging, installing apps and more. Learn also how to multitask, conserve battery life, monitor your data usage and how/when to switch to an available WiFi connection to conserve your expensive data plan. Bring your iPhone/iPad. 

MAX enrollment 6 per class per day

MUST call our office to attend on the day of class



with Karen Shumac, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Oct 21, 2020 at 6 pm

Over the course of 2 sessions, we will transform common kitchen ingredients into beautiful handcrafted soap. On the first night, we will briefly discuss the science of soap making, safety tips, tools and ingredients. Then, using a basic recipe we will combine vegetable oils and goat milk into a simple but luxurious soap, the likes of which you will not find on the grocery store shelf. On the second night we will expand our repertoire by adding the color, scent, and/or exfoliant of your choice. Each participant will go home with several bars of soap.

Materials: $15 pay to instructor at 1st class

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