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Community Health & Counseling: Difficult Does Not Equal Impossible THURS Spring 2019

Free

with Stephanie Doore, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Mar 7, 2019 at 1 pm

Are you aware of the need for foster parents who can care for a child who has been removed from his or her parents' custody? Have you ever thought I would like to do that but I don't know where to begin? Or maybe you have many questions that you would like to ask but don't know whom to ask. Perhaps you are concerned about what is involved and fear it would be overwhelming for your family. This, then, is the session for you. This will be a candid discussion about the steps that are required to become a licensed foster parent and what can be expected once you start caring for children. CHCS will partner with applicants at the very beginning, assisting with the licensing process and supporting you once you begin to foster. You are never in this alone! At CHCS, we believe children deserve to be encouraged, loved, and coached to reach their potential. When parents are unavailable on a daily basis, it requires an invested community of adults who can step forward and offer those supports. Applicants for respite (part-time) as well as full time foster care are being sought as the number of children who need these supports exceeds the current available homes. In the words of a previous foster child who is now a motivational speaker, Josh Shipp, "Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story." If you began 2019, resolving to become engaged in your community in a meaningful way, this may be a perfect opportunity to meet that goal. Stephanie Doore is a Licensed Social Worker who has been working with foster parents since 1993. The work of recruiting, developing and supporting foster parents in caring for their foster children has been one of Stephanie's greatest career passions. She has received both state and national awards for her work in foster care and was recently elected as the Chair of the Maine Chapter of the Family Focused Treatment Association.

Choose one of the following sessions:

WED 2/27 10am-12pm FREE CHCS

THURS 3/7 1-3pm FREE CHCS

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Community Health & Counseling: Difficult Does Not Equal Impossible Wed Spring 2019

Free

with Stephanie Doore, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Feb 27, 2019 at 10 am

Are you aware of the need for foster parents who can care for a child who has been removed from his or her parents' custody? Have you ever thought I would like to do that but I don't know where to begin? Or maybe you have many questions that you would like to ask but don't know whom to ask. Perhaps you are concerned about what is involved and fear it would be overwhelming for your family. This, then, is the session for you. This will be a candid discussion about the steps that are required to become a licensed foster parent and what can be expected once you start caring for children. CHCS will partner with applicants at the very beginning, assisting with the licensing process and supporting you once you begin to foster. You are never in this alone! At CHCS, we believe children deserve to be encouraged, loved, and coached to reach their potential. When parents are unavailable on a daily basis, it requires an invested community of adults who can step forward and offer those supports. Applicants for respite (part-time) as well as full time foster care are being sought as the number of children who need these supports exceeds the current available homes. In the words of a previous foster child who is now a motivational speaker, Josh Shipp, "Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story." If you began 2019, resolving to become engaged in your community in a meaningful way, this may be a perfect opportunity to meet that goal. Stephanie Doore is a Licensed Social Worker who has been working with foster parents since 1993. The work of recruiting, developing and supporting foster parents in caring for their foster children has been one of Stephanie's greatest career passions. She has received both state and national awards for her work in foster care and was recently elected as the Chair of the Maine Chapter of the Family Focused Treatment Association.

Choose one of the following sessions:

WED 2/27 10am-12pm FREE CHCS

THURS 3/7 1-3pm FREE CHCS

First Time Home Buyers Class

Free

with Charlie Quimby, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Feb 27, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Thinking of buying that first home? Would you like the chance to attend a class to learn more about it and have the opportunity to ask questions? This Buyers Class is Free! Please Join Us on February 27th at 5:30pm. If you have any questions, please call Charlie Quimby at 207-270-0267. Hope to see you there!!

Grow Your Own Organic Garden

$10

with MOFGA, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 at 6 pm

Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner?

Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests.  The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.

 

Herbal Basics Spring 2019

$10

with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar May 1, 2019 at 6 pm

6 herbs for relaxation, as well as general information on the importance of incorporating herbs into our daily routines.

About the instructor:

I’m an urban girl from a metropolis area of the south (like west-coast-of-Florida-south), who’s systematically moved north to find the land of her dreams in Maine. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, a Master of Arts in Holistic Wellness, am a certified Usui Reiki Master Practitioner and Elder Greenfire WiseWoman.

I’ve spent over 20 years researching natural and alternative forms of healing. I’ve spent that time also watching trends come and go…often coming back under a new name but with the same dangerous effects. 

Because of all my research, I’ve vowed to stick with tried, true, and more logical, scientific remedies. I’ve also spent over a decade working in health insurance, auto/home insurance, have worked for pediatric gastroenterologist’s as well as chiropractors, and have fought on both sides of medical claims to get Dr’s paid or not paid. I’ve seen all sides of our sick care model, and understand how and why they work.

I’ve been confused. I’ve lost my loved ones to diseases, after spending years caring for them and giving them solid, sound advice. I’ve had my own health battles. I’ve been frustrated by the information/misinformation out there.

I needed alternatives. People soon began asking me to explain how I got those alternatives.

My mission, or calling, is to help you cut through all of the confusion you see and hear about being healthy. I do this because of my own experiences of loss and confusion.

I want you to be able to do what I do—get the diagnosis from western medicine and responsibly follow a Holistic and natural, sensible, empowered existence.

There is a middle road between medicine and nature, and I’m here to help you find it. 

FMI go to https://pandorasproducts.net

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Nourishment for the Outside Spring 2019

$20

with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Jun 4, 2019 at 6 pm

A. Read labels and explain how our skin absorbs nutrients. We will also cover the importance of organic skin care and run thru a basic skin care routine. B. Learn and play I – this workshop covers the basics on essential oil safety and allows patrons to make their own blend that they can take home with them. C. Learn and play II– in this workshop, patrons will make their own massage oil and salve that they can take home with them.

About the instructor:

I’m an urban girl from a metropolis area of the south (like west-coast-of-Florida-south), who’s systematically moved north to find the land of her dreams in Maine. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, a Master of Arts in Holistic Wellness, am a certified Usui Reiki Master Practitioner and Elder Greenfire WiseWoman.

I’ve spent over 20 years researching natural and alternative forms of healing. I’ve spent that time also watching trends come and go…often coming back under a new name but with the same dangerous effects. 

Because of all my research, I’ve vowed to stick with tried, true, and more logical, scientific remedies. I’ve also spent over a decade working in health insurance, auto/home insurance, have worked for pediatric gastroenterologist’s as well as chiropractors, and have fought on both sides of medical claims to get Dr’s paid or not paid. I’ve seen all sides of our sick care model, and understand how and why they work.

I’ve been confused. I’ve lost my loved ones to diseases, after spending years caring for them and giving them solid, sound advice. I’ve had my own health battles. I’ve been frustrated by the information/misinformation out there.

I needed alternatives. People soon began asking me to explain how I got those alternatives.

My mission, or calling, is to help you cut through all of the confusion you see and hear about being healthy. I do this because of my own experiences of loss and confusion.

I want you to be able to do what I do—get the diagnosis from western medicine and responsibly follow a Holistic and natural, sensible, empowered existence.

There is a middle road between medicine and nature, and I’m here to help you find it. 

FMI go to https://pandorasproducts.net

Preserving the Harvest

$25

with Laurie Bowen, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Feb 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Ever wonder how to preserve all those great garden vegetables? University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s hands-on food preservation workshops will teach you the basics of canning and freezing, including how to use water bath canners to preserve pickles, jam, and vegetables. Learn from the experts. We will provide fresh produce and canning jars. Each participant will take home a jar of what we prepare and canning packet. Workshops are taught by UMaine Extension Community Education Assistant Laurie Bowen.

This class will be held at The University of Maine Cooperative Extension office in Dover Foxcroft.

SOS (Secrets of Successful Nourishment) Challenge Spring 2019

$30

with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Mar 20, 2019 at 6 pm

A. Edible Holistic Wellness 101 - we discuss the basics of eating organically, what a GMO is, the importance of eating seasonally, and what raw food is. Learn how to read about the chemicals in our food, including caffeine, sweeteners, and flavor enhancers. B. Basic Food Pantry and our carbon footprint– we will discuss common items in a healthy pantry, the different food pyramids, and how our food decisions affect our planet. We’ll also look at food supplements, vitamins/minerals, and antioxidants. C. Water and food safety – learn about the different types of water, the dangers of our tap water, as well as how to improve our water quality. We will also discuss how food can be used to insulate us, and how to cope with eating and stress. D. High-level eating – fats, proteins, a balanced plant-based diet, being sustainable, and compassion thru our food. E. DIEt’s workshop – this workshop discusses Facts Not Fads! Staple foods for a plant-based diet, to keep optimal levels of protein, iron, vitamin B12. Healthy greens without overdoing it - overcooking or overeating? GF, Dairy-free, nightshade free and the difference between allergies and sensitivities. Is elimination truly necessary? A close look at fad diets; info about foods that may lead to weight loss/weight gain. F. Easy plant-based cooking demo –this workshop gives patrons a chance to create simple, seasonal and healthy meals. Includes: samples of the dishes, a Q&A session, and recipes. Patrons need to bring an apron, mixing bowls, mixing spoons, 2 containers for samples.

About the instructor:

I’m an urban girl from a metropolis area of the south (like west-coast-of-Florida-south), who’s systematically moved north to find the land of her dreams in Maine. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, a Master of Arts in Holistic Wellness, am a certified Usui Reiki Master Practitioner and Elder Greenfire WiseWoman.

I’ve spent over 20 years researching natural and alternative forms of healing. I’ve spent that time also watching trends come and go…often coming back under a new name but with the same dangerous effects. 

Because of all my research, I’ve vowed to stick with tried, true, and more logical, scientific remedies. I’ve also spent over a decade working in health insurance, auto/home insurance, have worked for pediatric gastroenterologist’s as well as chiropractors, and have fought on both sides of medical claims to get Dr’s paid or not paid. I’ve seen all sides of our sick care model, and understand how and why they work.

I’ve been confused. I’ve lost my loved ones to diseases, after spending years caring for them and giving them solid, sound advice. I’ve had my own health battles. I’ve been frustrated by the information/misinformation out there.

I needed alternatives. People soon began asking me to explain how I got those alternatives.

My mission, or calling, is to help you cut through all of the confusion you see and hear about being healthy. I do this because of my own experiences of loss and confusion.

I want you to be able to do what I do—get the diagnosis from western medicine and responsibly follow a Holistic and natural, sensible, empowered existence.

There is a middle road between medicine and nature, and I’m here to help you find it. 

FMI go to https://pandorasproducts.net





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