Retirement isn’t all sunshine and roses, cotton candy and unicorns. In fact, most people experience many fears, worries, and obstacles during their initiation into the golden years. Embrace your courage, dive deep into those troublesome times, and transform them into something that can be effortlessly enjoyed.
This course will cover how to positively influence your surroundings using collaborative skills that are applicable in any environment. Build success for all involved through active listening skills, empathy, increased self-awareness, and effective communication. Learn how to reduce defensiveness and increase positive collaboration!
The second interactive workshop – “Introduction to Embracing Investigation” – discusses the characteristics to avoid, and the characteristics to embrace in order to consistently promote conversation and dialogue. It discusses how to avoid approaching others with pre-conceptions, suspicion and distrust in order to further develop the bridge-building skills of an investigator.
Estate planning serves to manage an individual's asset base in the event of their incapacitation or death. This Thursday evening class provides an overview of basic and sophisticated estate planning, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, and a discussion of the probate process.
Master Plumber demonstrates how plumbing works in a home, discusses preventative maintenance and shows you how to tackle common problems and make simple repairs. He will show you how to install or repair faucets, repair a toilet, clear drain clogs, sweat a pipe, determine what type of piping and fittings to use for specific projects, and when to call a professional. The class will also cover student questions and topics.
Be energy-informed as you plan to update your home to 21st Century performance. Architectural designer, builder, and building science consultant Andrew Frederick will lead a workshop series on the best-practice approaches to high performance renovation (and the risks of doing them incorrectly!). Topics covered will be retrofit method (insulating to the inside or outside), the importance of proper air-sealing and ventilation, material selection, and the economic and environmental considerations of each approach. Attendees will be encouraged to do “homework” that involves their unique situations and bring it back to class for discussion.