Scammers and schemers are organized, and they are actively targeting you. Learn about the tricks and tactics they use to gain your personal information and access to your finances. You will see they are VERY organized and VERY good at what they do. How do you or your elderly parent avoid becoming victims of their schemes? It all starts with gaining the knowledge and awareness of the practices to stay safe. What do you do if you have been breached by their schemes? In this information session, you will learn about common scenarios that are used to “get” your precious information, and, most importantly, you’ll learn how to spot them immediately, avoid falling into their traps, and take action if you realize you have been a victim. This class will present via Zoom, if necessary.
Uncertainty is all around us, especially when the news is full of COVID19 updates and so much conflicting information. To cope with all this uncertainty, many of us turn to our oldest coping tool we know, “The Worry Machine.” We hope it will help to predict the future and avoid nasty surprises. It does not work and really never has. Let’s come together and find a better tool or two…ones we can share with others who are suffering from Worry Machine overload. This class can be conducted in a Zoom format, if necessary. Patricia LaVallee is a former Adult CNA instructor at MCST. She is an RN and Certified Mind Set Life Coach with over 35 years of nursing, teaching, and coaching experience.
Denise has developed “Backyard Herbalism” topics over the years as her study of herbs gardening grew throughout the Northeast, and locally at Avena Botanicals and Merryspring Gardens. Getting good sleep is vital to keeping us energized during the day and supporting our overall health, yet it’s elusive for so many people. There are many plants that can support peaceful sleep by taking them before bed or throughout the day in addition to building a night time ritual that supports the body to slow down and rest deeply. In this presentation we’ll talk about how to grow some of these plants and learn about some basic preparations of how to use them. Also discussed will be plants for dreaming and plants that can help stimulate us in the morning as an alternate to coffee as well. This class can be presented via Zoom, if necessary.
Hildy Ellis, program manager for Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation district, will present “Beyond the Birdfeeder: Creating Backyard Habitat”. This class will highlight how to use natural and constructed features to provide food, shelter, water and nesting sites to attract songbirds and pollinators to home landscapes. Information will be provided on why native trees and shrubs are the better choice for supporting songbird populations, which plants are pollinator powerhouses, and how backyard habitats mitigate the effects of development, while highlighting the human benefits of building a dynamic landscape. This presentation can be available via Zoom, if necessary.
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, and can be presented via Zoom format, if necessary. If you're enrolling, please complete the following form:
This 50 hour course prepares participants to work in home health care or residential settings. Personal care, communication skills, observing, reporting and documentation, how to provide care safely and deal with emergencies, consumer rights, aging and illness are among the topics taught. State certification is awarded upon successful completion of skill components and written exam. This class may present via Zoom, if necessary.
Call 596-7752 option 3 for an application.