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EdAdvance Adult Education SPRING 2023 Catalog

Our Classes

Understanding The Process Of Death (Online)


with Sydney Sherman

Calendar Apr 19, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This course discusses the various physiological effects that occur during the process of death. How can one share with loved ones as they transition? Via discussion and a presentation, students will learn about the three main stages of dying marked by changes in responsiveness and functioning.

Retirement Planning Today (In Person) Pomperaug HS


with Paul Mariano

Calendar Apr 20, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This course addresses the retirement planning process and covers the impact of inflation, taxes, investment basics, types of retirement plans, insurance, and estate issues.

Will run

Food Safety Manager Certificate Training - (in person) Litchfield


with Gina Martelli

Calendar Apr 22, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Do you want to become a Certified Food Operator? Take this intensive, one-day, 8-hour Food Safety Manager Certification course developed by the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association, which is part of the Foundation’s ServSafe® risk management series. Successful completion of this course will earn you a food safety certification after passing a 90-question exam. Book is included in course fee and needs to be reviewed prior to class and will be mailed to students.

Mindfulness Meditation (In Person) Woodbury M.S.


with Sheila Klapper

Calendar Apr 24, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

In this class, you will learn how habitual thought patterns contribute to stress and lack of ease in daily life. Learn basic mindfulness meditation techniques that help cultivate a different relationship with our mind, fostering resilience and peace. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to understand the role of thought and use targeted techniques to embrace present moment awareness and engagement. We will discuss the nature of the mind and thought, the neuroscience of habit, supporting philosophies of meditation, and skillful ways to find presence. 

Decluttering & Organizing Your Home ( In Person ) Pomperaug H.S.


with Jan P. Baltrush

Calendar Apr 25, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Participants will learn strategies to tame those piles of paper, organize those closets, and tackle that “spare room” we all have. Participants will have the tools to make the necessary decisions about what they are keeping, donating, or discarding, and then knowing where to store the things that they are keeping.

Will run

Medicare And Senior Medicare Patrol Basics (In Person) HVRHS


with Audrey Cole

Calendar Apr 26, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

***Date Changed to April 26th***

Learn the fundamentals of Medicare Parts A, B, C, D, and more. Taught by trained and experienced counselors from the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA).

Introduction To Basketry (In Person) HVRHS


with Nancy Kalos

Calendar Apr 26, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Begin exploring the world of basketry by weaving a flat-red muffin basket (11" L X 6 1/2" W X 4 1/2" H) with a colorful chain pattern around its circumference. Students build on basketry skills by exploring various weaving techniques and materials. Supplies can be purchased directly from the instructor for $15 at the first class. Tools are provided by the instructor while in class.

Will run

Beginner Tai Chi (In Person) Woodbury MS


with Trevor Biggs

Calendar Apr 26, 2023 at 7 pm, runs for 5 weeks

** CLASSES WILL BE HELD ON 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, & 5/31**

Students develop balance and concentration by going through basic yang-style Tai Chi postures and health and wellness via performing Qi Gong routines. A Taijiquan private practitioner leads the class through Tai Chi walking, shifting of weight, balancing on one or both feet at a time, and beginning forms.

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