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EdAdvance Foothills Adult & Continuing Education SPRING 2021 Classes


Medicare 101 (Online)
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Medicare 101 (Online)


with Jay Dorso

Are you confused about recent changes and updates of Medicare? Does individual healthcare have you feeling overwhelmed? Let us educate and help you better understand the ever-changing world of Medicare and healthcare. J. Dorso

Startups & Raising Capital - Part 1 (Online)


with Matthew Myers

Calendar Feb 1, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Learn the essentials of building a startup and raising capital. Take Part 1 and continue with Part 2. Emphasis will be placed on the benefits that building new companies create for communities: generating new jobs, and intellectual property and growth.  Participants will be able to build and execute a company’s strategic vision. Please bring a notepad and pen to class. M. Myers 

ABC's of Planning for Your Future for Your Loved one with Special Needs


with Stuart Hawkins

Calendar Feb 8, 2021 at 6 pm

Our workshop extends beyond the limited boundaries of wills and trusts and empowers families to create a comprehensive plan for the future of their dependent with special needs.  It will provide an understanding of the critical legal and financial elements needed to provide lifelong support for a loved one with special needs.  It also provides a unique opportunity to learn from someone who has personal experience with these same issues. S. Hawkins 

Retirement Planning 101 (Online)


with Jay Dorso

Calendar Feb 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Do you know all the facts and information about retirement? Are you aware of the penalties with Medicare? When do you claim Social Security? Learn all you need to know from Medicare +Healthcare, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Planning, Social Security Planning and much more. J. Dorso 

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Protect your Family with Trusts (Online)


with Thomas Murphy

Calendar Feb 25, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Learn how to use trusts to avoid probate, minimize estate taxes, preserve IRA fund, provide for disabled family members, protect assets from Medicaid, and protect your estate from your children’s creditors. Plan and protect! Preserve control over your affairs during incapacity and avoid litigation and conservatorship. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to: Revocable Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, IRA Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Testamentary Trusts, Beneficiary Designations, and new laws regarding Powers of Attorney. Presented by Danbury Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorneys Thomas & Michele Murphy 

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You really need an Estate Plan?


with Lynda Arnold

Calendar Mar 4, 2021 at 6 pm

Did you know that if you do not create your own estate plan, some of your end of life decisions are dictated by the state of Connecticut? If you would like to decide how your estate is divided, who is responsible for your care, who gets custody of your minor children, and more this course is for you! Come learn from an experienced elder law attorney about important documents EVERY ADULT should have. You will learn about wills, trusts, powers of attorney (POA), and healthcare directives. You will walk away knowing what these documents are for and what you need to do to create them. You will also learn about the probate process and how it works. Even if you already have an estate plan, all students will receive an easy-to-understand estate planning guidebook written by our attorneys. L. Arnold, Esq. 

ABC's of Government Benefit for your loved one with Special Needs (Online)


with Stuart Hawkins

Calendar Mar 9, 2021 at 6:30 pm

This workshop will provide a greater understanding of the various government benefits available to your loved one.  It will discuss in detail how to qualify, maximize, and preserve benefits such as Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability, Medicaid, Medicare, and the ABLE Act. S. Hawkins 

Medicare and Senior Medicare Patrol101: Learning the Basics for Family, Beneficiaries and Caregivers (Online)


with Audrey Cole

Calendar Mar 10, 2021 at 10 am

Medicare is the most important federal healthcare program available for those over 65 and our disabled communities. Learn its important complexities and how to protect, detect and report fraud, errors, and abuse to keep it strong. Students will learn to understand and navigate Medicare basics and know what different plans offer. A. Cole 

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