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EdAdvance Foothills Adult & Continuing Education FALL 2021 Classes


Protect Yourself and Your Family with Trusts (Online)


with Thomas Murphy

Calendar Oct 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how to use trusts to avoid probate, minimize estate taxes, preserve IRA funds, 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

Your Relationship with Money - Planning for your future (Online)


with Faye Griffiths-Smith

Calendar Oct 18, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Discover your “money personality,” envision your financial goals, and learn how to move closer to them. Create and follow a spending plan/budget, save for your future, manage credit, and learn how to deal with debt.

Social Security Planning (Online)


with Mark Church

Calendar Oct 27, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

We will cover what you need to know to maximize retirement income. Learn the answers to your questions: 1) Will Social Security be there for me? 2) How much can I expect to receive? 3) When should I apply for Social Security? 4) How can I maximize my benefits? 5) Will Social Security be enough to live on in retirement?


You really need to have an Estate Plan (Learn why) (in person) Pomperaug HS


with Lynda Arnold, Esq.

Calendar Nov 3, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

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.

Start Ups & Raising Capitol Intro (Online)


with Matthew Myers

Calendar Nov 8, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Learn the essentials of building a startup and raising capital. Emphasis will be placed on the benefits that building new companies creates for communities by generating new jobs, 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.

Living Trusts - Should I have one? (in person) HVRHS


with Michael Broderick, III, Esq

Calendar Nov 8, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

What exactly is a Living Trust? Will a Living Trust avoid Probate Court? Will a Living Trust reduce estate taxes? What is the difference between a Living Trust and a Last Will and Testament? Get the answers to these questions and more from an attorney. Eliminate the confusion in a relaxed atmosphere.

Pondering Retirement (in person) Woodbury MS


with Jay Dorso

Calendar Nov 10, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you overwhelmed with thinking about Retirement? Do you know all the facts and information you need to make an educated decision? Are you aware of the penalties with Medicare?  Could you retire now?  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.

CT State Teachers Retirement (Online)


with Mark Church

Calendar Nov 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn more about preparing for retirement with your CT State Teachers Retirement. We will explain when you are eligible for your retirement benefits and explain the terms. The course also covers your retirement benefit payout options and annuity options as well as your beneficiary options. 

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