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EdAdvance Foothills Adult & Continuing Education SPRING 2021 Classes

Personal Development

Living with Alzhiemers: For Caregivers - The Middle Stages (Online)


with Jennifer Labrie

Calendar Mar 4, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This three-part program provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease when care partners now become hands-on caregivers. During this three-part series, you will hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective, and comfortable care. J. Labrie

Living and Dying well (Online)


with Ingrid Harrison

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

Learn how to prepare for end of life at any age and offer direction and support to people and their families. Whether it be for yourself, a neighbor, or a loved one, everyone needs to learn these important skills. Learning the end of life doula skills is something every family should have in place. Have peace of mind to make end of life preparations and have a peaceful end of life. I. Harrison 

Foster Care & Adoption (Online)


with Deb Kelleher

Calendar Mar 10, 2021 at 7 pm

This course will introduce participants to the process of becoming a licensed foster/adoptive parent. Focus will be on foster care and adoption of children in the CT child welfare system. Information regarding licensing prerequisites for families and the stories of children needing to be placed in foster/pre-adoptive homes will be shared. D. Kelleher 

Easing Stress Through Mindfulness - Part 2 (Online)


with Katherine Crum

Calendar Mar 17, 2021 , runs for 2 weeks

Part 1 - An introduction to mindfulness practices , the body-mind connection, and how to east the stresses of everyday life by developing your own natural ability to live thoughtfully and creatively in the present, as well as recognize and respond to stressors as they arise. Part 2 - You will continue to study Mindfullness and complete the MBSR curriculumn. K. Crum 

Be Prepared, Home Safety for Seniors (Online)


with William Fahy

Calendar Mar 18, 2021 at 6:30 pm

You hear about it all the time, “I have fallen, and I cannot get up”. Discuss things you need to know to prevent a loved one’s risk of falling. See some techniques that therapists use to get patients steadier on their feet. Learn small household changes that you can make now to prevent injury. W. Fahy 

How to talk to the other side (Online)


with Cindy Miller

Calendar Mar 21, 2021 at 6 pm

You have been and are gifted with spiritual insight. Would you like to communicate with spirits? How do you recognize a sign and develop your intuition? Do you get results when you engage with God? Cindy Miller is a God based intuitive and author of “Is That All There Is the Journey Within”. Each gathering is unique, so you are able to take this class multiple times. Messages are geared to who is present the day of the class.  C. Miller 

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Genealogy Basics: Tracing your Family History (Online)


with Sheila Lafferty

Calendar Mar 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Did you ever wonder about your family ancestry? Enroll in this genealogy class and learn how to get started. The class will discuss core sources related to family research: Vital records, church records, newspapers, immigration, military records and how to find them. S. Lafferty 

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How are you getting along? (Online)


with Ilene Braunstein

Calendar Mar 30, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Our ability to thrive is a precious resource when things are “normal’, but in tumultuous times, it becomes essential. Understanding self-care, healthy boundaries and interpersonal dynamics are critical skill sets in 2021. Students will learn a deeper understanding of the concept of self-care and begin to sort through the tangled undergrowth of all kinds of relationships. I. Braunstein 

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