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EdAdvance Adult Education FALL 2023 Catalog

Personal Development

History Of Cults ( In Person ) HVRHS Falls Village


with Vanessa Weber

Calendar Oct 30, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

A history of significant cults from antiquity to the present will be discussed by a licensed clinical social worker who has deprogrammed cult members. The course will focus on how today's cults' features are similar or different from those in the past.

Dementia vs. Normal Aging ( In Person ) Watertown


with Liz Cornish

Calendar Oct 30, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This is an overview of dementia and how it differs from normal aging. Discuss the different forms of dementia, common symptoms that accompany memory loss, and communication techniques for real-world situations.

Understanding the Process Of Death ( Online )


with Sydney Sherman

Calendar Nov 1, 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? Students will learn about the three main stages of dying marked by changes in responsiveness and functioning via discussion and presentation.

Will run

Getting Paid To Talk: An Introduction To Professional Voice Over ( Online )


with Voice Coaches

Calendar Nov 2, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

If you’ve ever wondered how to begin in voice over part time, full time, or for supplemental or retirement income, this workshop is a great, upbeat, and most importantly, realistic first step. Our easy-to-access remote learning system will take you behind the scenes at Voice Coaches main studios, where we regularly produce voice over content for clients including Netflix, Discovery, HGTV, Disney, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, and many more. From audio books, training material, animation, and commercials to socially relevant content, television, and much, much more: today’s voice over field has become a great way to leverage your individual voice qualities and communication skill in a whole new way. This class also includes an opportunity to receive a brief one-on-one voice range & quality assessment with our instructor.

Will run

How Criminal Law Influences The Creation Of Dolls & Toys ( Online )


with Ellen Tsagaris

Calendar Nov 2, 2023 at 7 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This course will review dolls and toys influenced by criminal law including games like Hangman, dolls of famous people who were imprisoned or executed and nursery rhymes based on famous crimes. A brief history of toys and dolls influenced by crimes will also be included. The instructor has a law degree and a PhD in literature, and is the owner of the American Doll and Toy Museum in Rock Island, Il.

Journaling: A Gift We Give To Ourselves ( Online )


with Merle Saferstein

Calendar Nov 6, 2023 at 11 am, runs for 1 week

In this interactive session taught by an instructor who is an author, legacy educator, and facilitator of journaling circles and writing groups, students will learn the many benefits of journaling. Through journal prompts, students will have the opportunity to write and explore their thoughts. Participants are urged to bring a pen and paper (or something else to write with).

Introduction To Naturopathic Medicine ( In Person ) Watertown


with Jared Pistoia, ND

Calendar Nov 6, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This practitioner and naturopath doctor gives an overview of the principles, philosophy, purpose, and practice of naturopathic medicine. Explore what naturopathic medicine is, practices, and careers.

Exploring Assisted Living Communities ( In Person ) Southbury


with Liz Cornish

Calendar Nov 6, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Explore the options of skilled nursing homes, independent and assisted living communities, continuing care retirement communities, and memory care communities. Class provides information on how and when to start a conversation with your family about transitioning to an assisted living or memory care community. Cost comparisons of assisted living versus the cost of remaining in the home are addressed by an experienced senior and memory care consultant.

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