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Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Health, Wellness, and Fitness



with Jeffrey Carpenter

Calendar Sep 5, 2022 , runs for 6 weeks

Looking for meaningful work? Our community needs individuals who want to make a difference in a child’s life. Children’s Behavioral Health Services are vital to Maine’s children with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health Disorders and their families. And the need in our area is great! As an integral part of the child’s treatment team, a Certified Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) has the opportunity to make an immediate impact while helping a child grow and develop to their full potential. We are excited to connect our community with this wonderful ONLINE training and certificate program. This training will prepare you for employment through local social services agencies and equip you to work with children who qualify for services. The program can be started at any time and finished at your own pace. You will complete 12 online modules then three 4-hour live (in-person or virtual) sessions. Once the modules are completed, you will receive free online blood borne pathogen training and Child and Adult First Aid and CPR certification. In just 40 hours, our free remote training program can get you certified and on your way to a life-changing profession. Must be a Maine resident and at least 18 years old with a high school diploma, or equivalent, to become certified. Time Varies: Course is “At Your Own Pace”

About Jeffrey: As the Workforce Recruitment Specialist for the State of Maine’s Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) through Woodfords Family Services, he recruits Behavior Health Professionals throughout the state. Jeffrey is here to provide answers to your questions and technical issues, should any arise. He is also a resource to connect you with service agencies once you have completed the training.


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with Eleanor Pansar

Calendar Sep 7, 2022 at 10 am

The Grateful Undead helps local people get together to make our older lives more fun. All older folks are invited to get out their walking shoes Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for a level walk around the track at the Cornish Fairgrounds, weather permitting. Sadly, dogs are not permitted on the track. Call Eleanor at 207-408-3829 with questions. Please preregister, allowing individuals to be contacted if there is a cancellation.


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with Marianne Wyer

Calendar Jan 18, 2023 at 11 am, runs for 2 weeks

Ironically, even “healthy” foods can have adverse effects. Identify how food impacts inflammation in the body, causing increased joint and muscle pain, weakness, fatigue, and memory issues - and what you can do about it! Please preregister, allowing individuals to be contacted if there is a cancellation.


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with Angela Luem

Mat Pilates is a gentle form of exercise that focuses on your core (trunk) muscles while also training your arms and legs. Mat Pilates is based on the original exercises Joseph Pilates developed to strengthen his own body as a very young man and then began teaching others. The Mat work came before any of the Pilates equipment he developed. It includes many exercises, can be practiced anywhere, and is easily modified for any age, body, or fitness level. Pilates is wonderful for every body of every age. Balance, strength, flexibility, focus, and your breath are all areas you may notice have changed with age. Pilates, at its core, works on improving all of those things. We meet virtually online. ALFA Pilates sends a link to zoom one hour before the class begins. You will need a device to attend the class on, a mat, and enough space to move around. For information on more Pilates classes and private Pilates sessions visit  Please preregister, which allows for individuals to be contacted with link, payment options, and other information. 

We meet virtually online. ALFA Pilates sends a link to zoom one hour before the class begins. You will need a device to attend the class on, a mat and enough space to move around.

     Tuesdays, DATE 1-2 p.m. Ongoing

     $15 Drop in Rate




with Carole Freeman

Breathe new life into your body. Literally! Every cell in your body is dependent on oxygen to create energy, and the amount of oxygen available to every cell in your body and brain is dependent on the breath. And not only your breath but the quality of your breathing pattern and function. Learn how you and your respiratory system can be more efficient at delivering blood, oxygen, glucose, and nutrients to all of those cells that keep you moving. Whether you’re an athlete or not, the secret to greater strength and endurance starts and ends with the strength of your respiratory system. No matter how long you train or how hard you work out when your breathing gives out - your body follows. This pre-recorded, on-demand 3-6 week class allows you to view course content where/when it is most convenient. In addition, you will have access to downloadable resources, exercises, and activities. Preregistration is required to receive online link. Online at your convenience.

About Carole: Carole Freeman is a Respiratory Therapist and Breathing Specialist and holds a graduate degree in Health Sciences from Loma Linda University Medical Center. She focuses on the relatively new field of pulmonary medicine in recognizing and treating breathing disorders.


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