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Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education



Health, Wellness, and Fitness

ARE YOU HAVING TROUBLE CONTROLLING THE WAY YOU EAT

Free

with FA Instructor

Calendar May 21, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you struggle with food obsession, overeating, undereating, or bulimia? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) offers a solution for all forms of food addiction. There are no dues or fees. To preserve confidentiality, call Sharon, the FA Coordinator, for zoom access link (207) 205-7373 or email fa.newcastle.maine@gmail.com.

DEATH WITH DIGNITY

Free

with Valerie Lovelace

Calendar May 22, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

There is still a lot of misunderstanding and misinformation about Maine's compassionate end-of-life care option. Many providers and patients are still not familiar with Maine's Death with Dignity Act. In effect since September 2019, the law permits physicians to practice medical aid-in-dying under specific circumstances. Join this class to get fact-based information and the details you need to know about Maine's law, how to have the conversation with your physician, and how to qualify for the law or support your loved one who may be qualifying. Pre-registration is required to receive online link.

 

 

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ATV SAFETY
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ATV SAFETY

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with Recreational Safety Division Representative

Riding an ATV can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors, whether it's in your own back yard, or exploring on the thousands of miles of trails available in Maine. ATVs (including UTVs and off-road motorcycles) can also be useful around the woodlot or farm and let's face it, they're simply fun to ride! It's important to ride safely, responsibly, and to be prepared before you go. Many ATV trails reside on private land. Respecting these generous private landowners by riding responsibly is critical to maintaining trail access. Educating yourself before you go is an important component of being a safe and responsible offroad operator. Youth ages 10 to under 16, must successfully complete an approved ATV Safety Certification course to legally operate on land other than their own. Anyone 16 years of age or older is encouraged t o take the course to be educated and prepared for safe riding. The ATVSafety Course is available in two different formats: online and in-person. Students 12 and older can complete the Official Maine ATV/Snowmobile Safety course online at offroad-ed.com/maine. The cost to register for the online course is $34.95. Upon successful completion of the online course, students will receive their Maine ATV/Snowmobile Safety Certification card. FMI or for a listing of live courses, go to https://www.maine.gov/ifw/programs-resources/educational-programs/safety-courses/atv-safety.html 

 

 

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL (BHP) TRAINING & CERTIFICATE PROGRAM - LIVE ONLINE

Free

with Jeffrey Carpenter

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) can 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 service 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 and 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 .Pre-registration is required to receive online link.

     Time Varies: Course is “At Your Own Pace” but must be completed 

       within one year

     Online

     Jeffrey Carpenter

     Free

As the Workforce Recruitment Specialist for the State of Maine’s Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) through Woodfords Family Services, Jeffrey recruits Behavior Health Professionals throughout the state. He is here to answer your questions and address 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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BREATH-TAKING 101 - ONLINE

$37

with Carole Freeman

Life is easier when you breathe easier. It’s estimated that 85% of us unknowingly use some type of poor breathing pattern that’s connected to feeling sick and tired. This class has helped many people feel healthier and stronger simply by learning to switch their every-day breathing to a more beneficial pattern. Pre-registration 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.

HIGH ALTITUDE VACATIONING - ONLINW

$47

with Carole Freeman

Don’t spoil your trip to a higher altitude - condition your body first. People often feel shortness of breath, light headed and fatigued at higher altitudes because their bodies work harder, while taking in less oxygen. Anxiety increases, your enjoyment decreases. You’ll have more energy, feel better and enjoy your trip when you condition your body first to increase oxygenation and endurance. Do the same preparation that elite athletes do with this 4-week, self-paced course at home, even if you live at sea level. Online at your convenience. Pre-registration is required to receive online link.

THE FEMALE BRAIN ON STRESS - ONLINE

$29

with Carole Freeman

This course is designed to help women understand how stress affects them differently than men. It explains how women’s brains are wired to react to physical danger and life-threatening situations, and how this can impact their perception of reality and stress responses. The course also provides insights into how women can use their unique talents to approach stress in a healthy way. Online at your convenience. Pre-registration is required to receive online link.

 

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MONDAY COFFEE, GAMES, AND MORE!

Free

with Senior Central

SENIOR CENTRAL invites our local senior citizens to coffee, cornhole, cards, cribbage, and, of course, socializing! FMI: Leave a message at (207) 650-6665.

     Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m., Ongoing





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