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Adult Fitness - Winter


with Karen Dove

Calendar Jan 3, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 24 weeks

Here's everything to get YOU ready for your next phase of personal growth. Step aerobics using 4 or 6 inch steps or "step mats" (keeps you at ground level)...low impact to set your own intensity. Strength training with weights: meet your own needs for bone density and isolated muscle work to maintain a stronger you. Some weights available at class along with steps, step mats and floor mats.


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Beekeeping for Beginners - Spring


with Peter Cowin

Calendar Mar 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This class is designed to stimulate the interest in and answer the questions of those interested in starting beekeeping as a hobby or to help pollinate their crops. It covers what is needed, where to locate bees hives, where to buy them, what it costs and how to care for bees so they survive the winter. Many join the class because they are aware of the huge importance and decline of honeybees and other pollinators and just want to help. Learn about the fascinating hobby of beekeeping, pollinate your garden and grow your own honey!

Peter Cowin (aka The Bee Whisperer) is President of the Penobscot County Beekeepers Association and is part of the Maine State beekeepers Association Swarm Team with a specialization in the removal and safe relocation of honeybee colonies which have become established in the walls of people’s homes and out buildings. Keeping honeybees on and off since the age of 11, he has grown his hobby into a cottage business known as “Hampden Honey.”


Certified Nursing Assistant Medication Course (CNA-M)
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Certified Nursing Assistant Medication Course (CNA-M)


with Brenda Duggan

Calendar Jan 1, 2019 at 8:30 am, runs for 16 weeks

Please note that this class will be scheduled once we receive six students' complete applications. The date of January 1, 2019 is a placeholder and should be treated as such.

This course requires 120 hours of training, labs and clinicals. Prerequisites: active and in good standing on the Maine State CNA Registry with no disqualifying annotations; have completed at least the equivalent of one year (2,080 hours) of full-time employment as a CNA prior to taking the course; and achieve a 10th grade level on a reading comprehension assessment.

Please call 422-4794 or email with your inquiries. Print out the application here.

Students may be eligible for funding assistance through Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC). Please contact Loretta Alley at EMDC for more information at 610-1521 or . Also scholarships through RSU 24 Adult Education are available. Please contact us.

Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA)
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Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA)


with Elizabeth O'Toole

Calendar Jan 8, 2019 at 8 am, runs for 2 weeks

This state certification course prepares students to administer medications in state-certified residential facilities in Maine. Learn all about medications and their side effects and how to document procedures performed. Upon successful completion of this course participants will obtain a certificate from the State of Maine and be certified to provide medication administration in the residential setting. Re-certification is required every 2 years. This is an in-demand job and highly recommended for CNAs who work in Assisted Living facilities and/or the PSS. We expect this class to fill up quickly, so please let us know as soon as possible of your interest by calling the office at 422-4794 or e-mailing Jean Girmscheid at

Requirements: completed application and reading assessment.

Students may be eligible for funding assistance through Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC). Please contact Loretta Alley at EMDC for more information at 610-1521 or Also, scholarships through RSU 24 Adult Education are available. Please contact us.

Medical Terminology


with Elizabeth O'Toole

Calendar Feb 5, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 14 weeks

If you are working in the healthcare industry, want to make yourself more marketable in the medical field, planning on enrolling in nursing school, or simply want to increase your understanding of medical terms, this 13-week course is for you! This course will cover the human body and the terms associated with each system. Students should bring 3x5 index cards to prepare flash cards. Textbook included. No class 2/19 and 4/16.

Students who are registered in a Certified Medical Pathway program are eligible to take this class for free.


Restorative Yoga


with Karen Dove

Calendar Jan 6, 2019 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

Prepare yourself for deep relaxation. Restorative Yoga works to heal your body emotionally and physically. In Restorative Yoga "support = release" of muscle tension & mental stress, giving your body the opportunity to restore and refresh. Class is about slowly breathing into reclining yoga postures supported by bolsters, blocks, blankets and pillows. Your instructor will provide you with most of the props and guide you into setting up for each posture, assisting as needed to get that "ahhhhhhhh" comfort & relaxation. Participants will need to wear comfortable clothing; bring 2 throw pillows & a throw/blanket; eye pillows are available and may be purchased for $5. Relax...refresh...restore.


Senior Fitness
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Senior Fitness

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with Karen Dove

Calendar Jan 4, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 24 weeks

Designed with the mature person in mind, this class will address the components of over-all fitness at each person's ability level. The class aims at becoming stronger through cardiovascular activities (strengthening the heart and lungs), muscular strength and endurance (using weights) and flexibility through warm-up and cool-down stretching and yoga. This class meets regularly, and you can start and stop any time. Drop ins welcome. Donations welcome! No classes 3/13-3/20.

1-2 lb weights are recommended; comfortable clothes that let you move; gym shoes to give your feet support. Always check with your doctor before beginning an exercise program.



with Karen Dove

Calendar Jan 6, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Need an extra boost for your Yoga practice? Is Sunday afternoon just your best time? This can be just the thing! Warm-up, open joints and lengthen muscles to prepare for some of your favorite or challenging advanced beginner-intermediate postures. Honor yourself and enjoy! Drop ins welcome @ $8/class. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothes.


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