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with Mary Kroth-Brunet
Core strength and back pain go hand in hand. How do you know if you are doing the right exercises to strengthen your core? Join us for this interactive workshop as Back in Motion Physical Therapy’s Mary Kroth-Brunet teaches you the best core strengthening moves. Beginner to advanced exercisers welcome. Please bring your own mat for the class. No discounts.
Dementia Family Dynamics
with Lea Rust
We all want the best for our relatives with dementia. This means we all need the support and help of our families in being the best caregivers we can; however, family dynamics can be upsetting, frustrating or stressful and there is no one solution that works for everyone. For our relatives with dementia, having all their loved ones involved in making life as comfortable for them as we can, can enhance their feelings of well-being and of being loved and cared for. It’s worth the effort to brave the family dynamics if we can. Join us to learn about steps on how to work with your family in the best way possible for all, in taking care of your loved ones with dementia. No discounts.
Evening Indoors Walking Program
with Sarah Breul
Are you looking for a dry, safe, well-lit place to walk? This required orientation will kick off the program, providing information on techniques, proper stretching, goal setting, and the "rules of the road/hallways". You will receive health tips and resources along the way. Indoor shoes required. No Discounts Orientation: Monday 1/22 at 5:30 p.m. (new walkers only) in Room 23 No walking 3/22, 3/28 and School Holidays
Fall Prevention and Balance
with Ryan Martin
One out of five falls causes serious injury. How’s your balance? Do you know how to challenge it safely? Join us for this interactive workshop as Back in Motion Physical Therapy’s Ryan Martin provides simple steps to give you confidence with your balance and avoid falls. No discounts.
Foundations of Investing + Focus on Fixed-Income Investing
with Mark Morrison
Building your investor IQ starts with understanding the basics. Whether you are new to investing or need a refresher, this presentation will discuss the importance of developing a strategy, the impact of asset allocation and the influence of inflation on your long-term goals. No discounts.
Fun with Acrylic Painting
with Susan Cannafarina
Date change from catalog: Start April 4th.
Join us for a fun class that begins with practicing basic drawing skills and understanding how to mix colors. Then, move on to using different painting techniques by studying the Masters’ works. Each class will help you understand how to balance shadows and highlights to bring out details in your drawings and paintings. The paintings you do will explore different artist’s styles and the results will be memorable keepsakes to save or give as gifts. A supply list is available from adult ed office. 8 weeks No class: 4/18
1) 2 pencils for basic drawing (one hard eg. #2 and one soft eg. charcoal) & MULTI-PURPOSE mixed media paper (which can be used for drawing or painting with acrylics)
2) 1 set of basic brushes with different sizes (from very small & fine to 1-2" flat ends & slanted ends, and a fan brush... you don't need more than 5 or 6 of varying sizes and shapes)
3) 1 set of acrylic paints (make sure they have at least the primary colors: red, yellow, green, blue, black, brown and white)
4) 7 canvases (they can be gesso covered panels=hard board or gesso, covered stretched over a frame) 1 canvas size 8xl0, 4 canvases size 11x14, and 2 canvases size 12x16 or 16x20 (FYI: panels are less expensive)
5) A ‘palet knife’ (not a real knife…more like a bent butter knife)
6) A cup for water
7) Paper plates or a roll of wax paper or something else to put your paint on
Grow Your Own Organic Garden
with Julee Applegarth
Grow your own garden organically. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. We’ll cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. We’ll show you how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds. Learn basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques. Materials Fee: $5 payable to MOFGA instructor night of class.
Hatha Yoga: Beginners
with Patricia Packard
Reduce stress and maintain health in a non-competitive and non-strenuous manner. You'll learn basic yoga stretches, correct body alignment, how to correct and improve posture, breathing techniques, and how to tighten and tone your body. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring an exercise mat. Class held at the Old White Church (Formerly Bar Mills Community Church), 15 Salmon Falls Rd, Bar Mills. 6 weeks