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LEWISTON — SeniorsPlus has announced its Online Education Center classes for May 2021. Due to the pandemic and current CDC guidelines, all classes are held virtually at this time. Classes and workshops are free, unless noted. Please register by emailing [email protected] or calling 795-4010 or 1-800-427-1241. For more information, visit seniorsplus.org/education-center.

CLASSES

Legal Services for the Elderly: An Overview

Date: Wednesday, May 12

Time: 11:00-11:45AM

Presenter: Andrew Milne, LSE Staff Attorney

Location: Zoom

Join Andrew on Zoom to learn all about Legal Services for the Elderly, their services, Helpline, and how they are still here for our community through COVID-19. Learn what they can help you with and who to call for areas outside their specialty, such as estate planning. Andrew will also provide a brief update on courts, evictions, and foreclosures during the pandemic. Since the process has been changing rapidly and is confusing, the information may help orient you to the change.

Legal Planning for Aging Adults

Date: Monday, May 17

Time: 10:00-11:30AM

Presenters: Martha (“Meg”) Greene and Will Townshend are estate planning attorneys at Brann & Isaacson in Lewiston. Meg has specialized in estate planning, trust administration and probate for 36 years. Will Townshend recently joined Brann & Isaacson after practicing estate planning in Connecticut, before which he clerked for the U.S. Tax Court.

Location: Zoom

Planning for Incapacity: Planning for incapacity is important. Many individuals are living longer than their parents, elder abuse is increasingly common, and Maine has new laws concerning guardianships for disabled family members. It is critical that everyone plan for incapacity by having a durable power of attorney for financial affairs and an advance directive for health care. There are times when a guardianship, or another form of supported decision-making arrangement, may be appropriate due to family issues or the scope of the need for third party supports. Will and Meg will discuss all legal strategies to plan for incapacity for one’s self and for family members. Audience participation is encouraged.

Planning to transfer assets on death: Everyone should have a Will when they die. Even so, there are a number of new planning techniques available under Maine law that permit a person to transfer assets on death without a Will, most likely at less expense to a family. There are also a number of strategies for avoiding probate, if that is an objective. Will and Meg will discuss all available strategies, including how each participant can make sure their legal affairs are tied up before death. Audience participation is encouraged.

Zoom 101: Using Video Technology to Stay Connected

Date: Monday, May 24

Time: 10:00-11:00AM

Instructor: SeniorsPlus Staff

Location: Zoom

Join us for this 1-hour class to become more familiar on how to use Zoom to participate in SeniorsPlus and Healthy Living for ME’s online classes, or to simply stay connected with friends and family near and far. You do not need a Zoom account or to download any apps to participate in this class, unless logging in from an Apple device. You do not need a video camera for your computer, although it is helpful. You can participate with computers or handheld devices. Educational material and resources will be provided for continued learning.

Writing Your Life Story

Date: Thursdays, May 20 through June 24 (once weekly for 6-weeks)

Time: 10:00-12:00PM

Instructor: Connie Jones, Surprised by Aging

Location: Zoom

We’ve all got stories! Wouldn’t it be great if we wrote them down – for ourselves and our families and friends? This informal class will get you on the road to writing about your life, from the mundane to the marvelous. You don’t have to be a “writer” to take this class, and this will not be a critique of your writing style or grammar. Each week there will be a writing assignment, with topics chosen by the group. At the end, you will have written the first six chapters of your life story. Take a chance on finding out that you’ve lived a pretty interesting life after all! Class limited to 8 people.

Crafting with Corinne

Date: At your convenience

Time: At your convenience

Material Pick-Up: Last week of April (subject to change based on current CDC guidelines)

Instructor: Corinne Saindon

Location: Pre-recorded video/instructions

Cost: $5.00 for 2 project kit

Join Corinne to create two male theme birthday cards. All supplies provided except adhesive.

Medicare Made Simple

Date & time: At your convenience

Instructor: SeniorsPlus Staff

Location: Online video

Reach out to receive this pre-recorded Zoom class to learn how to navigate Medicare with this introductory course. Learn about your insurance options with Medicare, when to enroll or change plans, and how state law may affect your choices. This presentation is perfect for people who are new to Medicare or anyone who currently has Medicare and would like to learn more.

AT&T – Cyber Aware Webinar

Date & time: At your convenience

Instructor: AT&T Staff

Location: Online video

Reach out to receive this pre-recorded Zoom class to learn more about online fraud and scams. This presentation is perfect for people who are interested in learning statistics, how to recognize scams, and what to do to protect yourself while online.

Cyber-Senior Mentors – A Tech Resource

Date & time: At your convenience – varies

Instructor: Cyber-Senior

Location: Phone and/or online

Due to COVID-19, Cyber-Senior Mentors are providing technology training in the form of online webinars and telephone support for older adults. If you are interested in group or 1-1 technology support, please reach out to us for their information. They have trained volunteers standing by to answer your tech questions and also to help you sign up for online training sessions.

AARP Safe Driving Course Information

Date & time: At your convenience

Instructor: AARP Staff

Location: Online course

Reach out to us if you need assistance accessing AARP’s Safe Driving course. Due to the pandemic, they are offering the program online only at this time. It is a 4-hour class online that once you register you’ll have access to log in any day and time to complete it within 60 days of payment.

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