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Health & Wellness

Mobility & Stability for 50+: Building Strength & Independence (April)


with Amy Dalrymple Boles and Missy Gaston

Calendar Apr 12, 2021 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Overall health and independence are important for everyone of all ages.  In this class, we focus on three main components: 

  1. Increasing your MOBILITY;
  2. Improving your STABILITY; and
  3. Gaining STRENGTH, 

all while learning functional movements that enrich everyday life.  Be challenged and have fun in a peer supported environment with an excellent, seasoned coaching staff.  Everything you need to know for each class is taught, discussed and practiced with the watchful eye of your coaches.  Join your peers at CrossFit Breakwater!  This is an in person class.

Amy Dalrymple Boles has over 8 years of CrossFit experience, and has worked with all ages ranging from 5-92.  She has her CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 certifications, along with many specialty certifications.  Her keen eye for movement alignment and adapting workouts to your needs ensure a supportive environment every step of your journey.

Missy Gaston Missy is a retired teacher and now CrossFit coach with her CrossFit Level 1 certification.  She has been participating in CrossFit for over 8 years and encourages everyone to attain a broader scope of functional movement.




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Ballroom Dance for Beginners


with Sheri Kean

Calendar May 5, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Do you have a wedding or special event coming up, or do you just want to learn the basics of the traditional Waltz, Foxtrot and East Coast Swing?  Join us for a great time socializing and learning to dance, and it’s also great exercise! Due to COVID-19 CDC Guidelines, at this time we can only accept couples. 

As Ellsworth Adult Education is a public school program, everyone will be required to wear a mask (they will be provided if you don't bring one) and maintain a 6' distance from other couples.  Hand sanitizer will be available as well. 

The Elks Lodge is providing the location at no cost during the time of COVID.  The Elks appreciate donations and pass them on to a local charity.  

Makeup class (if needed) 6/16/2021

Parenting in These Times


with Stacey Wood

Calendar May 6, 2021 at 6 pm

All parents have challenges and during these times parenting can be overwhelming. You are not alone!  Are you  interested in parent education that doesn’t tell you how to parent? Looking for simple and practical strategies you can adapt to suit your own values, beliefs and needs? Then the Triple P Positive Parenting Program  is for you. The benefits can be dramatic and long-lasting.  This particular series supports families with children up to age 12. 

This 3-part series, live on-line, focuses on sharing ideas to: 

• encourage behavior you like 

• deal with problem behavior 

• become confident as a parent 

• be realistic about parenting

• take care of yourself

These seminars will be interactive so you'll have time to ask questions.   You will also receive handouts on topics of interest to you.   We hope it is just the beginning providing support for parents in our community!  We encourage your input!

If you want to learn more about the curriculum here is a link to the Triple-P Positive Parenting Program  website.  

If you have any questions or want to learn more please reach out to Annie Sargent at or 207.664.7110.   Ellsworth Adult Education provides support for people new to ZOOM.   During the registration process you'll learn more. 

This program is brought to you by the Ellsworth School Department in support of every child's first teachers! 



American Red Cross Adult First Aid & CPR/AED Online Certification
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American Red Cross Adult First Aid & CPR/AED Online Certification


with American Red Cross

While Ellsworth Adult Education is unable to offer in person First Aid & CPR courses during the pandemic, we are committed to sharing courses offered by our partners and other organizations.   If you need any help connecting or preparing for this workshop, we are happy to support you!

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of emergencies.  If you're taking this course to meet OSHA requirements, please check with your workplace to determine if this online-only course is acceptable.  The course features award-winning simulation learning, an interactive experience where you will respond to real-world emergencies in a virtual setting to help prepare you to recognize and respond to first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults.

This course requires a PC or tablet with a high speed internet connection, does not work with Internet Explorer, and is not supported on smartphones.  Allow approximately 2 hours 10 minutes to complete the course.

Certification: Red Cross courses offer Digital Certification - an online version of a Red Cross certificate, which provides anytime, anywhere access to student training history and course certificates. Digital certificates can be viewed, printed or shared online and can be accessed anytime through your Red Cross Account.  Each certificate includes a unique ID and a QR code which meets employment requirements and allows employers to easily confirm your certificate is valid.  There is no need to carry your printed certificate around anymore!

Continuing Education: Nurses, social workers, teachers and daycare providers and other professionals who need continuing education units to maintain licensure or certification can obtain CEUs through American Red Cross Training Services.

To learn more or to register for this workshop, go to the Red Cross Website.

CNA & Healthcare Careers Interest list


with Ann Sargent

Ellsworth Adult Education offers Certified Nursing Assistant programs, partners with Academy of Medical Professions to offer online healthcare certifications, and collaborates with other area adult education programs to promote healthcare certification options in Downeast Maine. 

Attend one of these sessions with our advisor, and you will receive more information and take steps to get closer to a satisfying career and making a difference as a healthcare worker.

Register here and you will be contacted by an advisor to set up a time to meet, either face to face online or in person.  Register today! 

Line Dancing Interest List


with Sheri Kean

Line dancing is a partnerless dance in which dancers stand side by side in lines and perform, in unison, a series of steps to various kinds of popular music.  No prior experience or partner needed.  Dance shoes suggested but not required.  

We are seeking a location for in person dance classes starting the first week in March.  If you are interested in this class, please register and, once we find a location, we will contact everyone on the interest list with the schedule, pricing and location details.  This will be an in person class, so masks are required and Maine CDC guidelines will be followed. 

Recovery Coaching Basics Online
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Recovery Coaching Basics Online

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with Denise Smith & Terri Woodruff

Healthy Acadia is offering a livestream Recovery Coaching Basics Online training the first Wednesday of every month from January to June 2021.  The eight hour training consists of pre-work/post work (2-3 hours) and one five-hour livestream session. 

This training is based on CCAR's flagship training, the Recovery Coach Academy (RCA). This curriculum provides a basic, introductory version of Recovery Coaching in order to meet the needs of those who want a general understanding of the recovery process to better understand and support the recovery of their loved ones, friends, colleagues or recovery coaches within their organizations. This workshop is available to Maine residents.  Participants in this workshop will:

  • understand the roles of a recovery coach in supporting recovery;
  • understand the roles of a system/site in supporting recovery coaching;
  • define and increase fluency in the language of recovery;
  • build capacity to understand, support and advocate for recovery; and
  • create a learning community to advance the recognition, acceptance and support of recovery. 

To register for one of these day-long sessions, go to Healthy Acadia/Maine Alliance for Recovery Coaching's CCAR Recovery Coaching Basics Online 

This is a live online class, meeting on the first Wednesday of every month, January through June, 2021.

If you have any questions about the training, please contact:

Terri Woodruff or Denise Black




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