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Ellsworth Adult and Community Education



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AMP Dental Assisting (Sep)
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AMP Dental Assisting (Sep)

$3,200

with Academy of Medical Professions

Calendar Sep 18, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

This is a 12-week Certificate program in Dental Assisting, one of the most high-demand careers.  The program is designed to teach all aspects of dental assisting and provide you with the skills you need to work in this field and pass a national certificate exam.  This program is taught by a dentist and includes Dental Assisting Certification, and includes an opportunity for internships.  We now offer an option for lab days, please ask for more details! 

The price of the course includes all books, exam preparation materials and fees for the DANB RHS® certificate program. Upon passing the DANB RHS®, you will receive a certificate of knowledge based on competency for that component from DANB. Payment plans are available. The classroom hours are live online with options for lab days in a dental office based on student's location and availability. This course is also available asynchronosly online and you can start anytime. 

Please feel free to download this information sheet about the Academy of Medical Professions Medical Dental Assistant Program, stop by our center in Ellsworth to pick one up, or request that one be mailed to you.  It will answer many questions you might have.  Don't hesitate to reach out to the Academy of Medical Professions directly after reviewing the information package linked above.  Please go to their website for their phone number and to explore all their course offerings. 

Ellsworth Adult & Community Education is here to ensure your readiness and success by providing logistical, academic, and social emotional support during this online and in-person experience. We will help you through the enrollment process, provide local support during the course and offer the certification exam locally. Our services are available at no cost to you.  If you'd like to schedule an individual appointment with one of our career advisors to learn more, please call 207.664.7110 or email adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org to schedule a phone, ZOOM or in-person appointment.

Zumba Gold is Bold!

$56

with Lisa Elliot

Calendar Oct 23, 2023 at 5:45 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Zumba Gold is Bold! is designed for all ages - those new to Zumba, those who have had an injury, and those who love Zumba but would like a modified version. 

Zumba Gold is a 45 minute class, where Zumba runs for an hour.  There is verbal cuing as well as non-verbal cues, and the music is the same great, fun, upbeat music.  You will sweat and receive the many benefits of dancing.  The only change is the movements will be less stressful on your joints and your body.  It’s a class where you are exercising, and having fun doing it!!  This is an in-person class. 

Lisa Elliot has been a licensed Zumba and Zumba Gold instructor since 2015.  Her specialty is Zumba Gold. She thoroughly enjoys getting to know those who come to her classes, seeing them have fun and getting the health benefits of dancing!

Will run

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

$75

with Crossfit Breakwater

Calendar Dec 4, 2023 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 under the watchful eye of your coaches.  Join your peers at CrossFit Breakwater!  This is an in-person class held at CrossFit Breakwater.  *Please note price change from print catalog.  

Will run

Carry Naloxone to Save a Life (Dec)

Free

with Nick St. Louis

Calendar Dec 4, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a drug that blocks the absorption of opioids in the brain at the receptor level. Opioids affect our respiration which is why someone suffering from an overdose may stop breathing. By blocking opioid absorption, naloxone pauses its effects in the body.

AMHC OPTIONS provides free Narcan (Naloxone) kits and training to anyone who wants it.  An increasing number of other public health organizations and health providers are doing the same.  Join this in-person training to learn more and to receive a free Narcan kit.

Nick St. Louis of AMHC and the OPTIONS Initiative, works with local law enforcement and EMS agencies to support folks who are still using drugs.  Nick provides them with appropriate resources and referrals, and supports them by developing a trusting relationship that opens a continued dialogue that hopefully ends with the person entering recovery.  He also educates the public on harm reduction, trains people on how to use Narcan, and educates them about Maine’s Good Samaritan Law. 

Nick is in long-term recovery himself and is a strong advocate for the use of MOUD and harm reduction methods. “We need to keep people alive so they can enter recovery when they’re ready. Dead people cannot recover.”  Please feel free to contact Nick by email (nstlouis@amhc.org).

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BLS (Basic Life Support) Healthcare Provider (Dec)

$60

with Sonia Groesbeck

Calendar Dec 6, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

NOTE: This class has been rescheduled to 12/06/23 from 5:00-9:00p.  

This professional certification course certifies the student in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and choking protocols for all age groups, as well as other advanced skills including ventilation with an advanced airway or bag mask device.  This is an in-person class.

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

$75

with Crossfit Breakwater

Calendar Jan 8, 2024 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 under the watchful eye of your coaches.  Join your peers at CrossFit Breakwater!  This is an in-person class held at CrossFit Breakwater.  *Please note price change from print catalog.  

Will run

Carry Naloxone to Save a Life (Jan)

Free

with Nick St. Louis

Calendar Jan 8, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a drug that blocks the absorption of opioids in the brain at the receptor level. Opioids affect our respiration which is why someone suffering from an overdose may stop breathing. By blocking opioid absorption, naloxone pauses its effects in the body.

AMHC OPTIONS provides free Narcan (Naloxone) kits and training to anyone who wants it.  An increasing number of other public health organizations and health providers are doing the same.  Join this in-person training to learn more and to receive a free Narcan kit.

Nick St. Louis of AMHC and the OPTIONS Initiative, works with local law enforcement and EMS agencies to support folks who are still using drugs.  Nick provides them with appropriate resources and referrals, and supports them by developing a trusting relationship that opens a continued dialogue that hopefully ends with the person entering recovery.  He also educates the public on harm reduction, trains people on how to use Narcan, and educates them about Maine’s Good Samaritan Law. 

Nick is in long-term recovery himself and is a strong advocate for the use of MOUD and harm reduction methods. “We need to keep people alive so they can enter recovery when they’re ready. Dead people cannot recover.”  Please feel free to contact Nick by email (nstlouis@amhc.org).

Will run

Yin & Yang Yoga (Jan/In-person)

$45

with Christina Krapf

Calendar Jan 8, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Heal the body, mind and spirit with a balancing flow of both gentle and challenging postures.  Get deep into the connective tissue with a restorative stretch, as well as get your heart pumping with an invigorating Vinyasa flow that links breath to movement. The goal is to create a state of peace and wellbeing. Class is suitable for all levels of experience.  This is an in-person class.

After a spiritual awakening in the summer of 2011, Christina was drawn to the yoga studio and meditation. She enjoyed each class so much that she kept going back to experience different types of yoga and different teachers. She has learned that relating to the teacher plays such a huge role in whether the class is fulfilling or not.  In 2014, Christina started working and training at CorePower Yoga in San Diego, California where she learned the benefits of Hot Yoga. This inspired her to get certified to teach through the studio, where she received her 200-hour certification in Hot and Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Christina was also introduced to Yinki Yoga, a form of Yin or Restorative Yoga, with the added benefits of Reiki Healing Energy. She was then inspired to study Reiki and received certifications in Levels 1, 2 & 3, as well as Yin Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga. Over the past 12 years she has transformed her practice of yoga into her daily life on and off the mat.  After 20 years of being an all day standing hairdresser and having pain in her physical body, she experienced a huge relief both physically and mentally from her practices. Her passion for yoga has literally changed her life in every way, and she desires to share that with others looking to change theirs and to feel better within their bodies. She is very passionate about health and well-being and would love to share her knowledge and wisdom with you on the mat!





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