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Ellsworth Adult and Community Education

Health & Wellness

Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA)


with Pam Nelon

Calendar Feb 5, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

The Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA) training is designed for unlicensed workers. Successful completion of this course satisfies Departmental training requirements for workers who wish to pass medications in certain assisted housing programs.

This course teaches you how to give medications safely for assisted living and group homes.  It is a curriculum standardized by the state. You will learn how to give medications safely, medication side effects, how medications impact the body, and the scope of the CRMA certification. 

There are two parts to this course:  40-hours of classroom, and individualized sessions where you demonstrate your ability to pass (give) medications to individuals. 

Makeup date, if needed, 03/11/24.

Carry Naloxone to Save a Life (Feb)


with Nick St. Louis

Calendar Feb 5, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is drug that blocks the absorption of opioids in the brain at the receptor-level. Opioids effect 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 those who want it, and an increasing number of other public health organizations and health providers are doing the same.  Join this training to receive a kit and learn more about it.  This is an in-person class. 


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 and provide them with appropriate resources and referrals. He supports these folks by developing trusting relationships that open a continued dialogue that will, hopefully, end with the person entering recovery, however that looks for them.  He also educates the public on harm reduction, trains folks about Narcan and how to use it, and 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 that they can enter recovery when they’re ready. Dead people cannot recover.”  Contact Nick by email @

AMP Dental Assisting (Feb)
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AMP Dental Assisting (Feb)


with Academy of Medical Professions

Calendar Feb 5, 2024 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 to schedule a phone, ZOOM or in-person appointment.

Find Your Rhythm, Soothe Your Heart & Soul


with Tom Rush

Calendar Feb 7, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks


Join percussionist Tom Rush in exploring rhythm that’s good for your heart and soul.  You’ll learn rudimental  drumming rhythms as a tool to open the mind and meditation.   If you’re looking for a formal drumming workshop this isn’t for you. Tom’s journey has been influenced by African and Indian rhythms and he’s been exploring their impact on his meditation and spiritual path.  He’s hoping you’ll join with intention, in the Shamanistic traditions,  and find your own meditation and spiritual path.  Each person’s journey will be unique.   If you have a drum, bring it along. If you don’t have one, Tom will have some to share. 

Healthy Homemade Soups on a Budget-Part 1-Blended Soups


with Annie Sargent

Calendar Feb 8, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Soups made  with love can be a nourishing, flavorful and  inexpensive way to feed your family.  In this series, we will share techniques, tools, ingredients and tips learned through years of cooking for family and friends.  You’ll learn techniques about preparing ingredients, bringing them all together and tips on storage and serving.  A focus of the workshops will be the use of affordable and locally available ingredients, and adapting recipes to a variety of tastes and dietary requirements. Handouts, recipes and a small container of soup for your family to try will be provided.


Part I-Blended Soups

Blended soups are a great way to use a variety of vegetables you have on hand.  In this workshop we’ll prepare curried butternut squash soup.  We’ll share lots of ideas about ingredient options to make soups creamy and  about herbs and spices that will create a rich flavor to have your family coming back for more.  

Telehealth-Connecting with Your Healthcare Provider from Home


with Nicole Moran, NDEC

Calendar Feb 9, 2024 at 2 pm

Ellsworth Adult & Community Education is a new partner of the NDEC. Classes are available this semester at the  adult education center in Ellsworth.  There is a volunteer that supports adult learners in the classroom and the instructor zooms into the classroom.  

Telehealth-Connecting with Your Healthcare Provider from Home  In this class we will look at how you can connect with your healthcare provider from the comfort of your own home. Telehealth is the new Home Visit, allowing healthcare providers to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients, whether it’s for check ups, consultations, or a follow-up appointment. We will discuss the process;  from setting up your initial appointment, what to expect, insurance and patient portals to community resources. No devices are required; just bring yourself.



Yin & Yang Yoga (Feb/in-person)


with Christina Krapf

Calendar Feb 12, 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. 

Make up date  3/11/2024

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!

Heartsaver Basic First Aid & CPR Adult/Child/Infant Bundle (Mar)


with Sonia Groesbeck

Calendar Mar 1, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

This is a bundled course with Basic First Aid in the morning and Heartsaver CPR Adult/Child/Infant in the afternoon. 

Basic First Aid certifies the student in several critical topics/skills needed to provide immediate lifesaving care for individuals who are dealing with a medical or injury emergency. It also covers environmental emergencies for the lay rescuer. 

The CPR course certifies the student in cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills for adults, infants, and children, as well as choking protocols. It also teaches competency in both Automated External Defibrillator use and Narcan. 

When you bundle a Basic First Aid course with Heartsaver CPR (scheduled on the same day for your convenience) you pay a total of $85 with a savings of $35. You also have the option to register for just Basic First Aid or just Heartsaver CPR Adult/Child/Infant elsewhere in this catalog.  This is an in-person class.  


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