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Paint pouring can be done on a myriad of different items. Have you seen those fancy looking multi-colored vases and bowls in the stores and thought “how pretty and interesting”? What about those paintings that look like flowing trails of flower blossoms? Do you have any old Christmas ornaments that just don’t seem to fit on your tree anymore? How about old terra cotta pots you’d like to reuse?

This class will teach you how you can create your own fancy glassware, paintings, Christmas tree ornaments and other things through the art of paint pouring whether using new items to start or if you want to breathe new life into ones you’d like to repurpose. You don’t need to be an artist because the poured paint will do it for you. It’s easy and fun and you’ll be able to say “Wow - I did that!”

Instructor:  Suzie O’Clair has been very interested in all kinds of artistic venues: paint pouring/painting on glass, weaving, enameling, sandblasting, fabric arts and working with wood. She has taught herself how to paint pour creating Christmas ornaments for gifts using both new and old ones and updated vases and bowls through the art of painting on glass.

Class Information:  This is an in-person only class - held in the Undercroft of St. Aidan's Church (next door to UMM).

Supplies required for this class:

Acrylic enamel paint, rubbing alcohol, modge podge – glossy, mixing cups, glass/plastic Christmas tree ornaments, glass vases/bowls, small canvases, sheet pans, paintbrushes, hairdryer (students can bring their own items from home to repurpose – vases, bowls, glasses, ornaments for the Christmas tree)

 

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This is a fee-based class and for this class only, Sunrise Senior College (SSC) will be purchasing the materials for all the students.  MSCN and Non-Members will be charged $25.00 for the materials.

Sunrise Senior College (SSC) is a membership-based organization. Our SSC members receive special benefits as current members when they register for this course. Any member of another MSCN college is also able to enjoy this course, but may incur some additional charges. If you are a member of the general public, you can take this course but will have to pay additional fees associated with being a non-member. For any attendee that is not a current member of Sunrise Senior College, the materials required for the course are your responsibility. When checking out, please carefully read and answer the questions asked associated with this specific course so that you are charged appropriately for this class. Failure to do this may result in your being cancelled from the course. We hope you enjoy this offering. 

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On February 18, 2023, former President Jimmy Carter entered home hospice care in Plains, Georgia, at 98 years old. Now at 99, he remains the longest-living American president. Experts on end-of-life care hope his endurance drives awareness and hope for others in the same boat. So exactly what is Hospice?

Here’s your special opportunity to hear from and ask questions of Barbara Barnett, the Executive Director of Volunteer Services for Down East Hospice Volunteers (DEHV). Did you know that DEHV has been here for our community since 1981! Were you aware that DEHV is the only volunteer hospice organization in Washington County?

Will you need to use these wonderful services someday? Perhaps after hearing her stories, you might want to help others.  As part of our series on “aging with dignity,” we felt it was important to offer this informative presentation on what Hospice is and what it is not. Why not join Barbara as she provides us with an interesting background on the history of hospice care and how and when it came to the U.S.A.

She will tell you the amazing story about how DEHV began, how hospice came to the United States and came here to the communities of our beloved Washington County where it is now an integral part of end-of-life. Learn more about hospice as Barbara discusses what services a hospice volunteer can and cannot provide the people they are dedicated to serve. This service is free of charge to everyone. Think about the importance of keeping those we care about at home or at least closer to home when they face a serve illness and needed support. Barbara will share personal stories of her experiences during her 30+ years providing volunteer hospice care. She will tell us how she came to make this decision to help others by getting involved in this increasingly needed service to others. Stories that will tug at your heart and others that will make you chuckle.

What a hospice volunteer provides is not a mystery and it’s not difficult. Keep someone company, go food shopping, walk a dog, take someone for an appointment, help plan a garden, stack firewood, sit and watch their favorite TV shows, play cards. It’s giving a few hours a week, being a good listener and making someone feel less alone and more cared for while providing respite for caregivers. 

Instructor:  Barbara Barnett has been involved with DEHV for over 30 years, starting out as a volunteer and eventually taking on the job of Executive Director of Volunteer Services. She trains new hospice volunteers twice a year and works closely with the local Medicare Hospice agency in Washington County. Barbara networks with other volunteer hospices in Maine, the Maine Hospice Council and many support organizations for end-of-life care. She has personally experienced end-of-life care for family members and many friends in different settings. She meets every hospice client and their care givers when admitting someone into their free volunteer hospice services.

Prior to taking on the position with Down East Hospice Volunteers, Barbara was a medical/technical illustrator (her previous life!). She has lived in Washington County, ME, for 42 years and can’t spend enough time on the water.

Class Information:  This is a hybrid class - held in-person in UM@M’s room Science 102 and via Zoom.

All facilities at the University of Maine at Machias (UM@M) are fully handicap compliant.  The facilities used by Sunrise Senior College (SSC) at the college have ramps, elevators and handicap accessible bathrooms.  Our offsite functions and activities have various limitations and restrictions and may not be fully handicap accessible.  SSC will endeavor to identify limitations at these to you in advance.

 

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This class is available to all current Maine Senior College (MSCN) Members. The general public not wishing to join Sunrise Senior College at this time may attend this class for a $15.00 fee.

Important, if you are not currently a current member of Sunrise Senior College (SSC) but are planning on joining SSC as a member today.  Make sure you answer that “Your SSC membership is current” when checking out so the we can properly bill you for this class. 

Sunrise Senior College (SSC) is a membership-based organization. Our SSC members receive special benefits as current members when they register for this course. Any member of another MSCN college is also able to enjoy this course, but may occur some additional charges. If you are a member of the general public, you can take this course but will have to pay additional fees associated with being a non-member. For any attendee that is not a current member of Sunrise Senior College, any materials required for the course are your responsibility. When checking out, please carefully read and answer the questions asked associated with this specific course so that you are charged appropriately for this class. Failure to do this may result in your being cancelled from the course. We hope you enjoy this offering.

 

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What is Philosophy?

with Dr. John Patrick Cleary

May 3rd, 2024

$10 More Info

Philosophy is the study and analysis of ideas, arguments and propositions that form the basis of knowledge claims in the arts and sciences. It often serves as a tool in guiding us through the complexities of life, in addition to understanding how ideas influence the ways in which we understand our experiences in the world.  As citizens turn increasingly to electronic sources of learning and communication, it becomes even more essential that they learn to critically evaluate the flow of information to which they are continually exposed. In this regard, Philosophy enables one to objectively discern the effect that concepts have on our development of values and perspectives.

In this one-session presentation, Dr. John Patrick Cleary will take us on a journey to discover how the different branches (subjects of study) of Philosophy can assist us in interpreting reality and truth and, in turn, how questions that originate from reflective/contemplative thinking can help us in furthering our self-knowledge.

Instructor: Dr. John Patrick Cleary has taught students of all backgrounds, ages and abilities. He began his career teaching Philosophy to High School students, (17 years) and then moved to teaching University and Community College students in New Jersey for another 12 years. He received his doctoral degree in Pedagogy and Philosophy from The Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children at Montclair State University. He is currently adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Beal University.

Class Information:  This is a hybrid class - held in-person in UM@M’s room Science 102 and via Zoom.

All facilities at the University of Maine at Machias (UM@M) are fully handicap compliant.  The facilities used by Sunrise Senior College (SSC) at the college have ramps, elevators and handicap accessible bathrooms.  Our offsite functions and activities have various limitations and restrictions and may not be fully handicap accessible.  SSC will endeavor to identify limitations at these to you in advance.

 

                                                     IMPORTANT:  See Below

This class is available to all current Maine Senior College (MSCN) Members. The general public not wishing to join Sunrise Senior College at this time may attend this class for a $15.00 fee.

Important, if you are not currently a current member of Sunrise Senior College (SSC) but are planning on joining SSC as a member today.  Make sure you answer that “Your SSC membership is current” when checking out so the we can properly bill you for this class. 

Sunrise Senior College (SSC) is a membership-based organization. Our SSC members receive special benefits as current members when they register for this course. Any member of another MSCN college is also able to enjoy this course, but may occur some additional charges. If you are a member of the general public, you can take this course but will have to pay additional fees associated with being a non-member. For any attendee that is not a current member of Sunrise Senior College, any materials required for the course are your responsibility. When checking out, please carefully read and answer the questions asked associated with this specific course so that you are charged appropriately for this class. Failure to do this may result in your being cancelled from the course. We hope you enjoy this offering.

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This membership covers June 1st 2023 to May 31st 2024.  SSC Members must have a valid membership entry on your file to enjoy the full benifits of our - Summer-Fall 2023, Winter-Spring 2024 programs. You should select your 2023- 2024 membership as part of registering for your first class in this new year.  If you need to apply for a scholarship to cover your membership fees, this is done using a separate application which is located on the SSC website.  Your request must be reviewed and processed by the Scholarship committee before registering for any classes.

Please make sure that you click "My SSC Membership is Current" when purchasing a membership.   

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Sunrise Senior College wishes to thank you for your tax exempt donation.  Your generosity enables us to continue providing the programs and activities that are so vital to our community.  In accordance with IRS regulations, we acknowledge that no goods or services were received in exchange for this gift.  Please save this email for your tax records.  

Thank you.

Susan O'Clair 

Treasurer, Sunrise Senior College   

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Sunrise Senior College wishes to thank you for your tax-exempt donation.  Your generosity enables us to continue providing the programs and activities that are so vital to our community.  In accordance with IRS regulations, we acknowledge that no goods or services were received in exchange for this gift.  Please save this email for your tax records.  

Thank you.

Susan O'Clair 

Treasurer, Sunrise Senior College   

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Sunrise Senior College wishes to thank you for your tax exempt donation.  Your generosity enables us to continue providing the programs and activities that are so vital to our community.  In accordance with IRS regulations, we acknowledge that no goods or services were received in exchange for this gift.  Please save this email for your tax records.  

Thank you.

Susan O'Clair 

Treasurer, Sunrise Senior College   

Class has begun
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Sunrise Senior College wishes to thank you for your tax-exempt donation.  Your generosity enables us to continue providing the programs and activities that are so vital to our community.  In accordance with IRS regulations, we acknowledge that no goods or services were received in exchange for this gift.  Please save this email for your tax records.  

Thank you.

Susan O'Clair 

Treasurer, Sunrise Senior College

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Sunrise Senior College wishes to thank you for your tax exempt donation.  Your generosity enables us to continue providing the programs and activities that are so vital to our community.  In accordance with IRS regulations, we acknowledge that no goods or services were received in exchange for this gift.  Please save this email for your tax records.  

Thank you.

Susan O'Clair 

Treasurer, Sunrise Senior College   

Class has begun
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Sunrise Senior College wishes to thank you for your tax-exempt donation.  Your generosity enables us to continue providing the programs and activities that are so vital to our community.  In accordance with IRS regulations, we acknowledge that no goods or services were received in exchange for this gift.  Please save this email for your tax records.  

Thank you.

Susan O'Clair 

Treasurer, Sunrise Senior College

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