Helpful Information Classes

Helpful Information

501   Drug Crimes in Our Community: What We Can Do     Instructor This class has been canceled


 502    Understanding Medicare     Instructor:  Cheryl Myers, business person

Confused about Medicare?  Wondering what changes are in the offing?  Here is a course to help you understand your options and when they are available.  Learn about Medicare, Supplements, Advantage Plans and prescription drug plans before you need the coverage….or IF you are on Medicare, get smarter about your options.

Class 1: Medicare Overview

Class 2:  What is Medigap? (aka Medicare supplements)

Class 3:  Medicare Advantage plans

Class 4:  Medicare Part D, prescription plans

Four Wednesdays, beginning April 4 at 6:30 pm

Location:  Montrose High School, Room 9

Fee:  $20.00


503   AARP Smart Driver    Instructor: Marilyn Burton, AARP certified instructor

The AARP driver training course is an eight-hour refresher for students 55 and older.  When you complete this course, and receive a certificate, you may get a 5% discount on your automobile insurance for 3 years.  This course includes classroom training with lectures, videos and discussions.

Three sessions, April 9,10, & 11 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  All three sessions needed to complete the course.

Location: Montrose Area High School, Room 7

Fee: $15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for non-members. Do not mail the fee with your registration. Bring a check to the first class made out to AARP.



504   Understanding Your Veterans Benefits   Instructor: Richard Ely, Director of Veterans Affairs

This class will be presented by the Susquehanna County Director of Veterans Affairs as a community service.  It will provide veterans and their family members with an overview of the wide variety of benefits available to Veterans and their families as well as eligibility and how to apply.

One Wednesday, March 21 at 7:00 pm

Location: Montrose Area High School Room 9

Fee: There is no fee for this class


505   How to Plan for an Emergency  

Planning for an emergency before it happens is important. This course, offered in two 90-minute sessions, is designed to help you plan.  There will be presentations from the 911-call in staff, the Montrose Minute Men, the Police Department, the Emergency room at the Endless Mountains Health Services and the United Fire Department, American Red Cross and Area Agency on the Aging.

Two Thursdays, April 12 and 19, at 6:00 pm

Location: Montrose Area High School, room 7

Fee:  There is no fee for this course


506   Understanding PA Auto Insurance Instructor: Judy Kelly, insurance agent

What does “NO FAULT” really mean? How much auto insurance does Pennsylvania require? Is a replacement policy worth having?  What is the difference between Full Tort and Limited Tort?  What does First Party Benefits mean?  What is the difference between Collison and Comprehensive Coverage?  Suppose that your neighbor slams his hand in your car while helping you unload groceries. If he needs to go to the emergency room, what insurance applies? Receive the answers to these questions and more.

One Tuesday, May 1, 7:00 pm

Location: Montrose Area High School, room 9

Fee: $5.00


507   Introduction to Crystals:   Instructor Vincent Gaglione, Director NEPA Sanctuary Learning Center

Crystals have long been used by the ancients to facilitate healing, attract good fortune, protect against negatives, perform divination and so much more.  In this class you will learn how to select, cleanse and charge crystals. Ten different crystals will be covered in class. Please feel free to bring any crystal you want to class.

One Monday April 16, 7:00 pm

Location: Montrose Area High School, room 9

Fee: $5.00


508   Introduction to Tarot Card Readings: Instructor Vincent Gaglione, Director NEPA Sanctuary Learning Center

Tarot cards are the most usual form of divination in the U.S.   In this course, you will learn the meaning of each card, and three basic layouts to do your own readings.  It is required that you bring with you a Rider Waite style tarot deck. If you do not have one, one can be purchased for $21.95.

Four Mondays, Beginning April 30, 7:00 PM

Location: Montrose Area High School, Room 9

Fee: $20.00.  Indicate on your registration form if you need cards.


509   Tour of the Susquehanna County Courthouse, Instructor: Mary Evans This class is full

Do you know what services your county offices provide?  Tour the newly remodeled Susquehanna County Courthouse and see first hand how each office operates.  You will have the opportunity to meet our county government officials and to visit the historic courtroom.  You will also learn some basic research steps and how to obtain copies and recorded document.

Class limit, 6.

One Friday, March 23 at 1:30 pm This class is full

Location: Susquehanna County Courthouse

Fee: $5.00


510   Planning Ahead for Funeral Services   Instructor Greg Myer, funeral director

Planning for a funeral, knowing the decisions that will need to be made, understanding the variety of options available and realistically assessing costs are important to all of us.  Unexpected deaths can occur at any age.  We all have questions.  What if we are not members of a church?  Who then can preside at a funeral?  What if I decide on cremation?  How does that work?  Are there any state laws that would restrict what we want to do?  Who takes over when a death occurs if we don’t have a pastor or priest to call?    This is a one session overview of funeral planning that will be useful to everyone regardless of age.

One Monday, April 23 at 4:00 pm

Location: First Presbyterian Church, Church St. Montrose

Fee: $5.00