Helpful Information Classes

Helpful Information

501 AARP Safe Driver, Montrose    Instructor Marilyn Burton

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, and discussions.

Three sessions, April 1,2 and 3 (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday)from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.  All three sessions needed to complete the course.

Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Church St. Montrose

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.

 

502 What’s Eating My Pet? Your Itchy Pet    Instructor, Dr. Robert Sullivan, veterinarian  This class has been cancelled

What is making my cat or dog itch?  A description of allergies in pets and the infections that can be associated with it. What to do to treat your pet and what your vet can do. To continue the discussion of infections and infestations, we will discuss the variety of parasites which can affect your pet, externally and internally and their treatments. Pictures included.

One Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 pm   This class has been canceled

Location: Montrose Area High School, Room 8

Fee: $5.00

 

503 Learning About Wills    Instructor Larry Kelly, lawyer

Learn the answers to many questions about Wills.  Do I need a Will and why?  How do they work? Do I need a lawyer to get one? How much does it cost to get one? Can I change the one I have? What is a codicil? What happens if I do not have a Will? What are other to ways to leave assets other than by my Will?   What is a Power of Attorney? What are the duties and authority of a “power of attorney”? How does this differ from being an Executor or Executrix? What is a Living Will? Why would I need that too?

One Wednesday , April 3, at 7:00 pm

Location: Montrose Area High School, Room 8

Fee: $5.00

 

504 Understanding 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, April 10, 7:00 pm  This class has been canceled

Location: Montrose Area High School, Room 7

No Fee

  

 505 Genealogy for Beginners  Instructor: Carla Whitney, genealogy enthusiast

This class is for people wanting to do some genealogy research but haven’t been sure how to start.  The instructor is self-taught and has spent many hours compiling her own family tree.  She will be sharing what she has learned, along with suggestions on how to use the information you have to build your own family tree.  Some people haven’t done genealogy because of cost.  You will be given some genealogy websites that are free to use. If you have a Wi-Fi device, bring it. If time permits, we will work on creating a free account on at least one of the websites you will be given.  Bring the names and dates of birth/death of loved ones to start your search.

One Thursday April 11, 6:30 pm

Location: Montrose Area High School, room 7

Fee: $5.00

 

 506 Introduction to Sign Language, Instructor Audrey Neild

Come learn some basics of sign language. Do you know someone who is deaf you would like to communicate with? Come to gain knowledge of sign language. An opportunity to see if this language is an interest to you.

Changed to two Tuesdays,  April 30 and May 7th at 6:00 pm ,  ( Now two sessions will be offered April 30th and May 7th )

Location: Montrose Area High School, Room 7

Fee: $20.00 ( Now $10.00 for sessions April 30 and May 7)

 

507 Google for Beginners      Instructor, Kathryn Matis, technology educator

Learn the ins and outs of Google.
Create a Gmail address

Learn how to send a document to someone

Create a contact list and learn about groups.
Learn how to improve your searches on Google.
Learn to use the free tools available to Google users.

Four Mondays beginning April 29 at 6:30 pm

Location: Montrose Area High School, room 63

Fee $20.00

 

508 Effective Resume Writing  Instructor, Phil Smiley This class has been canceled
This workshop will cover basic to intermediate level resume writing techniques. The different kinds of resumes: how to put your knowledge, skills and training on paper in a clear and concise way. What information to include in your resume; How to clearly and concisely present your skills and abilities.
We will review common rules and common mistakes made in a resume.

One Thursday, April 4 beginning at 6:30 pm  cancelled

Location: Montrose Area High School, Room 7

Fee: $5.00

 

509 Understanding Life Insurance  Instructor, Daniel Ricci , insurance agent  this class has been canceled

This class will include a basic discussion on the types of Life Insurance policies that are available.  We would discuss concepts, beneficiary choices, living and estate benefits.
This class will help participants understand and make good choices for their own personal and family needs.

One Wednesday, May 22, beginning at 7:00 pm    This class has been canceled

Location: Montrose Area High School, Room 7

Fee: $5.00

 

510 Understanding Medicare  Instructor, Cheryl Myers, business person

Confused about Medicare?  Wondering what it really covers and how to make a smart choice for a supplemental policy?  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 Thursdays, beginning April 4 at  6:30 pm

Location: Montrose Area High School, Room 8

Fee: $20.00

 

511 AARP Smart Driver, New Milford   Instructor Jeff Burkett, Certified teacher of the AARP Drivers Course

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 and discussions. 1/2 hour bring your own lunch breaks have been built into the schedule.

1st Session (Friday Mar 29, Sat Mar 30 – 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM)

2nd Session (One Day Refresher Course for AARP members who have taken the course in past three years) Sat April 20 – 9:30 – 2)

3rd Session ( Fri May 17 and Sat May 18 -9:30 – 2:00)

Please indicate on your registration form which session you plan to attend.

Location: New Milford United Methodist Church, Main St. New Milford

Fee:  $15 for AARP Members – $20 For Non-AARP members. Do not send the fee for this course with your registration. Please pay the instructor at class.

 

512 Drugs and Alcohol in our Community, Presented by a Local Panel of Front-Line People

This class has been canceled

Find out about drugs and alcohol in our community. Learn from people on the front line in dealing with these matters. A panel consisting of County Sheriff Lance Benedict, District Attorney Marion O’Malley and Certified Recovery Specialist Joe LaBarbera will speak to us. Joe, who was raised in Montrose, is in long-term recovery himself and has personal understanding of the challenge addiction brings. There will be time for questions.

One Thursday, March 28, beginning at  7:00 pm This class has been canceled

Location: Montrose Area High School, Room 8

Fee:  $5.00

 

513 Automotive Basics  Instructor Dan Zaleski, Owner of DANZ Automotive

Automotive Basics is for everyday drivers wanting to know a little more about their vehicle. In this one session class, you will learn how to perform basic maintenance checks on your vehicle. We will discuss checking things such as tire pressures, oil, and washer fluid as well as changing a wiper blade and spare tire. We will also discuss where to find important information about your vehicle that you may need to know when scheduling an appointment with your mechanic. Bring your car! The instructor is Certified Master Automobile Technician.

Car limit, 6 cars.

One Thursday, May 16, beginning at 6:30 pm

Location:   Faculty Parking Lot  in the rear of Lathrop St. Elem. School. off Country Club Road

Fee: $5.00