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Columbia MD, 21044
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312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 205
Laurel, MD 20707
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Columbia MD, 21046
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Ask the Professionals: An Aging in Place Panel Discussion

This course will be an interactive guided discussion with experts in the field of aging on topics of importance when proactively planning for the future. As baby boomers age, it is important to take steps early to have a plan in place should health care or housing needs change or life events force decisions to be made quickly. Thoughtful planning and follow through can help avoid a crisis. This course is designed to present a list of options, considerations, and professional services available to help you put a plan in place to be ready to implement if needed. Topics will cover the benefits and care costs of remaining in the home and services available should you decide to downsize and relocate. Learn the differences in housing options and costs between continuing care retirement communities, assisted living, and small residential homes for modest incomes. There will be an overview on Medicaid, veteran's benefits and legal planning. One person registers in advance, a family member may register in class and attend at no cost. Moderator Deborah Bakalich is a member of Senior Care Lifestyles, a true “one-stop” senior care resource service.

Tuition: $49 (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed Oct 10-Oct 17 6:30PM-8:30PM Gateway Campus XE-589 6495 #0840
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Basic Sewing

Fashion designer Venus Khosravani will take you through sewing basics, from operating your sewing machine correctly, identifying different types of fabrics, selecting and reading a commercial pattern, and completing a pair of casual pants. No prior sewing experience needed. Just bring your portable sewing machine to learn a new skill and create something you can proudly wear. A materials list will be distributed and discussed at the first class. Estimated cost is $25.

Class size is limited, so register early.

Tuition: $179** (includes $45 in fees*)
Tue Sep 18-Nov 13 6:30PM-9PM Centennial High School XE-548 6442 #8077
(No class on Nov 6)
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Pattern Making I *NEW*

For would-be designers looking for the perfect fit, let designer Venus Khosravani teach you “Pattern Drafting,” a system of pattern making that relies on the measurements taken from a figure to create basic patterns.

Basic patterns are developed without design features and are used as the base to create design patterns. You will learn how to take body measurements and to create a five-piece basic pattern set, consisting of front and back bodice and skirt, and a long sleeve, based on those measurements.

No prior patternmaking experience required. Bring paper, pencil, and measuring tape to the first class. Wear comfortable, but not boxy clothing.

For those with no prior sewing experience, taking the Basic Sewing course simultaneously is highly recommended. Materials list will be distributed and discussed the first night of class. Estimated cost is $25. Class size is limited, so register early.

Tuition: $179** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu Sep 20-Nov 08 6:30PM-9PM Wilde Lake High School XE-445 6343 #3219
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