Educational & Informative

MEDICARE BASICS: What You Need to Know

Consumer advocates note that those who are eligible for Medicare get a much better deal if they know the facts.  In this class, participants will learn about the Medicare and Medicare Advantage programs, supplement plans and how to choose the correct Medicare plan for your needs. Topics include the four parts of Medicare (Parts A-D); enrollment periods and how to enroll, the most recent Medicare updates; eligibility requirements for the Medicare Extra Help Program; and community resources available to those eligible for Medicare.  This course will help participants currently receiving Medicare, as well as those preparing for the future.  Tuition includes cost of materials.

Section A: Tuesday 10/9, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM                                  Location:  SHS-124
Section B: Thursday 11/8, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM                               Location:  SHS-124

No. of Weeks: 1
Tuition: $22
Instructor: Chris Grieco
Course Representative: Sandra Lee


This course will be helpful if you are considering your options for retirement.  How will social security fit into your plan?  When should you take social security?  What are your options and how does it work?  Tuition includes cost of materials.  Class will be held September 26.

Wednesday:   6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Location: SHS-124
No. of Weeks: 1
Tuition: $22
Instructor: Chris Grieco
Course Representative: Sandra Lee


Social media is an enormous virtual community where individuals can share their thoughts, ideas and expressions utilizing various platforms.  Students will learn the basics of Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, as well as other suggested platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest.  Class will begin September 24 at Redstone Highlands, 4951 Cline Hollow Road, Murrysville.

Monday:  6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Tuition:  $19
Class Limit:  15
Instructor:  Emily Krivoniak
Course Representative:  Joan Kotjarapoglus


As individuals reach their pre-retirement years, many begin to struggle with a crisis of confidence.  They begin to question how to leave the accumulation phase of their investment life and enter the distribution phase.  The retirement planning process plays a significant role in providing pre-retirees, as well as retirees, with the confidence they need to experience a successful and enjoyable retirement.  This class will share impactful planning techniques to ensure students are equipped with the tools necessary to enjoy their retirement years.  Class will be held October 3.

Monday:  6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Location:  SHS-124
No. of Weeks:  1
Tuition:  $19
Instructor:  Cam Thompson
Course Representative:  Mary Skena


Discover ways to manage your wealth using professional-style investment systems, loss control strategies, on-line research websites and charting techniques.  Novice and experienced investors are invited to attend this class. Class begins October 4.

Thursday:  6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location:  SHS-120
No. of Weeks:  3 (10/4; 10/11; 10/25)
Tuition:  $26
Instructor:  Brett Pechersky
Course Representative:  Donna Beard


Do you yearn to write a book or have a message you want to share, but have no idea where to begin?  This course will explore setting goals as a writer, overcoming obstacles and understanding the current industry.  This course is designed for the beginner writer. Class begins October 4.

Thursday:  6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location:  SHS-118
No. of Weeks:  2
Tuition:  $20
Instructor:  Darla Grieco
Course Representative:  Sandra Lee


Writing a novel as a first project is a daunting task.  Many writers find themselves frustrated and never finish.  This course is designed to tackle a smaller project first.  Over three weeks, each participant will write, edit and complete a personal narrative essay.  Students would benefit from having a laptop, personal device or tablet on hand to record notes and ideas.    This class is for the beginner to intermediate writer.  Class begins October 15.

Monday   6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location: SHS-118
No. of Weeks: 3
Tuition: $26
Instructor: Darla Grieco
Course Representative: Sandra Lee