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 the cost of materials.

Section A: Tuesday, 3/12, 6:30 P.M.-8:30 P.M.
Section B: Thursday, 4/11, 6:30 P.M.-8:30 P.M.
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. In this class we will learn the basics of Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter, as well as other suggested platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest. Bring your own device (cell phone, lap top, iPad). Class begins May 1 at Redstone Highlands, 4951 Cline Hollow Rd., Murrysville.

Wednesday – 6:00 P.M.-7:30 P.M.    Location: SHS-120
No. of Weeks: 2    Tuition: $19
Class Limit: 15
Instructor: Emily Krivoniak
Course Representative: Karen Cadwell


This course will be helpful if you are considering your options for retirement. How social security will fit into your plan? When to take social security? What are your options and how does it work? Tuition includes cost of materials. Class will be held March 14.

Thursday – 6:30 P.M.-8:30 P.M.    Location: SHS-124
No. of Weeks: 1    Tuition: $22
Instructor: Chris Grieco
Course Representative: Sandra Lee


Discover ways to manage your wealth using professional-style investment systems, loss control strategies, online research web sites and charting techniques. Novice and advanced investors invited. This class will begin March 7.

Thursday Ð 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.    Location: SHS-120
No. of Weeks Ð 3    Tuition: $30
Instructor: Brett Pechersky
Course Representative: Donna Beard


Caring for a family member or friend with a chronic condition can be physically, emotionally and financially draining. This highly effective, evidence-based, self-care educational program for family caregivers builds the skills caregivers need to take better care of themselves as they provide care for others. Caregiver participants learn to minimize the potentially negative impacts of caregiving in a six-week program emphasizing self-care and empowerment. Topics covered in the classes include learning the importance of taking care of you, identifying and reducing personal stress, communication skills, learning from our emotions and tools for dealing with changes and making tough decisions. The attendee must be in a non-professional caregiving role. This class will begin March 5.

Tuesday Ð 6:00 P.M.-7:30 P.M.    Location: SHS-118
No. of Weeks: 6    Tuition: $42
Class Limit: 15
Instructors: Milene Brennan and Peggy Wien
Course Representative: Sandra Lee


Discover how to maintain independence and avoid the cost of moving and personal care homes by remodeling or building your home to maximize healthy and safe living. Simple changes during the planning stages of remodeling and building can add years or even decades to your ability to live independently. Learn simple ways to improve home safety, comfort and efficiency. This course will cover such topics as the case for aging in place; seeing your way to a safer home; improving the safety of daily activities; the case for efficiency and financial drivers. This class will begin March 7.

Thursday Ð 7:00 P.M.-8:30 P.M.    Location: SHS-118
No. of Weeks: 3    Tuition: $24
Class Limit: 20
Instructor: A. J. Stones
Course Representative: Karen Cadwell