Boynton Beach-Ross Palm Beach Gardens
 Boynton Beach
 Palm Beach Gardens



Academy of
  Continuing Education

Winter 2015

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Men, Let’s Talk
Men, our work is winding down, or changing, and our children have moved on. Our thoughts now center on the options associated with growing older. We think more about our health, our relationships, and our resources. All of a sudden, our world looks different. This men’s discussion group is a time to talk, to listen, and to share stories and experiences in a safe, no obligation environment. It’s a time to dig a little deeper into who we are, and what we have in common. It’s a time to learn and continue to grow as we look at the years ahead.
Instructor: Ron Browne
> Tuesdays; 10:15 am
   November 25, December 2, 9, 16

Let’s Talk: What’s Important to You?
We are all concerned ’thinkers’. But are we open to the ideas of others? Are you a good listener? Can you understand another point of view? This is a give and take program where the class discussions include the sharing of ideas, thoughts and perceptions. Your input is valued.
Instructor: George Feirstein
> Thursdays; 12:30 pm
   December 4, 11, 18

How to Prevent Financial Disaster When Purchasing a New Car
The negotiation of a new car involves three specific activities. The evaluation of a realistic purchase price for the vehicle of your selection is the first activity. The second is the valuation of your trade-in vehicle. The final phase is in the finance manager’s office where a separate negotiation is introduced involving the sale of a variety of additional and outrageously priced extras, and financing options. The unprepared individual has the opportunity to be financially taken ’for a ride’ in all three situations. It is the purpose of this lecture to arm you with an approach that makes you aware of the process and how to prepare prior to entering into the negotiation of and signing the contract.
Instructor: Gerald Levine
> Thursdays; 2:00 pm
   December 4, 11

Strategies to Avoid Probate
There are many misconceptions about probates and trusts. This class will provide valuable information that will allow you to select an effective course of action for each individual.
Instructor: Elissa Vessal
> Thursday; 2:00 pm
   December 18

Leadership: How to Deal with Friends, Family & Children
The significance of leadership psychology is the key to your personality, behavior, attitude and thought processing. Change your confidence and you’ll discover your true self. This class helps you find out the explanations of why we do the things we
do on a daily basis. Emphasis will be placed on relationships with friends, family and children.
Instructor: Paul Tiberian
>Mondays; 10:15 am; January 12, 19, 26
Mondays; 12:30 pm; March 2, 9

My Experience with Cyber and Telephone Scamming
Local Boynton resident Lillian Goren was a victim of “phishing”. This is a scam where unscrupulous individuals prey upon seniors in order to cause
financial disasters. Her story was featured local television news as well as in the Palm Beach Post. Ms. Goren is determined to assist in the protection of local seniors from potential future involvement. She
will tell her story and how to prevent this happening to you and your family and neighbors.
Instructor: Lillian Goren
>Thursday; 12:30 pm
January 15


Keep It Safe
The objective of the Keep It Safe programis to provide each participant with useful information on how they can protect their finances and identity. The primary goal is to help safeguard
the participants against identity theft, fraud and predatory lending practices. Senior financial fraud will also be discussed in this course. In addition, the class will enable participants to identify laws and regulations that have been established to protect them.
Instructors: Brian Brinson & Brian Lynott
>Wednesdays; 2:00 pm
January 21, February 18, March 18


Men, Let’s Talk
Men, our work is winding down, or changing, and our children have moved on. Our thoughts now center on the options associated with growing older. We think more about our health, our relationships, and our resources. All of a sudden, our world looks different. This men’s discussion group is a time to talk, to listen, and to share stories and experiences in a safe, no obligation environment.
Instructor: Ron Browne
>Tuesdays; 10:15 am
January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24

You and The Law
This class explores laws that affect you on a regular basis and shows you how to benefit from them. You will learn consumer rights to avoid rip-offs, your rights as a resident in a Homeowner’s Association, lemon laws, financial and banking laws,
credit card consumer rules, how to avoid probate and other tips and treasures. You will be able to ask the lawyer about issues or problems that you care about.
Instructor: Scott Solkoff Esq.
>Wednesday; 10:15 am
January 21

Stay Ahead of the Curve
Fixed income investments? Some think this is the best mode of success. How can we make the most of our fixed investments? Learn how to navigate your financial goals in today’s constantly changing environment. Class participants will receive help in answering the tough questions, following overview learning about various fixed income investments.
Instructor: Peggy Kelleher
>Thursday; 2:00 pm
January 22

Home Fire Safety
When the sound of the fire truck siren penetrates the air, you pay attention. The scary part of fires in the home is the risk to life and to the property. This class focuses on the causes of fires in the home, classes of fires and the methods of being prepared to extinguish or escape. Learn about smoke detectors, extinguishers and most importantly an escape plan.
Instructor: Vicki Farer
>Tuesday; 10:15 am
January 27

Relationship Enrichment Skills
This three part class is designed to help participants learn the skills that help build and sustain fulfilling and healthy relationships. There will be a combination of lecture, demonstrations, and group interaction that
can positively change your life. Topics include: the heart of intimacy, constructive conflict resolution, and emotional literacy.
Instructor: Rachel Keats-Rubel
>Thursdays; 2:00 pm
February 5, 12, 19

Culinary author and consultant, Ethel Hofman will offer a presentation on the “new” way to cook. Eat solo, duo, or with friends. Learn how to prepare meals fuss free and impromptu techniques will bedemonstrated. Planning menus, tips and tricks that will speed your cooking are highlighted.
Instructor: Ethel Hofman
>Thursday; 10:15 am
February 12

The Best Estate Plan for You
This one-time class covers the latest innovations and laws in Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and other estate planning tools. Bestselling author and Board Certified Elder Law Attorney, Scott Solkoff, will take your questions and explain how to create or amend your estate planning documents to gain major financial and quality-of-life advantages for you and your family while avoiding probate, remaining independent and making things easier for your family. Learn why trusts now require a court filing, how to prevent your children from becoming liable for your care costs, why new powers of attorney are more effective than ones made just a few years ago, how your estate plan can be made into
an asset protection plan and other issues that will benefit you.
Instructor: Scott Solkoff Esq.
>Wednesday; 10:15 am
February 18

What’s Your Opinion?
Provocative questions ignite insights into the human condition. This a unique and thought provoking experience as we discuss, argue, laugh and explore the human mindset. The answers you will hear may surprise and astound you. Come, share and enjoy with us. Class limited to 25 participants, as class members are expected to share their OPINIONS.
Instructor: Fred Behrend
>Tuesdays; 12:30 pm
March 3, 10, 17, 24

The Socratic Method of Law- aka Ask a Lawyer
The Socratic Method is named after the classical Greek philosopher Socrates. It is a form of inquiry and discussion between individuals, based upon asking questions to stimulate critical thinking and illuminate ideas to potentially resolve to answers. Bring your legal questions, ideas and even answers and have a chance to “ask a lawyer”. Let’s engage in critical discussions and critical thinking together.
Instructor: Elissa Vessal
>Thursday; 2:00 pm
March 5

Protecting Your Assets against the Cost of Long-Term Care with or without Long Term Care Insurance
The cost of long-term care is the number one threat to your life savings. This one-time class teaches the latest legal strategies on how to protect your life savings against the cost of home care, assisted living and nursing home care. Staying at home and out of nursing homes will cost money. Nursing homes can cost even more at an average of $8,000 per month. Most folks have no insurance to cover the cost of this care and those who do, often do not have enough or do not know how to use it. This class teaches ways to qualify for Medicaid and V.A. to pay for even the best of care (without giving away your assets) and will discuss the pros and cons of long-term care insurance from the perspective of a lawyer, not
a salesperson.and regulations that have been established to protect them.
Instructor: Scott Solkoff Esq.
>Wednesday; 10:15 am
March 11

Fostering Healthy Relationships with Your Adult Children
This four-session interactive, educational course will examine common issues with our adult children and provide valuable new skills to improve-even enhance-our relationships with them. This series is often humorous, definitely informative. Sessions
include: Gay But Not Happy (Accepting Gay &Lesbian Children), A Cain & Abel Rerun (Understanding Adult Sibling Rivalry), Money Matters (To Aid or Not to Aid), Women at War (Making Friends with your Daughter-in-Law).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Instructor: Bea Lewis
>Thursdays; 2:00 pm
March 12, 19, 26, April 2

Creating Lifetime Income
It’s not about how much money you have amassed, but how much income those assets can provide for the rest of your life. Rarely, if ever, one type of financial product is able to solve all of your needs. Learn which products in today’s markets can
guarantee you income for life, no matter how the market performs. We will discuss different types of annuity and life insurance that guarantee your principal, lock in growth and create an income stream and in most cases for your spouse as well.
Instructor: Andrea Gellert
>Wednesday; 12:30 pm
March 25

Ways to Leave a Legacy
Through the use of financial products, we will discuss ways to protect your assets for your heirs, not the government. In addition, you should be able to leave your kids and grandkids a legacy of income for life. You will learn which assets are best utilized for charitable giving and how to create tax efficient charitable donations that will give you lifetime income as well.
Instructor: Andrea Gellert
>Thursday; 12:30 pm
March 26

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