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ALL programs set for this week

ALPENA — In addtion to regularly scheduled weekly programs, the Association of Lifelong Learners has some unique offerings planned for today through Friday. These programs are open to the public. Just send an email to all@alpenacc.edu to receive Zoom connection information.

On Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., learn about Sunrise Centre, substance abuse disorder center. This program will be held in person at Alpena Community College’s M. Briggs Center and via Zoom.

Come learn about a long-serving but little-known program. It has been known as an alcohol treatment center but also treats other substance abuse issues for men and women. The referral process, court-ordered versus voluntary admission, length of treatment, payment sources, treatment model, and staffing for male and female housing will be reviewed.

Kathy Freel, program director at Sunrise Centre, has worked there for seven years, also serving as a certified alcohol and drug counselor and clinical supervisor. She brings a background in education as well to her management of their two locations.

On Thursday at 2 p.m., learn about Real Estate News, Trends and Issues, in person at M. Briggs Center and via Zoom.

Lori Stephan, voted Alpena’s favorite Realtor and Real Estate Office multiple times, would be the first to agree that this is not your “normal real estate market” these days. She will address how to navigate your way through escalation clauses, appraisal guarantees, inspection waivers and other real estate issues specific to the current market. She will talk about how to get the most for your money whether buying or selling. What is a Matterport tour? Let her walk you through one of her listings which can be done in the comfort of your own home. What will an appraiser look for? How do you get the top value for your home? Why do you need Digital Signature capability? More than ever, you need a Realtor to navigate through the legal terms and issues that are happening.

Stephan is Broker/Owner of Real Estate One of Alpena, Real Estate One Hubbard Lake Branch, REO Northeast in Oscoda, REO Northeast in East Tawas and Stephan’s Referrals. She was born and raised in the Alpena area where she has been licensed for 30 years, and opened her own office 15 years ago. She and her husband, Paul, raised their four sons here. She has been voted Alpena’s favorite Realtor and Real Estate Office many times and awarded Top Broker of the year for sales numerous times.

On Friday, July 1, at 10 a.m., learn about the  Health Benefits of Massage Therapy, in person at M. Briggs Center and via Zoom.

There are many health benefits associated with massage therapy. Discover how massage could benefit you.

Rose McWilliams-Nowak is a Licensed Massage Therapist. She has 23 years’ experience, is the owner of Better Living Massage & Wellness, and is currently working on opening the Alpena Institute of Massage. She lives in Alpena with her husband Roy and two cats, Seamus and Charlotte.

Miss a program? Want to review one or refresh your memory? Enjoy over 70 recorded programs on YouTube. Type in the search area: Association of Lifelong Learners at Alpena Community College.

Latest videos include: Lost on Lake Huron; Information, Disinformation and Propaganda; The Unique City Of San Francisco — A Visitor’s View; Post-COVID Cruising; The Unavoidable American Economic Train Wreck; The Ship That Time Forgot; Drone Photography and Digital Cameras; Hidden Mysteries of Northeast Michigan — Sinkholes; Bovine TB: Issues and Implications; LaFarge Holcim and the Environment; The Women of Cajun Music; Update On Alpena’s Chamber of Commerce; A Glimpse Into The Orientation For New Employees of ESI Clients; The Curious World of The Honeybees; and many more.

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