The Center for People in Transition at Rowan College at Gloucester County hosts a number of computers skills, personal finance and healthy living workshops during the month of September. All workshops are free unless otherwise noted. Call 856-415-2222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
"The 'New' New Beginnings" — Workshop Facilitator Deborah Makos-Trionfo helps individuals struggling with the loss of a loved one, divorce, unemployment, diminished health or eroding confidence to attain a happier future. During this eight-part series, participants discover new inspiration for changing the "script" of their lives. Individuals learn that they have the power to choose a happier experience, not only for tomorrow, but for every moment of their lives. It meets Monday and Thursday, Sept. 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29, Oct. 2, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
"Financial Aspects of Divorce" — Joseph Johnson, owner of Main Street Financial, explains a broad range of monetary issues that individuals face when going through divorce. Participants uncover tactics for avoiding costly mistakes, clarifying expectations and planning for a "successful" divorce. It meets Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
"Laws of Separation and Divorce" — Maryann Rabkin, Esquire at Rabkin Law Offices, speaks on grounds for divorce, court procedures, alimony, equitable distribution, custody, visitation rights and other concerns. It meets Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m.
"Divorce Recovery" — Licensed Professional Counselor Jennie McQuaide, Ph.D., conducts this six-session workshop designed to help those who are separated or divorced transition into a single lifestyle. Individuals develop concrete coping mechanisms to deal with loneliness or anger; improving self-esteem, communicating with a former spouse and working with their children's emotions. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions. No new members will be admitted after the second session. It meets Tuesday, Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7 and 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
"Nuts and Bolts of Elder Law Clinic" — Author of "Your Legal Corner," and attorney at Hoffman DiMuzio, Victoria M. Dalton, Esquire, discusses elder law topics that are most important to attendees. During the workshop, attendees have the opportunity to ask questions and receive informative answers regarding elder law. All are welcome to bring their lunch to the session. It meets Thursday, Sept. 11 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
"Basic Estate Planning" — John P. Ciocco, Esquire at Hoffman DiMuzio, addresses the essentials of estate planning, including the proper drafting of a last will and testament, power of attorney and living will documents. This workshop entails a wide-range discussion concerning basic estate planning techniques that will enable participants to rest assured that they are prepared for whatever life brings. It meets Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
"How to Sell or Buy a House During Divorce" — RE/MAX Connection real estate agent Brian Ziegenfuss provides helpful tips on how to avoid nine critical mistakes when buying or selling a house. It meets on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m.
"Introduction to Computers" — Experienced Microsoft Office Instructor Tinamarie Chappelear conducts this 40-hour introductory course in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This popular workshop costs $40 for displaced homemakers and $100 for non-displaced homemakers. Evening sessions are held Thursday from Sept. 18 to Dec. 18 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. However, class will not be held on Nov. 27.
"Introduction to QuickBooks 2014" — Marjorie Goldstein, of Zip Computer Training & Resources LLC, guides individuals on how to set up and use the basic features of this popular and user-friendly accounting program. This hands-on seminar covers setting up invoices for companies, establishing accounts for repeat customers, creating accounts payable reports, account reconciliation and using sales reports to determine break-even analyses. This workshop is sponsored by People in Transition and the Women's Center for Entrepreneurship Corp. It meets Friday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and includes an hour lunch break.
"Smart Women Finish Rich" — Joseph Johnson, owner of Main Street Financial, equips individuals with seven steps to plan for their financial security. These simple steps are designed to help participants figure out where they stand financially, improve their lives and put hard-earned money where their values are. It meets Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
"Change Your Thoughts, Change Your World: The Effects of Stress on the Body" — Shannon White, MSW, LCSW, teaches individuals how to effectively handle stressors by changing the unhelpful thinking patterns that create overwhelming feelings. Participants leave with effective stress-management tactics and a new outlook to efficiently navigate through life. This workshop is sponsored by People in Transition and the Heart of Gloucester County. It meets Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
"Women in Transition — Financial Strategies for Divorcees" — Financial advisor Monique Castillo gives helpful advice for protecting financial interests in pre-, during- and post-divorce stages. The workshop discusses ways to help individuals understand their new financial situation as well as important financial considerations that they may need to take control of their life financially. All attendees will be given an actionable checklist to keep them on track and ensure the best possible outcome. It meets Thursday, Sept. 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Rowan College at Gloucester County is located on a 250-acre campus on Tanyard Road, Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.