FOOD PRESERVATION

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County will sponsor the following Friday morning webinars as part of its Food Preservation educational series. Fermenting Vegetables on June 26; Canning at Home on July 17; Quick Pickling on July 31; Pressure Canning Vegetables, Meats and Soups on Aug. 14; Canning Salsa and Tomatoes on Sept. 11; Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables on Sept. 25; and Making Meat Jerky on Oct. 16. All classes will begin at 11 a.m. and will be recorded and posted for viewing.

Visit the events page at http://ccesaratoga.org/events or email Diane Whitten at dwhitten@cornell.edu for more information about the series.

Food preservation questions may be directed to Jeanne Darling at jmd30@cornell.edu or 607-865-6531. Information is also available at https://blogs.cornell.edu/ccedelaware/family-nutrition-health-housing/food-preservation/.

GREENING YOUR ELECTRICITY 

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County will host an online Energy Chat beginning at noon Tuesday, June 30, on Facebook Live.

According to a media release, the chat will feature Energy Navigator Gerri Wiley who will address “Greening Your Electricity” by focusing on energy service companies and community solar electricity.

The program will be accessible at @CCEDelawareHE by clicking on Videos on the left sidebar.

Energy Chat is funded through the Smart Energy Choices program by the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority. 

Contact a community energy adviser at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County at 607-865-6531 or vsd22@cornell.edu or visit www.smartenergychoices.org for more information.

BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS

Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society board member and local photographer Rod Sutton will provide guidance, advice and tips for beginner bird photographers in a biweekly virtual series scheduled to begin on Wednesday, July 8. 

The first session will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and will focus on what to look for in a camera and lenses and accessories that match photographic goals. 

Future sessions will include an overview of digital camera settings and how to use them in the field, tips on using a telephoto lens, bird photography ethics and finding birds and predicting their behavior.

Participation is free and open to the public. Registration information may be found at https://tinyurl.com/y9q4qk56. Registrants will be sent a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.

ELDER LAW & SPECIAL NEEDS LAW 

The Legal Aid Society of Mid-NY will host an “Elder Law & Special Needs Law clinic from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 26, for residents its service area which includes the counties of Chenango, Delaware and Otsego.

A 30-minute legal phone consultation with a lawyer will be provided in a number of subject areas. They include wills, trusts, power of attorney, health care proxy, Medicaid planning, personal injury, real estate, oil and gas leases, creditor/debtor rights, bankruptcy, the rights of grandparents and supplemental needs trusts.

Preregistration is required by Tuesday, June 23. Call Pamela MacLaren at 607-231-5925 to register. Callers should be prepared to leave a message with their name, telephone number and legal issue. When calls are returned, an appointment time will be provided. 

RECOVERY COACH ACADEMY & ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Delaware County Public Health Services and Friends of Recovery-Delaware Otsego will sponsor a “Recovery Coach Academy & Ethical Considerations” training from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 20 to July 25, in Delhi.

According to a media release, the academy is designed for individuals involved in the recovery initiation of others and/or in sustained recovery themselves who want to become a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery. The RCA training will cover the Connecticut Center for Addiction Recovery model for peer specialist roles and responsibilities.

Training will also allow individuals to earn 46 continuing education units of training hours.

Topics will include Ethics for Peer Professionals, Self-Care for Recovery Coaches, Medication Assisted Treatment and Recovery, Spirituality for Recovery Coaches and Professionalism for Peer Advocates.

One hour will be provided for a lunch break. Trainees are responsible for their own lunch.

All course materials will be included. Scholarships are available.

Contact Kayliegh Riordan at FOR-DO at 607-353-0293 or Kayliegh@friendsofrecoverydo.org for more information and to register. The deadline to register is Friday, June 19.

IMAGINE CAMP

Imagine Camp, a free virtual camp for children ages 5 to 17 with type-1 diabetes, is being offered by the American Diabetes Association, according to a media release from the Cooperstown Lions Club. Lions Club International partners with the American Diabetes Association and has made diabetes one of its signature causes. Lions Clubs promote the need for diabetes research, programs and initiatives.

The camp is designed to help youngsters with type-1 diabetes make new friends and learn new diabetes management skills that builds confidence and empowers them on their diabetes journey.

Camp activities will include an ADA Imagine Camp box and activity journal; sing-alongs, campfires, games and competitions; connecting with friends, counselors, medical staff and diabetes experts for two hours each week; and joining a virtual cabin with counselors who will guide activities.

The second session of Imagine Camp is scheduled for July 13 to Aug. 7. The first session began June 8 and will end July 3.

Visit www.diabetes.org/camp for more information and to register.

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