CCC Wednesday Communique — April 19, 2023

Ospreys are back in the neighborhood — another sign of spring in Downeast!
(Arthur Morris Birds as Art blog photo)

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

Recovery Friendly Workplace Stakeholder Convening
The Washington County Recovery Friendly Workplace Network design team invites you to a stakeholder convening to ensure that the pilot design is a reflection of what we heard from the community. This virtual gathering will take place on Monday, May 1st, from 9 — 10:30 am.  Please register here.  The Washington County Recovery Friendly Workplace Network concept and design was led by a diverse design team of business professionals, managers, human resource directors, recovery program managers, peer recovery coaches, people in recovery, and employment and training professionals. This design team gathered input from employers, small business owners, community members, and individuals directly impacted and affected by substance and alcohol use. This input framed the network design with a goal of building a responsive, Washington County-based program that will support Washington County employers and job seekers. We hope you will join us on May 1st to review the design as we head toward final design and implementation!

DETLC Drive-Through Luncheon
Healthy Acadia invites you to a drive-through lunch fundraiser for Down East Teen Leadership Camp on May 3rd.  Students at Coastal Washington County Institute of Technology’s Culinary Arts program at Machias Memorial High School will host this event, featuring 3 delicious takeaway homemade sandwich options.  Place your lunch order now!  Learn about DETLC here.

Register now for CCC Vision Day 2023

The Community Caring Collaborative invites you to 2023 CCC Vision Day: Taking Flex Funds to the Next Level, May 22nd from 10 am — 3 pm on the beautiful campus of Cobscook Institute in Trescott.  Join the CCC for a day of envisioning:

  • How to fully meet the needs of community members facing financial barriers
  • Streamlining access and processes across programs
  • Accelerating impact for families

Morning Refreshments & lunch provided.  Download a flyer to share.  Please register below by May 15, 2023.

Correction to FFD Program Impact Tour Dates
The self-guided walk-through of the research findings for Family Futures Downeast parents and children from cohorts 1, 2, and 3 at Washington County Community College and the University of Maine, Machias, will be held on the 25th and 26th of April, not May as reported in last week’s Wednesday Communique.  Poster displays will detail financial, academic, health, and family-success outcomes for participants in the Assembly Room at WCCC on April 25th from 3 — 5 pm, and in Torrey Hall at UMM on April 26th from 2 — 4 pm. Download a flyer to share.

Connecting with your Healthcare Provider from Home

The National Digital Equity Center is offering a live class on telehealth — how you can connect with your healthcare provider from the comfort of you own home — on May 11th from 12:30 — 1:30 pm.  Washington County Adult & Community Education will facilitate this class at their training center at 6 Colonial Way, Machias.  There are 5 spaces left — register now.  See flyer for details.

May Biz Fit: the Other “C’s of Credit”

What qualities do you require to survive and thrive as a business founder and owner?  Learn about the  Other “C’s of Credit”: Creativity, Courage and Confidence at CEI’s Friday Biz Fit on May 5th from 8 – 9 am.  Optional bonus – Take the Confidence Code free quiz that helps you to determine your level of confidence!  Learn more and register here.

Maine Equal Justice is Hiring

Maine Equal Justice is hiring for 2 positions: Paralegal and Office Manger. Both are full-time, hybrid positions with a 35-hour workweek and amazing benefits package.  Read the full job descriptions and application instructions here.

Five Steps for Caregivers to Gain
Better Control of Their Emotions and Stress

“When my father has doctor appointments, I have to allow plenty of time for him to relax in between the tasks needed to get him ready to go, because he tires so easily,” Melissa notes in an exasperated manner. She is referring to the shower, meal, dressing and walk to the car to get her father to his medical appointments. Taking him to the doctor [might mean] waking him up at 8 a.m. for a 1 p.m. appointment. “When we get home, he’s usually hungry again, so it’s time for another meal. And I have to make sure he takes his medicine before the whole day is gone.”  Read article in Next Avenue | Published: April 3, 2023.

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