Yesterday CCC staff and consultants were excited to be meeting together, most of us in person and one consultant by Zoom, at Julie’s house in Calais. We accomplished so much: planning our training schedule, working on TCI’s full roll-out, playing with dogs (strictly for self-care purposes), and of course, eating amazing food! We take our work and our food very seriously, and it’s all much more fun when we do it together.
New this week:
- “Caring for an Aging Population” on August 24th and August 31st from 1-2 pm: This webinar series will focus on increasing the capacity of health centers to meet the health and social needs of older community-dwelling adults followed in primary care. Learn more here.
- “Care Mapping: A Valuable Tool for Working with Older Adults and Family Caregivers” on September 14th from 1-2 pm: This webinar will focus on practical approaches health care providers can take to support family caregivers of older adults, particularly identifying and organizing available medical and social contacts and services in their area. Care maps can help providers sustain successful collaborations with care partners as a means of identifying and addressing unmet care needs. Learn more here.
Parenting Classes offered at FFCC
- We are collecting tents and sleeping bags in decent/useable shape for the homeless populations in Washington/Hancock Counties. Please contact Jace Farris for drop off/pick up information.
- I also hold a weekly provider resource meeting for Washington/Hancock Counties. If you are a provider and interested in attending this meeting, it is held on Tuesdays 11-12 with the exception of the second Tuesday of the month. Please contact Jace Farris for more information.
A Helping Voice
“What if This is My Destiny?” Children of Alzheimer’s patients sometimes fear future diagnosis: At school pickup, Janet Perez always looks for the neon orange backpack that makes her 6-year-old son, Jayden, so easy to spot. But on a recent spring afternoon in Perris, Calif., she couldn’t find him. Her first response was primal: Someone had kidnapped him. Then she tried to remember what he had been wearing and realized she wasn’t sure if she had dropped him off that morning. A familiar dread washed over her: Was it happening? Was her forgetfulness an early sign that she had her mother’s illness, Alzheimer’s disease? Read more here. (From: New York Times | Published: August 2, 2022)
Maine Family Planning is seeking a part-time (15 hours a week) position at our WIC office in Calais. The Calais office is open on Tuesdays and Fridays. WIC Nutrition Counselors work closely with a diverse participant base in fast-paced clinic settings to establish client eligibility, determine nutritional risk factors, perform nutrition assessment, and provide behavior-change theory rooted in nutrition education as related to maternal, infant, and early childhood health. WIC Nutrition Counselors give and document health and social service referrals, tailor food and formula packages, enter data into the WIC software program, explain WIC benefits and their use and participate in community outreach and participant retention promotions and activities as directed. Learn more here.
Maine CDC is hiring a project coordinator who will act as the district council coordinator for the Downeast and Aroostook Public Health Councils. The Project Coordinator provides support to the District Liaison on facilitating operations of the Maine’s District Coordinating Councils (DCCs) and continuing development of key elements of DCC organization and operations. This position will serve the Aroostook and Downeast (Washington and Hancock Counties) Public Health Districts and has the option of being housed in either Caribou or Machias with staff at the Maine DHHS office with the opportunity for remote work. The Project Coordinator position is a full-time, 40 hour per week position that is eligible for MCD’s benefit package. This position is being hired through MCD Global Health and the position description and application information can be found here.