Visit the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center in December for “Starry Night” — a sparkling festival of lights. Learn more in the announcement below. (Photo of painting: Vincent van Gogh painted Starry Night in 1889 during his stay at the asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole near Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Visit the VanGoghGallery.com for more info.)
New this week:
The Lubec Community Outreach Center will be hosting its annual Senior/Veteran Holiday Dinner on Saturday, December 4th. Keeping with tradition, the Masons Washington Lodge #37 AF&AM Lubec will be cooking a delicious meal and the Lubec Women’s Club will be baking up a storm of yummy sweets. “We want to keep our community members safe,” states Eleody Libby, LCOC Director. “Therefore, like last year, we will be delivering the meal.” A holiday dinner delivery will be provided to any senior/veteran within the Lubec/Trescott area. If you were delivered a meal last year, you will receive a call to ask if you would like to be included this year. If you did not participate last year and are a senior/veteran or know one living within the Lubec or Trescott community and would like a warm holiday meal delivered to your door, please call (207) 733-5262 to be included in the delivery route. We will continue to accept registrations until Nov 30th. (Reprinted from Machias Valley News Observer).
Washington County Community College is excited to announce a new course called the Science of Substance Use Disorder, which is a one-credit course that explores common categories of mind-altering substances (see flyer). Students will learn about common substances and their neurobiology, health consequences associated with substance use, and common treatment approaches. There are three opportunities coming up to take the course and it is free to under or unemployed Maine residents 18 years or over through Maine Quality Center. This course is part of our Behavioral Health Pathways programming. More information about that programming can be found here.
Down East Hospice Volunteers has been selected by local Hannaford store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the brand-new Hannaford Bloomin’ 4 Good Program for the month of December 2021. DEHV will receive a $1 donation for every $12.00 Bloomin’ 4 Good Bouquet purchased at this Machias Hannaford location in December. Down East Hospice Volunteers is a non-profit based in Washington County, Maine. All of our funding comes from donations, fund raising events and grants. Founded in 1981 Down East Hospice Volunteers works to provide free compassionate companionship and respite for those at end of life. Learn more about DEHV – 454-7521 ext.126, firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook, www.downeasthospicevolunteers.org.
Maine Equal Justice has developed a new, more comprehensive guide for Mainers filing for unemployment insurance. Throughout the pandemic, Maine Equal Justice and our partners have worked with hundreds of Mainers seeking unemployment benefits. Our new guide to the Basics of Unemployment in Maine is based on questions from people who called us for help, and includes updates on the law passed by the legislature in 2021. In the guide you will find answers to common questions, but if you can’t find the answer to your question in the guide, you can email us right from our website or give us a call. We are here to help!
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. How to Apply: COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Helpline, 844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585. Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. Call this dedicated toll-free phone number to get a COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application completed with help from FEMA’s representatives. Multilingual services will be available. Get answers to frequently asked questions about the application process on our Funeral Assistance FAQ page.