CCC Wednesday Communique — December 15, 2021

Bay Ridge Elementary School Student Council set up their Mystery tree at the Wesley Foundation Tree Festival.  Check the Updates section of this newsletter for more about this special holiday festival.

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

G.E.A.R. for the Holidays
The holiday season will quickly be here!  While it is meant to bring feelings of love and cheer, it can also be the harbinger of stress for many of us. The G.E.A.R. Parent Network invites you to their weekly, virtual support group for parents and caregivers of children or youth with emotional/behavioral concerns, or who have questions about their child’s services, needs or behaviors.  Wednesday afternoons, 12-1:30 pm.  Call 1-800-264-9224.  See flyer for gift card incentive.  Download the schedule of 2022 winter workshops.

Cultural Competency Training

Save the dates of January 12th and 14th from 9 — 11 am for the CCC’s 2022 Cultural Competency training presented by Elizabeth Neptune.  This is open to staff of all CCC partner organizations.  Details and registration coming soon.

Growing Microgreens

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners about growing microgreens indoors from 6–7:15 p.m. Jan 3. “Growing Microgreens” details the ideal conditions for growing high-quality microgreens indoors, and the variety of herb, flower and vegetable seeds typically used. UMaine Extension horticulture professional Pamela Hargest will lead the workshop. Registration is required; a sliding scale program fee is optional. Register on the event webpage to attend live or receive a link to the recording. This the third in a six-part winter gardening webinar series offered monthly through March for Maine and New Hampshire gardeners. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Pamela Hargest, 207-781-6099;

Final Facts vs Myths about Vaping community event for 2021

Tonight is Healthy Acadia’s final Facts vs Myths about Vaping community event via Zoom for 2021.  Please help spread the word: Topic: Facts and Myths about VAPES, Time: Dec 15, 2021 06:00 PM,  Zoom link, Meeting ID: 715 607 6804

Mano en Mano Seeking Executive Director

Mano en Mano is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. This position is responsible for achieving the organization’s mission, engaging communities we serve, accomplishing its strategic goals, supporting the Board, overseeing a permanent staff of 16 (with up to 50 additional temporary employees during blueberry and wreath seasons), maintaining existing revenue sources, and identifying new revenue sources and opportunities to advance the organization.  Applicants must be bilingual in Spanish and English. A complete job description can be found at Mano en Mano’s website.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and list of 3 references to The position will remain open until filled.

Caregiving in a Diverse America Report
The National Alliance for Caregiving is proud to present Caregiving in a Diverse America: Understanding the Systemic Challenges Facing Family Caregivers in the U.S., a new report conducted with sponsorship by Amgen, Inc., with support from the Diverse Elders Coalition and in partnership with the National Minority Quality Forum. While conducting the research for this report, it became clear that more inclusive methods of data collection are needed to inform research on the needs and possible supports and services that can be provided to diverse family caregivers. The report makes clear that understanding the nuances of identity and culture are essential in understanding the challenges facing family caregivers and developing ways to support their needs. Even among diverse population groups, there are differences in needs, and a single solution cannot be applied to everyone.  Read the report.

Journey Magazine Offer

AdCare Educational Institute of Maine recently saw on social media that Journey is offering free subscriptions for 6 issues of Journey Magazine, delivered right to your home. They gave us permission to share that offer with some of our contacts. We want to support their mission of making visible recovery accessible. You’ve probably seen Journey Magazine. It is available at locations around Maine, and we’ve had copies at the Governor’s Annual Opioid Response Conference. If you haven’t seen it, check out the digital copies at Sign up now to receive the magazine devoted to amplifying hope. Here’s the link. This is a limited-time offer.  Want to see recovery stories and resources to support recovery in your social media feed?  Follow Journey on:

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