CCC Wednesday Communique — December 7, 2022

18 days until Christmas — we’re exhausted already!

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

Recovery in Maine film Premiere
Please join the Washington County Youth Organizers on Thursday December 15th for their premiere of the Recovery in Maine: Youth Voices movie!  Doors open at 5:30 pm; film 6 pm at the Rose Gaffney School in Machias.  Register for your free tickets here or show up, but registration helps them know how much pizza to get!  Download a flyer to share.

G.E.A.R. Workshops for 2023
We are here for you! As a totally parent run organization, we are here to support you through sharing our lived experience and knowledge with no shame, no blame, no judgement. You are not alone in your journey of hope and empowerment. G.E.A.R. Parent Network is “the place where Gaining Empowerment Allows Results.” We are approaching a new quarter with many wonderful educational opportunities being offered, as well as our weekly support group! Please see the new quarterly workshops/events flyer. You can register for workshops on our website. Please call 1-800-264-9224 to register for support group. Feel free to share!

Beth C. Wright Festival of Lights

The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center is excited to announce that it is that special time of year again – time for the 3rd Annual Beth C. Wright Festival of Lights. Throughout the month of December, the Center’s gardens and woods will glow with multi-color twinkling lights and sounds that will warm your heart during the holiday season. This year the organization is looking forward to seeing even more friends and neighbors during the Festival of Lights throughout the month of December. You can warm your hands by the fire, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, home-made cookies, and conversation. It’s now time to make plans to gather the family, wrap up in your winter attire, jump in the car and make your way over to this special family event. This year the 3rd Annual Beth C. Wright Festival of Lights will be held on Friday and Saturday nights from 4:30 pm ~ 7:00 pm beginning on December 9th & 10th, and continuing December 16th & 17th, 22nd & 23rd, and 30th & 31st. Please note: on the week of Christmas this event will take place on Thursday and Friday.

ERA/HEAP Program Assistant
Downeast Community Partners is seeking a housing stability program assistant for their Emergency Rental Assistance and Home Energy Assistance Programs. This is a full-time position with a generous benefits package.  See job description.  To Apply:  Send resume, cover and three professional references to:  Human Resource Dept., Downeast Community Partners, PO Box 648, Ellsworth, ME 04605 or email to

American Journal of Nursing: Family Caregivers.
This series of articles supporting family caregivers won the 2018 ASHPE Bronze Award for Best Special Supplement. Produced in cooperation with the AARP Public Policy Institute, each article includes an informational tear sheet and links to educational videos for caregivers.  Topics include: Preventing Home Dialysis ComplicationsManaging Urinary IncontinenceUsing a Mechanical Lift at Home; and many more.  Browse the articles here.

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