CCC Wednesday Communique — January 3, 2024

The CCC wishes our partners success and fulfillment in all your endeavors

Happy 2024!

New this week:

CNA Training

Washington County Adult & Community Education is offering a CNA training beginning January 18, 2024.  Classroom hours: Thursdays from 5:30p-7:30p via Zoom.  Clinical/Labs: Fridays, at the Machias Veteran’s Home (Start date TBD).  Background Check and Immunizations required. Tuition is Free. For more information or to sign up call/email or 207-255-4917

Feeding Each Other Book Club

Healthy Acadia is excited to offer, once again, a chance to expand our perspectives and learn together about the challenges of food insecurity via a book reading and discussion group. We are excited about the book Feeding Each Other.  Our intent is to meet weekly via Zoom on Thursdays at 2 pm starting February 1 for 3-4 weeks. Here is a link to the book.  Here is a link to reviews on the author’s website.  We appreciate you registering for the group so that we have a sense of how many participants there will be. Please register here.  Here is a resource sheet to help you find the book at various online options. You will be responsible for obtaining a copy of the book in the format that works for you. If purchasing the book presents a financial hardship, please reach out to Regina at

Experiential High School Program 2nd Semester

Cobscook Experiential Programs is welcoming applications now for the second semester, which starts Monday, January 22, 2024. Students seeking a small, intentional learning community facilitated by three teachers may want to check out Cobscook as an option for the second half of the school year. Cobscook Experiential Program is a public four-year high school program delivered through a partnership with Calais High School. As a high school option, Cobscook offers Washington County teens a transformative, inspired, and unique path to a high school diploma. Those interested should apply here by the first week of January in order to start on January 22.

Informational Session for Aspiring 4-H volunteers

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a two-part online informational session for adults interested in becoming Maine 4-H volunteers from 6-7 p.m. on Jan. 16 and 23. “Start Your 4-H Volunteer Journey” will provide participants with information about the UMaine Extension 4-H youth development program through four short e-Learning modules. Attendees will also participate in an experimental educational activity, learn about the key aspects of positive youth development and be introduced to the ages and stages of youth. The two one-hour virtual sessions will wrap up with an outline of next steps and an introduction to a county staff contact to help with the application process if desired. The informational sessions are free, registration is required. To sign up, visit the program webpage.  For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Jennifer Lobley,; 207-255-3345.

Mainely Dish: Roasted Vegetables

From the Cooperative Extension Blog, Spoonful: Mainely Dish: Roasted Vegetables, by Kayla Parsons, RDN and PhD Student, University of Maine Cooperative Extension It’s hard to beat the aromatic smell of vegetables roasting, while you’re enjoying a cozy day inside during Maine’s cold winter. EFNEP’s Mainely Dish: Roasted Vegetables Recipe is an easy way to accomplish that sense of warmth, resulting in an appetizing side….  Read more.

EAAA seeking Caregiver Specialist

Eastern Area Agency on Aging is currently accepting applications for a 32-36 hour per week, Caregiver Specialist. The position will complete an intake/assessment, develop a person-centered care plan, provide educational information, link the caregiver and their care partner to services and programs, and provide ongoing support and triage. The Specialist will facilitate groups, work with volunteers, and become trained to teach caregiver specific classes to the caregivers we serve. The position will also answer calls along with the Community Resource Specialists, providing information and assistance to older adults and adults with disabilities regarding state and federal services, benefit programs, and community resources. The position will be home based in Washington or Hancock Counties, some travel within our four-county coverage area is required. Learn more here.

FFCC Seeking Case Manager

The Families First Community Center is seeking the ideal candidate for our Case Manager.  FFCC Case Manager Responsibilities: 32-40 hours per week, salaried with competitive pay and benefits. The FFCC is seeking a caring and compassionate case manager to help design, support and facilitate FFCC residents’ life plans and treatment plans, coordinate care, make referrals, and support families in the goal of being self-sufficient adults upon leaving the FFCC. We offer a cohesive and supportive team and a positive workplace. Please go to to learn more, and email cover letter and resume to Shaina at

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