CCC Wednesday Communique — June 21, 2023

Today is the Summer Solstice — welcome summer!

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

Early bird registration is officially open for the LEARN Conference 2023, September 19-20th. We’re back in person for the first time in three years, and we cannot wait to be together again with our ZERO TO THREE family!  Register now to secure your spot and save $175 on full registration with your early bird discount. Offer ends soon.  At the LEARN Conference 2023, you’ll get two full days to:
  • Interact with diverse voices and the leading visionaries in early childhood.
  • Reconnect with colleagues and your community.
  • Uncover strategies to shape systems that support babies and their families.
  • Leave with actionable tactics you can apply the minute you get back home.

Join thousands of early childhood professionals to turn theories into tangible skills and your passion into action.  Learn more here.

Unraveling Agitation in Dementia
Tune in on June 26th, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, for an online event hosted by Aging Research Navigators, Unraveling Agitation in Dementia: Tools for Care and Understanding, to learn about effective strategies for managing agitation in individuals with dementia. Our expert speaker will share practical tools and insights to help caregivers and healthcare professionals better understand and support those with dementia. This event is a must-attend for anyone looking to improve their knowledge and skills in dementia care. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your caregiving abilities and make a positive impact on the lives of those with dementia. Register here.

Creating an End-of-Life Plan

Thinking and talking about your final wishes can be tough. But doing the work of deciding, discussing, documenting and sharing those wishes with your loved ones has proven to provide peace of mind for everyone. Getting the practical side of your affairs in order will give reassurance that “everything is taken care of” to those you care most about and unburden them from having to make difficult yet necessary decisions as they grieve and mourn. Attend this AARP webinar June 27th, 11:30 am — 12:30 pm, to learn how to:

  • Plan and document your wishes in case of medical or other emergencies
  • Track important medical and insurance information
  • Store key information on property, vehicles and non-financial assets
  • Document what you have and what you owe
  • Make the “unseen” visible by creating a digital estate plan
  • Express your final wishes for how you’d like to be remembered
  • Provide grief support to your loved ones before and after your death
  • Store and digitally access all your final wishes documents

Register here.

Print Lab Open House

Cobscook Institute invites you to a night of printing with our new community Print Lab! July 10th, 5-8 pm.  The Print Lab is a community-oriented space designed to provide affordable and high-quality printing solutions for photographers, artists, and design enthusiasts.  Learn more here.

Room for 1 Resident at Machias VA Home

Machias Maine Veterans’ Home has availability for 1 resident with a mild to moderate dementia diagnosis.  See Lisa King, Admissions Coordinator, for more information at

Gleaning Volunteers Needed

Are you looking for an impactful and rewarding volunteer experience? Healthy Acadia is seeking community members to volunteer with our Downeast Gleaning Initiative. The Downeast Gleaning Initiative helps to reduce food insecurity by organizing farm-based gleaning opportunities throughout Hancock and Washington counties. By connecting volunteers with farms, orchards, farmers’ markets, and community gardens, surplus fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste are collected. Click here to read more.

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