CCC Wednesday Communique — June 26, 2024

June is so gorgeous in downeast Maine!

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

Machias Area Resource Fair

Monday, July 1, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Down East Recovery Support Center, 11 Free Street, Machias.  This month’s lineup includes representatives from:

  • Eastern Maine Development Corporation
  • Family Futures Downeast
  • MaineStreet Business Building
  • The Connection Initiative
  • Wabanaki Vocational Rehabilitation Program
  • Adult Education & Washington County Community College — College Career Success Program

Coffee & Conversation

Baileyville Center Coffee & Conversation July: 19th from 9 — 11 am (topic: The Connection Initiative). This month we’re talking with Dante Zanoni, Program Manager for The Connection Initiative (TCI) and how it can help people in Washington County connect to needed resources, and beyond. Their mission is “to make lives better through connecting our neighbors in Washington County to community resources with a personal touch.” Come join us for Coffee and Conversation at 163 Main Street, Baileyville ME.

Employment Law Conference
Rudman Winchell is excited to announce that their 22nd annual Employment Law Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1st, 2024. Early bird discount is available. Sign up by July 15th to enjoy a $25 discount on the registration fee. That means you can join us for just $50 instead of $75! This special rate is our way of saying thank you for your continued engagement and support. In addition to an impressive lineup of experienced employment attorneys, the conference features insights from non-legal experts on some of today’s most significant workforce trends.  Visit our registration page and sign up by July 15th.  Use the code EARLYBIRD25 at checkout to apply the discount. Stay tuned for announcements about our speakers and agenda!

Changes to Respite for ME Grants

Eastern Area Agency on Aging’s respite program for caregivers is ending on September 30th (see flyer).  Please reach out with any questions to (207) 941-2865 or 1-800-432-7812 and ask to speak with a Family Caregiver Specialist.

Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Older Adults

Recent data highlights the severe health impacts of social isolation and loneliness, particularly among low-income, underserved, and vulnerable subpopulations. Learn how to use PolicyMap to visualize the impacts of social isolation and explore the intersectionality of multiple risk factors.  Learn more.

Caregiver Action Network

It’s summertime, but if your brother has Autism spectrum disorder and your parents work, you might be his caregiver during the during the day until your parents come home. If this is new to you, it could be overwhelming. We have information on our website just for you. And if you want to talk to others in a similar situation, there is information on finding the right support group.

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