CCC Wednesday Communique — June 28, 2023

Independence Day Celebration in Eastport (photo by Don Dunbar)
CCC wishes everyone a safe and happy July Fourth!!

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

Be In Motion Update

Starting this Friday March 10th, Be In Motion with Samantha Williams, a free online class open to all, will start at 1 pm on Zoom. Going forward the class will still meet online via Zoom at 11 am on Wednesdays and then 1 pm on Fridays, each week. This gentle exercise class is designed for those who have had a cancer diagnosis, are currently in treatment, cancer survivors and their caregivers. The focus is on restoring range of motion, encouraging lymph drainage and muscle strengthening.  All levels are welcome. Medical clearance from a physician must be obtained before starting. Instructor Samantha Williams is certified as a Cancer Exercise Specialist and provides strategies to start moving and stay moving. For more information about this class or if you would like to register and receive the link, please call the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center at 664-0339 or email:

Memory Changes
As dementia progresses, it affects people’s ability to store and retrieve information as the memory becomes less efficient.  Join Dementia Carers Count on July 10th for a free, online event that will focus specifically on some of the memory challenges which can occur for a person with dementia and some ideas and strategies to support these challenges. It will provide you with the confidence to try new ways to support the person and to look after yourself. The session is for you if you would like to:
  • Learn about how changes in the brain can affect memory
  • Get ideas for supporting the person’s memory
  • Spend time with experienced healthcare professionals who will answer your questions in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Meet other people who are taking care of a friend or family member with dementia in a similar situation
Come Grow with 4-H

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H invites all Washington County youth ages 5–18 to contribute what their favorite garden grows to the 4-H exhibit at the Washington County Fair Aug. 26–27 at the Pembroke Fairgrounds, 222 Old County Road, Pembroke.  Seeds are available now to youth who register for the event.  “Come Grow with 4-H” garden exhibit categories include vegetables, flowers, herbs and indoor gardening. Youth can enter up to three exhibits. Premiums and ribbons will be awarded. Register and find exhibit guidelines, including how to enroll in Maine 4-H, by Aug. 18 on the event webpage.  For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207-255-3345;

Volunteers Needed for Home Cooked Healing
The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center is looking for volunteers to prepare healthy meals for cancer patients and their families in Hancock and Washington Counties.  In the Home Cooked Healing program patients receive food at no charge for 8 weeks while undergoing treatment or during recovery. Cooks are needed to prepare nutritious meals in their own kitchens to meet the dietary needs of each cancer patient.  Learn more about this deeply satisfying and nurturing volunteer opportunity in this flyer.

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