CCC Wednesday Communique — March 29, 2023

It’s not too  late to register for the CCC’s free, in-person training “Substance Use and its Impacts” presented by Abby Frutchey on April 12th, 9 am — 12:30 pm, St Croix Hall, Washington County Community College.  Learn more here.

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

Ok Play’s Play Fair

OK Play’s (formerly Bold Coast Adventure Play) Play Fair is coming to Bad Little Falls, Machias, on April 8th. This is going to be a unique & much needed celebration for the youth in our community. See flyer  and Facebook event for details. If you are interested in volunteering for all or a portion of the fair, please reach out to Blair Hudson at your earliest convenience. We could still use about 2 or 3 volunteers.

Registration open for TSLCA Spring Summit

Register here for the April 25th & 27th for the 2023 Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging Spring Summit, Age Positive Culture: A Public Health Imperative.  This will be a virtual event from 8:45 am — 12:45 pm.  We will bring together public health and aging network leaders to explore how we can work collaboratively to embed age positivity into the public health framework.  We’ll examine how unconscious age bias impacts quality of life and health outcomes, what role public health messaging and initiatives can play in changing the narrative around aging positively, and how we can collaborate to catalyze meaningful culture change. As people continue to live longer, it’s time to evolve our narrative about what it means to grow older, and take bold steps to create an age positive culture that values, supports and includes each of us through our full lifespan.

Biz Fit – Check In & Check Up
Ruth Feldman with CEI Women’s Business Center invites you to join a special Biz Fit Check-in on April 7th, 8:00 — 9:30 am on Zoom.  What is your “APGAR” score? The APGAR is a brief test given to newborns after 1 and 5 minutes of life on earth to check their vital signs and how they are functioning in the world. What’s your business’s vital signs of health? How is your business functioning? How do you get IT and YOU balanced, sustainable and vital in the months ahead?  Let’s use a Biz Fit informal gathering to Check In & Check Up regarding your business vital signs:
  • External (Marketing, outreach, communications, etc.),
  • Internal (Operations, financials, HR, etc.),
  • Personal (Self-care as a business owner).

We’ll discuss together in small and large groups how to define what a “healthy” business means to us as business owners and identify what action steps you may want to take individually between Check-Ups. This will be a supportive and engaging time together to learn, discover, and build the strength of our businesses. We are delighted to be joined once again by Marsha Dunn, Graphic Facilitator who will visually capture the conversations.  Register HERE to receive the ZOOM invite.

New G.E.A.R. Quarterly Spring Flyer

Shannon Boyorak, Regional Parent Support Coordinator for the G.E.A.R. Parent Network, announces a new quarterly flyer of events: We are approaching a new quarter with many wonderful educational opportunities being offered virtually, and some may be both virtual and location specific. Please see this quarterly workshops/events flyer and visit our website to view the workshop descriptions and to register for workshops and support groups. You can also call 1-800-264-9224 to register.

Link to the Recorded “Update on Washington County’s Economy”
Thank you to all who attended Sunrise County Economic Council’s Webinar: An Update on Washington County’s Economy!  For those who were not able to attend, would like to hear it again, or share with others, here is a link to the recording on YouTube.  This will also be on our website shortly along with a PDF of the slides.

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