CCC Wednesday Communique — May 22, 2024

There’s still time to register for the 4th session of our Provider Wellness Series:  Mindful Nature Journaling for Providers, presented by Elin MacKinnon, LCSW.  No artistic talent is required to begin this adventure into nature journaling as a tool for connection with nature and yourself.  In person, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm on June 5th in the large conference room at SCEC, 7 Ames Way, Machias.
Register now.

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

Employment Law Training

The Washington County Recovery Friendly Workplace Network is excited to welcome Jack Bjorn, Employee Benefits Attorney of Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law, for a free 2-hour training and networking event with like-minded employers and resource providers with services to support your business.  Join us for Employment Law: The Basics and Beyond, Thursday, July 11th, 1 – 5 pm at the Edward L. Hennessey, Jr. Training Center at Machias Savings Bank, Machias.  Learn about compliance, risk management, creating a fair and inclusive workplace, employee relations, cost savings, avoiding discrimination or harassment, and protecting your company’s reputation.  See flyer for details.  Register here.

FFD is Accepting Applications for Cohort 9

Want to attend WCCC or UMM?  Have a child?  Are you a Washington County resident?  Family Futures Downeast is accepting applications for Cohort 9.  FFD provides college preparation classes and tutoring, quality early childhood education to your child(ren), a caring coach to support you on your journey, and loaner technology for each accepted student.  Contact us today at, call or text 207-812-2005.  Download a flyer to share.

June Biz Fit: Buying a Local Business

Do you want to own your own business? Are you helping to transition a family-owned business? We need small businesses in our communities. When businesses close in rural areas, everyone loses. Small towns lose their services, plus the economic and social drivers that make them desirable places to live. Workers, especially young ones, lose their jobs and move elsewhere. Do you want to be a part of the solution? We all try to buy locally, but what about buying a local business? Let’s discuss the ins and outs of acquiring or transferring small businesses.  Learn more or register.

Ask an Aging Life Care Manager® is happy to share that the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA) is celebrating Aging Life Care Month on Fridays in May by offering four free “Ask an Aging Life Care Manager” small group conversations for family caregivers, solo-agers, or anyone looking for information on Aging Life Care services. Click HERE for more information and to register for the Friday, May 31st conversation.

Mis Primeros Pasos Open House

Families First Community Center and Mis Primeros Pasos — My First Steps Childcare — invite you to an open house for light refreshments and a tour of the daycare center, 6 pm on June 26th, 41 North Street, Door #5.

Reservations Now Open for Sunbeam Award Gala

Join Maine Seacoast Mission at the 2024 Sunbeam Award Gala to honor the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation and Island Institute on Thursday, August 15 at the Bar Harbor Club in Bar Harbor, Maine. Reservations are now open for individual tables and full tables.  This year’s awardees were chosen for their commitment to strengthening both island and Downeast communities through their longtime partnership with the Mission. “In a year where we are celebrating and deepening our partnerships, we are thrilled to honor two organizations who have been dedicated to Mission communities for years,” says Mission President John Zavodny. “Their long-standing support and trust in the Mission are essential in providing continued to support to communities where it is most needed.”   Make a reservation or contact Development Operations Associate Devin Mack at (207) 801-6010 or by email at

Planning Ahead for Extreme Weather & Impacts on Aging

A recording of the National Center for Equitable Care for Elders May 7th webinar, Planning Ahead for Extreme Weather & Environmental Impacts, is now available.  This webinar will provide participants with first steps to prepare for climate-related threats to the health and well-being of older adults and their caregivers. Participants will review the intersectionality of environmental risks and aging and consider emerging approaches to preparedness.  View the recording here.

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