CCC Wednesday Communique — November 10, 2021

November is National Hospice Month and so it is fitting that the Down East Hospice Volunteer’s 2022 Annual Calendar is now available. This year’s theme is the Wildlife of Down East Maine photographed by Woody Gillies, president of Fundy Audubon, a local chapter of Maine Audubon. He ​graciously provided the images for this year’s fundraising calendar. Learn more in the Updates section of this newsletter.

Happy Wednesday!

New this week:

November is National Family Caregivers Month

November is also National Family Caregiver Awareness Month. To help do our part in acknowledging the monumental societal and economic support caregivers provide every day, National Alliance for Caregiving has partnered with The National Caregiver Action Network to help raise awareness around how we all can help support and uplift caregivers across the country. Caregiver Action Network (the National Family Caregivers Association) began promoting national recognition of family caregivers in 1994. President Clinton signed the first NFC Month Presidential Proclamation in 1997 and every president since has followed suit by issuing an annual proclamation recognizing and honoring family caregivers each November. We look forward to continuing this important tradition this year as well as the years to come. Follow the #CaregiverAnd tag on social media to get involved.

Dinner with Dungeons & Dragons
A group of youth from ME-RAP (Maine Recovery Action Project) has organized an event for people of all ages to connect and learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons. We encourage participants to make themselves a dinner and join us on Zoom for some fun and meet new people!  November 16th, 5:30–7 pm.  Download a flyer for details.

3rd annual(ish) Maine Broadband Summit
The Maine Broadband Coalition invites you to their summit November 18th, 2-5 pm, and November 19th, 9 am–12 pm. Through two, half-day virtual sessions, we’ll be covering complex elements of the broadband process and hearing from an incredible, future-focused keynote – Susan Crawford, author of Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution—and Why America Might Miss It.  Learn more and register here.

Facts vs Myths about Vapes
Healthy Acadia invites parents and teens to an interactive, one-hour discussion on Electronic, Nicotine Delivery Systems at 5 pm on November 16th, and 6 pm on December 15th.  For more info visit or contact Georgie Kendall at (207) 214-1124 or  or you may join the Zoom Event directly using this link on 11/16 and this link on 12/15.

     Cooking for the Holidays with an Electric Pressure Cooker

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer an online class using an electric pressure cooker for winter holiday dishes from 6–7:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Cooking for the Holidays with an Electric Pressure Cooker is a cook-along webinar that will feature bread stuffing and pumpkin pie. Participants can select a recipe to make, shop for and prepare the ingredients beforehand, then cook along with instructor Lisa Fishman, UMaine Extension nutrition education professional. The $5 fee includes recipes; registration is required. Register on the program webpage. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Sharon Paradis, 207-834-3905;

Recruiting Tribal-State Commission Chairperson
The Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission is in the process of seeking a new chairperson. The Chairperson must be a resident of Maine. They serve for four years and may be re-elected. One primary responsibility will be to plan for, preside over, and generally facilitate Commission meetings in coordination with the Managing Director. The Commission anticipates having quarterly public meetings, plus an annual retreat for purposes of work planning. Currently the meetings are being held by Zoom, but when feasible, in-person meetings will resume.  Learn more about this role here.

Hope Fund FAQs

The Hope Fund Committee has finalized their Frequently Asked Questions to help service providers determine eligibility and other aspects of the application process.  If you are staff member of a CCC partner organization and you’re wondering if Hope Funds are right for your client, please feel free to consult these FAQs.

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