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.
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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.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.