Health

Community Counseling Center Launches New Website

A new tool for the agency to increase awareness
about the effects of bullying and cyber-bullying

Portland, Maine – Community Counseling Center has launched a new website: www.commcc.org.  The dramatically redesigned site was created by VONT, an internet marketing firm located in Westbrook, Maine.  The site embodies Community Counseling Center’s forward-thinking vision and commitment to the growing needs of its clients.  The website provides rich content, direct access to program managers and intake staff, and streamlined searching for appropriate finding programs and services. 

“This website was designed so that clients and visitors could easily access the information they needed about our services and programs,” said Erin Smith, Community Relations and Grant Manager.

A Family Guide to supporting a loved one with Alzheimer's & Dementia

A Family Guide to Supporting a Loved One
Scarborough, ME – Hospice of Southern Maine and the Alzheimer’s Association will present several workshops across southern Maine to help families cope with and support a loved one dealing with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
The 90-minute workshop will be presented by Carol Palmer, an RN and program director with the Maine chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Ms. Palmer, a former trauma nurse, hospice nurse and lead nurse for the office of adults with mental illnesses also served as a director of forensics and is a Viet Nam era veteran. She has been providing training about dementia and related conditions and behaviors for nearly ten years.
The workshops are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Sea Dogs are offering a Autism Day

Sea Dogs are offering a Autism Day

April 9, 2011
 
The Sea Dogs are offering a Autism Day at the ball park.  The game starts at 1 pm and tickets are discounted using a promo code of AUTISM.  www.SEADOGS.com

Portland Pirates Autism Awareness Night

Portland Pirates Autism Awareness Night

April 6th, 2011
 
The Portland Pirates and the Autism Society of Maine will be offering a family night for families with children with autism.  The players will be wearing puzzle piece theme jerseys.  There will be special section for families and a quiet room available. 
 
Click here to see more information about the event and corporate sponsorship opportunities. 
 
Call for tickets 828-4665 x317

Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Line Needs Volunteer Advocates

PORTLAND Volunteers are needed to train as Advocates for Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine’s (SARSSM) 24-hour Crisis & Support Line.
            Applications are now being taken for a free training session, beginning Wednesday May 4th, and concluding Wednesday May 25th. Held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m., and two Saturdays, May 7th and 21st 9 a.m.

Women on the Move MS Fundraiser with Special Guest David Osmond

Women on the Move MS Fundraiser with Special Guest David Osmond

David Osmond performed and shared the inspirational story of his personal battle with Multiple Sclerosis at the Women on the Move MS Fundraiser at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland. To find out about ways you can join the movement to find a cure for MS, please visit http://www.msnewengland.org/, or call (800)344-4867.

Habitat’s Walks Going Strong After 25 Years - Find One Near You!

Habitat’s Walks Going Strong After 25 Years

Please consider adding the following Habitat for Humanity events to your community event listings online or on the air.
Habitat believes all people are entitled to decent housing and builds homes with volunteers, and donated materials.  Over 800 volunteers work on any given home.  For the past 25 years, the Spring Walks have helped raise funds for the expenses related to building homes.   All funds from these events will help Habitat finish three homes in Westbrook this spring and begin another three homes in Freeport.

25th Anniversary Good Friday Walk for Habitat
April 22nd, 7am-3pm
Cumberland UCC / 282 Main Street/ Cumberland OR 1st Parish UCC / 116 Main Street/ Yarmouth
Distance: optional 3,5,10 or 20 mile courses
Contact: 829-3793 or 846-9453

Windham Walk for Habitat
April 30, 8:30 am
Windham Hill Church / 140 Windham Center Road/ Windham