Category Archives: Health and Human Services

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is designed to be a time of raising awareness of domestic violence throughout the United States and its devastating effects on families and communities. It is also a time to remember those who … Continue reading

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Human Services Idea Starter: Building Insulating Window Inserts

The Town of Falmouth, ME, is collaborating with WindowDressers (a non-profit organization that strives to helping Maine residents reduce heating costs, fossil fuel consumption, and CO2 emissions by lowering the amount of heat loss through windows) to hold a community … Continue reading

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Planning Idea Starter: Community Conversation on Housing

The City of Lebanon, NH, and Vital Communities are collaborating to sponsor a community conversation, “Housing and the Future of Lebanon.” This initiative is designed to explore what types of homes Lebanon needs to have a thriving community for all … Continue reading

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International Infection Prevention Week

This week, the week of 14-20 October, is being observed as International Infection Prevention Week, an observance designed to stress the importance of infection prevention and actions the healthcare community (including EMS provides) can take to improve patient safety. The … Continue reading

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Senior Services Idea Starter: Walking Club

The Bellingham, MA, Council on Aging sponsors a Walking Club that meets on Thursdays (8:00 AM) at the Bellingham Town Common to walk and talk. This club is open to all (including grandchildren). Background information: Bellingham Council on Aging / … Continue reading

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New England Municipal Government News Headlines

Recent news stories related to municipal government in New England (and issues being faced on the local level) include these articles: CT: Pomfret leaders fine-tune rules for constables (Norwich Bulletin) ME: Portland neighborhood uneasy as eastern waterfront evolves (The Forecaster) … Continue reading

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Senior Services Idea Starter: Options Counseling

The Harvard, MA, Council on Aging offers Options Counseling on the third Tuesday of each month (12:30-1:30 PM). These sessions, at Hildreth House (the Senior Center), are designed to assist residents with long term care information and resources. Background information: … Continue reading

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