CORRECTION: Betterment Deadline

For those of you who have received the OCWC Newsletter, the deadline for the Betterment fund was posted as being June 15th. The deadline is July 15th not June. Our apologies for any confusion! Check out other funding opportunities at: https://www.ocwcmaine.org/copy-of-funding-resources

Recapping Our Spring Gathering

On the sunny afternoon of May 24th, around 50 people filled the Woodstock Seventh Day Adventist Church for our Spring Gathering. Thanks to everyone who shared the evening with us! It was a great chance to hear about opportunities coming our way, as well as to hear from partners about some truly inspiring work being done to build health and wellness for our young people. Jim Douglas helped to kick off the event by reflecting on some recent health data, including the 2018 County Health Rankings. These annual rankings helped to gather people together to form the Wellness Collaborative back in 2011. Back then, we were dead last for county health. We've been slowly rising in the ranks, and saw ou

Alan Day Community Garden: A Model of Community Engagement

It has been identified through individuals and community partners that isolation, disconnection, and not feeling valued can be an underlying cause for health issues like obesity or substance use disorder. The Alan Day Community Garden (ADCG) is in its second year as a partner with the Oxford County Wellness Collaborative (OCWC) in expanding the vision of a community engaged and working with one another through the community garden model in efforts to address isolation and loneliness. The ADCG has been offering gardening plots and free workshops to the Norway community since 2010. Executive Director Rocky Crockett has seen firsthand the benefits of growing food with your neighbors. “Community

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