We gather twice a year to share important updates and connect with members old and new. We also stoke the fires of inspiration that keep us committed to working together to improve health and wellness in Oxford County. This gathering will be on Thursday, May 24th, from 5p-8p at the Woodstock Seventh Day Adventist Church in Bryant Pond, which is only 30 minutes from Rumford, and 20 minutes from Bethel or the Oxford Hills area.
For this gathering, we'll focus on the work going on in our schools and communities to address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and build Resilience. ACEs are recognized antionally as a looming public health threat, and Oxford County's progressive approach to this topic is gaining attention. Informative speakers include members from OCWC's Community Safety Workgroup as well as a member from the Oxford County Resiliencey Project.
We would also like to take the opportunity to present and acknowledge the Maine's 2018 County Health Rankings. Oxford County was ranked 6th out of 16 counties, the county's highest ranking yet!
As always, free childcare will be provided. If you're bringing children, please call Emily at 739-6222 to let her know how many children to expect.
We're happy to offer transportation help for anyone who would like it. We can offer mileage reimbursement, and will have forms for this at the event. We can also look for opportunities to share a ride to/from the event. If you need help getting there, please call Emily at 739-6222.
Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com
5:00 Getting Started—Welcome, Overview
Setting the stage for our time together
5:15 State of Health in Oxford County
Our annual health ranking is the best it’s ever been.
We’ll look at additional measures to help show us whether we’re on the right track.
5:30 ACEs & Resilience 101
A look at the science behind Adverse Childhood Experiences,
the many links to health outcomes, and the importance of building Resilience.
6:00 Dinner & Networking
6:35 ACEs & Resilience
Partners across the county have taken impressive actions to address this topic. We’ll learn about those efforts and talk about the ways that each of us can help to make a difference.
7:45 Next Steps & Upcoming Opportunities
There are many exciting opportunities on the horizon to support us in working together towards an even healthier future, from trainings to new resources to new ways of understanding the impact we’re making.