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May You Thrive

May You Thrive

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The month of May gives people and organizations an opportunity to shine a light on awareness around mental health and the added impact of stigma that surrounds mental health issues. This article focuses on resources available to...

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Growing Goodness

Growing Goodness

by Rachael Reynolds Spring has sprung and many of us find our thoughts turning to outdoor activities and gardening. Gardening is a great way to get yourself outdoors and interacting with nature. It’s also an amazing way to show children how things grow and where some...

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6 Useful Tips to Break Cabin Fever

6 Useful Tips to Break Cabin Fever

While winter can be a wonderful time of year for outdoor activities like sledding, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and skiing, it can also seem to drag on for many of us that aren’t able to participate in these types of activities. For some the season can mean days on end...

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Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Winter can be a wonderful time of year, but it can also leave you wondering why you live in a region where it can be so cold and snowy. If you are or you have found yourself becoming, a person who likes winter less and less, do not despair. There are so many things...

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Six Sensational Soups

Six Sensational Soups

Soup has to be the most versatile of all the mealtime menu ideas. Soup is a fantastic way to use up leftover veggies, they are filling, full of fiber, nutrients and will warm you through and through. There seems to be a million ways to make it and you’ll find a few of...

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Savor the Season with Squash & Root Veggies

Savor the Season with Squash & Root Veggies

What better way to spend a cool fall day than cooking up some seasonal delights? Hearty squash varieties and root vegetables (fresh, frozen or canned) are flavorful all on their own or can serve as a backdrop for sweet, savory or spicy stocks and sauces. Winter squash...

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5 Fantastic Fall Activities for Families

5 Fantastic Fall Activities for Families

Fall Leaves Finger Painting This activity is great for pre-k and elementary age children. You will need a piece of brown construction paper (or white paper, brown paint/ markers/crayons), scissors, a glue stick and red, green, orange and yellow non-toxic finger...

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Take part in our HCCA Instagram Photo Contest!

Take part in our HCCA Instagram Photo Contest!

We know from partnering with local youth that times of "boredom" are when they're more likely to vape or use other substances. Since our young community members are being kept home during the COVID-19 crisis, we're stepping up our outreach by holding an Instagram...

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The National and Statewide Farm to School Movement

The National and Statewide Farm to School Movement

What is Farm to School? Farm to School is a movement that aims to build connections between students, school nutrition programs, and agriculture. Farm to school initiatives include getting local produce into school cafeterias, classrooms (K-12) and child care centers...

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Put Smoke-Free Policies On Your Menu

Put Smoke-Free Policies On Your Menu

Have you spotted us out and about lately? HCCA’s tobacco prevention team is dropping in on employers in Kennebec County to talk about smoke-free workplace policies, the impact of legal changes in the past year, and supporting employees who are trying to quit. One key...

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Bathroom Vaping Shocks Principal into Action

Bathroom Vaping Shocks Principal into Action

Background In the fall of 2018, I had met with a high school in Kennebec County. My goal was to discuss the youth vaping epidemic, tobacco policies, and the benefits of the Center for Tobacco Independence (CTI)’s Sidekicks Program, which is used to support our youth...

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We’re Growing!

We’re Growing!

As we kick off 2020, we have so many goals and plans to help our Capital Area communities on your journey to a healthier life. Luckily, we’ve welcomed three new staff members to make those goals a reality: Kevin Carter, Elizabeth Deprey and Alexis Guy. Kevin Carter...

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Happy National Coming Out Day–from HCCA!

Happy National Coming Out Day–from HCCA!

October is LGBT history month, and October 11th is National Coming Out Day. In fact, this year is the 30th anniversary celebration of National Coming Out Day. The intention of National Coming Out Day is to celebrate the power of coming out, as when people know someone...

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2018 Drug Take Back

2018 Drug Take Back

2018 Drug Take Back is October 27! The 2018 National Drug Take Back will occur at the Augusta Police Department from 10 am to 2 pm. Please bring in your unwanted, unused medications for drop off. Visit DEATakeBack.comfor more information.

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Healthy Picnics are Fun!

Healthy Picnics are Fun!

What happens when it rains during your picnic? You take it inside and make the best of it! This month we were fortunate to provide a healthy picnic event with the Goodwill Lifeworks Clients and Staff. Featured was a delish lunch provided by our SNAP-Ed Coordinator...

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