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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...

March Madness in Maine: Celebrate the Coming of Spring With This Healthy Recipe

March could make anyone feel like they may be going mad with its fluctuating weather and temperatures. On the bright side, it also marks the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring!By the way:1. Change Your Clocks on Sunday, March 14th!In Spring we spring our clocks...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Why HCCA is so passionate about serving LGBTQ+ Youth in Maine

12JUNE, 2020Initiatives Community Care SocietyNewsflash: HCCA is about to launch a brand new LGBTQ+-focused effort in partnership with OutMaine! Read on to learn more…It’s June, and HCCA is joining LGBTQ+ people and allies in celebrating Pride 2020! Given the current...

Home with the family for the month of April: what better time to start conversations about underage drinking and drugs?

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month. This is a time that the nation takes a look at alcohol use rates, and how we can all help underage drinking rates to continue to lower. Alcohol is the most used substance by American youth. In Kennebec County, 35% of youth...

Why the COVID-19 Crisis might be the Best Time to Quit Tobacco

These past weeks have been stressful for all of us, and quitting tobacco might seem impossible in such a challenging time. However, we know that compromising your lungs can put you at greater risk for COVID-19 – and we know it is possible to quit if you are motivated...
The Kaleidoscope Award

The Kaleidoscope Award

If there is one thing that we value most here at HCCA, it is the partnerships we have created since the very beginning of our organization in 2001. One such partnership has proven to be particularly valuable and fortuitous for us over the years- Kennebec and Somerset...

Small Steps to a Healthier YOU

Small Steps to a Healthier YOU

What better way to spend the first day of June than attending a Let’s Go! Small Steps Workshop led by HCCA’s very own Nan Bell. With the sun shining brightly from above with nary a cloud in sight, the tantalizing aroma of burgers and hotdogs dancing on the breeze, and...

Bringing Public Health into Focus…with a CELEBRATION

Bringing Public Health into Focus…with a CELEBRATION

WE’RE HERE TO CELEBRATE! In a more modern and auspicious twist on Jane Austen’s famous literary introduction- it was a truth universally acknowledged that a public health organization, in possession of an extraordinary amount of achievements, must be in want of a...

The Superheroes of HCCA

The Superheroes of HCCA

Located in the bustling heart of Gardiner, Maine- an organization stands proudly in their brick fortress, waiting patiently for the metaphorical bat signal to flash across the sky- a call that draws HCCA’s superheroes forth so that they may tackle the insidious...