Welcome back! After a summer hiatus, the QHCC met for its first meeting of the fall season. We opened with an inspirational speaker, who offered some comedic storytelling as well as some activities to make us laugh and think about our work (many of us are service providers.)
Then, we had a presentation from Tracy Opalinski and Gevork from the Ware Business and Civic Association, about the project to bring a satellite community college to Ware. The college will feature a bank of computers, a cafe, and several offices. Students will do online courses with support from individual tutors.
They are currently running a community survey: it is URGENT that we get people in the 15 towns to fill it out. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/wareeducationandtraining
Gail from the Substance Use Task Force gave an update on the Walk for Recovery. We hope to see you all there.
Laurie - Ware Family Center is opening Oct 6 for the season, Tues. Wed and Thurs 9:30-11:30 for children and caregivers. Drop-in center, no signup required.
Gail Farnsworth French – CDC is offering free computer business software training for employees, and computer classes for the general public
Liz – Hardwick Youth Center has programs for kids 0-18 years. Encourages kids from anywhere in the Quabbin area. Info on the Hardwick website.
Tracy Opalinski – Ware Business and Civic Assoc Fall Fest Oct 3 9am-9pm. Tickets $20 for the evening jazz and blues event. www.warebca.com
Nikki Riel – fliers for Community Resources and Advocacy
Prity – Healthy Families program healthyfamiliesma.org
Carol - Non Profit Summit – Nov 5, connecting valley nonprofits and building a resource database. Workshop 13 6pm-8pm (Will present more next month)
Joyce – looking for participants for Palmer High School health fair, and Take Back the Night Thursday Oct 8, 6pm-8pm Depot Park Pavilion, corner of Main and Walnut Street, Palmer MA
Here are quick overviews of the meetings; for full minutes and agendas, see the "Minutes" tab.