CCL Weekly Update – 9/25/2020

It’s another stellar September day in the neighborhood.

I rearranged my space the other day … just enough to force a bit of change – change is hard for me – and to get a bit of perspective on what’s important to me at this point in my life.

The result was good. It created space where there was none, reminded me of the comfort and beauty of what is mine right now, and helped me appreciate the blessings that surround me.

Even though rearranging the house might be more than we want to spend our energy on, rearranging our thoughts and looking for the blessings instead of the angst is well worth the effort. I recommend it, and I recommend taking good time for reflection and being honest about priorities.

My priorities are solid in foundation. They begin and end with my people. Those born to me, those I love like they were and those in my village. I crave peaceful hearts and kind actions. I respect the differences and look for the goodness.

I wish you all a week filled with reflection, kindness and peace-filled hearts.

With Love,  Patty

603-795-0603 (CCL office)

Don’t forget: 

You are the reason we’re here.

If you’d like information, help, a listening ear or, maybe, ways to make someone else feel really good, contact us at 603-795-0603 or Groceries or meals. Deliveries or errands. Help around home. A little help problem-solving. You name it.

If you are a school family with concerns for your own or fellow families, we’d like to help.

This quick form allows you to share your situation, needs you may have, and ways you may help others. Complete it if you like, or just reach out by email or phone. If you get caught on the wrong side of covid symptoms some morning and could use help figuring out how to get through the day or weeks, call 603-795-0603. Together, we’ll work through the pieces and come up with a way to make it work for you. That would make our day.

It’s Suicide Awareness Month. Take Care.

It is a difficult time. The pandemic is exacerbating long-standing mental and behavioral health challenges and helping to create new ones. There are many places to go if you or someone you know is in crisis or a deepening sad or unhealthy place. Please see this list of Mental and Behavioral Health resources, including crisis lines and contacts for ongoing support. 

The Lyme Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays (or by appointment). 

At 1pm, all are welcome to our “Farmers Market” display of Willing Hands produce. You can order a food package at 795-0603, or stop by. We can pack a box while you wait. If Tuesday timing is a problem for you, give us a call. We can help.

Coming up in this next week: 

As you are out and about, please be thoughtful about how to keep yourself and others safe and healthy. Wear a mask when you are in public. Continue to keep a safe distance. Stay home if you are sick at all. And please be kind, as you encourage others to practice safe behaviors. ❤️?.

Check out the growing listing of events on the Lyme Events Calendar online. We invite you to let us know about other things you think we should share. Following are just a few highlights.

Don’t miss:

  • Sunday (9/27): YOM KIPPUR BEGINS
  • Thursday (10/1):
    Virtual Morning Sing that will wake up your voice and your mind. No singing experience is required. Do pre-register with the Aging Resource Center to receive a Zoom link an hour before the event.

*NOTE: For any event that’s not online, please be prepared with a mask and clean hands or clean gloves.

Save the Date:

  • Tuesday (10/6):
    FREE Weatherize Button-Up Workshop ONLINE, 7-8:30pm. The Lyme and Orford Energy Committees and CommunityCare of Lyme are partnering with NHSaves. Some funding support will be available for those who could use help getting their homes prepped for winter.
  • Wednesdays in October (10/7, 14, 21, 28):
    Building Your Lifeplan Educational Series with Tim Caldwell. What kinds of planning are important to “take care of you and take care of tomorrow”? Two gatherings on October 7th (noon and 7pm) will be an overview of the decisions and plans that matter most, depending on what’s happening in your life. There will be lots of time for questions. Other weeks’ topics will be based on what matters most to participants.

We are here for you.
When you seek information, help, or ways to help others, contact us.

The Lyme Community Help Line:
call 795-0603 or email

Lyme Food Pantry or prepared meals. Deliveries or errands. Help around home. You name it.

Click here to check out the Lyme Events Calendar