The Nelson Family Project: Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases

Maine is seeing a significant increase in tick-borne diseases, which can affect every system of the human body. While good progress has been made in education efforts on limiting exposure to ticks, there is still controvery over finding a diagnosis, identifying modes of disease transmission, recognizing multiple co-infections, and then receiving proper treatment. The Nelsons, …

Having “The Conversation” with Your Family

I was lucky. My mother had a cancer scare when she was sixty-three. During that episode, we had many heartfelt conversations about what might happen, how she wanted to be treated, and how she wanted to die. Twenty years later, when she began to experience dementia, I knew it was time to have the conversation …

Blue Hill Joins AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

The Town of Blue Hill has been designated by the AARP as a member of its Network of Age-Friendly Communities.  The Network currently contains 128 communities throughout the United States, including 24 in Maine.  Blue Hill was one of 5 Maine communities welcomed to the Network this fall.    Membership in the Network requires a …