How Do We Change The Conversation About Aging?

As the coordinator for Age-Friendly Coastal Communities, Healthy Peninsula has been working diligently to create a community where aging is seen, not as a calamity of dependence and frailty, but rather as a natural, continuous process, that includes opportunities for engagement and personal fulfillment at every stage.  While each individual has the right to make …

Healthy Families Announces Our Family Resource Center

Thanks to generous grant funding from the Maine Community Foundation, Healthy Peninsula is proud to announce that we are launching a Family Resource Center for the nine towns of the Blue Hill Peninsula, Deer Isle and Stonington. It is our goal to offer consistent, “one-stop” access to information and resources that will help families with …

Empty Bowl Supper Helps Fill the Magic Food Bus

Brooksville Elementary School is hosting an Empty Bowl community supper on Thursday October 17, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Families and friends are invited to come for a hearty meal where they can make a donation to take home a student-made bowl that will first be filled with a delicious and nourishing soup. Art students are …

Who Will Speak for You? Having “The Conversation” with Your Family

Are you a thirty or fortysomething caring for aging parents? A retiree wanting to “have a say” in what lies ahead? The idea of planning for end-of-life care has been gaining momentum as society sees what happens when we ourselves don’t make these decisions ahead of time. Without advance planning, too many people are dying …

Healthy Peninsula Receives Maine Health Access Foundation Grant

Healthy Peninsula has received a $75,000 grant from the Maine Health Access Foundation as one of four Rural Health Transformation Grants. The funds are designed to support programs that promote access to a broad variety of non-traditional health services including social service supports. Healthy Peninsula’s grant will support the Age-Friendly Coastal Communities Community Paramedicine Project, …

Maine Council on Aging Releases Blueprint for Action on Healthy Aging

A call to action to build a robust, coordinated system of formal and informal supports and services was sounded by the Maine Council on Aging (MCOA) at the September 2018 Wisdom Summit, attended by staff members Janet Lewis and Anne Schroth. Discussions in work groups throughout the summit recognized two key questions facing us as we …

Possibilities for Early Head Start Funding

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Melissa Mattes, director of Early Childhood Programs at Downeast Community Partners, will lead a community conversation regarding current programs and an upcoming grant opportunity for Early Head Start funding that could potentially be used for programming in the Blue Hill area. The public is invited to …