Welcome Lilyana!

Healthy Peninsula is delighted to be hosting, in partnership with Healthy Acadia, our first Goodwill VISTA volunteer. Lilyanna Sollberger will be working part-time on Healthy Eating projects through August. Having grown up on the Blue Hill Peninsula, she is deeply invested in the health and well being of her community members. Lilyanna attended College of …

MaineCF Awards Community Grants for Early Childhood Planning

The Maine Community Foundation has awarded a total of $148,277 to six nonprofit organizations chosen as first recipients of its Early Childhood Community Planning Grants program. The one-year grants are intended to help communities ensure their youngest children are ready to learn and thrive when they begin school. Each grantee will gather data about its …

Maine Farmland Trust Supports Food Security Work

Healthy Peninsula is proud to announce the award of a food-security grant from the Maine Farmland Trust. Our work in food security began eight years ago with the Magic Food Bus (which will be rolling again at the end of June), and since then, we have discovered other ways we can help people in our …

Effective Communications Strategy

Eastern Area Agency on Aging is hosting an Alzheimer’s Association education program on communicating with people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  Communication is about more than just talking and listening–it’s also bout sending receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. As the ability to use words is lost, families need …

National Healthcare Decisions Day

  Join us Thursday, April 19 at Blue Hill Library from 6 to 8 pm to watch the 56-minute movie, Consider the Conversation. This film on a previously taboo subject won an award of excellence, and will be followed by a discussion panel made up of area professionals with expertise in various end-of-life matters. Then …

Healthy Peninsula Staff Honored

Healthy Peninsula is proud to announce that, because of their expertise on aging-related issues and their role in bringing these issues to the public’s attention, Janet Lewis, Executive Director, and Anne Schroth, Healthy Aging Program Coordinator, have been invited to participate as “early adopters” in the Reframing Aging FrameLab. This intensive three-month training course was …

Healthy Peninsula Receives Maine Health Access Foundation Grant

Healthy Peninsula has received a $30,000, one-year planning grant from the Maine Health Access Foundation, one of four such grant recipients statewide. The “Catalyzing Rural Health Transformation” grants promote cross-sector collaborative approaches to improve health and health care access in Maine’s rural communities. Blue Hill Memorial Hospital will be participating as a core partner in …

Advance Care Planning Workshop Coming to Deer Isle

A free, two-part workshop will be offered at the Chase Emerson Memorial Library on March 4 and 11, for those interested in exploring goals, values, and options for their future healthcare decisions, as well as learning practical information about Advance Care Planning. The Workshop is part of Choices That Matter, a community campaign offering opportunities …

Healthy Peninsula Welcomes New Project Coordinator

Healthy Peninsula is delighted to announce that Becky Pease has joined our family as the Choices That Matter Coordinator. She brings to us valuable experience from her former job as Program Director for Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County and her service on boards of various nonprofit agencies. She feels that helping a family or individual …

Soup’s On!

Anna Wind, our Healthy Eating coordinator, reports: We had our first luncheon of the season at Harborview yesterday. Six residents came out in the cold and joined me to cook, socialize, taste new things, and share a delicious, healthy meal. We reviewed knife skills, and shared tips about vegetables like leeks and celery root. The …