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 …

Advance Care Planning Workshop Coming to Stonington Public Library

A free, two-day workshop will be offered at the Stonington Public Library on January 24 and 31, 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 for …

Healthy Peninsula Receives Grant from Maine Community Foundation

The Maine Community Foundation has awarded Healthy Peninsula a $3500 grant for their new Age-Friendly Coastal Communities initiative from the Maine Charity Foundation Fund. The grant will be used to support Healthy Peninsula as they lead this complex community collaboration “through community assessment and into action planning, with full engagement from community members, service providers, …

Please return your survey

The first step in our Age-Friendly Coastal Communities project, a joint venture between Healthy Peninsula, AARP Maine, Healthy Island Project, and the town governments of Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Deer Isle, Penobscot, Sedgwick, Surry, and Stonington, is to invite the community to answer some questions about what our region needs to make it easy …