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 …

Area schools use local communities to educate

by Monique Labbe When students on the Blue Hill Peninsula start school this year, they will have unique opportunities to have educational experiences in and out of the classroom. In Brooksville, the students work closely with the Brooksville Historical Society to learn the history of their community and where their ancestors came from. The students …

Healthy Peninsula Receives Support from the Yoakum Fund

Healthy Peninsula is delighted to announce that we have received a grant from the Yoakum Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to provide healthy nutrition programs for young and old. We plan to use this support to continue the healthy cooking classes that we held at senior and low-income residences and senior centers last year …

Blue Hill Heritage Trust awarded AARP Community Challenge Grant

Blue Hill Heritage Trust (BHHT) has received a 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant as a community partner in the Age-Friendly Coastal Communities regional initiative coordinated by Healthy Peninsula, a community health organization in Blue Hill, with additional assistance from the Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.  The grant award covers one third of the necessary …

Welcome Lilyanna!

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 …