New Volunteer Project Helps Discharged Patients Thrive in Place

Chatting with friends recently, our conversation turned to what we believe makes life meaningful, i.e. what gives us joy, happiness, and a sense of fulfillment. As we talked more about what makes life meaningful, our conversation zeroed in on the Blue Hill Peninsula—the awesome beauty of our area, the amazing events/activities available on the peninsula, …

Behavioral Health

Spring is finally arriving and hopefully most of us are feeling the emotional boost that comes with the welcoming sounds of birds, the increase of light and the warmth of sun on our skin.  Those who live with chronic mental health conditions can find every season a challenge and are often in need of additional …

Preschool – The Most Important Grade?

On Saturday, April 5th, Blue Hill residents will have the opportunity to vote to provide the financial support for a public preschool program at the Consolidated School. Although three quarters of all children participate in preschool programs nationwide, many people are unsure about how to measure the cost and benefits, particularly of public preschool programs …

Magic Food Bus

2015 Magic Food Bus Season Begins

On July 2, 2015 the Magic Food Bus begins its fifth season of offering free, fresh, local produce, health information, and books for children and adults. This popular project began in 2011 when Sedgwick School Librarian Margaret Bixby’s great idea was a perfect match for Healthy Peninsula’s Good Food Project. Since then, the Magic Food Bus …

Summer in Maine Means Farmers’ Markets

Summer in Maine means Farmer’s Market extravaganza and this year Healthy Peninsula wanted to help celebrate the bounty from our dedicated farmers and the healthy benefits to our families of buying from them by launching a pilot program, Farmers & Families. With the generous support of a Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation grant and the Blue …

Every Week Is Women’s Health Week

This year, National Women’s Health Week was celebrated from May 10th (Mother’s Day) to May 16th. The goal of this week was to empower women to make their health a priority, and served as a time to help women understand what steps they can take to improve their health. But health doesn’t happen just one …

Teens and Alcohol: What’s a Parent to Do?

June is just around the corner. School and family graduation celebrations are already being planned. But what kind of parties are your teens planning to attend, perhaps without your knowledge? We tend to think that all teens who drink alcohol are troubled or live in stressed environments. Experts connect “adverse childhood experiences” (ACES), such as …