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 …

United Way Funds Healthy Peninsula’s 6-Town Heating Assistance Request

Healthy Peninsula has received a 2019 Project Heat grant from the United Way of Eastern Maine to supplement heating assistance programs in the towns of Blue Hill, Brooklin, Castine, Deer Isle, Sedgwick, and Surry. Healthy Peninsula was awarded the grant as the coordinator of Age-Friendly Coastal Communities, a collaboration among the 9 towns of the …

Traveling Tool Table Makes the News!

Check out this article in the Bangor Daily News about the Healthy Peninsula Traveling Tool Table, and visit one of the participating libraries to check out the tools. The funds for this project were generously provided through an AARP national challenge grants. This traveling display of quirky tools might actually help make Mainers’ lives easier

Healthy Peninsula to Pilot Aging Creativity Circle

Healthy Peninsula has been chosen as one of six organizations nationwide to pilot a community-based Successful Aging Creativity Circle. This is one of two pilots occurring in Maine and will be focused on rural communities. The other Maine-based pilot will be in Scarborough. The additional four pilot projects will be conducted in Metro Chicago and …

AARP Community Challenge Announces 159 Grantees, Including Six Maine Recipients Awards

Today, AARP announced the awardees for its 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including six recipients in Maine. A total of nearly $1.6 million will be distributed to fund 159 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages. Nearly 1,700 applications were …

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 …