The Magic of Soup

A + B = C. Soup. Service. Connection. That is what has been happening across the Blue Hill Peninsula since early April under the watchful eye and skillful coordination of Healthy Peninsula’s Anna Wind and Anne Schroth. Combining the Magic Food Bus mission of making healthy, local food available to all and Age-Friendly Coastal Community’s …

Advocates say isolation of older Mainers increasing amid pandemic

The great work that Anne Schroth, our Healthy Aging coordinator, is doing during the pandemic to lessen isolation among older members of our community has been recognized in an article with this title in The Beacon. When you click on the title of this post, you get this link, which you can click on to …

Advance Directives? JUST DO IT!

How can we gain some control over our healthcare in a time when control seems lacking? Everyone has seen or heard of the heartbreaking examples of Covid-19 patients intubated and on ventilators. Many are older and medically compromised, but certainly not all, and the rapid rate of progression from mild symptoms to needing ventilator support …

BDN Shines a Light on Advance Directives

On the editorial page of the April 25 Bangor Daily News, there is an excellent summary of what an advance directive is and why it is important to have one. Please use this link to go to the BDN website to read the article.

COVID-19 Volunteer Support

Healthy Peninsula and our community partners are offering free, volunteer services to help vulnerable community members with grocery shopping, prescription pickup, and pickup/delivery of other essentials. Please click here to find out more.

Life in the Time of Corona—Community, Creativity, and Care

I am a news junkie, as well as a health provider, and I can spend hours each day being saturated with the latest news and publicity about coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Numbers, trends, travel bans, economic fallout, school closings, heroic medical personnel, social-distancing—when my eyes blur and my head spins, I try to find images and …

Local and Regional COVID-19 Resources Available on Our Website

Healthy Peninsula, the region’s community health coordination organization is working closely with our community partners to avoid overlap and extend our collective reach to support people in need during this time of COVID-19. Links to resources, volunteer sign up, and staff email addresses can be found on our website: www.healthypeninsula.org. Specifically, https://healthypeninsula.org/resources/covid-19-resources/ will take you …