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 …

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