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 …

Healthy Peninsula Receives Maine Health Access Foundation Grant

Healthy Peninsula has received a $30,000, one-year planning grant from the Maine Health Access Foundation, one of four such grant recipients statewide. The “Catalyzing Rural Health Transformation” grants promote cross-sector collaborative approaches to improve health and health care access in Maine’s rural communities. Blue Hill Memorial Hospital will be participating as a core partner in …

Advance Care Planning Workshop Coming to Deer Isle

A free, two-part workshop will be offered at the Chase Emerson Memorial Library on March 4 and 11, for those interested in exploring goals, values, and options for their future healthcare decisions, as well as learning practical information about Advance Care Planning. The Workshop is part of Choices That Matter, a community campaign offering opportunities …

Healthy Peninsula Welcomes New Project Coordinator

Healthy Peninsula is delighted to announce that Becky Pease has joined our family as the Choices That Matter Coordinator. She brings to us valuable experience from her former job as Program Director for Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County and her service on boards of various nonprofit agencies. She feels that helping a family or individual …

New Support for Healthy Eating

Healthy Peninsula is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Yoakum Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. These funds are designated for healthy nutrition programs for the young and old, as well as general support for our Healthy Eating initiative. We look forward to working with the communities we serve …

Educare – An Early Childhood Development and Parenting Project

Please join interested and knowledgeable people who are involved in childhood development, childhood education, adult education, nutrition, and other other children’s services to determine the viability of an Educare program for a discussion on Thursday, May 25, at 6:30 pm at St. Brendan’s Church, 627 North Deer Isle Road, Deer Isle. Please read further for …

Early Childhood Mini-Grants Available!

Thanks to a generous grant from the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation, Healthy Peninsula currently has a limited amount of grant funding available to support local organizations or initiatives that work with or support young families and children from birth to five years. Projects should be planned, designed, or carried out in collaboration with, or with …

Having “The Conversation” with Your Family

I was lucky. My mother had a cancer scare when she was sixty-three. During that episode, we had many heartfelt conversations about what might happen, how she wanted to be treated, and how she wanted to die. Twenty years later, when she began to experience dementia, I knew it was time to have the conversation …