The Magic Food Bus is 10 Years Old and Going Strong!

Happy ten-year anniversary Magic Food Bus! In 2011, Margaret Bixby shared an innovative idea to introduce Sedgwick families to fresh, healthy produce and inspire a student summer reading program. Ten years later, the Magic Food Bus has blossomed into a welcomed and dependable healthy food and reading resource, delivering books for kids and adults of …

Stories from the Front-line: How COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Orders Affect Young Children, Their Parents, and the Adults Who Care for Them

“Tears ran down my face as I wrote a letter to parents, saying that after only four months of being open, I felt we should close our doors temporarily. No written guidelines if this was the correct thing to do, and no one to tell me if this was the right choice to make.” Nichole Johnson, Director of …

Masks Show You Care!

Face coverings help prevent virus transmission between people. They work best when everyone is wearing them. Be considerate of your neighbors, friends, and local businesses trying to safely reopen. Wear a mask when you go out. Click on the title of this post to see a cool poster. You can even download it, so you …

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.

Healthy Peninsula Receives Lifelong Communities Mini-Grant

The Maine Community Foundation has awarded $27,000 in grants to 15 Maine nonprofits and municipalities for initiatives promoting healthy aging. Healthy Peninsula and its Age-Friendly Coastal Communities program is one of the fortunate grantees. Grants were made through the Lifelong Communities Mini-Grant Program, which helps communities be more supportive of older people’s health, well-being and ability …

by Healthy Peninsula News

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 …

Information from the Maine CDC on COVID-19

Friends, there is so much information out there about COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). We offer you the link to the Maine Centers on Disease Control for sensible, factual information, links to further details, FAQ’s, and such. https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml?fbclid=IwAR1Gl6bJXhyR0vKiP1LdjAupGVSNuXrF9rg5LqUOQ5dcDyvb8KwpypaX5E0 Stay vigilant in your hand-washing hygiene, thoughtful of your friends and neighbors, and remain calm and informed.

by Sheila Moir News