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 …

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.