Soup’s On!

Anna Wind, our Healthy Eating coordinator, reports: We had our first luncheon of the season at Harborview yesterday. Six residents came out in the cold and joined me to cook, socialize, taste new things, and share a delicious, healthy meal. We reviewed knife skills, and shared tips about vegetables like leeks and celery root. The …

Advance Care Planning Workshop Coming to Stonington Public Library

A free, two-day workshop will be offered at the Stonington Public Library on January 24 and 31, 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 for …

Healthy Peninsula Receives Grant from Maine Community Foundation

The Maine Community Foundation has awarded Healthy Peninsula a $3500 grant for their new Age-Friendly Coastal Communities initiative from the Maine Charity Foundation Fund. The grant will be used to support Healthy Peninsula as they lead this complex community collaboration “through community assessment and into action planning, with full engagement from community members, service providers, …

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 …

We’re on the radio!

Tune in to Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” program next Monday, November 13, at 1 pm to catch our Healthy Aging Coordinator Anne Schroth speaking as a member of a panel on Age-Friendly Communities. We have been working all summer with AARP Maine and the nine towns in our service area to create Age-Friendly Coastal Communities, …

Please return your survey

The first step in our Age-Friendly Coastal Communities project, a joint venture between Healthy Peninsula, AARP Maine, Healthy Island Project, and the town governments of Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Deer Isle, Penobscot, Sedgwick, Surry, and Stonington, is to invite the community to answer some questions about what our region needs to make it easy …

Thank You and Farewell to Thriving in Place Downeast

All good things must come to an end, and for agencies like Healthy Peninsula, grants are one of those good things. On October 11 the Halcyon Grange in Blue Hill was dressed in autumn regalia to celebrate the successful conclusion of our four-year, $340,000 Thriving in Place Downeast Planning and Implementation grant, generously funded by the …

Flash! Concert to Benefit the Magic Food Bus

It’s summer, time for the Magic Food Bus and Flash! in the Pans to join forces one more time. Shake off a long, rainy spring on Monday, June 11, from 7:30 to 9 pm at the Blue Hill Town Park. This event is one of the primary fundraising opportunities for the Magic Food Bus, and …

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 …

“Being Mortal” Showing in Brooksville

On Wednesday, May 24 at 6pm, the film “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” will be screened at the Brooksville Free Public Library, followed by a panel discussion. Being Mortal is based on Atul Gawande’s best-selling book and explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with …