Our Testimony in Support of Early Childhood Educators

To the Committee on Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business and to the Department of Education and Department of Labor Subcommittee: Regarding LD 1652 An Act To Build a Child Care System by Recruiting and Retaining Maine’s Early Childhood Educators Workforce   We are members of Healthy Peninsula’s Healthy Families Initiative, aiming to promote community …

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How Are the Children? Maine’s economy depends on our youngest children!

Your Health Matters column first published in the Penobscot Bay Press April 29, 2021Written by Sandra Phoenix and Mary Ellin Logue Recently, we asked Haley McDonald, long time Deer Isle childcare owner and teacher, how she would ‘fix’ the childcare crisis in this country. “Childcare should be federally subsidized. The employees are not getting paid …

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Employment Opportunity with Healthy Peninsula

Want to get involved in serving your community? Love food and want to share it? Healthy Peninsula is looking for someone to work with our Magic Food Bus Coordinator on our Healthy Eating initiative, where we share fresh vegetables and healthy eating education/resources to improve health and well-being across the Blue Hill peninsula. Send letter …

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National Healthcare Decision Day

We thought you might be interested in the upcoming National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) April 16. Never heard of it? It exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and healthcare providers about the importance of advance care planning. The pandemic has more and more people willing and eager to have the conversations and document …

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Coming Soon! How Are the Children? Banners

Be on the lookout in the coming weeks for a few banners to pop up around the Peninsula and Deer Isle/Stonington areas!  We are printing some banners to help promote the ‘How Are the Children? The Children Are Well!’ campaign. To see the latest message in the campaign, click here.

by Erica Garvey News

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 …