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

Healthy Peninsula to Pilot Second Aging Creativity Circle

Join us for a second round of the Successful Aging Creativity Circle pilot, to be held in Blue Hill this Spring. The group will convene at the Harborview Apartment complex community room for seven consecutive Fridays beginning March 6th, from 1-2:30 PM. Sarah Juster, Healthy Peninsula social work student intern, will be facilitating the group. …

by Healthy Peninsula News

Healthy Peninsula Seeks Part-time Philanthropy Officer

We are looking for someone with experience in fundraising to fill a part-time position with a primary focus on major gifts and a secondary focus on other initiatives identified by the managements. For a job description and information on how to apply, please click on the About tab on the menu bar on this page, …

by Sheila Moir News

Thoughtful Aging with Creativity Circles

“They call me the Puzzle Lady,” says Edie Courville, age 83, of Deer Isle. We have just concluded our fifth of six Successful Aging Creativity Circle sessions.  Healthy Peninsula was selected to coordinate one of four pilot sites across the country for this innovative pilot project, a program of the Foundation for Art and Healing …

by Healthy Peninsula News

How Do We Change The Conversation About Aging?

As the coordinator for Age-Friendly Coastal Communities, Healthy Peninsula has been working diligently to create a community where aging is seen, not as a calamity of dependence and frailty, but rather as a natural, continuous process, that includes opportunities for engagement and personal fulfillment at every stage.  While each individual has the right to make …

Healthy Families Announces Our Family Resource Center

Thanks to generous grant funding from the Maine Community Foundation, Healthy Peninsula is proud to announce that we are launching a Family Resource Center for the nine towns of the Blue Hill Peninsula, Deer Isle and Stonington. It is our goal to offer consistent, “one-stop” access to information and resources that will help families with …

Empty Bowl Supper Helps Fill the Magic Food Bus

Brooksville Elementary School is hosting an Empty Bowl community supper on Thursday October 17, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Families and friends are invited to come for a hearty meal where they can make a donation to take home a student-made bowl that will first be filled with a delicious and nourishing soup. Art students are …

United Way Funds Healthy Peninsula’s 6-Town Heating Assistance Request

Healthy Peninsula has received a 2019 Project Heat grant from the United Way of Eastern Maine to supplement heating assistance programs in the towns of Blue Hill, Brooklin, Castine, Deer Isle, Sedgwick, and Surry. Healthy Peninsula was awarded the grant as the coordinator of Age-Friendly Coastal Communities, a collaboration among the 9 towns of the …