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 …

Traveling Tool Table Makes the News!

Check out this article in the Bangor Daily News about the Healthy Peninsula Traveling Tool Table, and visit one of the participating libraries to check out the tools. The funds for this project were generously provided through an AARP national challenge grants. This traveling display of quirky tools might actually help make Mainers’ lives easier

Healthy Peninsula to Pilot Aging Creativity Circle

Healthy Peninsula has been chosen as one of six organizations nationwide to pilot a community-based Successful Aging Creativity Circle. This is one of two pilots occurring in Maine and will be focused on rural communities. The other Maine-based pilot will be in Scarborough. The additional four pilot projects will be conducted in Metro Chicago and …

The Magic Food Bus Is Flyin’ High

Healthy Peninsula’s Magic Food Bus is one of the local “attractions” spotlighted in the current edition of Cape Air’s travel magazine, along with happenings in St. Croix, St. Louis, Cape Cod, and Montana. Check out the article on page 20 at https://pubs.hawthorncreative.com/capeair/.