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/.

Healthy Families Receives Grant from Maine Community Foundation

Healthy Peninsula has received a $40,000 grant from the Early Childhood Community Planning Grants Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to support information, training, educational resources and programming for families preparing their children to enter school. This grant is a follow up to the Early Childhood Community Planning Grant awarded last year to Healthy Peninsula, …

AARP Community Challenge Announces 159 Grantees, Including Six Maine Recipients Awards

Today, AARP announced the awardees for its 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including six recipients in Maine. A total of nearly $1.6 million will be distributed to fund 159 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages. Nearly 1,700 applications were …

We Just Earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency!

Healthy Peninsula just earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world. Plus, we’ve provided …

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Who Will Speak for You? Having “The Conversation” with Your Family

Are you a thirty or fortysomething caring for aging parents? A retiree wanting to “have a say” in what lies ahead? The idea of planning for end-of-life care has been gaining momentum as society sees what happens when we ourselves don’t make these decisions ahead of time. Without advance planning, too many people are dying …