Early Childhood Mini-Grants Available!

Thanks to a generous grant from the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation, Healthy Peninsula currently has a limited amount of grant funding available to support local organizations or initiatives that work with or support young families and children from birth to five years. Projects should be planned, designed, or carried out in collaboration with, or with …

The Nelson Family Project: Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases

Maine is seeing a significant increase in tick-borne diseases, which can affect every system of the human body. While good progress has been made in education efforts on limiting exposure to ticks, there is still controvery over finding a diagnosis, identifying modes of disease transmission, recognizing multiple co-infections, and then receiving proper treatment. The Nelsons, …

Having “The Conversation” with Your Family

I was lucky. My mother had a cancer scare when she was sixty-three. During that episode, we had many heartfelt conversations about what might happen, how she wanted to be treated, and how she wanted to die. Twenty years later, when she began to experience dementia, I knew it was time to have the conversation …

Please…Write Us In

Every year, the Bangor Savings Bank Foundation generously awards grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to nonprofits throughout the state, based on votes from the communities they serve. While Healthy Peninsula is not listed on the ballot this year, votes for write-in “candidates” count just the same. We’d appreciate your taking time to go to …

by Healthy Peninsula News

Healthy Peninsula Receives Second Cabot Foundation Grant

One of the ongoing concerns of Healthy Peninsula’s Early Childhood Interest Group has been improving the kindergarten readiness of children in the nine towns we serve. In 2014–2015, we fortunate to receive funding from the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation to survey parents and educators about early-childhood resources and challenges. Topics of interest specifically identified by …