Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center says . . .

Benefits of Yoga by a Cancer Patient/Survivor I began practicing Yoga in the early 1970’s and through the years since have practiced it continuously for myself, in varying rates of commitment. I know it has benefited me with increased well being, balanced flexibility, toned muscles and a relaxed, focused state of mind. Since 2012, I …

Talkin’ About the Volunteer Initiative . . .

Chatting with friends recently, our conversation turned to what we believe makes life meaningful, i.e. what gives us joy, happiness, and a sense of fulfillment. As we talked more about what makes life meaningful, our conversation zeroed in on the Blue Hill Peninsula—the awesome beauty of our area, the amazing events/activities available on the peninsula, …

Penobscot Bay Press says. . .

Penobscot Bay Press has had the privilege of serving with the Thriving in Place Downeast (TiPD) collaboration for the past two years. The TiPD Partnership comprises many varied organizations who come together with the sole purpose of supporting our seniors, caregivers and people with chronic illness through healthy communities. Through our partnership with these dedicated …

Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Centers says . . .

His first contact with the Beth Wright Center was not as a beneficiary of services, but rather as a benefactor. An avid cyclist, he participated for many years in the Center’s annual fundraising event, Ride for Life. In fact, he not only joined in the ride, he challenged himself to ride hard and often finished …

Talkin’ About Tai Chi for Health . . .

I am thrilled that one hundred fifty people participated in the evidenced-based “Tai Chi for Health” program during TiPD’s first two years, and look forward to bringing this free program to more communities in TiPD’s third year. Tai Chi is so popular because practicing it feels good. It enhances health by increasing strength, flexibility and …

Tai Chi for Health participants say . . .

Well run, it is methodical, manageable for all levels of physical ability. Nina created a non-threatening atmosphere- both friendly and focused. Thank you for making this class possible! The Tai Chi course offered in Brooklin last spring was the result of a co-operative “exercise” between TiP, Healthy Acadia, and Healthy Peninsula and resulted in wonderful exercise …

Friendship Cottage says . . .

An elderly caregiver, who shares a home with her 50-year-old daughter with schizophrenia, came to Friendship Cottage for a Behavioral Health Clinic of Expertise. The caregiver mistook the time for the clinic and came the day before the actual clinic, but this gave her a chance to talk with the Friendship Cottage director. The caregiver …

Talkin’ About Clinics of Expertise . . .

The first Clinic of Expertise offered brought a local Blue Hill woman in to see me. She spent more than an hour talking with me about her husband who has dementia, his 4 adult children and the huge farm that they operate. She also shared that she had been a caregiver for her first husband …