Healthy Peninsula's service area—nine towns on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle/Stonington—just happens to be located in one of the grayest counties in one of the grayest states in the nation. Here in Maine, we have a history of taking care of our own, of making sure that our elder citizens can stay safe and healthy in their own homes for as long as possible. We are working hard to make sure that happens. It began with a planning grant from the Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF), that allowed us to find out from people in the community what they needed. It continues as we implement our Thriving in Place grant and explore exciting new avenues—such as becoming an AARP Livable Community—for assuring that our elders are treated with the dignity and compassion they so richly deserve.