Overwhelmed? Add a Time Out to Your Schedule

Overwhelmed? Add a Time Out to Your Schedule

You're overwhelmed and I'm suggesting that you add one more thing to the list? Why?! Because if you don't schedule a time out, my guess it that you will never take one. And your health — physical and mental — is likely to suffer. Read more ...

The Doctor Will See You Now — On Your Smart Phone

The Doctor Will See You Now — On Your Smart Phone

Maine Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield members  can now use their smart phone, tablet or computer for a live video conversation with a doctor about non-emergency health issues. The service is called LiveHealth Online. Read more ...

Help US Establish a Community Resource for families Who Have Suffered Fire or Other Natural Disaster

WHAT IS THE LAMB HOUSE PROJECT?

The Lamb house is a single-family home – currently empty -- on River Rd. in Cherryfield.  Owned by the First Congregational Church, the property is located next door and shares a driveway. The structure is basically sound and has ample living space. 

Church and community members want to rehabilitate it as a resource to provide short-term, emergency housing for displaced families who have suffered fire or natural disaster.  A preliminary assessment reinforced our conviction that a need exists in southwest Washington County. 

September 23 is National Voter Registration Day 2014

YWCA MDI plans to register voters in Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Bernard to celebrate the national holiday.

On September 23, 2014, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) with a massive 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day this November.

In light of national elections, the theme for this year’s National Voter Registration Day is Celebrating Democracy in America. With 471 congressional seats up for grabs this year and 36 states electing governors, every American is expected to vote on Election Day 2014. But Americans must remember to register in September in order to vote in November.

That is why communities across the country are planning to use National Voter Registration Day to increase voter participation this fall.

Reception Held to Benefit Friends in Action Senior Center Campaign

In early August, under a breezy and cloudless sky, Tim and Sam Francis held a well-attended reception to inform guests of the fundraising campaign that is underway for the new Senior Center at the Moore School in Ellsworth.  The event raised $6,000 toward the campaign goal of $200,000.

Candy Gammelin, President of the Friends in Action Board, spoke about the keen interest this project has engendered among residents in Ellsworth and surrounding towns.  “Hancock County has more residents who are over 60 years of age than any other county in the State.  We are learning from many published studies that the key to healthy aging is staying involved and active, and the new Senior Center will provide many opportunities for that to happen; particularly because it is part of an intergenerational community space,” said Gammelin.

Where You Can Pick Apples in Maine

Where You Can Pick Apples in Maine

Some people consider apples a superfood, so one a day just might help you stay healthy. There are thousands of varieties to choose from, many of them right here in Maine. I’ve put together a list of some Maine orchards that let you pick your own apples — a great way to spend a late summer/early fall afternoon. See the list ...

 

Health Events in Maine August 31 to September 13

Health Events in Maine August 31 to September 13

From a documentary about opiate addiction to community acupuncture for people undergoing cancer treatments to a walk to raise money and awareness about brain aneurysms — see what's happening in Maine on the Catching Health Calendar and find out how to submit your own health and wellness event. Read more ...