Island Health

Students and Healthcare Services on Maine’s Island Communities Stay Connected

Students and Healthcare Services on Maine’s Island Communities Stay Connected Posted by Timothy P. Hobbs, USDA Rural Development State Director for Maine in Rural Technology Jun 19, 2020 Maine’s island communities are scattered up and down the coastline, many of them miles out to sea – they’re rural communities carving out a life both in…

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‘Sunbeam’ Galley Taking Shape

BELFAST, ME — From Front Street Shipyard a photo and Tweet letting us know the Sunbeam galley is taking shape. SUNBEAM's new galley is underway. pic.twitter.com/yu5DhHrJgU — Front Street Shipyard (@FrontShipyard) June 12, 2020

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PNS – Mission Gets Creative to Deliver Food to Maine Islands

publicnewsservice.org Nonprofit Gets Creative to Deliver Food to Maine Islands May 29, 2020 BAR HARBOR, Maine – Demand for emergency food from food pantries is up around 50% in Maine since the COVID-19 outbreak. And when you live on an island, it can be that much harder to get. The Maine Seacoast Mission has gotten…

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It’s Thank you Thursday for Penobscot Island Air

BAR HARBOR, ME — It’s Thank you Thursday and today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to Kevin Waters, owner and chief pilot, and the whole team at Penobscot Island Air. They do it all. Supporting islanders with food and medicine deliveries; transporting patients for medical care and Mission staff providing services; always thinking ahead…

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Penobscot Island Air – A Wonderful Mission Partner

MATINICUS ISLAND, ME — With the Sunbeam out of the water for a refit, and our temporary boat, Moonbeam, out of the water for the cold weather months, the Mission has partnered more often with our allies Penobscot Island Air, to carry out work on some of the islands. May 11, 2020’s air trip to-and-from…

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Mission and AIO Restock Matinicus Island Food Pantry

MATINICUS ISLAND, ME — Monday, May 11, Matinicus Island’s Food Pantry is restocked thanks to Area Interfaith Outreach Pantry and Emergency Services and Maine Seacoast Mission. Thank you Penobscot Island Air crew, Sharon Leckbee Daley, and Robin T for all the organization and shuffling.  

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It’s Thank you Thursday – for the Island Eldercare Network!

BAR HARBOR, ME — This week’s shout-out of Mission Love goes to the Island Eldercare Network. With skill and caring, this group of dedicated individuals from 10 unbridged islands supports seniors aging well in place and in island eldercare facilities. Meeting weekly via Zoom, they share knowledge to maintain the well-being of island seniors. The…

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MDIslander – Mission Works to Keep Islanders Connected, Safely

MDIslander Mission works to keep islanders connected, safely March 27, 2020 by Liz Graves on News, Waterfront BAR HARBOR — In some ways, residents of unbridged island communities are ahead of the curve with the changes brought by the virus epidemic, since they already rely on remote and online connections for important services. But in…

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