Category: Island Outreach

Mission President Meets and Greets Swan’s Island Community Members

BAR HARBOR, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission President John Zavodny, Island Outreach Director and Chaplain Douglas Cornman, and Sunbeam Steward Jillian, traveled to Swan’s Island on Sunday, August 11, to meet with community members. Lots of people showed up to meet John and share their thoughts on how Maine Seacoast Mission can continue it’s relationship…

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News Center Maine – What Healthcare Looks Like for Maine’s Island Dwellers

 newscentermaine.com LIFE What healthcare looks like for Maine’s island dwellers Living on an island adds a layer of complexity to all aspects of daily life, including managing one’s health. Author: Hannah Dineen — August 7, 2019 MOUNT DESERT, Maine — Maine’s island dwellers are resilient and self-sufficient people. However, with limited medical resources on…

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Great Cranberry Isles Health Fair a Success

  BAR HARBOR, ME — Approximately 20 health care providers traveled to GCI on the Moonbeam and other boats to a health fair hosted by the Maine Seacoast Mission. This provided islanders a chance to have free hearing tests by an audiologist, blood sugar checks information on breast self exam, hospice, domestic violence and home…

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Maine Telemedicine Report Includes Mission Island Health Programs

pressherald.com Health care Updated July 28 Maine still waiting for internet health care revolution Poor broadband and out-of-step Medicare policies relegate the state’s use of telehealth to small niches when it should be in the mainstream. By J. Craig Anderson, Staff Writer Information technology should be revolutionizing the way patients in Maine interact with their…

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Sunbeam Refit Update – Captain Loses a Shower, Steward Gains a Freezer

BELFAST, ME — Thank you, Captain Michael Johnson for keeping us up-to-speed, through words and photos, of progress on the Sunbeam refit. The shower on the Sunbeam upper level, used only by me, is being removed. Two showers on a smallish boat are not necessary. This area will be repurposed into a closet with an…

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EdGE Summer Camp – Viewing the World from a Maine Island

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Among the many activities available to EdGE Summer Camp kids is time aboard the Mission’s Sunbeam V and exploring island communities. As you can see in this photo, the worldview from Maine islands is unique. Learn all about EdGE Summer Camps

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Historic Photo of ‘Sunbeam III’ Launch

BAR HARBOR, ME — Thank you, Sunbeam V Captain Michael Johnson for sending this photo of the Sunbeam III launch in Damariscotta, ME. The Sunbeam V is undergoing a routine major refit right now. The boat is scheduled to be back in service around Christmas 2019. Meanwhile, the Sunbeam crew members are keeping up with…

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