High Vaccination Rates on Islands

Our CommunityOriginally published in Castine Patriot, May 27, 2021High vaccination rates on islands, peninsulaby Leslie Landrigan At least 70 percent of local town residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except for Castine, according to the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Across the state, the CDC estimates 59.45 percent of Maine residents have…

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Island Health Care: How Island Communities Access Medical Care

mainepublic.orgIsland Health Care: How Island Communities Access Medical CarePublished May 5, 2021 at 7:00 AM EDT Host Jennifer Rooks. Guests include Mission Director of Island Health Sharon Daley, RN. Getting medical care can be difficult under the best of circumstances. For those living in one of Maine’s many island communities, accessing health care is a…

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Jillian – The Heart in the Song Always Comes Through

Our Zoom Open Mic sessions end soon. For a few months now, on Wednesday’s, 6 to 8 pm, we gather online to play and listen to music. It is a Covid adaptation of the Open Mic events we held live in colder months at our Weald Bethel Community Center in Cherryfield. Art and I and…

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Island Clinics – Hope and Relief

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — After weeks of planning and operating Covid-19 vaccination clinics for residents of seven Maine islands, the Mission medical team remains hard at it. Mission Island Outreach Director Douglas Cornman notifies island populations of upcoming vaccination clinics, registering island residents who want vaccinations. Bad weather or a changed vaccine delivery schedule means…

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Mission Tribute – Tanner Thibault – 4/20/03 – 2/6/21

When we interviewed Tanner for our College Exploration and Engagement Program in the spring of his freshman year, he told us about his buoys. How he chose the bright green and white because the colors were clear and bold in the water. How the horizontal designs with these colors had already been claimed, so he…

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Aspirations Incubator Launches New Web Presence

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — In November 2017, Maine Seacoast Mission launched Journey, a six-year youth mentoring program. Journey was, and is, made possible by the Emanuel & Pauline A. Lerner Foundation and its mentoring-based initiative, Aspirations Incubator. That initiative is designed to raise and sustain aspirations of rural Maine middle and high school students. This…

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Swan’s Island Covid Vaccination Trip – Feb 25

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — On the windy, brisk, February 25th, Mission Island Health Services Director Sharon Daley, MDI Hospital nurse Maureen Giffin, Mission Island Outreach Director Douglas Cornman, and Mission President John Zavodny eased their car onto the Swan’s Island ferry to deliver their first Covid-19 vaccination clinic since partnering with the Maine CDC and…

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Video – Monhegan Covid-19 Vaccine Trip – March 3, 2021

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — On the March 3, 2021 Covid-19 vaccination clinic for Monhegan Island residents, Maine Seacoast Mission President Zavodny helped with registrations, took notes and photos. He also captured the flavor of the clinic in this short, self-narrated video.

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