Tag: Sharon Daley

Mission Island Eldercare Retreat – An Incredible Resource

BAR HARBOR, ME — The 2020 annual Island Eldercare Retreat wrapped up its second and final day on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Hosted by Maine Seacoast Mission at Nebo Lodge on North Haven island. Mission Island Health Services Director Sharon Daley, RN again served as master of ceremonies. This visionary group of Maine island community…

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Island Eldercare Retreat – All Perspectives Are Welcome

NORTH HAVEN, ME — Day one of the Mission’s 2020 Annual Island Eldercare Retreat. Host Sharon Daley, RN — who is also the Mission’s Island Health Services Director — with guidelines to help manage the discussions and presentations. The writing on the paper pad says: Working Arrangements This is your retreat – make it what…

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‘Moonbeam’ Brings Crew Home Safe After ‘Lovely’ Work Day on Frenchboro

FRENCHBORO, ME — Island Health Services Director Sharon Daley, RN sends this photo of “Captain Storey [King] and Rosie picking up Sharon Daley, Steward Jillian, and [Island Outreach Director] Douglas Cornman after a lovely night on Frenchboro.” Moonbeam, shown here, is the Mission’s temporary replacement boat while the Sunbeam V is out of the water…

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Recovery Off the Mainland’s a Little Different

November 2019 Recovery off the mainland’s a little different By Courtney Naliboff While life on one of Maine’s 15 unbridged islands can seem idyllic, the reality in geographic isolation, with a finite number of fellow islanders, can lead some residents to seek out drinking or drug use as a “common denominator.” [S]everal organizations exist to…

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Sharon Daley – Six Island Flu Clinics Without the ‘Sunbeam V’

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — Getting to the islands without the Sunbeam V has been a challenge in many ways. We have met those challenges with a lot of help from many people. This includes help with transportation (boats, planes or cars), and with places to stay, phones, internet use, and numerous other things. How I…

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‘Moonbeam’ Carries Crew to Work During ‘Sunbeam V’s Absence

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — Moonbeam is the Mission’s interim boat while the Sunbeam V undergoes its routine major refit. To carry on their work on Maine unbridged islands, the Sunbeam crew relies on Moonbeam and Captain Storey King to carry them to the islands and back. Sometimes Sunbeam crew members go to work using other…

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The Important Work of Telemedicine on Maine Islands

The important work of telemedicine on Maine islands By Maine Seacoast Mission • September 12, 2019 For Maine’s island residents, accessing even basic health care is a significant challenge. Trips to the mainland, when possible, are expensive and time consuming. Since 1905, the Maine Seacoast Mission has played a vital role connecting residents of Maine’s…

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Eye Doctor Boards ‘Moonbeam,’ Provides 18 Eye Exams on Swan’s Island

BAR HARBOR, ME — On August 30 Dr Kurt H. Kelley, MD of Mid Coast Eye Associates, Bath, ME and Island Health Services Director Sharon Daley, RN traveled to Swan’s Island aboard the Mission’s interim boat, Moonbeam, to provide free eye exams. Dr Kelley is able to provide screenings for glaucoma and cataracts and prescribe…

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Special Times and People on Isle au Haut

BAR HARBOR, ME — The Mission boat, Sunbeam V, is never better loved, perhaps, than when island communities gather for companionship and a meal inside the Sunbeam salon. Sunbeam Steward Jillian always has delicious food to offer. Jillian’s meals, in turn, are often enhanced by homemade dishes brought aboard the Sunbeam by islanders. With the…

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