Island Elder Care Conference a Success

Island Health Director Sharon Daley, RN hosted another successful elder care conference to network with like-minded groups and individuals on ways to improve care for the elderly among Maine’s unbridged island communities.

What follows is a summary and two photos of the conference participants from Sharon Daley’s assistant, Margaret Snell. More details to follow.

Margaret Snell
Thu 10/26/2017 2:04 PM

Hello –

Here are some initial details about the conference. I will write up more later after I have gone through evaluations.

Who: Eleven island communities including: Cranberry Isles, Isle au Haut, Vinalhaven, North Haven, Matinicus, Islesboro, Chebeague, Long Island, Peaks Island, Cliff Island along with Indian Island.

Four representatives from State agencies.

What: Island Eldercare conference, bringing together those invovled in elder care on Maine’s coastal Island, and Indian Island to discuss challenges, learn about resources, make action plans.

When: October 24-25

Where: McNeil’s on Islesboro

Attached are a couple of pictures. The group is front row (l-r): Cheryl Crowley, Maddy Gates, Bonnie Hughes. Second row: Peggy Akers, Christina Noyes, Beatrice Bryne, Margaret Snell, Alison Richardson, Vicki Todd. Back Row Stefanie Alley, Marge Powers, Kathi Lovell, Robyn Sockbeson, Mikki Amers, Amy Tierney, Sharon Daley, Maura Michael, Amy Rick, Mary Terry, Beth Marcheson.

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Sunbeam V Schedule: Island Telemedicine Visits Oct 31-Nov 2

Please check the Sunbeam Island Services Schedule Calendar for any schedule changes due to weather conditions or other considerations.

The Sunbeam V is scheduled to visit Frenchboro, Matinicus, and Isle au Haut.

Questions about Island Health Services and Telemedicine? Please contact Director of Island Health Services Sharon Daley, RN.

For other inquiries about the Sunbeam, contact Director of Island Outreach Douglas Cornman.

Mission’s Downeast Table of Plenty: Food, Music, Talk, Laughter, Sun., Oct 29

Downeast Table of Plenty
Please join us, Sunday, October 29, for our Downeast Table of Plenty. Would you care to host a DETOP meal? Thank you. Please go to the calendar website Sign Up and schedule your Sunday or contact Wendy Harrington.

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Each Sunday afternoon, 3:30-5:00 pm, at the Mission’s Downeast Table of Plenty, everyone is welcome to share satisfying, home-cooked meals.

People age two to ninety, from every segment of the community attend. Music, conversation, and laughter preside. Hunger and loneliness are nowhere in sight.

The Table of Plenty takes place in the EdGE building on our Downeast Campus every Sunday, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Meals are provided by volunteers.

If you would like to host a meal, you can go to the calendar website Sign Up and schedule your Sunday or contact Wendy Harrington.

Raymond Village Community Church Volunteers for Housing Rehabilitation Program

The Windham Eagle
October 20, 2017
Local group travels to rural Maine to help those in need

Nine people traveled to rural Maine this September, as part of a group organized by the Raymond Village Community Church in Raymond, to assist with home improvements that will keep at-risk families safe and warm this winter.

The group volunteered through the Maine Seacoast Mission’s Housing Rehabilitation Program, which assists at-risk families by restoring or completely rebuilding up to 20 homes annually.

Full story

Downeast Table of Plenty: Share Satisfying Homecooked Meals, Sun., Oct 22

Please join us, Sunday, October 22, for our Downeast Table of Plenty. Would you care to host a DETOP meal? Thank you. Please go to the calendar website Sign Up and schedule your Sunday or contact Wendy Harrington.

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Each Sunday afternoon, 3:30-5:00 pm, at the Mission’s Downeast Table of Plenty, everyone is welcome to share satisfying, home-cooked meals.

People age two to ninety, from every segment of the community attend. Music, conversation, and laughter preside. Hunger and loneliness are nowhere in sight.

The Table of Plenty takes place in the EdGE building on our Downeast Campus every Sunday, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Meals are provided by volunteers.

If you would like to host a meal, you can go to the calendar website Sign Up and schedule your Sunday or contact Wendy Harrington.

Scholarship Recipient Studying International Business and Logistics

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Bar Harbor, ME — Mission Scholarship Manager Terri W. Rodick keeps in close touch with the students she’s come to know through our Scholarship Program. Terri has an open invitation for student scholarship recipients to share with Mission friends, their success stories and photos.

Scholarship recipient Emine Mutlu sent Terri photos of her time this past year traveling New England as an Irving Oil Brand Ambassador. “I was gone 5-6 days a week for 15 weeks traveling New England,” Ms. Mutlu said in an email.

Emine is an International Business and Logistics Undergraduate Student at Maine Maritime Academy. Asked about any big challenges or struggles for the school year, Emine said, “I find it hard to stay active and eat healthy because of my crazy work and school schedule. Also, I have to find an internship for this coming summer or else I don’t graduate next year. That is pretty daunting,” she said.

We’ve selected some of Emine’s photos to share with you.

Downeast Table of Plenty: No Hunger, No Loneliness, Sun., Oct 15

EdGE Building, Downeast Campus, Cherryfield, ME
Please join us, October 15, for Sunday’s Downeast Table of Plenty. Would you care to host a DETOP meal? Please go to the calendar website Sign Up and schedule your Sunday or contact Wendy Harrington.

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Each Sunday afternoon, 3:30-5:00 pm, at the Mission’s Downeast Table of Plenty, everyone is welcome to share satisfying, home-cooked meals.

People age two to ninety, from every segment of the community attend. Music, conversation, and laughter preside. Hunger and loneliness are nowhere in sight.

The Table of Plenty takes place in the EdGE building on our Downeast Campus every Sunday, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Meals are provided by volunteers.

If you would like to host a meal, you can go to the calendar website Sign Up and schedule your Sunday or contact Wendy Harrington.