We’re Getting a Pretty Good Snow Squall. How Is It Where You Are?

Bar Harbor, ME — Sunbeam V Engineer Storey King sent this photo “from Matinicus this morning” on Wednesday, 3/22. In a separate email that day, Mission President Scott Planting emailed Sunbeam V Captain Michael Johnson:

Mike — we’re getting a pretty good snow squall this afternoon.  How is it where you are?

To which Capt. Johnson replied:

Good, Scott. Due to heavy wind we are spending a second night on Matinicus and leaving for Isle au Haut in the morning. It snowed here, but only a little.

The crew just had a CPR class by Eva Murray that took most of the morning.

Sharon and Douglas are out doing rounds, Storey is working on the hull, and I am doing some work on my computer. We had a pretty good crowd for dinner last night, and Douglas showed a movie after dinner with was fun.

Thanks for checking in,

Mike

Sunbeam V Scheduled for Island Telemedicine Visits Mar. 21st-23rd

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

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.

Here’s a short cameo of Director of Island Health Sharon Daley at work.

Sunbeam V Crew Returns to Maine Fishermens Forum March 3-4

Sunbeam V's new dock in Northeast Harbor, ME

Bar Harbor, ME – Crew members of the Mission’s Sunbeam V are returning to the Maine Fishermens Forum Trade Show at the Samoset Resort, Rockland, Maine, on Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

“We wanted to go back,” said Director of Island Services Douglas Cornman. “Last year was our first year” at the Forum Trade Show. “We connected with fishermen and fishermen’s families who had relationships with the Sunbeam — whether it was Sunbeam V or Sunbeam IV, and in some cases, even Sunbeam III — and it was fantastic to reconnect with these families, whether they were on islands we don’t visit regularly, or in coastal towns and villages,” said Director Douglas Cornman.

“It was a great opportunity to build awareness and educate people on what the boat’s currently doing. How we’re using telemedicine, telehealth, and island outreach.”

The Sunbeam V crew will have a booth at the Trade Show. “Our display this year will be our current literature on the Seacoast Mission, on what’s happening at the Mission’s Downeast Campus in Cherryfield, and what’s happening on the outer islands,” said Douglas.

“We are going to have the laptop with the videos. Sunbeam V Captain Mike Johnson has also put together a slide show of past images of Sunbeams, the current Sunbeam. Each day — Friday and Saturday — we’ll have boat crew and boat staff available. So people can ask questions about the Sunbeam itself, or questions about the programs offered from the boat. There’ll be a boat person and a program person at our table each day,” said Douglas Cornman

###

Director of Island Health Scheduled for Island Visits Feb. 14th-16th

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

For Maine island residents, accessing even the most basic health care is a significant challenge. Not every island has daily ferry service, and a trip to the mainland, when possible, is expensive and time consuming.

In response, the Mission offers personal care, modern technology, and educational services. Director of Island Health Sharon Daley, R.N., meets with islanders on the Sunbeam V and in their homes, and keeps in touch between Sunbeam trips via phone/internet. The Sunbeam is equipped with state-of-the-art telemedicine facilities so islanders can have virtual office visits with doctors on the mainland.

Learn More

 

Island Elder Care Workers Meet DHHS Workers to ‘Make Things Work Better’

 

 

Mission Director of Island Health Sharon Daley, and other administrators involved with elder care on Maine’s islands and peninsulas, meet in person with Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) workers three times a year, “to brainstorm how to make things work better,” Director Sharon Daley said.

Friday, January 27, 2017, Sharon Daley was in Augusta with a group representing four island elder care homes, meeting with eight DHHS workers.

Sharon said. “Many regulations do not always apply to smaller elder care homes. Asking questions directly, and explaining the nature of small homes, especially island homes, we’ve been able find some solutions to these problems. Everyone attending these meetings has the same goal: caring for our elders in the best way possible,” she said.

Director Sharon Daley is standing fourth from the right in the photo here.

Learn More About the Mission’s Island Health Services.

Sunbeam V on Matinicus: Visiting People in School, Homes, and Along the Road

Director of Island Health Sharon Daley sends her photos and news from her trip earlier this week with Director of Island Outreach Douglas Cornman to Matinicus. Thank you, Sharon.

“When we were on Matinicus this week the wind was going to come up, so the boat was only on the dock for 2 hours, and then left to anchor. Douglas and I walked on the island and visited the school and people in their homes and along the road as we walked.

“We then walked down to a dock to meet a lobsterman who was going to take us out to the Sunbeam at anchor. The one picture is the road Douglas and I walked down to get there. The other is the skiff leaving the Sunbeam after dropping us off.”

Island Health Director Sharing Front Line Work on Aging on Islands (Video)

Director of Island Health Sharon Daley, RN is a leader in finding best ways to enable aging Maine islanders to live in their homes, communities. Maine Seacoast Mission was a cosponsor of this 2016 Aging on Islands Conference.

In this 38-minute presentation, you will hear Director Sharon Daley and colleagues give the conference audience their Perspective from the Islands. This work, panel Moderator Wendy Wolf reminds the audience, is “work” these professionals do “day-to-day.”

The Panel: Moderator: Wendy Wolf, President, Maine Health Access Foundation, Panelists: Sharon Daley, Maine Seacoast Mission and Islesboro Boardman Cottage, Maura Michaels, Islesboro Boardman Cottage, Lindsey Beverage, Southern Harbor Eldercare Services, Del Webster, Vinalhaven.

Aging on Islands Conference 2016 Poster

 

Island Health & Telemedicine: Help Island Residents Access Health Care

I’ll help. Take me to the Giving Page 

meseacoastmission_islandhealth_telemedicine

Since 1905, we have played a vital role in connecting residents of Maine’s most isolated islands with medical care. Our Island Health Program carries on the tradition, and there is never a charge for any Mission staff member’s services.

For island residents, accessing even the most basic health care is a significant challenge. Not every island has daily ferry service, and a trip to the mainland, when possible, is expensive and time consuming.

In response, Maine Seacoast Mission offers personal care, modern technology, and educational services. Director of Island Health Sharon Daley, RN, meets with islanders on the Sunbeam V, in their homes, via phone and internet. The Sunbeam state-of-the-art telemedicine facilities offer islanders virtual office visits with mainland doctors. Telemedicine is increasingly important in connecting islanders with mental health and substance abuse counselors.

The Island Health program also arranges for medical specialists to visit the islands. Sharon sets up on-island screening clinics for conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes, and arranges educational talks. Each year, Island Health sponsors a free two-day conference focusing on how to help elders from island communities age in place.

The short film below shows a day in the life of Sharon Daley as Director of Island Health.

Thank you.

I’ll help. Take me to the Giving Page 

Director of Island Health Sharon Daley at Bok’s ‘Working on the Water Series’ 11/12

WORKING ON THE WATER VII
A gathering of local mariners sharing their experiences through stories, songs, and poetry.

Saturday, November 12 at 1:00 PM
Sail, Power, and Steam Museum
75 Mechanic St, Rockland ME 04841
$5 per person, kids under 12 free

ISLESBORO, MAINE -- 06/17/2016 -- Islesboro resident Sharon Daley, a registered nurse who has worked with the Seacoast Mission medical team for over 15 years. She has been involved with Boardman Cottage since the facility started. Gabor Degre | BDN

Sharon Daley, R.N., has worked as the Director of Island Health on the m/v Sunbeam  for the Maine Seacoast Mission for the past 15 years. The Sunbeam travels biweekly to the islands of Frenchboro, Isle au Haut, and Matinicus, and less frequently to Cranberry Islands, Monhegan, and Eagle Island, providing a variety of services to island residents. Sharon’s work in telemedicine brings health care directly to the islands, linking residents with medical specialists via the internet. “It has been a very special job and an honor to be part of the island communities.” Sharon lives on Islesboro with her husband, Tom. They owned Quicksilver Services Water Taxi for 13 years.

Learn More