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.”
Our thanks thrice. Once to members of the Congregational Church of Wells, ME for helping the Mission Elves at the Elves Workshop at our Downeast Campus making Christmas brighter. And thank you to Chuck McDonald of Barnacle Billy’s Seafood Restaurant, Ogunquit, ME for driving the Congregational Church of Wells’s help boxes to Bar Harbor, ME. And thanks to David Snyder for helping unload Chuck’s van.
Cherryfield — Fifty-five children, parents, and grandparents took part in the Mission’s EdGE Family Engagement Program Reading Event, Bingo for Books, on Monday, November 21, at Milbridge Elementary School in Milbridge, ME. The event gave Pre K-12 students and their families a way to learn about the EdGE Family Engagement Program.
Mission Downeast Campus Director Wendy Harrington, who sent us these pictures from the Reading Event, said in an email, “Thank you to Kim Summers, the Family Engagement Coordinator, for creating this fun evening. We enjoyed a dinner of pasta, salad, and apple crisp before the Bingo for Books began. Every child left with a book. Those children who won a Bingo game left with two books,” said Director Wendy Harrington.
Learn more about Maine Seacoast Mission’s Family Engagement Program. Coordinator Kim Summers can be reached by phone or by email.
Each year, through Christmas events and programs, Maine Seacoast Mission distributes about 10,000 holiday gifts to more than 3,200 children, families, nursing home residents, and prisoners at Christmastime.
BAR HARBOR — For the first time, the Maine Seacoast Mission is joining the Giving Tuesday global movement and launching our own Giving Tuesday campaign. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season. In 2015, it helped raise $116.7 million dollars online.
By tapping into global excitement and support for Giving Tuesday 2016 through social media, the Mission’s goal is to attract new donors, build awareness for its programs, and encourage existing supporters to spread the word.
Everyone deserves to live in a warm, safe home. But housing in Washington County, Maine is often old, hard to heat. Especially on a limited budget. Maine Seacoast Mission’s Housing Rehab Program, with 350 amazing nationwide volunteers, and collaborating with other housing agencies, each year fixes or rebuilds twenty such houses for local families.
Since 1905, Maine Seacoast Mission has played a vital role in connecting residents of Maine’s most isolated islands with medical care. For island residents, accessing even basic health care, when possible, is expensive and time consuming. Director of Island Health Sharon Daley, RN, meets with islanders on the Sunbeam, in their homes, and keeps in touch by phone and internet.
We thank you in advance for helping us spread the word about the Mission’s Giving Tuesday Campaign. Please contact Ellen Pope, Maine Seacoast Mission’s Director of Development with questions and comments at 207-288-5097 or by email.