IH&WF In the News
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What is the opposite of addiction? What is a community recovery coach? How can I become a recovery ally? These questions and more are answered in my conversation with Debra Matteson, Hancock County Community Recovery Coach Coordinator for Healthy Acadia and Gail Senecal, a volunteer Recovery Coach on Deer Isle-Stonington.
How did Dr. Timothy Cobb go from being an electrician and a truck driver to a primary care provider in Deer Isle Stonington, Maine? Why did a move to Maine win out over a move to Alaska when his family was deciding where to live? What is Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy? What can we all do today to improve our overall health? These answers and more are contained in our conversation.
Just For The Health Of It Episode 2: Dorathy Martel, Executive Director of Next Step Domestic Violence Project
What does Next Step Domestic Violence Project do? What is abusive behavior? What happens when someone calls the helpline number? How has the pandemic impacted cases and reports of domestic violence in our area? How can we help? Dorathy and I spend a few minutes talking about this important subject and how it impacts the Deer Isle-Stonington community.
Island Health & Wellness Foundation has launched a new podcast called “Just for the Health of It.” During the 20 to 30 minute episodes Executive Director Anne West will have conversations with people who are making a real difference to the health of the Deer Isle-Stonington community.
Why is mental health important? What is one thing we can all do today to improve our mental wellness? This conversation with Denise Antonition, LCSW is full of wisdom, wit and warmth-just like Denise herself.
Island Health & Wellness Foundation (IH&WF) recently unveiled a new website that exhibits the work being done to make Deer Isle-Stonington a healthy place to work, live, and play. The site, found at www.ihwf.org, features details on programs supported by IH&WF, including community paramedicine, substance use prevention, treatment and recovery, provider recruitment and retention, transportation, reduced fee dental care and more.
Islanders on the front line of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic received help recently from an unlikely source-the film industry. Anne West, Executive Director of Island Health & Wellness Foundation, relates that she was recently contacted by Alex Vogan, Owner of Plus One Rentals, with the offer of 1,500 cloth masks to be used by any local organization providing health care services during this challenging time.
When the COVID-19 pandemic created a shortage of small bottles of hand sanitizer, Maine Camp Outfitters and the Island Health & Wellness Foundation stepped in.
On Thursday, December 12, the Island Health & Wellness Foundation hosted a reception to welcome Dr. Anthony Fusco, the newest provider at Northern Light Primary Care Stonington, and to honor nine employees who have worked at Island Medical Center for 20 years or more. The community was invited to share light refreshments and leave a note of thanks for each of the honorees, according to a press release.
Contact our office today:
Island Health & Wellness Foundation
354 Airport Road
Stonington, ME 04681