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Just For The Health Of It Episode 11: Marnie Crowell, Brain Injury Survivor and Thriver

Just For The Health Of It Episode 11: Marnie Crowell, Brain Injury Survivor and Thriver

How did Marnie Crowell end up as the island’s first LifeFlight patient? Following her injury, what has helped her to lead a life filled with caring, compassion, service and positivity? What is Surimono and how does this art form play a part in Marnie’s work? What is Marnie’s biggest wish? You don’t want to miss this episode-at the end you will emerge with a new appreciation for the healing powers of nature and the human brain!

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Just For The Health Of It Follow Up Conversation 4: Matthew Trombley, Sr. Executive Director of Island Nursing Home

Just For The Health Of It Follow Up Conversation 4: Matthew Trombley, Sr. Executive Director of Island Nursing Home

Do not miss this feel good episode! If you have been following the COVID outbreak at the Island Nursing Home over the last six weeks, this conversation with Matthew Trombley will warm your heart. Hear about the health status of residents and staff (spoiler: it is GOOD news) and the wonderful Christmas the residents of INH were able to have thanks to this community’s generous support.

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Just For The Health Of It Episode 9: Rene Colson-Hudson, Executive Director Healthy Island Project

Just For The Health Of It Episode 9: Rene Colson-Hudson, Executive Director Healthy Island Project

In this conversation with Rene Colson-Hudson, we discuss: 1. How she ended up in Deer Isle-Stonington. 2. How her role has expanded since COVID arrived (she explains the process of organizing, cooking, assembling and delivering over 5,500 meals). 3. How Healthy Island Project is meeting the current needs of our community. 4. How we can all support Healthy Island Project fulfill it’s mission.

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Just For The Health Of It Episode 8: Doug Dunbar of Eastern Maine Development Corporation

Just For The Health Of It Episode 8: Doug Dunbar of Eastern Maine Development Corporation

Doug Dunbar is one of the few people (maybe the only person) who can say that he has had dinner at both the White House and at Penobscot County Jail. Today, Doug is in long term recovery and is working at Eastern Maine Development Corporation to bring workforce opportunities and support to countless people in our area. We discuss how jail impacted his work now, what workforce opportunities are available and how people can access career help. This is a story of hope and hard work. It is also a reminder that substance use can affect anyone of us no matter our economic, education or family history.

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Virus outbreak at Deer Isle nursing home has become Maine’s 4th largest

Virus outbreak at Deer Isle nursing home has become Maine’s 4th largest

A COVID-19 outbreak at a nursing home on Deer Isle has grown to become one of the largest and deadliest in Maine since the pandemic arrived in March. Sixty-two residents and 31 staff members at Island Nursing Home have tested positive for the coronavirus in just more than three weeks, since the first case was detected. Twelve residents have died, Matthew Trombley, senior executive director of Island Nursing Home, said Tuesday in a podcast.

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12 dead in nursing home’s outbreak

12 dead in nursing home’s outbreak

DEER ISLE — Twelve residents at the Island Nursing Home have died of COVID-19 since Dec. 1, according to INH Executive Director Matthew Trombley, who spoke on a podcast Tuesday hosted by the Island Health and Wellness Foundation.

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