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Join me for a very heartfelt conversation with Jeannie Hatch. Jeannie has been the Executive Director of Island Community Center in Stonington for five years. SPOILER ALERT: Jeannie makes an announcement about this year’s Stonington 6 road race at the end of the episode!
Just For The Health Of It Episode 15: Ashley Pesek of Opiate-Free Island Partnership Talks about the Syringe Service Program in Deer Isle
Opiate-Free Island Partnership recently started a Syringe Service Program at St. Brendan’s Church in Deer Isle. This program runs every Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In this episode, Ashley Pesek, OFIP’s Program Director answers question about the free service.
Island Health & Wellness Foundation (IH&WF) recently announced the creation of a $500 scholarship to benefit a Deer Isle-Stonington high school student pursuing either a degree or certification in a health related field. This year, Island Health & Wellness Foundation will dedicate the scholarship in honor of Sandy Eaton, a local nurse who spent over 40 years working at Island Medical Center until her retirement in December 2020.
Just For The Health Of It BONUS Episode: Anne Schroth of Healthy Peninsula Talks About Vaccination Sign Ups
Anne Schroth is the Healthy Aging Program Coordinator for Healthy Peninsula. Recently, she has been busy navigating the often complicated world of signing up for COVID vaccination appointments on behalf of older Mainers in our area. What helpful hints has she learned? How does patience and perseverance play major roles in the sign up process?
Just For The Health Of It Episode 15: Catie Reed, Community Engagement and Activities Manager at Eastern Area Agency on Aging
Join me as I talk to Catherine “Catie” Reed, Community Engagement and Activities Manager at Eastern Area Agency on Aging. Catie provides a brief overview of EAAA’s services (which are available to people living in Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Washington Counties) and talks about upcoming offerings including Tai Chi and Medicare 101 class.
Just For The Health Of It BONUS Episode: Dr. James Jarvis of Northern Light Talks About COVID-19 Vaccinations
I asked you, my listeners, to give me all your questions about vaccinations and boy, did you come through! Dr. James Jarvis, Physician Leader for Incident Command at Northern Light Health and Director of Clinical Education at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center spent a half hour with me this morning answering all your questions.
In this conversation, Walter and I cover a number of topics, including the following: 1. What does Memorial Ambulance Corps do? (Hint: It goes way beyond responding to 9-1-1 calls) 2. How did Memorial Ambulance get started? 3. What happens when someone dials 9-1-1? 4. What can we all do to make sure we are prepared in the event we need to call 9-1-1? This episode is rich in island history, stories of neighbors helping neighbors, and is full of need-to-know information.
Just For The Health Of It Episode 13: Dr. Anthony Fusco, Primary Care Provider at Northern Light Primary Care Stonington
Dr. Anthony Fusco has been practicing at Northern Light Primary Care Stonington for over a year now. What brought him to Stonington? When did he decide to be a doctor (and what did a homemade first aid kit have to do with it)? What does he recommend as something we can all do to improve our overall health? Dr. Fusco and I even talk about my one and only detention in high school. . . this discussion is full of gems that you won’t want to miss.
How did Dr. Alpaugh end up practicing dentistry on Deer Isle? Did she always want to become a dentist? Why is oral health important? What has changed about her practice during the pandemic? We talk about all this and more.
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Island Health & Wellness Foundation
354 Airport Road
Stonington, ME 04681