“Just For The Health Of It” Community Discussions with Island Nursing Home About Closure Announcement

Episode 40: Talking With Island Nursing Home About Closure Announcement-Conversation 12

November 29, 2021

Island Nursing Home sign

Ronda Dodge, Chairperson of the Island Nursing Home (INH) Board of Directors, and I continue our discussion about the closure of the facility, plans to reopen and what we can all do to be supportive in the meantime. 

Exciting news! The INH Board is working on finalizing a contract with an outside agency who will come in and provide an assessment and recommendations for reopening. We will have more details available next week, but this is a very hopeful step!

Ronda talks about the need for housing on or near the island. If you have any leads on this, please reach out to me at ihwf1966@gmail.com and I will forward them on to Ronda and Peter Roth. Peter is heading up the Task Force’s Affordable Housing subcommittee.

It is not too late to Adopt a Resident! If you would like to participate in this worthwhile program, please email Dede Ragot at dragot@islandnursinghome.org.

To donate towards the cost of producing and sending an island calendar to each former resident, as well as for future holiday cards, gifts, etc., please send a check payable to: Island Nursing Home, 587 North Deer Isle Road, Deer Isle, ME 04627. Place the words “Calendar Project-Resident Needs” in the memo section.

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