ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia has announced a $10,000 donation from Machias Savings Bank to build and sustain critical community health services across Washington and Hancock counties.
The gift will enable Healthy Acadia to strengthen services in and around eight towns served by Machias Savings Bank branches, including Baileyville, Bar Harbor, Calais, Columbia, Danforth, Ellsworth, Machias and Princeton.
“Our goals align with Machias Savings Bank’s community giving priorities around health and wellness as well as some economic priorities,” said Shoshona Smith, Healthy Acadia’s development coordinator. “We know that community members supported by a system of community health resources are less burdened by health care costs, which means that they are more able to join and strengthen the workforce and help their communities move up the economic ladder.”
Among the programs that will benefit from the donation are substance prevention and treatment access, Tai Chi, cancer patient navigation, youth engagement, access to physical activity, early childhood development, diabetes prevention and healthy food access.
For more information or to volunteer or donate, contact Smith at 667-7171 or [email protected]