Health

  • Recovery coach training scheduled

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia is offering a Connecticut Community for Addiction (CCAR) Recovery Coach Training from April 24-27. The 30-hour CCAR Recovery Coach Training program will be offered as a four-day course at the Ramada Inn, 215 High St. in Ellsworth. Classes will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Participants will also

  • Maine AllCare receives $50,000 donation from King Foundation

    ELLSWORTH — Maine AllCare, a nonprofit advocating for universal health care in Maine, has received a $50,000 donation from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation to fund financial feasibility studies and an operations manager. The mission of Maine AllCare is to promote the establishment of publicly funded health care coverage for all Maine residents. The

  • Beverage server and seller trainings scheduled

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia is offering Responsible Beverage Server and Seller Trainings to provide anyone employing individuals who sell or serve alcoholic beverages with the knowledge they need to prevent violations of liquor laws. This course emphasizes increasing employees’ knowledge about liquor laws, the importance of preventing underage sales and sales to visibly intoxicated individuals,

  • Healthy Acadia Advisory Council to meet April 11

    MACHIAS — Healthy Acadia’s Advisory Council will meet on April 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Machias Veterans Home (32 Veterans Way, Machias), with video/call-in availability. All who are interested from Washington and Hancock counties are encouraged to attend. Healthy Acadia’s Community Advisory Council helps put the organizaton’s mission into action by keeping

  • Health forum at MCMH April 3

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital is kicking off its 2018 series of free community health forums on Tuesday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m. in the hospital’s classroom. Physical therapist Cadie Saucier will be the speaker. Saucier has extensive training for treatment of pelvic floor disorders, and has a passion for helping people. The presentation

  • Support groups starting in April

    ELLSWORTH — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is offering eight-week bereavement support groups for those who have lost a loved one. Meetings will start in April and are free of charge. Registration is required. The schedule is as follows: For Those Who Have Lost an Adult Child, Mondays, April 9-May 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (eight

  • Sullivan aims to become more senior-friendly

    Sullivan aims to become more senior-friendly

    SULLIVAN — Myra Hornberger’s husband used to play cribbage once a week with a neighbor. But when that person passed away, he didn’t have anyone to play cribbage with anymore. “All of the sudden, there was a gap,” Hornberger said. “Those are the gaps that people don’t talk about, but that happens to seniors.” Hornberger

  • CDC issues warning about unlicensed tattoo artist

    CDC issues warning about unlicensed tattoo artist

    MACHIAS — Bad ink may be the least of your worries if you’re being tattooed in unsanitary conditions. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) is cautioning the public about an unlicensed tattoo artist operating out of an East Machias home. Receiving a tattoo from an unlicensed tattoo artist increases the risk

  • Support groups to start in April

    ELLSWORTH — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County has announced the schedule for its 2018 Spring Grief Support Group series. Two general groups for those who have lost a loved one and one group for those who have lost an adult child will begin in early April and run for eight consecutive weeks at the following

  • Hospitals strive to cut costs, meet service demands

    Hospitals strive to cut costs, meet service demands

    Of Hancock County’s three hospitals two financially are in good health while the third, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth, continues to operate in the red. Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor won’t have a final tally until their fiscal year ends in April, but President and CEO Art Blank predicts the balance sheet