Schoodic libraries offering health talks

WINTER HARBOR Based on the premise that knowledge is empowering, two Schoodic Peninsula libraries are offering talks on topical health issues.

Dorcas Library and the Winter Harbor Library are partnering with Maine Coast Memorial Hospital (MCMH) to offer the quarterly series.

The first talk took place at Dorcas Library Aug. 12 and featured a diabetes specialist at MCMH.

The next talk will be in November or December and will be on the subject of dementia.

The talks are free and open to the public and include healthy refreshments.

Karen Wilcock of the Dorcas Library has been involved in discussions on health issues in Penobscot, Hancock and Washington counties for several years.

“It’s clear that more knowledge on the part of people affected by any one of a list of chronic problems can help them manage their conditions more effectively,” she said. “The library seemed like a good partner for health talks given by health professionals.”

Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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