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COVID-19 STATEMENT

Healthy Acadia’s offices are currently closed to the public in order to protect our community members, volunteers, and staff, and to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Our priority is the health and well-being of our communities. We are changing the way we deliver many of our community health programs, connecting by phone or video and making classes available on YouTube. 

Subscribe to our e-newsletter to have weekly updates delivered to your inbox:

Call our Offices  

  • Ellsworth: (207) 667-7171 (Community Health Programs)
  • Ellsworth: (207) 412-2288 (Recovery supports)
  • Machias:  (207) 255-3741

Leave a message in our general mailbox or use our dial by name directory to connect to a staff member’s direct inbox.

Email info@healthyacadia.org or use our staff directory

Follow Healthy Acadia on social media:

@healthyacadia on Facebook and Twitter

@healthyacadiame on Instagram

For all other program areas, please call our office lines in Ellsworth and Machias. You may also email any of our staff directly or send your email inquiry to info@healthyacadia.org.  

We encourage all community members to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by staying informed and following the safety recommendations provided by Maine CDC

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and often.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Practice physical distancing and social solidarity.
  • Stay home as much as possible and especially when unwell.
  • Practice kindness, and good care of yourself and your loved ones!

Be well and stay safe!

~ The Healthy Acadia Team

Additional COVID-19 Resources

211 Maine. COVID-19 case numbers, travel advisories and statewide directory of community health resources:

Maine CDC COVID-19 updates: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml  

U.S. CDC’s COVID-19 website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Good Shepherd Food Bank. Find food resources near you: https://www.gsfb.org/mainecovid/

Programs, Events, and more.

Bookmark this page and visit often for the latest updates and to learn about events happening in your community. Check our calendar for full program schedules.

Click on event or item of interest below to learn more!

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HEALTHY ACADIA HAS THE FOLLOWING AMERICORPS SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:

Nutrition and Wellness

HANCOCK COUNTY FOOD DRIVE

Due to school and business closures resulting from COVID-19, local food security organizations and pantries need our help now more than ever. Though the 2020 Hancock County Food Drive has ended (thank you for your generous support!), you can still donate online to help provide nutritious food for families and children across Hancock County anytime throughout the year by clicking here.

NUTRITION EDUCATION

Our SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education team is offering healthy cooking demos, from their home kitchens to yours. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and never miss an upload. New recipes added weekly!

OTHER RESOURCES AND SUPPORTS

FOR Cancer Patient Navigation, Diabetes Prevention, or Gambling Self-Exclusion Services, contact Angela: 207-263-6230 or Angela@HealthyAcadia.org  

MINDFULNESS, MOVEMENT, TAI CHI, more!

Tai Chi for Health Classes now online via Zoom:

  • Intermediate Tai Chi for Health, Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. - For those familiar with Tai Chi for Health Institute programs as well as the Yang 24 form
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Mondays & Wednesdays, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. - For beginners
  • Tai Chi for Energy, Mondays & Wednesdays, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m - For beginners
  • Yang Style 24 Forms, Mondays & Wednesdays, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. - For beginners
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Tuesdays, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. -  For beginners
  • Tai Chi for Osteoporosis, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. - For beginners
  • Tai Chi for Diabetes, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. - For beginners
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Tuesdays, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. - For beginners

Click here to register for any or all of these courses. Once your registration is complete, you receive login information for your course(s) via the email address you provided. For more information or to register by phone, contact Nina Zeldin at (207) 479-1206 or Nina@HealthyAcadia.org.

Youth Engagement

  • Screenagers

Explore socio-Emotional development and the impacts of screen time with a free remote viewing of these two globally-acclaimed documentary films. View these two films from your home computer or Smart TV between May 11 and 31, 2020, and join us at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2020, as we dig deeper into the topic with a live virtual question and answer session on Healthy Acadia’s Facebook page (@healthyacadia). 
 
To view “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age,” click here.  
To view “Screenagers, Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience,” click here.

Substance Prevention

NEW! Mini-grants for Tobacco-Free Policies

Click here for an application.

Responsible Beverage Server and Seller Training (Remote via Zoom): June 25 & 26, 2020. Click here to register for any of these sessions.

Hancock County Drug-Free Communities (Remote via Zoom): TBA Email Tara Young for info and/or Zoom join meeting link

Recovery Coaching Supports and Services

Maine Alliance for Recovery Coaching (Maine-ARC) Classes​ - all classes are offered remotely until further notices:

Recovery Coaching Basics: May 28, 2020; Register here

Recovery Coach Academy: June 15-19, 2020; Register here

Recovery Coach Services

If you have a recovery coach, continue to reach out to them directly. For inquiries about Recovery Coaching services: 

  •     Gretchen: (207) 479-6287 (Washington County)
  •     Debra: (207) 479-6278 (Hancock County)
  •     Donna: (207) 460-0229 (Hancock County)
  •     Caroline: (207) 460-2312 (Recovery MAT Program)
  •     Paige: (207) 610-3277 (AmeriCorps RecoveryCorps)

MAT Treatment Fund