Healthy Island Project
A non-profit organization focused on enhancing the broad health of the Deer Isle – Stonington community.
works in five program areas. Download our “tear sheet” to learn what’s going on at HIP.
Monthly Meet Up
Most local organizations are represented at our bimonthly Community Breakfast, which provides the perfect opportunity to hear about relevant community events.
HIP partners with the Town of Deer Isle and Northern Light Home & Hospice to offer vaccination clinics to the community as needed. Contact HIP for more information.
Healthy Island Project’s programs depend on the generous donations of community members. Learn about ways you can support the health of our Island.
The Makings of a Healthy Island
Healthy Island Project works independently or in partnership with local organizations and individuals to develop and launch community projects to improve the broad health of the Deer Isle – Stonington community.
We do this by providing information, making connections, and coordinating projects that promote healthy living.
Our five focus areas include…
Where people of all ages tend to and enhance their physical health and well-being through safe and expert-led programming.
Where older residents can thrive, receive social and physical support, and age with dignity, respect, and joy.
Where local food systems are strengthened and people are inspired to create, experience, and enjoy good food in their homes, schools, and restaurants.
Where community is celebrated and people work together with open communication, collaboration, and volunteerism.
Where healthy minds are encouraged and people are attentive to and appreciate the surrounding world.
Healthy Island Project is a community-based organization that provides information, makes connections between people and organizations, and coordinates selected projects to promote healthy living. HIP brings together a cross section of Deer Isle – Stonington residents to address the broad health of our community.
What makes a healthy island?
“A healthy island is when every community member takes responsibility for and is supported in their physical, social, and psychological health and well-being. We want to create a community that looks out for its neighbors, celebrates life, and recognizes the importance of every island resident.”
René Colson Hudson, Executive Director of HIP
A Year in Review
Island Digital Inclusion Initiative Devices Distributed
SERV Safe Certifications Administered
Seniors Received Tech Support
Kids Taught Bike Safety
Senior Food Boxes Provided
Meals Prepared and Delivered Since the Onset of COVID-19 Through the HIP Lunch Box Program
Dollars in Sales Through Deer Isle FarmDrop in Support of Local Farmers and Producers
As seen on WABI channel 5:
Three decades later, Healthy Island Project continues to help Deer Isle-Stonington community.
By Brian Sidelinger, February 7, 2022
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