Bucksport Bay Healthy Communities Coalition: Jewett School Community Center

Phone: 207-469-6682  Fax: 207-469-7369

66 Bridge Street, Bucksport, Maine 04416

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The Bucksport Bay Healthy Communities Coalition: Community Resources

General Information

211 Service Directory: 2-1-1 Maine is part of a national movement to centralize and streamline access to health and human service information and resources.

Bucksport Bay Local Resource Flyer  - click here to download printable flyer.

Cancer Resources

Cancer Support Center of Maine
147 Main Street
Bucksport, Maine 04416
207-469-6363
Website: http://cancersupportcenterofmaine.org
Mission is to provide free services to cancer patients, survivors, and people at risk in Maine through education, outreach, advocacy, and social support; fostering an environment to assist those in struggle with cancer to reach and maintain optimum physical and emotional health; and maintaining a fiscally viable, compassionate organization that strives for excellence by respecting and preserving the dignity of the people we serve. 

Eastern Maine Medical Center’s CancerCare of Maine
Lafayette Family Cancer Center,
33 Whiting Hill Road, Brewer, Maine 
973-7478 or 1-800-987-3005
Website: https://www.emmc.org/Cancer-Care.aspx
Eastern Maine Medical Center's CancerCare of Maine combines the expertise of hematology, medical and radiation oncology physicians; along with specialized staff delivering state of the art, high quality compassionate care. CancerCare provides consultation and treatment for malignant diseases and blood disorders, all under one roof. Experts work closely together to plan the best possible care and support for each patient. CancerCare of Maine means one-stop scheduling, streamlined, efficient and sensitive service. CancerCare is pleased to offer advanced treatment options close to home for people in our communities.

Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
P.O. Box 322, 3 High Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 664-0339
Website: http://www.bethwrightcancercenter.org/
The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center in Ellsworth serves Hancock and Washington Counties where the incidence, prevalence, and mortality rates for cancer far exceed both the state and national averages. The Beth C. Wright Center is the place to turn for education and support in making sense of a cancer diagnosis and proceeding with your life. The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center provides a comfortable place for cancer patients, families, and friends to meet their educational and emotional needs. Our staff is almost entirely volunteer; professionals and caring community members donate their time to offer classes, meetings, and programs that are free to people with cancer, their families, and friends. We offer books, brochures, video and audio tapes as well as a computer with access to the internet.

Cardiovascular Health Resources

American Heart Association in Maine
51 US Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, Maine 04074
(207) 879-5700
visit our website: 

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Affiliate/Scarborough/Maine/Home_UCM_FDA006_AffiliatePage.jsp
The mission of the American Heart Association is Maine is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question. Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are the #1 cause of death in Maine. Learn about the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association in Maine. We're building healthier lives where you live and work - in the community, health care, education and research. Touch hearts - save lives. Here’s the chance to make a real difference!

Maine Cardiovascular Health Program
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
286 Water Street, State House Station 11, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
(207) 287-2906
Website: http://www.mainehearthealth.com/
Maine Cardiovascular Health Program works to prevent death and disability from heart disease and stroke by partnering with state and local organizations to educate Maine residents about risk factors, symptoms, and prevention.

Child Care Services

THE HANCOCK COUNTY CHILDREN'S COUNCIL is a community effort dedicated to the PREVENTION of child abuse and neglect in our local area. We work to create programs which help children and families live healthier lives. We provide education programs to children, parents, and professionals, and coordinate with schools, agencies and individuals to reach out to families in need. 

 

Maine Families is a home-visiting program offering information and support to first-time parents of all ages and income levels in Hancock County. The program begins during pregnancy or shortly after the baby's birth. All Maine Families (Formerly Parents Are Teachers Too, or P.A.T.T.) play groups are open to the public and are free of charge. No advance registration needed. All groups meet once a week except where noted. Babies, beginning at birth, and young children up to the age of three years and their parents (or other caregivers) are invited to attend.  For more information call 667-5304 Ext. 225.

Complementary Health Services

Downeast Community Acupuncture 
87 US Highway #1, Verona Island, ME 04416 (next to Ft. View Variety Store, behind Citgo Station)
207-479-2944 or info@downeastca.com
www.downeastca.com
We are a community acupuncture clinic located on Verona Island, between the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Bucksport.  We offer treatments at a sliding-scale fee of $15-$35, administered in comfortable recliners in a large room, providing personal attention, while also healing as a group. The community model allows for frequent and affordable visits, leading to fast and improved results. Please take a look around our website to learn more about DECA and how community acupuncture could help you.

Domestic Violence Services

The Next Step Domestic Violence Project is a private, nonprofit organization devoted to serving the needs of people affected by domestic violence through education and social change. 24-Hour Hotline Hancock County 667-4606 or (800) 315-5579

Economic Self-Sufficiency

Washington Hancock Community Agency
Washington Hancock Community Agency is a community action agency dedicated to fighting poverty and helping low-income people in Down East Maine. We offer a wide range of services including heating assistance, transportation, weatherization, small business assistance, tax preparation and more. For more information logon here.

Older Adult Services

The Bucksport Senior Center offers programs and services for citizens 55 and over from the communities of Bucksport, Orland, Verona Island and Prospect. For more information click here.

 

Eastern Area Agency on Aging (EAAA)  is the best source of information, options and services for people as they grow older.  With a specially trained and dedicated staff, we are able to provide seniors with a variety of options, opportunities, resources and referrals.

Environmental Services

Maine CDC Lead Poisoning Prevention Website - The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and the Lead Poisoning Prevention Fund would like to announce its new and improved Maine CDC Lead Website!  Please come visit the site and see what we have to offer parents, partners, providers, the public and many more. 

Water and Radon Testing
Is your well water safe to drink? Many Maine wells have too much Arsenic, Radon and Uranium. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly test for Bacteria, Nitrates and Nitrites. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention additionally recommends a test for Arsenic, Uranium, Radon, First Draw Lead and Fluoride every 3 to 5 years.

Family Mediation Services

Penquis CAP - Professional mediation is provided to families with an adolescent where conflict is unmanageable and where adolescents may be absent from the home or at-risk of leaving the home due to conflict. Services are free and confidential. For more information call 1-888-497-3500.

Health Services

Bucksport Regional Health Center - The Bucksport Regional Health Center has been serving the Bucksport, Maine area since 1974. Our Staff is dedicated to helping each patient achieve and maintain good health by offering primary care health and dental services for adults and children. We continue to grow to meet the increasing demand for medical and dental care in this region. Address: 110 Broadway, Bucksport, Maine 04416 Phone: 207-469-7371 Toll Free: 1-800-453-3819

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital - Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) is a 25-bed critical access hospital offering primary and selected specialty healthcare services.  We are proud to be the largest employer in our region and an affiliate of EMHS. The hospital’s primary care practices are located in Blue Hill, Bucksport, Castine, and Stonington. Blue Hill Memorial Hospital - 57 Water Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614 Phone: (207) 374-3400 Toll Free: (800) 488-2836

Hancock County HomeCare & Hospice
Hancock County HomeCare & Hospice’s tradition of serving the residents of our communities spans more than 80 years, beginning with the establishment of Four Town Nursing Service in 1931 and Bar Harbor Public Health Association in 1945. Over the years, our goal has always been to provide expert healthcare services to our patients in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. Services include home health; hospice; telehealth; nursing; physical, occupational, and speech therapies; medical social work; and home health aides.

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County 
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County was formed in 1980 as a community response to the need for specialized and compassionate end-of-life care. Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County offers non-medical services through our well-trained volunteers. We do not charge for our services and do not receive any state or federal funding, but exist through our partnership with the community. We are pleased and privileged to be a part of individuals' and families' end-of-life journeys.

Mental Health Services

Acadia Hospital
The primary mission of The Acadia Hospital and Acadia Healthcare is the provision of both hospital-based and community-based mental health and substance abuse treatment services to the people of Maine.

Atlantic Mental Health Services
AMHC provides integrated mental health and substance abuse treatment and support services for children, adults, and families.Services are available in Hancock, Washington, and AroostookCounties. AMHC is a licensed mental health and substance abuse agency and accepts MaineCare, Medicare, TriCare, CHAMPUS, most private insurance benefit plans, and self-pay client payments.Services are supported in part by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Maine
NAMI Maine is the state’s only membership organization representing people with mental health and those with co-occurring substance use conditions and their families.  Dedicated to improving the lives of all people affected by mental illness NAMI Maine provides services across the entire state of Maine.

State of Maine Mental Wellness Resources and Links

Nutrition Services

Bucksport Community Concerns
A food pantry program that provides Bucksport, Orland, and Verona Island residents groceries, clothing and other household essentials. The pantry is located in the basement of the Elm Street Congregational Church at 31 Elm Street in Bucksport. The pantry operates each Wednesday from 9:30 – 11:30 A.M. and on the 2nd Monday of the month from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. For more information contact 469-2400.

 

Hannaford Guiding Stars - Our unique, easy-to-use navigation system helps you find foods throughout Hannaford Supermarkets that give you the most nutrition for the calories. Each food at Hannaford Supermarkets is evaluated regardless of brand, price, or manufacturer with the same criteria, and all foods are rated, with the exception of five categories: bottled water, alcoholic beverages, coffee, tea, spices.

 

Let’s Go! is a community-based initiative to promote healthy lifestyle choices for children, youth and families in 12 Greater Portland communities. Our goal is to increase physical activity and healthy eating for children and youth - from birth to 18.

 

Maine’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) This program helps low-income people buy the food they need for good health. You may be able to get Supplemental Nutrition Assistance if you: work for low wages; are unemployed or work part time; receive welfare or other public assistance payments, are elderly or disabled and live on a small income; or are homeless. To apply in Hancock County call 667-1656. To apply in Waldo County call 596-4217. Maine website here.

 

Choosemyplate offers personalized eating plans, interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices, and advice to help you: Make smart choices from every food, group, Find your balance between food and physical activity, Get the most nutrition out of your calories, Stay within your daily calorie needs.

 

Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. Meetings Near You: 
Ellsworth - Tuesday at 7:00 P.M. at St. Joseph's Church
Blue Hill -  Thursday at 5:00 P.M. at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital
Searsport - Thursday at 6:30 P.M. at First Congregational Church

Searsport Congregational and Methodist Church Food Cupboard
Location: Main Street, Searsport, ME 04974 
Days and Hours: Every Saturday 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Ralph Harvey 207-548-6204

 

TOPS 
TOPS Club, Inc. is the original, nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization. TOPS' Mission is to support members as they take off and keep off pounds sensibly. A weekly meeting is held each Thursday at 5:00 P.M. at the Jewett School Community Center, 66 Bridge Street in Bucksport. For more information on TOPS logon at http://www.tops.org

 

W.I.C. is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children funded in part by the United States Department of Agriculture and the State of Maine Department of Human Services. The Program is open to all eligible persons regardless of race, sex, color, age, national origin or disability.

Physical Activities & Body Image

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. - 

Body Mass Index Test

The Bucksport Fitness Studio offers fun and inspiring group fitness classes that include Body Combat, Boot Camp, Toning, Modern Step/Abs Conditioning, and Zumba. For more information about programs call Elaine Morey at 735-3111. 98 Main Street , Bucksport, Maine 04416

 

The Bucksport Recreation Department offers many great recreational opportunities to citizens of all ages from Bucksport and the surrounding communities with its many recreational facilities and programs. For more information http://www.bucksportmaine.gov/recreation

 

Bucksport Walking Trails - Whether you are interested in walking along Bucksport Bay taking in the cool afternoon ocean breeze or hiking through a Maine forest listening to all the sounds of nature, Bucksport has a trail for your enjoyment.

Carol's Neighborhood Gym - provides Personal Strength Training for people of all ages and skill levels, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 815 River Road, Bucksport, ME 04416 Voice: (207) 469-6930 Cell: (207) 992-6635

 

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust
The 4,300-acre Great Pond Mountain Wildlands in East Orland is open to visitors year-round for hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, x-c skiing and snowmobiling on designated trails. For more information, visit their website

 

Physical Activity for Everyone: How much exercise do you need? Current physical activity recommendations for adults include both cardio or aerobic activities and resistance, strength-building, and weight-bearing activities. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Programs

Alcholics Anonymous Maine Chapter - Find meetings, literature and 24 hour support.

 

AlcoholScreening.org is a free service of Join Together, a project of the Boston University School of Public Health. AlcoholScreening.org helps individuals assess their own alcohol consumption patterns to determine if their drinking is likely to be harming their health or increasing their risk for future harm.

Interventions In Maine
Non confrontational and compassionate intervention is a process of involving selected family, friends or employers of an affected individual in a concentrated effort to support the breaking of the cycle of addiction or intervening in the course of depression and enable and empower the person involved to receive life saving treatment and rehabilitation. For more information call 469-3507 or explore website at http://www.interventionsinmaine.com/

 

Maine Al-Anon - For over 50 years, Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) has been offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics.

 

Maine Area of Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of recovering drug addicts who have come together to solve their common problem of addiction. We apply a program of recovery with a singular and profound promise: freedom from active addiction.

Maine Parents – Resource to Reduce Underage Alcohol Use
All Maine teens are at risk for alcohol use. Recent studies show that while only 4% of Maine parents of teens in grades seven through 12 believe their child had alcohol in the past 30 days, 28% of teens admit they drank alcohol in the past 30 days. For more information logon at http://www.maineparents.net/Media/428.htm

Office of Substance Abuse - Department of Health and Human Services - Find Help

Tobacco Cessation Programs

Maine Tobacco Helpline - View What (download) Happens When You Call, a 9-minute video that depicts a typical call to the Maine Tobacco HelpLine.

 

One of the hardest things to do is to quit using tobacco. Quitting is a process and sometimes it takes more than one try. Your call to the Maine Tobacco HelpLine is an important first step. If you’re having a tough time, the HelpLine offers support that can help you stay tobacco free for life. 1-800-207-1230

The Maine Tobacco Help Line answers your questions and offers friendly support to those who are thinking about quitting or who are ready to quit smoking, or those who want to help a friend or family member quit.

 

Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine Resources to Quit Section brought to you by Healthy Maine Partnerships

Volunteering Opportunities

C.A.R.E. The Community Action Resource Exchange seeks to establish a service exchange linking individual volunteers, groups, and services with citizens who need assistance. If you would like to volunteer or may need help contact 469-6682. 

Wellness Programs

EMHS On-Line Wellness Center - Tools, Quizzes, Information and More

KeepMEWell - MEWell has two main features. The first is an assessment that Maine residents, 18 years or older, can complete. Based on your answers to a series of health questions, you will get three personalized reports. The reports assess your risk for chronic disease, highlight where you can take action to improve your health, and provide a list of local resources in your area that can help with disease prevention and management. The second feature helps Mainers, especially those who are uninsured or underinsured, learn about low cost healthcare services in their local area.

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