Islanders and their friends are naturally curious with questions from personal health to a range of global issues. As the pivotal health provider, the Peaks Island Health Center offers community education programming on topics of both broad and specific health-related interest for individuals, their neighbors and family members. Often in collaboration with other organizations, these events can be lectures, informal talks or hand's-on opportunities such as blood pressure readings and hula hooping at PeaksFest. Past subjects have included the Vial for Life program, organ donation, end of life considerations and Alzheimer's Disease.
A community discussion:
Home Improvements for Safety and Comfort
DATE: THURSDAY, September 21, 2017
PLACE: Brackett Church
Creating a safe and efficient environment now can give you the peace of mind to live confidently and comfortably in your home as you progress in years. Guest speaker Tim St. Hilaire is certified by the National Association of Home Builders as an Aging-in-Place specialist. He has been sharing his expertise with Portland-area neighborhoods that are developing village-type networks to support older adults who wish to live in the residence of their choice for as long as they are able. In this program, the second in a continuing series exploring Aging on Peaks, Tim will discuss technological solutions and resources available to seniors, offer low-cost strategies that are simple and effective, and provide practical tips that any homeowner can implement. Presented by the Aging on Peaks steering committee in cooperation with the PIHC.