As a series of close-knit communities, we experience many things together — including a winter that wore out its welcome pretty quickly! We celebrate our seasons, pulling on our winter boots together and sporting shorts as soon as the temperature flirts with 50 degrees. Our collective cheers propel the Red Sox and Patriots toward every victory (we help at least!). We nurture the next generation, embracing the adage that it takes a village to raise a child. We support and build important community resources in service to one another.
And, most assuredly, as we all write the Greater Kennebec Valley story together, we age together, too.
National need points to prevention as key in preserving and maintaining the wellness of ourselves and our communities — welcome to the era of Population Health Management. In the years to come, preventive health care measures will include air conditioner installation as a cost-effective remedy to a chronic asthmatic’s medical challenges and the placement of a hand rail along an elderly person’s stairs as a prescription for fall reduction. Fewer falls mean fewer broken bones and fewer vulnerable journeys during increasingly fragile years. It also means fewer bills.
With an eye on the future - your future - we're taking steps to implement important preventative measures, meeting you, your friends and family where you are to ensure fewer acute visits to our facility - we love to see you but we'd rather catch up over coffee that host you for a round of tests
Learn about the Healthy Living Resource Center’s incredibly successful first year, which illustrates that wellness is fun and delicious and that our region has a craving for it all. Learn about a remarkable pilot program that’s preventing delirium in elderly patients using a daily dose of good company! See how Yale Marienhoff is making a difference a little bit at a time with monthly gifts in memory of his wife. Satisfy your sweet tooth when you read about our first ever culinary competition, Cakes for a Cause, in which area bakers put their “healthy take on an artful cake” to raise a lot of “dough” for essential health care services.
We hope you're inspired as you learn about the incredible resources we hope you enjoy learning a bit more about the incredible resources we have in one another. As we increasingly find ourselves in the driver’s seat to ensure our collective story is a healthy one, we’re encouraged to have such delightful passengers. Summer is on its way, after all, and there’s no time like the present to hit the open road. Buckle up!
With warmth and gratitude,
Nicole and Chelsea