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Novel Coronavirus 2019

At the Mount Desert Nursing Association, the health and well-being of our patients, staff and community is our top priority. We are taking every precaution when meeting with our patients and have supplied our staff with all needed equipment. We are following CDC guidance and are keeping updated multiple times per day.

MDNA is willing to help you adjust to your needs and will address visits via tele-health if necessary.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

207-276-5184
care@mountdesertnursing.org

2 Information Sessions offered!

Tuesday, November 12th 6:00-7:00pm

Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education free “Healthy at Home” information session by Heather Lewis at MDI High School

Taking care of an elderly parent or spouse? Recovering at home from surgery or illness? Need to borrow medical equipment? Mount Desert Nursing Association (MDNA) invites you to attend a free informational session. Come learn about what their services are and how you can use or share them with your loved ones, friends or neighbors.  Through their direct services, MDNA’s goal is to help residents achieve and or maintain the best possible health, stay in their homes for as long as possible and support the best quality of life possible for each person. As MDI’s only local home health agency, they have information to share!

Healthy at Home Info Session

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If you can’t make Tuesday, catch Heather, Christine and Carroll Harper at the Southwest Harbor Library Wednesday!!

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Wednesday, November 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Presented  by Heather Lewis and Christine Mild of Mount Desert Nursing Association in conjunction with Carroll Harper of Carroll Harper & Associates, Inc.

Taking care of an elderly parent or spouse?

Recovering at home from surgery or illness? 

Need to borrow medical equipment? 

Mount Desert Nursing Association (MDNA) invites you to attend a free informational session.  Come learn about our services and how you can use or share them with your loved ones, friends or neighbors.  Through direct services, the goal of MDNA is to help residents achieve and or maintain the best possible health, stay in their homes for as long as possible and support the best quality of life possible for each person.  As MDI’s only local home health agency we have information to share!

Carroll Harper has been offering Professional Insurance Planning since 1975 and today is considered to be one of the foremost authorities on the subject of Medicare and Long Term Care Insurance Planning.

Thanks to Nicklbeth Turf!

BIG THANKS to

Kevin deWildt of Nicklbeth Turf

for fertilizing, amending and weed controlling our lawn.   Kevin donated the product and labor for this!  

THANK YOU, Kevin!!

If you need lawn care call: (207) 356-6346

Thanks for a great 3rd Annual Golf Tournament!!
A HUGE thank you to our Sponsors, Participants,
Donors and Volunteers for Making it Happen!
Thank you to The First National Bank and First Advisors for
being our Title Sponsor and special thanks to
Marcia Bender and Brenda Fernald for volunteering at the event!
THANK YOU TO OUR 18 Hole
& 9 Hole SPONSORS!
Thanks to our Event Sponsors, Hole Sponsors,
Volunteers and Prize Donors!!!
And finally, MANY MANY thanks
to all of our enthusiastic
Participants!!
Tournament Results:
Sept. 8th 2019
1 st Gross: 56
Tim Ray, Bill Klaver, Bob McKinney, Chris Archer
1 st Net: 50.25
Richard Dow, Cornell Knight, Mark Wanner, Les Harbour
2 nd Net: 52.1
Brian Alderman, Peter Finger, Brent Barker, Bryan Maurais
3 rd Net: 52.5
Barren Yurchick, Emily Lewis, Adam McDonald, Robbie McGuire
4 th Net: 52.95
Matt Lahaye, Jenn Lahaye, Doug Hodgdon, Jack Martel
5th Net: 54.35
Jackie Royal, Carew Blythe, Charlie Wheeler, Hogan Haskell
6th Net: 55.2
Kelli Clark, Mike Clark, Margie Phelps, Brian Goff
7th Net: 55.3
Danny Harper, Jay Pearl, Jim Sawyer, Ryan Cloutier
8th Net: 55.35
Edi Hall, Edd Hamor, Matt Hall, Kelly Kane
Closest to the Pin winners:
#3 Rob Mckenney 4′
#6 Penny Saunders 7′ Ladies only
#8 Matt Losquadro 6’9″
#12 Glenn Megguier 7’1″
Long Drive Winners:
Men: Brent Barker
Ladies: Emily Lewis
MDNA is now 70!

Now Hiring!

RN Recruitment

We are in search of a Full -Time or Part-Time Registered Nurse (20-40 hours/week).

Come join our team at the Mount Desert Nursing Association (MDNA) and help us with our mission to keep the Island “HEALTHY at HOME”!

Please call or email Heather Lewis at
207-276-5184
or care@mountdesertnursing.org

Don Robinson

Don Robinson gives MDNA a "thumbs up"In the Fall of 2017, I finally went to Boston and had the hip surgery that I had tried to fend off for way too long!  As I expressed concern about returning home post-op and living alone with only my dog, my PT suggested (and my doctor seconded) that I pop by your “World Headquarters” in Northeast Harbor to introduce/acquaint myself with your staff and services. I met Elise and others. Everyone couldn’t have been more accommodating and nurturing, if you will. I left with a shoe horn, sock aid, raised potty, walker, a few other items that would soon become indispensable, and an anti-anxiety, secure feeling that I would be somewhat prepared for the ensuing journey of recovery.

Once back on MDI, Elise and the MDNA team came by the next morning. She & Company hit the ground running—checking my vitals, setting things up, throwing in a bit of PT for good measure. Both the friend who had transported me home and I were amazed at the convenience and proficiency of the service. Relief was the word that kept popping up. However, Elise did dash our plans for a Friday Night trip to the movies at Reel Pizza. My friend returned home but was so impressed with MDNA that he even left a donation! 

Now alone, I enjoyed the warmth and comfort of Indian Summer on the Sound—all and only possible because of MDNA. I was so glad to be away from hospitals and inspired to learn all I could from your staff to be able to take care of myself so as not to have to return to the hospital. There were many ground-zero, re-learning moments in the complicated process of recovery but everyone at MDNA was incredibly considerate, patient, and proficient. MDNA staff provided me with the critical morale boost I needed during the 2 weeks under your care. Marti taught me how to breathe/exhale properly when doing my exercises. She also taught me how to get in and out of my car with ease —to say nothing of the many simple, take-for-granted tasks of daily living.

I could go on in praise of MDNA.  The agency was a wellspring of relief for me during that critical period of my recovery. MDNA was the bridge between the inpatient care and the excellent outpatient therapy. That bridge makes MDI a perfect place to recover from surgery.

Giving Tuesday Logo

It’s #GivingTuesday!

#GivingTuesday is HERE!!
#GivingTuesday is a chance to give back to your community and support those who are unable to afford but need our care as stated in our mission we serve patients on MDI and the Outer Islands regardless of their ability to pay.

So, thank you for helping us be the best (and only) home health care agency on MDI….a treasured resource for almost 70 years….

Join our 2nd Annual Stethoscope Open Golf Tournament Happening SOON!

You don’t have to play golf to join the fun at the Stethoscope Open!

Sign up NOW for

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Mainely Meats BBQ (including two drink tickets)

5:30 p.m. (or there about)

at the Northeast Harbor Golf Club

$30/person

Games/Raffle/Auction   ALL to benefit the Mount Desert Nursing Association

Please call us to sign up!  Or call to sign up a TEAM (a few spaces left) or sponsor a hole!!!

THANKS to our Title Sponsors The FIRST NATIONAL BANK & The FIRST ADVISORS!

Thanks also to our 18 Hole, 9 Hole and other Hole Sponsors!!