Author Archives: Lise Hanners

Working with the Community Housing Improvement Project

Hi all – I hope you are well and enjoying the good (dry) weather.  If you’re like me, some rain would be great for the gardens! We have a wonderful opportunity to work with the non-profit Community Housing Improvement Project … Continue reading

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Are you willing to deliver a food bank box?

Hi all – I hope this post finds you well and busily working in the garden and/or enjoying the outdoors.  I haven’t touched base in a while but it does seem that requests for help are increasing a little, likely … Continue reading

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No news is good news?

Hi all – I hope this finds you and your families well and managing well enough these days.  I just wanted to touch base so you’d know that Whitefield Cares is still alive and well, just quiet.  We got out … Continue reading

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CHIP, Inc. does home repairs in Whitefield

Hi all – I hope this beautiful day finds you well.  I had a great conversation with Brittany Gill who run the Community Housing Improvement Plan based in Bristol.  They distinguish their nonprofit by adding an “Inc.” after CHIP, to … Continue reading

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Whitefield Cares! drivers for shut-ins

Hi all – Here’s sincerely hoping that you are all well.  We are all set up to help our neighbors during the Coronavirus epidemic so I thought I’d update you on where this stands. New volunteers have been signing up … Continue reading

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Whitefield Cares! meeting on March 18 cancelled – Are you willing to drive?

Hi All – Well we’re going with safety first and decided to cancel our meetings for the foreseeable future.  However, we may have an opportunity to contribute individually to help our community in need.  Sheepscot General reached out to ask … Continue reading

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Whitefield Cares! Receives $1000 from the Maine Community Foundation!

Great news! Whitefield Cares! has received our first funding!  We received $1,010 from the Thriving Older Adults Strategic Goal Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.  We asked for support for printing and mailing the Resource List to all Whitefield residents … Continue reading

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Whitefield Cares! SWAT Team renamed – Neighbors on Call

Hi all – This is great example of why it’s good to listen to that niggling, tapping on your shoulder saying “Psst – Don’t use military acronyms!”.  And once we looked up what SWAT actually means – Special Weapons and … Continue reading

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Introducing the Whitefield Cares! SWAT Team

Hi all – I received my first request for help for a Whitefield resident from a health care social worker in Augusta. She was thrilled to hear about Whitefield Cares and plans to let her colleagues in social work know … Continue reading

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Materials from AARP

Hi all – When Patricia Oh came and talked to our group, she sent me the attached file that shows a map of all the Age-friendly Communities in Maine (there are many!) and describes the benefits of joining the network.  … Continue reading

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