What You Need to Know About Supporting the Healthy Island Project

We love our Downeast tribe, and we know you do too. That’s why we strive to support our beloved non-profit organizations. Healthy Island Project is dedicated to improving life needs and issues on our island. The program encourages residents through community-engaging, active, and friendly events. There’s a little something for all ages at Healthy Island—check them out today!

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Everything You Need to Know About the Healthy Island Project

The grass-roots Healthy Island Project is an organization dedicated to improving the lifestyle of the local community. Attend one of their annual events and dive deeper into this community-changing program!


  • About the Healthy Island Project

The Healthy Island Project is here to change lives. Whether you’re a local senior or just looking to improve your quality of life through health and fitness, the folks at Healthy Island have a program for you. 

    • Community Breakfasts

Community breakfasts meet six times a year at the Community of Christ Church in Stonington. Everyone is welcome to attend, as each breakfast provides an opportunity to learn about different non-profit organizations around the region.

    • Salt Air Seniors

Salt Air Seniors is a group that meets twice a month for exciting, themed events. Events may include everything from a sombrero-wearing themed lunch to a cruise across the coastline. Events are free, and lunch is a nominal five dollar donation.

    • Island Workshop Day

We have some talented people on our island, and they are ready to show you how to make one-of-a-kind works of art. Join Haystack Mountain School of Crafts for an array of workshops paired with lunch and dinner!

    • Active Island

Active Island promotes people to become physically active. Discover the art of yoga, get going with a Zumba class, or find your walking buddy at their daily walking classes. Their annual Bike Rodeo is an island favorite that teaches kids how to be safe while biking the island. 

  •  Edible Island

Recently, Healthy Island Project merged with the area’s culinary education experts, Edible Island. Edible Island Culinary and Ecological Center is made up of a group of local restaurants dedicated to creating job opportunities for young people. The program provides education and training free-of-charge for those interested in pursuing a career in hospitality and culinary arts. 

In addition, the organization works directly with the public school system on the island to ensure healthy and fresh food choices for the growing generation.


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