Our Mission:

Healthy Island Project works independently or in partnership with local organizations and individuals to develop and launch community projects to improve the broad health of the community.

HIP’s mission is admittedly broad, and our current programs reflect the range and variety of healthy life needs and issues on our island.

Healthy Island Project understands that a healthy island is…

an ACTIVE Island



a MINDFUL Island

and an EDIBLE Island

Click on the name of the program below or on the buttons to the left to learn more.

Community Breakfasts

HIP hosts a Community Breakfast six times a year. Everyone is welcome to attend.


HIP’s WinterFest began in 2006 and is held the third weekend of January. Everyone is welcome and most activities are FREE!

Salt Air Seniors

A group of senior men and women who come together for socializing and activities. The group meets at Deer Run Apartments in Deer Isle, in the Dining Hall from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm, the first and third Thursday of each month. New members are always welcome!

Island Workshop Day

Island Workshop Day, held the first Saturday in May, is a partnership between HIP and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Workshops are held at Haystack’s campus and are open to residents of Deer Isle, Stonington and the Blue Hill Peninsula. The purpose of the event is to foster community and the creative spirit.

Active Island

HIP is excited to announce a new initiative called Active Island which focuses on getting people more physically active.

Health Bound

On hiatus for 2020

Health Bound (formerly Move It to Lose It) is a five month healthy lifestyle program that includes weekly group exercise, covers nutrition, fitness, healthy eating and many other components to lead a healthy life. Meets during the months of January – June. Registration is required.

Health Bound is supported by the Community of Christ Church and the Healthy Island Project.

Queen’s Closet

A  program started by Cathy Boyce, Angelina Lucas and Whitney Eaton, Queen’s Closet provides new and barely used dress clothing and accessories to men, women and children free of charge. It is the mission of Queen’s Closet that no one miss a special occasion due to not having the appropriate attire.  Wedding parties, prom, other dances and special events, and job interviews are some of the occasions for which clients visit Queen’s Closet.  Located across the street from Burnt Cove Market, Queen’s Closet is open  2:30-4:30 pm on Tuesdays and other times by appointment.