Free Health Literacy presentation at H.O.M.E. in Orland

 Do you have questions about your health and wellness? Is a loved one struggling with physical, mental health or substance abuse problems? Learn where to find accurate, reliable health information online, without being exposed to advertisements, misinformation or personal risk. Bring a friend or family member to this free, 1-hour talk. All community members are welcome. 

Access Wellness through Health Literacy
10 a.m. — 11 a.m., Thursday, April 11, 2019 
H.O.M.E. 90 Schoolhouse Rd, Orland, ME 04472
For more information, call H.O.M.E. at 469-7961


Presented by the Stockton Springs Community Library with funding through Healthy Acadia and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. 

Free blood pressure and blood glucose clinics at Stockton Springs Community Library

Stockton Springs Community Library will host three free blood pressure and blood sugar clinics this spring as part of its Access Wellness health literacy programming. The events will be held at the library from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 15; Friday, April 5; and Friday, April 19. The clinics are open to the general public on a drop-in basis. Members of the town’s ambulance crew will perform the testing.

In addition to checking blood pressure and blood sugar, community members can learn how to find reliable information about managing these key health measures and more, both online and in the library’s expanding health collection. Individuals may also schedule a one-on-one appointment with a member of the library staff to search for any health-related information. Handouts will be available, including a list of reliable websites where users can find evidence-based health information without encountering advertising or potential loss of privacy.

The Stockton Springs Community Library is located at 6 Station St, Stockton Springs, ME 04981. The library’s Access Wellness program is funded by a 2019 health literacy grant from Healthy Acadia and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, a division of the National Institutes for Health. This programming is free and open to the general community. Visit our website at stocktonspringslibrary.org or call for more information: (207) 567-4147


Free health literacy programming at Stockton Springs Community Library

Stockton Springs Community Library will host two free “Access Wellness” group training sessions in January, aimed at helping individuals find current, reliable, easy-to-understand information about health and wellness. Led by a trained facilitator, participants will explore sources of trustworthy health information on the Internet and in the library’s own expanding collection, as well as materials available through interlibrary loan. 

These group sessions are scheduled from 1 – 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 27th and Tuesday, January 29 at the library, located at 6 Station Street in Stockton Springs. Pre-registration is required, by phone at 207-567-4147 or in person at the library.  

In addition, the Access Wellness program, funded by a health literacy grant from Healthy Acadia and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, will offer confidential, one-on-one help sessions, highlighted health displays and ongoing programming reflecting the needs and interests of the community. 

Topics may include:

  • healthy diet and exercise
  • chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease
  • substance misuse and addiction
  • clinical trials and other research opportunities
  • drug interactions
  • healthy aging
  • reproductive health
  • disaster preparedness
  • vaccine safety
  • other suggested topics

Health information can be complicated and hard to understand. Our knowledgeable staff will help you identify trustworthy sources of information and improve your health literacy. 

You don’t have to live in Stockton Springs to join us! Register for one of the group sessions today or call the library at for more information.