Community Wellness Watch, a brand new public health information project of WERU, includes a series of brief recorded announcements and hour-long programs, the first of which aired on Tuesday, August 31 at 4 p.m. The program featured a conversation with local healthcare professionals who provide senior care. CWW is produced by WERU intern Emma Weiss. Listen to the recording.
Guests on this program included Anne Schroth, co-director and healthy-aging program coordinator at Healthy Peninsula in Blue Hill; René Colson Hudson, executive director of Healthy Island Project in Stonington; and Jo Cooper, executive director of Friends in Action in Ellsworth.
Over the next few months, we hope that WERU’s Community Wellness Watch will inform listeners about healthcare resources in the area and give a huge thank you to these providers for their very important work. Learn how they have adjusted their practices throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and how they continue to support healthy and safe communities.
Many thanks to the Maine Community Foundation for financially supporting this project!
Originally from Hamden, CT, Emma Weiss has always called Maine her second home. After studying psychology and education at Oberlin College, she moved to MDI full time and began hosting Moose Juice, Jellies & Jams; Tales and Tunes for Kids of All Ages, which airs twice monthly on Saturdays at 11 a.m. Emma joined the WERU team in April and has been working on our NextWave Radio initiative as well as Community Wellness Watch. She now resides in Philadelphia and will continue to work for WERU remotely for the next few months.