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Island Nursing Home

Residents of the islands and Peninsula are trying to find ways to save the Island Nursing Home, even as it carries out plans to find new homes for residents, new jobs for the staff and a use for the new building.

Steel drum concert

Steel drum concert

Island Nursing Home residents enjoy a steel drum concert (2002). Musicians from the Island and Peninsula frequently entertained at the nursing home over the years.

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Horse sense

Horse sense

Carol Collins brings one of her miniature horses to visit the Island Nursing Home. Pets (currently a bird and a cat) are well-loved members of the nursing home staff (2006).

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13 Dow Road

13 Dow Road

Formerly Pearson Jewelry, this building is currently for sale. Islanders have suggested it could be rehabbed to create affordable housing for the Island Nursing Home’s workforce.

Photo courtesy of Island Agency