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Originally published in Castine Patriot, February 18, 2021 and Island Ad-Vantages, February 18, 2021 and The Weekly Packet, February 18, 2021
Healthy Acadia encourages time for family

Healthy Acadia’s Downeast Partnerships for Success initiative has launched the DownEast Healthy Family Pledge, an awareness campaign aimed at providing families with opportunity to recommit to intentional time spent with the ones they love.

Spending time with loved ones helps us to feel connected, especially during these challenging times, according to a news release from Healthy Acadia. Together we build positive and lasting memories with loved ones while also connecting to our authentic selves. Quality time spent with our loved ones helps to nurture creativity, improve self-esteem, promote self-expression, and support overall wellbeing.

Make a commitment to taking time for the ones you love the most. Together with your family, take The DownEast Family Pledge. Make a conscious effort to enjoy family meals together, participate in outdoor activities, hold family games and craft nights, and cut down on family screen time.

Visit to complete and submit your Family Pledge form. For questions and to share your family time photos, adventures, and activities that you want to recommend for others, email Sara McConnell at Photos can also be shared by tagging Healthy Acadia on Facebook (@healthyacadia) and Instagram (@healthyacadiame) posts. Use the hashtag #DownEastFamilyPledge.