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Located on the island of North Haven, one of the Fox Islands in Midcoast Maine, Southern Harbor House was founded on the belief that elders should remain part of their community.


We seek to create a comfortable, safe and nurturing environment for community elders who would otherwise be displaced from their island homes in the absence of caregiving resources. Our philosophy is fundamentally based in the essential qualities of our close-knit community and focuses on person-centerd care.

Southern Harbor House is surrounded by picturesque harbor views, rolling meadows and is situated in close proximity to town, which supports community and resident engagement in social activites occurring at Southern Harbor House and elsewhere in town.

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History of North Haven and Southern Harbor House.

North Haven is one of fourteen unbridged, year-round island communities off the coast of Maine. The creation of Southern Harbor House was a collaboration between several island organizations with a goal of keeping island elders in their community.

Video Archives

Aging on an Island: Voices from North Haven, Maine

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Published on Jul 20, 2016

For the 2016 Aging on Islands Conference, we interviewed several
residents of North Haven, Maine, an island 12 miles off the Maine coast.
We wanted to know "What's different about aging on an island?" Here are
their answers.

Dr. Bill Thomas: Aging on Islands Conference keynote speaker

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Published on Aug 9, 2016

Dr. Bill Thomas of the Eden Alternative delivers the keynote address at the 2016 Aging on Islands conference on North Haven.

We Appreciate Our Wonderful Volunteers

Kate Quinn Library coordinator, strawberry picker

NH Lions Club Provided mussels on the 4th of July

Kendall Baker Art project: helped with installation of screens

Kate Taylor RX pick up and general program supporter

Heather Cabot Grocery Delivery

Scott Higgins Lobster donation

Ryan Marves Lobster dontation

Chayse MacDonald Lobster Donation

Amilia Campbell Food preparation

Alden Mills Music performance

Nikki Craig Flower Arrangements

Phil DesLauriers Technology Assistance

Kat Alexander Community Programming

Maria Keeler Community Programming

Don Pearson Companionship, garden & grounds volunteer

Sally Robbins Trimmed perennial shrubs

Carolyn Taylor Auction, garden volunteer

Barbara Lane Weekly program volunteer, garden coordinator

Josh Ryan Garden volunteer

Jamien Sheilds Garden volunteer

Joette & Dave DeBlois Garden volunteer

Eileen O'Connor Garden volunteer

Sandy Gilman Art project: painted plywood for Kendall

Warren Beverage Companionship, gardens, facility tasks, Harbor Kids

Nancy Davisson Companionship

Jamie Lee Hopkins Grocery delivery

Fred Emrich Companionship

Paul Quinn Transportation, companionship

Bill Trevaskis web design, photography

Volunteer Spotlight

Reverend Dave Macy

Reverend Dave Macy

Each month, we want to take time to appreciate a specific volunteer who has gone above and beyond at Southern Harbor House. This month, our very own Reverend Dave Macy has been a consistent presence and thoughtful member of the SHES community. Through his volunteerism, he has made lives better and is always a huge help around the organization.