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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.

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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.