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Getting to Your Appointments

Senior woman by minibus with wheelchair liftSt. Joe’s knows that for many people, getting to your appointments can sometimes be challenging.

Did you know that Penquis offers transportation services through their Lynx Mobility Services program?

The links below will provide you with helpful information for the Lynx transportation services.

Click HERE for the schedule.

Penquis also offers special transportation services for MaineCare recipients through their Penquis Transportation Brokerage program.

Click HERE for reimbursement forms.

Click HERE for the Penquis website.

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For more information about all services and availability of transportation in your area, call: 207-973-3695 in the Bangor area or toll-free 866-853-5969.

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American Folk Festival starts tomorrow

AFFVolunteers2Get your rest tonight … it all starts tomorrow!
We here at St. Joe’s are the T-shirt and Alto Sponsor of the Folk Festival. This wonderful community event fits perfectly with who we are – your community hospital! During the weekend check out the Volunteer t-shirts; I Chose St. Joe’s on the back says it all. We are so proud to be part of this great event.

Click below for a St. Joe’s Folk Fest minute of Healthy Active Living from Downtown with Rich Kimball!

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American Folk Festival Ups Opportunities for Those with Hearing Impairments to Enjoy Festival

AFFCrowdOrganizers working to create more sign language interpretation

BANGOR, MAINE – The American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront has increased the accessibility of the Festival for people with hearing impairments. Organizers have worked to create additional hours of sign language interpretation as well as new opportunities for festival goers who are hearing impaired to experience all aspects of the 3-day annual event.

“The American Folk Festival is a very unique festival in that it is truly open to all,” said Heather McCarthy, Executive Director for the American Folk Festival. “Over the 15 years of this festival we have seen consistent feedback from people with hearing impairments indicating their appreciation for our commitment to sign language interpretation. This year, we found ourselves in a position to increase that commitment and we are excited to be able to provide that service, with the help of the team at the Bangor Interpreting Agency.”

In addition to an increase in hours of on-stage sign language interpretation, the American Folk Festival will feature a two hour interpreted shopping trip through the craft section on Saturday of festival weekend.

“Our craft vendors feature so many products and goods that come with stories and explanation,” said McCarthy. “For hearing impaired visitors, those stories and explanations have been impossible, or at the very least difficult to relay on. This guided shopping trip will open a lot of new possibilities for festival visitors with hearing impairments.”

Anyone interested in joining the interpreted Artisan Tour of the Marketplace vendors should meet at the Marketplace’s “Shop & Drop” booth (located halfway down the Marketplace row) at 2pm on Saturday of the Festival.

The complete schedule of performances including those with sign language interpretation can be found on the American Folk Festival’s redesigned website at

The American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront is scheduled for August 26th, 27th, and 28th and celebrates the roots, the richness and the variety of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts, storytelling and food. The Festival is supported entirely by public donations that make it possible to continue to present the Festival in our community.

For more information about the 2016 American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront, please visit or call 207-262-7763.


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Today is National Peach Pie Day..Here’s a Recipe to Celebrate!



  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4-1/2 cups sliced peeled peaches
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  1. In a large bowl, combine sugars; add peaches and toss gently. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom pastry; trim even with edge. Set aside. Drain peaches, reserving juice.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt; gradually stir in reserved juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in lemon juice and butter. Gently fold in peaches. Pour into crust.
  3. Roll out remaining pastry; make a lattice crust. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cover edges loosely with foil. Bake at 400° for 50-60 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Remove foil. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 6-8 servings


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In the news – St. Joe’s offers free diabetes support group

osterLori Downs RN, CDE at St. Joseph Diabetes and Nutrition Center sat down with Joy on WABI TV 5’s Healthy Start this morning to chat about a great event we are having on Wednesday, September 7th.

St. Joe’s is offering a diabetes support group on September 7 from 2PM to 3PM at our St. Joe’s Healthcare Park, in the Willette Conference Room, 900 Broadway, Building #1.

This is a free event and all are welcome. It is not necessary to register, just show up!

We will have a guest speaker from our Skin and Wound Healing Center talking about the importance of foot and toe nail care for those with diabetes. For more information please call 207-907-1187. We look forward to seeing you on September 7th.

Click here to watch the news spot. Great job, Lori!

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American Folk Fest kicks off this Friday

You aren’t going out of town this weekend are you? Are you from outside of Bangor and wonder what to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered! This weekend is the amazing American Folk Festival.

Click here to reach their website with all the information you need. We are proud t-shirt and Alto sponsors of this community event and hope to see you on the waterfront.

Click the link below for more information!

Here is one of the MANY performers that will be with us this weekend!



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