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Due to COVID-19, all WHRL programming has been suspended for the time being. Please Subscribe to our email list for future updates!

Name Change

As of March 19, 2020, the WHRL has changed its name to Women for Healthy Rural Living. Read more about our decision here.

Love a Nurse VIRTUAL 5k!

Run/walk indoors or outside to honor nurses and help raise funds for the Elaine Hill Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Virtual Diaper Drive

Learn the Untold Challenge COVID-19 is Creating for Babies.

Milbridge Commons Wellness Park

Learn about Milbridge’s new Wellness Park and Gardens with walking trail!

Incredible Edible Milbridge

A series of free pick-your-own public vegetable gardens located throughout Milbridge.

OWL: Outdoor Women Lead

OWL: Outdoor Women Lead is a collaborative project between WHRL and Maine Outdoor School.

Our mission is to advance and promote the health and well-being of the woman, her family, and her community. Our vision is a community where all women feel empowered to achieve optimum health.

Elaine Hill Love-a-Nurse 5K Postponed

Elaine Hill Love-a-Nurse 5K Postponed

To ensure the safety of our community, WHRL has made the difficult decision to postpone the May 9th 5K walk/run in Milbridge. This was an especially painful decision as the funds from this event provide scholarships to nursing students. And never before in modern...

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WHRL changes its name!

WHRL changes its name!

THE WOMENS’ HEALTH RESOURCE LIBRARY is now WOMEN for HEALTHY RURAL LIVING. After 15 years of advancing opportunities for health and wellness in Downeast Maine, The Women’s Health Resource Library (WHRL) is changing our name. In 2005, the organization was born out of a...

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Strong Women in Literature: A Widow Transforms Her Lonely Life

Strong Women in Literature: A Widow Transforms Her Lonely Life

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf Addie Moore is tired of being lonely. At seventy years old and widowed, life just isn’t what it used to be. To remedy this, she bravely walks the block to her closest widowed neighbors house; the house of Louis Waters. Addie and Louis...

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