Jesse Ellison

Jesse Ellison

Jesse Ellison is a Down East contributing editor.

No Elder an Island

No Elder an Island

For many seniors on Maine’s islands, the prospect of settling into a mainland care home is disquieting. The alternative requires a whole community’s investment.

Avena Botanicals

Avena Botanicals

While it’s easy to understand how an elderflower creme made with coconut oil, rosewater, and beeswax might moisturize skin the proclaimed benefits of other Avena Botanicals products are less intuitive.