Island Senior: Step Up to Support Senior Programs at the Mullis Center

Posted August 12, 2020 at 2:02 am by

Foot Care with Randi Dooley Park RN - Peggy Sue McRae photo

It may seem qui­et at the Mullis Cen­ter these days with­out our live­ly com­mu­ni­ty lunch­es, excit­ing senior trips, and the wide vari­ety of social gath­er­ings that are all on hold right now. Take a clos­er look though and you will see that the Mullis Cen­ter is still hum­ming along on our seniors’ behalf. With the pan­dem­ic Meals on Wheels is deliv­er­ing more home meals now than ever and the cen­ter con­tin­ues to pro­vide core essen­tial ser­vices. I availed myself of one of those ser­vices today. I had my first foot care appoint­ment with Ran­di Doo­ley Park RN. I say first because I walked out of the Mullis Cen­ter on hap­py feet won­der­ing, why did I wait so long to do this?

Sure, there are a few 80 year olds who still do yoga and can put their feet behind their head but for most of us, just as those toes are get­ting a lit­tle hard­er to reach our eye­sight might not be quite as sharp as it used to be either. The con­tor­tions we might try in order to give our toe­nails a trim could result in a cramp or even bloody toes! Yes, I am speak­ing from expe­ri­ence and I’m guess­ing there may be a few of you who can relate. Do your­self a favor and call the Mullis Cen­ter at 360.378.2677 for a foot care appoint­ment. The aim is healthy feet (no nail pol­ish involved) but trim nails, smoothed cal­lous­es and a love­ly foot rub to finish.

To keep these great pro­grams going and to keep the lights on at the Mullis Cen­ter be sure to pitch in dur­ing the Vir­tu­al Fair (August 12 – 15). The San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion has set up a pro­gram to match funds for the first $1,000 raised dur­ing the Vir­tu­al Fair plus they are offer­ing oth­er oppor­tu­ni­ties for bonus grants. With reg­u­lar fundrais­ing like the Mullis Center’s pop­u­lar month­ly Pan­cake Break­fast and its rental incomes on hold due to COVID this oppor­tu­ni­ty is more crit­i­cal than ever.  Please step up and sup­port our seniors. Dona­tions can be made online. Thanks to the Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion and to all of you for the support.

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