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

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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Posted on August 12, 2020 at 2:02 am by

Categories: Community, Island Senior

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