Island Senior: Please Remember the Mullis Center with Year-End Giving

Posted December 16, 2020 at 4:30 am by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae.

Any way you look at it, 2020 has been one heck of a year.

Times have been tough for many islanders. For some of us, stay­ing at home with­out our usu­al social inter­ac­tions has been the brunt of it. That has been hard enough.

Oth­ers have lost cru­cial busi­ness or become unex­pect­ed­ly unem­ployed. We under­stand that some are not able to donate. If how­ev­er, you are able to, please con­sid­er sup­port­ing the Mullis Cen­ter with a year-end gift.

Just when the Mullis Center’s pop­u­lar senior lunch pro­gram was expand­ing from two to three days a week, it had to be shut down due to COVID-19.

Our nutri­tion pro­gram has been adapt­ed to serve an increas­ing num­ber of home­bound seniors and dis­abled adults. San Juan Coun­ty Meals on Wheels and More nutri­tion pro­gram has more than tripled its deliv­ery of hot or frozen meals to more than 200 San Juan Island seniors. This vital pro­gram is expect­ed to grow even more in 2021.

Vol­un­teer dri­vers deliv­er meals three times a week for this dona­tion-based pro­gram open to all eli­gi­ble seniors.

Mean­while, the center’s usu­al sources of income, facil­i­ty rental, the pop­u­lar month­ly pan­cake break­fast, and oth­er spe­cial fundrais­ing events have dis­ap­peared with the pandemic.

Oth­er senior pro­grams that are still hap­pen­ing include foot care by appoint­ment; chair yoga class via Zoom; book club via Zoom; well­ness hap­py hour, which is a free zoom class; the lend­ing library; and the loan of mobil­i­ty equipment.

All of our senior pro­grams rely on your finan­cial sup­port to keep going.

The best way to donate is to mail or drop off a check payable to the Mullis Cen­ter, P.O. Box 684, Fri­day Har­bor, WA 98250. If you pre­fer to drop off a check, please con­tact us first to make sure some­one will be onsite.

If you have ques­tions, please con­tact Anna Cof­felt, cen­ter man­ag­er, at 360–370-7520 or

Your sup­port is appre­ci­at­ed. We will send you a tax receipt thank you let­ter, so please include your con­tact infor­ma­tion and address.

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Categories: Community, Island Senior

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