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Island Senior: Virtual classes offer a variety of options

June 16, 2022 at 12:22 pm

When the nutri­tion­ist at Peace Health asked me what sort of phys­i­cal exer­cise I would be will­ing to com­mit to, I declared bold­ly that I would do yoga three times a week. I had just dug up my old yoga pro­gram that with enough adap­ta­tions I could still man­age to almost do. What has helped  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Wednesday lunches at the Mullis Center

June 2, 2022 at 8:15 am

Last month, the Mullis Cen­ter cau­tious­ly tip-toed into restart­ing the onsite com­mu­ni­ty lunch pro­gram. With COVID cas­es remain­ing high and with guid­ance from the health depart­ment and our recent com­mu­ni­ty sur­vey, the Mullis Cen­ter is exper­i­ment­ing with a new, less for­mal, more open, and adapt­able lunch pro­gram. The com­mu­ni­ty we serve is right­ful­ly cau­tious when  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 17, 2022 at 10:50 am

The advice colum­nist known as Dear Abby once said, “These days it takes nerves of steel just to be neu­rot­ic” — and she said that in the six­ties. In today’s world there is plen­ty to fray our weary nerves. We have all the usu­al caus­es for men­tal dis­tress: anx­i­ety, iso­la­tion, loss, health issues, all mag­ni­fied  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Memories of lower Spring Street

May 3, 2022 at 1:38 pm

Fri­day Har­bor suf­fered a great loss recent­ly when fire took some of our most cher­ished his­toric build­ings, shock­ing­ly gone overnight. While we reach out to help those whose lives and liveli­hoods were irrev­o­ca­bly impact­ed by the loss, once again, whether we want to or not, we face the per­sis­tent life les­son of the inevitabil­i­ty of  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Keep your brain lively playing games

April 18, 2022 at 11:38 am

My friend David Bent­ley reports that he enjoys hav­ing a game of cards with friends at the Mullis Cen­ter on Mon­day after­noons. The Mullis Cen­ter is open for cards and board games on Mon­days and Wednes­days from 1 to 3 p.m. Besides the social con­vivi­al­i­ty, a study from Scot­land says that game play­ing helps keep  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Spring Stirrings at the Mullis Center

April 2, 2022 at 11:19 am

Spring is here and along with the rain, sun­shine, and tulips, indoor activ­i­ties are cau­tious­ly return­ing to the Mullis Cen­ter. While the Mullis Cen­ter is not quite ready to resume com­mu­ni­ty lunch­es, we are pleased to invite you to join us as in-per­­son activ­i­ties begin to open up. The Mullis Cen­ter rec­om­mends that activ­i­ty atten­dees be  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Wearing Masks

March 18, 2022 at 8:39 am

As of March 12, Wash­ing­ton State has relaxed mask require­ments. Accord­ing to the Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Health, “Decreas­ing rates of infec­tion and hos­pi­tal­iza­tions, and high vac­ci­na­tion rates have allowed us to move into a new recov­ery phase of the pan­dem­ic.” That said, the March 11 media release from San Juan Coun­ty reports 23 new  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

March 1, 2022 at 8:21 am

Hap­py Fat Tues­day! March 1 is the last day of car­ni­val, the day before lent, and a time for feast­ing. One tra­di­tion­al dish, easy to make, eco­nom­i­cal, and good for you, is Louisiana red beans and rice. After the Hait­ian Rev­o­lu­tion of 1804 thou­sands of refugees of both Euro­pean and African her­itage fled Haiti to New  Con­tin­ue Reading

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