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Island Senior: Taking the Mullis Center Van

June 19, 2017 at 6:45 am

A day trip to the mainland was never so easy. This week I got on the Mullis Center van for the Mt Vernon trip. Every month the van makes two mainland trips to facilitate members of the Mullis Center with medical appointments or shopping needs, one trip to Mt Vernon and one to Bellingham. The cost  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Music and Your Brain

June 2, 2017 at 5:50 am

By Peggy Sue McRae – Music is good for your brain. Most of us have experienced hearing a piece of music and being transported in time. Play me the Rolling Stones, Jumping Jack Flash, and its summer, and I’m a teenager. That is because when we hear music, unlike other activities that are located in  Continue Reading

Coping With Anxiety: A Free Public Talk

June 1, 2017 at 5:50 am

San Juan Island Ayurvedic Physician Charles Goodman will be giving a free public talk about anxiety and how to cope with it on Friday, June 9, at 5:30 pm at the Mullis Center. Anxiety is the most common of all psychological disorders including, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia and certain other phobias,  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Who were the Mullises?

May 15, 2017 at 5:57 am

Story by Peggy Sue McRae… There is a plaque on the outside of the Mullis Center that reads, This land is a gift to the seniors of San Juan Island to honor the memory of our grandparents George and Emma Mullis and our parents Frank and Belle Mullis – from Ina Mullis Gustin, James and  Continue Reading

Island Senior: The Memory Cafe

May 1, 2017 at 10:43 am

Island Senior is written by Peggy Sue McRae… Last week I stopped by the Village at the Harbour to participate in a Memory Café. Memory Cafe programs originated in England about 15 years ago and have since become popular throughout Europe and the United States. The goal of the Memory Café is to provide a  Continue Reading

Island Senior: No Age Limit To Creative Expression

April 19, 2017 at 5:48 am

By Peggy Sue McRae – If you are an athlete your career may end before you reach 40, other careers may offer retirement at 50 or 60, but if you are an artist, you may be hitting your stride at 80. Michelangelo, Monet, and Matisse created some of their greatest works when they were in their  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Seniors Celebrate the Sixties for Meals on Wheels and More

March 31, 2017 at 5:23 am

By Peggy Sue McRae… It said on the poster “60’s attire encouraged” so I put on my love beads and pinned a peace sign to my jacket before attending the Mullis Center’s, March for Meals to a 60s Beat, a benefit for Meals on Wheels and More. This special lunch was well attended by tie-dye  Continue Reading

Island Senior: The Benefits of Becoming a Senior Citizen

March 16, 2017 at 5:56 am

Having just celebrated my sixty-fifth birthday I am now a bonefide senior citizen. Some may set a lower bar, but at sixty-five there is no denying it. I have officially attained elder status. Before bemoaning getting older in our “youth culture” let me say, there are indeed some benefits to reaching this benchmark. For one  Continue Reading

Ayurveda for Healthy Aging

March 2, 2017 at 5:47 am

Peggy Sue McRae shares what she learned at a recent Mullis Center lecture… A convivial group of more than 20 people gathered at the Mullis Center to attend the lecture, Growing Younger in the Third Age of Life, about Ayurveda and the aging process. Charles Goodman, MA has been practicing and teaching Ayurvedic medicine for 30  Continue Reading

Be Prepared: Getting Ready for Emergencies

February 17, 2017 at 5:53 am

Last week during the snow I was snowed in, a predicament I generally delight in except that I quickly ran out of creamer and was kicking myself for not having a few cans of evaporated milk in the back of my cupboard. I had enough oatmeal and black-eyed peas to survive indefinitely but I would  Continue Reading

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