Topic: Health & Wellness

Fish for Teeth brings mobile dental clinic to Friday Harbor

Written on March 20, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Islanders unable to afford dental care can receive it for free thanks to the local nonprofit Fish for Teeth on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 at the Mullis Senior Center, at 589 Nash St., Friday Harbor. The next two Fish for Teeth dental van visits will be six weeks apart to offer a  Continue Reading

Island Senior: New Class Offers Support For Unpaid Caregivers

Written on March 16, 2019 at 5:57 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… If you are caring for a loved one, an aging parent, a spouse or child with special needs, a neighbor or a friend and if you are not a paid care provider, the Mullis Center is offering a free,  Continue Reading

Global Youth Climate Strike

Written on March 15, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

Jaclyn Domenech shares this announcement with you… On March 15th, many local high school students are participating in the global Youth Climate Strike to protest climate change inaction. The students are walking out of school to demand change and bring attention to the need for government action on climate change prevention. Carbon emissions have put  Continue Reading

Firefighter of the Month

Written on March 13, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Department is proud to announce the March 2019 Firefighter of the Month. Firefighter Brien Sesby was selected Firefighter of the Month due to his commitment to clear access at the Mullis Street fire station during the big February snow storm. Having clear and safe routes for emergency equipment  Continue Reading

Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses

Written on March 13, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

The San Juan County Department of Emergency Management and Economic Development Council are teaming up to present a training on Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses. This concise class will provide basic information about the risks to the islands, and will offer some simple tools and approaches to help businesses prepare. Tuesday, March 26th: 8:30am –  Continue Reading

31-Day Food Revolution

Written on March 12, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Local health coach and Qigong instructor Stephanie Prima is featured in the current top-selling health book in the country, ‘31-Day Food Revolution,’ written by Ocean Robbins, founder of the Food Revolution Network (FRN). The book is an impeccably researched yet charmingly accessible guide to using nutrient-dense foods to leverage greater health for you while also  Continue Reading

San Juan County Disability Advisory Committee

Written on March 12, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Are you looking for a way to serve your community? San Juan County Elections is looking for persons with disabilities, and providers of services to persons with disabilities, to serve on the Disability Advisory Committee.  Washington State Law requires every county to have a Disability Advisory Committee. The committee must include persons with disabilities, and  Continue Reading

Rock Solid Youth on Prevention Policy Day

Written on March 11, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Debbi Fincher of the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition and Rock Solid Team Advisor shares this report with you… Rock Solid Youth Prevention Team represented the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition and our community at the annual Prevention Policy Day in Olympia this February. This advocacy effort is organized by the Washington Association for Substance  Continue Reading

Self Care: Brain Health

Written on March 8, 2019 at 8:29 am, by

This two-part workshop given by Katerina Wen, M.Ed. will focus on how breath, movement, and nutrition can enhance the health of your brain. For everyone that values the longevity of their brain and seeks to upgrade its capacity and performance! Classes are held Monday and Wednesday March 25th and 27th at Friday Harbor Holistic Health,  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Eat Like A Viking! The Baltic Sea or Nordic Diet

Written on February 28, 2019 at 1:45 pm, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… If sourdough rye, pickled herring, Icelandic yogurt with blueberries, or sugar snap peas and garlic potatoes sound good to you, you may find the Nordic diet a satisfying choice. Similar to the Mediterranean diet but focused on a Scandinavian lifestyle  Continue Reading

Green Tips to Help You Find an Eco-Friendlier New Home

Written on February 24, 2019 at 8:42 pm, by

This guest post was written by Neil Stawski… If you are looking to live a greener life, there’s no better place to start than your home. This is why it’s important for home buyers to be on the lookout for features that can help lessen their impact on the environment. Not sure what those features  Continue Reading

Board of Health to Discuss Medical Air Transport

Written on February 16, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, the San Juan County Board of Health will be discussing medical air transport, a critical Access to Care issue, at their regularly scheduled Board meeting.  The meeting will start at 11:30 am in the County Council Hearing Room.  The full Board of Health agenda can be viewed on the county  Continue Reading

Art Cancer Support Group

Written on February 13, 2019 at 5:15 am, by

Art Cancer Support Group “The first of many art extravaganzas”. No experience necessary… or huge talent… just interest. Humans with a heart, patients, caregivers, family members and friends Thursday February 21, 12:30 – 2:30 pm at Key Bank downstairs. All materials provided. Get ready fore a good time… We will paint the town red, white,  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Firefighters in Challenging Leukemia and Lymphoma Fundraiser

Written on February 12, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

On Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Friday Harbor Marketplace from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., San Juan Island Fire and Rescue firefighters will be out in front of the store raising funds for the 2019 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Stairclimb. The firefighters are dedicating their LLS fundraising climb in honor of former San Juan  Continue Reading

Disaster Preparedness Training

Written on January 29, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

The San Juan County Department of Emergency Management and Economic Development Council are teaming up to present a training on Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses. This concise class will provide basic information about the risks to the islands, and will offer some simple tools and approaches to help businesses prepare. Tuesday, March 26th: 8:30 am  Continue Reading

Grief Support Group

Written on January 27, 2019 at 9:16 am, by

We all experience grief and emotional loss, but that does not make it any easier. Loss can cause ongoing pain that is difficult to break free from. You can take specific actions to help the healing process. Registration is open for Hospice of San Juan’s 2019 Grief Support Group, facilitated by Rosa Blair. Rosa, a  Continue Reading

Measles

Written on January 26, 2019 at 8:32 am, by

MEASLES STATE OF EMERGENCY issued for Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has issued a public health state of emergency based on 31 confirmed cases in the Vancouver area of Clark County, and one confirmed case in Seattle & King County. There have been multiple exposure locations in the Portland, OR, Vancouver, WA and Seattle-King County  Continue Reading

Firefighter of the Month

Written on January 22, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

San Juan Island Fire Department Announces January 2019 Firefighters of the Month The San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Department is proud to announce the January 2019 Firefighter of the Month. In this instance, we actually mean, Firefighters of the month. Please join us in congratulating Firefighters Jerry and Dennis Sears for their consistent and  Continue Reading

Hospital District Meeting

Written on January 20, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will hold its Regular Board Meeting of the year on Wednesday January 23. There will be a work session that is open to the public at 2:00 p.m. followed by the Regular Board Meeting at 3:00 p.m. The location is the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building.

Adult Night Swim

Written on January 18, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Island Rec is offering Adult Night Swim this February at SJI Fitness! Drop-in for some adult-only pool time to play games or swim laps in the evenings. Sessions are held Thursdays; February 7th – February 28th for ages 18 and up from 7:30-9pm. There is a registration rate of $35.00; or $10.00 per night. For  Continue Reading

Temporary Air Quality Sensor Installed in Friday Harbor

Written on January 17, 2019 at 8:55 am, by

San Juan County partners with Ecology to monitor air quality The Washington State Department of Ecology installed a mobile air quality monitoring station near the County Administration building on January 7th.  This air quality monitoring station will monitor for PM2.5 (particulate matter less than 2.5 microns).   Particulate matter contains microscopic solids or liquid droplets  Continue Reading

Island Senior: The Mediterranean Lifestyle For Longevity

Written on January 16, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… You’ve probably heard of the Mediterranean diet.  It has long been recognized that a typical, traditional lifestyle from the Mediterranean with a diet rich in olive oil, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, legumes, fish, and shellfish can  Continue Reading