Topic: Health & Wellness

Island Rec Yoga Class with Katerina Wen

Written on November 19, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

A new yoga class – Start your day with a joyful practice! Beginners welcome. The poses are easy to learn, and our easy-to-follow morning flows will expand your breath and uplift your spirit! This class is both uplifting and educational. When you take this class, you will receive priceless tips on how to take care  Continue Reading

First Aid and CPR

Written on November 16, 2018 at 7:30 am, by

Added class – If you missed out on the September session of First Aid and CPR, Island Rec and EMS were able to add another class in December. Upon successful completion of this class you will walk away with life-saving skills and a First Aid certification from the American Heart Association that is valid for  Continue Reading

PIMC receives Guardian of Excellence Award

Written on November 13, 2018 at 5:39 am, by

Achieves the top five percent for excellence in patient experience PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor, Wash., has been named a 2018 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey. This award is a nationally recognized symbol of achievement in health care. Presented annually, the award honors health care facilities who consistently achieved performance  Continue Reading

Hospital District Public Budget Hearing

Written on November 5, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

San Juan County Public Hospital District #1 will be holding its public budget hearing next Wednesday Nov 7th, 3:45 p.m., at the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building. The Special Meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. then go directly to an executive session. The board will return to open session at 3:45 p.m. for the public  Continue Reading

Prevention Survey

Written on November 1, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

The Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Community Survey is an anonymous annual statewide survey administered by all of the CPWI coalitions in Washington state. The Community Survey captures our local San Juan Island attitudes about teen alcohol and drug use, as well as prevention programming. This data helps to inform our coalition’s strategies, as  Continue Reading

Moms to Be, Swim for Free

Written on October 25, 2018 at 4:44 am, by

On the first Sunday of each month November through February, expectant mothers are invited to move, swim and enjoy the bliss of buoyancy at SJI Fitness Club. Meet and greet other pregnant women, connect with swimming mentors and enjoy a fun time of fitness and friendship. Think of this as an afterhours pool party for  Continue Reading

It’s World Polio Day

Written on October 24, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

It’s October 24th,  and Rotary is celebrating World Polio Day to help raise awareness and the funding we need to reach full eradication. Since its formation in 2003, Rotary Club of San Juan Islands has donated over $70,000 to ending polio. We contribute $1,000 annually through Concours d’Elegance. In addition, this year we gave $1,000  Continue Reading

Shaw Wins First Place for Video

Written on October 18, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

The students at the Shaw Island School recently won first place in a statewide contest promoting earthquake preparedness and safety. Sponsored by the Cascadia Regional Earthquake Workgroup, the competition solicited videos from schools across Washington. Timed to promote the Great Shake Out earthquake drill, this is the second year of the contest, and the second  Continue Reading

Countywide Varicella (Chickenpox) ALERT!

Written on October 18, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Nine school- and preschool-aged children have CONFIRMED cases of varicella (chickenpox) on Lopez, Orcas and Shaw islands, with additional possible cases awaiting evaluation from health care providers within the county.  Schools have been alerted of the current outbreak. Parents are encouraged to check their child’s vaccination status and ensure their children are fully immunized against  Continue Reading

Seven Sacred Breaths Workshop

Written on October 17, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

Heidi Green, yoga instructor and co-author of Yogadevotion: Practicing in the Presence, is conducting a special 2-hour workshop this Saturday, Oct. 20, from 2-4 pm at Saint David’s Episcopal Church. This workshop examines the benefits to body, mind, and spirit of a simple breath prayer practice tied to the Seven Daily Offices. The Daily Offices  Continue Reading

2018 Great Washington Shakeout

Written on October 12, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

It’s just one week until the 2018 Great Washington Shakeout earthquake drill on October 18th. You can join the growing number of islanders who are preparing for “the big one” by signing up online. It’s quick and easy to do at: http://shakeout.org/washington So far, more than 700 people in the islands are involved. This includes  Continue Reading

Chicken Pox

Written on October 12, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

San Juan County Health & Community Services Issues Varicella Health Alert A case of varicella, or “chicken pox,” has been confirmed in a school-aged child in the Lopez Island community. San Juan County Health & Community Services has alerted medical providers, and is working closely with the Lopez School District, preschools and families to investigate  Continue Reading

New John Geyman Book

Written on October 11, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

John Geyman announces the publication of his new book: TrumpCare: Lies, Broken Promises, How It Is Failing, and What Should Be Done. He states: “Chaos now reigns in our increasingly fragmented, dysfunctional, and unfair health care system.This book intends to make sense out of the chaos with four goals: 1) to describe what TrumpCare is,  Continue Reading

World Polio Day

Written on October 9, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

On October 24th, Rotary will celebrate World Polio Day to help raise awareness and the funding we need to reach full eradication. Since its formation in 2003, Rotary Club of San Juan Islands has donated over $70,000 to ending polio. We contribute $1,000 annually through Concours d’Elegance. In addition, this year we gave $1,000 to  Continue Reading

October 4-6 Free Dental Clinics Canceled

Written on October 5, 2018 at 6:16 am, by

Free dental clinics canceled in the San Juans.  It is with deep regret that the Fish for Teeth Board has canceled the Oct. 4-6 free dental clinics in the San Juans. Due to last-minute cancellations, the board is unable to staff the van with dental professionals. This is the first time such cancellations have occurred,  Continue Reading

Organ Donation Meets Online Match Making

Written on October 5, 2018 at 6:12 am, by

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA, September 30, 2018 Perspective living organ donor realizes the need to help those awaiting organ transplant connect with would be living donors. This new site could help remove more people from the transplant wait list. Living Donor Match, an online match making forum for living donors and their recipients, was created after  Continue Reading

Fish for Teeth Fish Taco Fundraiser Friday, October 5

Written on October 3, 2018 at 6:14 am, by

This Friday From 11:00 am to 1:30 pm for a suggested donation of $8 Fish for Teeth will be selling their famous Alaskan Rockfish fish tacos at the San Juan Island Community Theatre… Since 2012, Fish for Teeth has been fixing the teeth of those who cannot otherwise afford dental care. Fish for Teeth is self-funded  Continue Reading

Saint David’s Offers New Devotional Yoga Classes

Written on October 2, 2018 at 6:12 am, by

Saint David’s Episcopal Church invites you to join registered yoga teacher Heidi Green in the church sanctuary on Thursdays, October 4 – December 13 for faith-integrated yoga classes designed for EVERY body. Two classes are offered: 2-3 p.m. Gentle Yoga – Please bring your own mat; 3-4 p.m. Chair Yoga – This class is seated  Continue Reading

Children’s Yoga Calm

Written on September 26, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

Give your child the gift of nurturing relaxation through Yoga Calm. Youth will learn to deepen and focus their breath to manage emotions, practice a variety of yoga postures, and develop healthy relationship skills during both partner and group yoga activities focusing on social/emotional skills development. Older youth will be given leadership roles. Wear comfortable  Continue Reading

BooBoo’s Boxing Fall Classes

Written on September 25, 2018 at 6:20 am, by

BooBoo wants you… in her boxing class! Here’s her new Fall schedule…

Island Rec Offers Cardio Yoga

Written on September 22, 2018 at 5:02 am, by

Another round of cardio yoga is about to begin and what a great way to kickstart your day in a truly balanced way with Katerina Wen! This class is a dynamic, fun and energetic package of cardio-friendly yoga poses, strong breath-work and spiraling whole body movements. An optimal self care package for modern people who seek to gain the quickest results for the least  Continue Reading

Fall is Flu Clinic Time

Written on September 20, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

Flu season is here and it is time to get your flu shot! San Juan County Health and Community Services will be offering the following flu vaccine clinics:  San Juan Health & Community Services Clinic  145 Rhone St, Friday Harbor By appointment: Call 360-378-4474 to schedule for the following dates: September 24, 2018 2:00pm –  Continue Reading