Topic: Health & Wellness

Journey of the Soul – Life, Death and Beyond

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

The positive aspects of change Coming soon to Mullis Center: A program to educate people about the importance and positive aspects of aging and dying. We believe in honoring an individual’s right to a peaceful passing. This workshop will provide the knowledge and tools for you to make sound choices in life. It will refresh  Continue Reading

Island Air Ambulance Celebrates CAMTS Accreditation

Written on May 10, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Island Air Ambulance was recently awarded full reaccreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS) and joins an elite group of medical transport services that have achieved this recognition. CAMTS is an independent, non-profit organization that audits and accredits medical transport services worldwide. Island Air Ambulance is a San Juan County-based critical  Continue Reading

Public Hospital District Board Meeting

Written on May 8, 2019 at 9:25 am, by

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will be having a Special Board Meeting on Thursday May 9, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. to be held at the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building (1079 Spring Street). Items Include an EMS Open House and a Prospective candidate forum for those who wish to learn more about  Continue Reading

Living in the Future’s Past

Written on May 3, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

“Can looking at evolution help us predict the future of humanity?” – Jeff Bridges Friday Harbor Film Festival invites you to a free screening of the award winning documentary, Living in the Future’s Past on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Brickworks. Academy Award winner, Jeff Bridges shares the screen with scientists, profound  Continue Reading

Public Forum on Medical Evacuation

Written on April 30, 2019 at 10:19 am, by

Refusal by Kaiser Permanente to pay for medical evacuations ordered by emergency room physicians here have led to a great deal of concern, anguish and fear, and so Dr. Loren Johnson, retired ER doctor, arranged a public informational meeting at the Mullis Center last Thursday evening. Dr. Johnson could not be in attendance so in  Continue Reading

Screen-Free Week

Written on April 29, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Special Family Events for Screen-Free Week April 29-May 5 No prior Registration Required. Free! Join the fun. Participate in these Screen-Free Week activities for families: Monday, April 29 Special Children’s Contra Dance hosted by the Monday Night Contra Dancers 6-7 pm at the Grange Blast back to the past to learn dances that people danced  Continue Reading

Tap Into the Power of Dragons!

Written on April 25, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Find Your Calm. Find Your Center. Find Your Power. For those seeking that elusive ‘more,’ join us in Shaman Style 5 Dragons Qigong. It begins on Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, May 2 through June 27 at Friday Harbor Dance Studio. This is an ancient Chinese mind/body technique to enhance the body’s bio-energy system for  Continue Reading

Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance

Written on April 24, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Seniors and People with Balance Disorders CAN Stay Active Summer is coming – you’ll want to be as active as you can. Don’t let shaky balance or fear of falling stop you. Train now to stay active with Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance (TJQMBB). Foundation 1A session runs Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30 –  Continue Reading

IOSA Oil Spill Meetings Attract Crowds

Written on April 24, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Over 100 islanders learned more about becoming oil spill response volunteers at a series of recent community meetings hosted by IOSA (Islands’ Oil Spill Association). These gatherings occurred on Orcas, Lopez, and San Juan Island, and they provided a brief update on IOSA’s role in local oil spill response protection and prevention. Ongoing efforts to  Continue Reading

WSDOT Active Transportation Plan Survey

Written on April 21, 2019 at 10:25 am, by

Washington State Active Transportation Plan Survey Now Online The Washington State Active Transportation Plan update needs you to connect people with the process. Tell your friends and neighbors, share links in social media, forward this notice to your contacts. The public opinion survey is now available online in English, with other languages to be added as  Continue Reading

SJCPHD#1: Prospective Candidate Forum May 9th

Written on April 19, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Want to make a difference? San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 (SJCPHD#1) has four of its five commissioner seats open for election this fall. This is almost unprecedented. Prospective candidates must file between May 13-17 and community leaders are needed to provide a new generation of strong leadership. SJCPHD#1 provides oversight for San  Continue Reading

Community Forum

Written on April 18, 2019 at 5:39 am, by

Health Insurance Coverage for Emergency Care and Air-Ambulance Transfer in San Juan County Due to the critical threat arising from recent insurance company denials of medical transport coverage, the San Juan County Public Hospital District #1 is sponsoring this community forum. Learn about: Air Ambulance Insurance Denials – Status of the Problem Know your Right  Continue Reading

Citizens Advisory Group Report

Written on April 8, 2019 at 5:37 am, by

The following is a press release from the SJC Public Hospital District #1… When community member Chuck Dalldorf first agreed to serve on the Citizen’s Advisory Group (CAG) looking into a potential integration of EMS and Fire services on San Juan Island, he probably didn’t realize it would take almost a year. He said: “the  Continue Reading

Safe on the Rocks 5k

Written on April 3, 2019 at 5:35 pm, by

Safe San Juans wants to remind you of this event coming up this weekend… Join us on April 6th for the SAFE San Juans’ third annual Safe on the Rocks 5k. This is in honor of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This well-lit fun run and walk will feature glow sticks, glow paint and  Continue Reading

SJCPHD Meeting Tuesday

Written on March 31, 2019 at 9:51 am, by

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will be holding a Special Board Meeting jointly with San Juan County Fire Protection District No. 3 on April 2, 2019, 5:00 p.m., to be held at the Fire District offices located at 1011 Mullis Street. The Town of Friday Harbor is also sending a representative. The  Continue Reading

Self Care: Joyful Joint

Written on March 27, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

This two-part workshop, given by Katerina Wen, M.Ed., will focus on joint health. Learn techniques to improve the suppleness and fluidity of your joints. Learn about the symbiosis between organ health and joint health. Classes will be held Monday and Wednesday April 15th and 17th at Friday Harbor Holistic Health, 669 Mullis Street, #202 from  Continue Reading

SmileMobile Coming Soon

Written on March 27, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

The Arcora Foundation – SmileMobile, a three chair mobile dental van which travels the state offering dental services to children, teens and pregnant women who might not otherwise have access to dental care, will be in Friday Harbor the week of April 8 – 12, and on Lopez Island the week of April 15-19, 2019.  Continue Reading

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