Topic: Health & Wellness

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

Fish for Teeth Brings Free Mobile Dental Clinic to San Juan, Lopez Islands

Written on September 19, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

Islanders unable to afford dental care can receive it for free thanks to the local nonprofit Fish for Teeth from Thursday, Oct. 4 – Saturday, Oct. 6. On Thursday, the van will be located at the Lopez Center for Community and Arts and on Friday and Saturday, it will be parked at the Mullis Community  Continue Reading

Keeping Your Balance With Tai Ji Quan

Written on September 17, 2018 at 6:12 pm, by

Stephanie Prima has a message for you…  Open Letter to Gen-X’ers, Baby Boomers & The Silent Generationals There is something subtle, almost unnoticeable, that happens to many people as we start to age. Even if we are walking daily and stay fairly active, we can still display this mark of aging. Like a sneaky invader,  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Keep On Truckin’

Written on September 17, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… One of the most critical components of maintaining happiness and health as we get older is staying mobile and not falling down. Regarding that, I have some good news and I have some some bad news. The good news  Continue Reading

Self Care 1 with Katerina Wen

Written on September 16, 2018 at 6:10 am, by

Don’t we feel happiest when our bodies are flexible and our minds at ease? Did you know that prevention is far better (and cheaper) than cure? Designed for self-motivated people who enjoy living life to its fullest. Come to learn ways to take charge and optimize your wellbeing from the inside out! Date: Monday & Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30pm, October 1, 3,  Continue Reading

Hospice Training

Written on September 4, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Hospice of San Juan offers free training for new volunteers and paid caregivers on the first three Saturdays of October (the 6th, 13th and 20th). Over the three days they provide hands-on training and instruction on a wide variety of situations frequently encountered when providing care to homebound people: handling dementia-related behavior, meeting nutritional challenges,  Continue Reading

Island Senior: New Classes Starting This Fall at the Mullis Center

Written on September 2, 2018 at 10:50 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… Three new classes are being offered at the Mullis Center this fall: Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance with Stephanie Prima starting Oct 4, Life Coaching with Sharon Hooper starting Oct 11, and Chair Yoga with Katerina Wen starting Oct 2.  Continue Reading

PeaceHealth Offers Back-to-School Backpack Safety Tips

Written on August 31, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

It’s the time of year when kids gear up for the start of school, filling their backpacks with new textbooks and school supplies. But they may be carrying more than just educational materials with them. Backpacks can be the source of neck, shoulder and back strain. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in  Continue Reading

Community Survey

Written on August 31, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

The 2018 Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Community Survey is now open! Please add your voice by completing the survey below. Thank you for your time and support! The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition. sjipc.org The Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Community Survey is an anonymous annual statewide survey administered by all of  Continue Reading

A Letter of Thanks

Written on August 25, 2018 at 9:59 am, by

PADs for Parkinson’s of San Juan Island would like to acknowledge all who supported the PADs Program with your presence, your interest, and your support during the San Juan County Fair.  You are making this ground-breaking program possible.  We extend our heartfelt thanks to the San Juan County Fair Event Team; to our training session volunteers  Continue Reading

Fight Fire with Fire

Written on August 16, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Notice any smoke in the air this summer? Yeah, how about last summer? Has it always been wildfire season in the summer or is this something new? Check out the video below for some answers…  

Air quality affected by wildfire smoke

Written on August 14, 2018 at 12:19 pm, by

Air monitors in our region today are reporting ‘unhealthy’ levels of particulate matter in the air due to wildfire smoke, largely from fires burning in British Columbia. San Juan County Health & Community Services is advising the public to limit time spent outdoors and avoid strenuous activities outdoors. Outdoor smoke contains very small particles and  Continue Reading

Time for Another Flash Mob

Written on August 14, 2018 at 9:48 am, by

Okay, it’s no secret, we have another Flash Mob at the Fair by the Rock Solid Youth and the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition! It will happen on Saturday during the Trashion Fashion Show on the Main Stage, at about 6pm. Watch the video above to learn the moves and then come groove with us.  Continue Reading

Strong to the Core Pilates

Written on August 14, 2018 at 9:18 am, by

You may already know this, but for those who don’t, there’s a new Pilates studio in town. Debbie Warren moved from New England to the island with her husband and grown daughter in February and has opened a studio on A Street. Her studio is called Strong to the Core Pilates and she provides private  Continue Reading