Topic: Health & Wellness

Proven Fall Reduction Program Begins Again

Written on December 27, 2018 at 8:32 am, by

Teach your body to keep that stumble from becoming a fall. Mullis Senior Center is working with Instructor Stephanie Prima to offer the beginning level of Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance™ this January. Through clinical trials and studies, this program has proven to reduce risk of falls in older adults by 58% and  Continue Reading

Community Long-Term Care Options Task Force

Written on December 15, 2018 at 4:21 pm, by

To address the crisis created by the closure of the Life Care Center of the San Juan Islands, the Community Long-Term Options Task Force was created. Immediate Need: We are asking for donations and looking for passionate people who have shared their concerns about the lack of long-term care options in our county and are  Continue Reading

Free E-cycle Service Coming Soon

Written on December 8, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Tom Doenges, owner of Computer San Juans wants you to know about this new service coming to an island near you… Calling all small businesses, schools, ports, town and individuals… I am joining forces with a friend who runs an electronics recycling company in Bellingham called 1pc.com. Because I feel I contribute to bringing these devices  Continue Reading

Creating a Healthier Home Environment

Written on December 6, 2018 at 8:29 am, by

The following article is a guest post written by Neil Stawski… How Your Home Could Be Making You Sick, and How to Change It Our homes are the places we go to find comfort, the places that make us feel safest and happiest. However, there are many things about your home that can be unhealthy,  Continue Reading

PADs Says Thanks

Written on December 5, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

PADs for Parkinson’s of San Juan Island would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the San Juan Island Community Foundation, The SJIC Women’s Fund, and the many caring Islanders who stand behind these important community organizations. Your support has provided needed funding to increase local access to the PADs Program, the first program in  Continue Reading

5th Annual Holiday Party

Written on November 29, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Here’s a quick note from The Studio… We are so excited as we head into our 5th year of business. We wanted to make sure everyone knows that our annual Holiday party is right around the corner on Friday December 7th, from 7:00 pm to midnight. We welcome islanders to join us in celebrating our  Continue Reading

PIMC Welcomes New Provider

Written on November 29, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Anna Dowling, M.D., has joined the staff at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center. She will provide women’s health (gynecology) and surgical services as a visiting specialist in Friday Harbor, one day per month. Dowling completed her medical degree at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles in 2005. Her  Continue Reading

Moms to Be, Swim for Free

Written on November 27, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

This Sunday, December 2nd, 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 after hours pool party for pregnant women. As an added  Continue Reading

SJCPHD1 Meeting

Written on November 25, 2018 at 9:39 pm, by

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will be meeting on Wednesday November 28, 2018, 3:00 p.m., at Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building 1079 Spring Street. A work session that is open to the public will begin at 2:00 p.m. Also note that the December Regular Board Meeting is rescheduled from 12/26 to Wednesday  Continue Reading

CDC issues Romaine Lettuce Alert

Written on November 21, 2018 at 8:55 am, by

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), public health officials in several states, Canada and FDA are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce. CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce and they should throw it away.  For additional details and guidance, see the  Continue Reading

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