Topic: Health & Wellness

PIMC Extends Flu Shot Clinic Hours

Written on November 1, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

(The days and times below have been corrected from when this was first posted last Friday.) PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center extending flu shot clinic hours on Tuesdays for children Caregivers at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center have provided close to 600 flu immunizations for so far this season… and they want to do more  Continue Reading

“Out of the Cold”

Written on November 1, 2017 at 5:35 am, by

Severe Weather Emergency Shelter Program Mission Statement To provide safe, warm, and welcoming shelter during extreme weather to people who have no place else to come in from the cold. San Juan Island has an urgent need. As you know, while we don’t have a full count yet, our homeless population has increased in previous  Continue Reading


Written on October 27, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Brendan Cowan shares this news from last week’s ShakeOut drill… The middle school students from the Shaw Island School won a statewide earthquake preparedness video contest. So inspiring the way their entire school community has embraced emergency preparedness! Here’s the link to their video: Indeed, more than 1,300 islanders participated in last week’s ShakeOut earthquake  Continue Reading

Community Survey

Written on October 26, 2017 at 5:45 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

Get Involved, with Soroptimists

Written on October 25, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor is inviting potential new members to an activity at to the San Juan Library on Wednesday, November 1st from 6:30-8:30 PM. The purpose of the event is two-fold: for people to learn more about the Soroptimist organization, and to have a fun social time, working together to support one of  Continue Reading

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Written on October 24, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

by Debbi Fincher, SJIPC Media Recently, the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition offered an 8 hour training course on Youth Mental Health First Aid, a public education program, sponsored by a Project Aware grant with the Northwest Education Services District (NWESD). Our trainers, Dana King and Joyce Wells, used simulations and role-playing to demonstrate how to  Continue Reading

PIMC named ‘Community Health Leader’

Written on October 24, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center earns Gold Award PIMC named ‘Community Health Leader’ by WSHA The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) named PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center a 2017 Community Health Leadership Gold Award Winner for the medical center’s innovative integrated mental health program. PeaceHealth Peace Island’s behavioral health care program was developed in response  Continue Reading

Island Rec –Adult Drop-in Programs

Written on October 23, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Island Rec is adding more evenings of indoor fun in November to the calendar! Now that it’s getting cooler outside, join us for some indoor fitness at the fairgrounds. Beginning November 2nd at the Fairgrounds: Tuesdays – Roller Hockey (5:30-6:30 ages 5-9) (6:30-7:30 ages 9-15) (7:30-9:00 ages 16+) Thursdays – Indoor Soccer 6:30-8:30pm, Ages 16  Continue Reading

Rotary Fights Polio

Written on October 23, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative nearly 30 years ago, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to just 37 cases in 2016. To sustain this program, and protect all children from polio, Rotary has committed to raising $50 million  Continue Reading

Shelter Drill To Be Held In Friday Harbor

Written on October 21, 2017 at 12:05 pm, by

Submitted by the San Juan Island Unit of the American Red Cross. If you respond to disasters in the news with the question “What can I do?” you might consider being a volunteer in the San Juan Island unit of the American Red Cross. The Red Cross will hold a Shelter Drill November 4th from  Continue Reading

Sophia and Camp Kesem

Written on October 20, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

FHHS Alum Does Good You remember Sophia Dillery? FHHS graduate of 2015? She’s now attending Seattle University in her junior year in the nursing program going for a bachelor’s degree. She is also the Co-Alumni, Marketing, and Public Relations Coordinator for the Seattle U chapter of Camp Kesem. Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven  Continue Reading

Swim Team Round Up

Written on October 20, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Swim Team Round Up for swimmers age 7-18 Is your child interested in joining the SJIF swim team? Bring them to San Juan Island Fitness on one of the following days and times to meet coaches and get their first swim times of the season. Mon, Oct 23rd 3:30-4:30 Wed, Oct 25th 3:30-4:30 Thurs, Oct  Continue Reading

USCG Auxiliary Meets with Community Leaders

Written on October 19, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Chuck Dalldorf of the Coast Guard Auxiliary shares this news release… U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary San Juan Island Detachment Meeting Brings the Coast Guard and San Juan Islands Community Leaders Together for Increased Boating Safety At a meeting of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s San Juan Island Detachment last week in Friday Harbor, San Juan  Continue Reading

Healthy Eating Webinar

Written on October 14, 2017 at 6:00 am, by

Healthy eating webinar: Make mealtimes a piece of cake Do you have little ones in your family who are finicky eaters? Do mealtimes often turn into battles that begin with kiddos taking negotiated bites, and end with parents holding up a white flag and surrendering in complete exhaustion? If this scenario sounds all-too familiar, help  Continue Reading

Women in Conversation

Written on October 11, 2017 at 5:58 am, by

Join Oak Boesky in a monthly, facilitated conversation to deepen your connection to your life’s purpose. The focus will be on re-discovering what you love and move in ever-widening circles to find greater purpose and meaning in your connections with others, in community, or in your ‘work’ in the world. Oak is a doctoral candidate  Continue Reading


Written on October 11, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

In the mailbag today we find this letter from Louise Dustrude… This election is crucial for those of us who believe in the reproductive rights of women and men and in the right to death with dignity. With Barbara Sharp’s term expiring, we need to elect someone with an equally strong commitment to these rights.  Continue Reading

Blood Drive at Mullis Center Wednesday October 11

Written on October 8, 2017 at 6:01 pm, by

You can help Las Vegas shooting victims. On Monday morning, Bloodworks Northwest communicated with United Blood Services in Las Vegas to offer emergency blood components to treat those injured in the horrific shooting Sunday night. UBS advised that while their immediate hospital requirements are being met, additional supplies will be needed. We expect to be  Continue Reading

Rotary Donates Locally and Internationally

Written on October 8, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island recently presented checks to the recipients of proceeds from their 11th annual Concours  d’Elegance held on august 27th at the San Juan Vineyards. This event was co-sponsored with the Sports Car Club of San Juan Islands. John Lackey of Hospice San Juan, Jennifer Armstrong of Family Resource Center,  Continue Reading

Drop, Cover, and Hold On!

Written on October 6, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Shakeout In The San Juan Islands It’s just two weeks until the 2017 Great Washington Shakeout drill on October 19th. You can join the growing number of islanders who are preparing for “the big one” by signing up for the Shakeout Drill. So far, nearly 1100 people in the islands are involved. This includes two  Continue Reading

Safety Fair at the Fire Station

Written on October 6, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Written on October 5, 2017 at 9:18 am, by

SJI Prevention Coalition is working with NW Education Services District (NWESD) to put on a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports.  This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a  Continue Reading

Flu Shots

Written on October 4, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center offers flu shots for $25 Flu season is right around the corner. Don’t let the bug get you. PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center is offering flu shots for $25. This flat fee is for either the quadrivalent flu vaccine, which protects against four flu viruses, or the high-dose vaccine for  Continue Reading