Topic: Health & Wellness

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

Silver Swan Ballet Classes

Written on October 2, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Jeanne Peihl at Salish Sea Ballet in Friday Harbor will be delivering Silver Swans Ballet Classes. Silver Swans is a pilot project delivered by the Royal Academy of Dance, featuring branded ballet classes created specifically for people over 55 and taught exclusively by Silver Swans Licensees. Specially designed for mature dancers, classes help improve mobility,  Continue Reading

5th Annual Beautiful You Fashion Show

Written on September 28, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Join SAFE San Juans at the Brickworks on Sunday, October 1, at 2:00pm for our 5th annual Beautiful You Fashion Show, celebrating the beauty and diversity of all our island residents. Enjoy refreshments and a Stand Up Men dessert auction while viewing featured fashions from our wonderful local shops including: Be Chic, Girlfriends, King’s Sportsware,  Continue Reading

Island Neighbors

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

Island Neighbors is a volunteer-based community outreach program designed to offer support and companionship to isolated seniors and persons with disabilities who are living independently but need extra help to sustain a healthier quality of life. Some of the duties we provide include: local medical and dental transportation, errand running, in-home supports, social visits or  Continue Reading

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Written on September 27, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

A comprehensive insight into true holistic health of mind, body and spirit. Living life to the fullest: Come and learn about the intricate relationship between breath, movement, nutrition and a sound immune system. Consider your health as your most priceless asset: A gem for health conscious people who wish to take charge of their health  Continue Reading

From the Mailbag

Written on September 27, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

In this morning’s SJ Update mailbag, we find this letter from Mike Hamlette… Dear SJ Update, I’d like to inform the community that September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Both the Town of Friday Harbor, and San Juan County County Council in conjuction with the County Board Of Health (BOH) have made proclamations in support  Continue Reading

Closing of Life Care Center Stirs Community Discussion

Written on September 26, 2017 at 2:26 pm, by

Islanders shocked by the impending closing of the Life Care Center filled the Mullis Center on Monday night to talk about what possibilities there might be to fill its vital role in the community. The program organized by Patty Garcia and chaired by Grisha Krivchenia started with a sharing of factual information and moved into  Continue Reading

September Proclaimed Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Written on September 25, 2017 at 5:30 am, by

Both the Town of Friday Harbor, and San Juan County Council in conjuction with the County Board Of Health (BOH) have made proclamations in support of September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Mike Hamlette, the new leader of the local prostate cancer support group, Us TOO, noted that 3 million men in the United States  Continue Reading

Compassion Fatigue Roundtable Offers Support

Written on September 25, 2017 at 5:20 am, by

It’s time for conversation, support and connection concerning issues surrounding compassion fatigue in the helping professions, and for family and volunteer caregivers.  Together, we will review self-care strategies that aid in building resiliency, diminishing feelings of loss and grief, and move us along on our healing Hero’s Journey.   ​The Compassion Fatigue Roundtable is hosted by  Continue Reading

Save The Life Care Center

Written on September 21, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

Dear Community Members, One of San Juan County’s few nursing homes needs our help! Urgent Community Issue: As many of you have already heard, The Life Care Center corporation has announced that they will be closing The Life Care Center of the San Juans on November 15, two months from now. What can residents, family  Continue Reading