Topic: Health & Wellness

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

31-Day Food Revolution

Written on March 12, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Local health coach and Qigong instructor Stephanie Prima is featured in the current top-selling health book in the country, ‘31-Day Food Revolution,’ written by Ocean Robbins, founder of the Food Revolution Network (FRN). The book is an impeccably researched yet charmingly accessible guide to using nutrient-dense foods to leverage greater health for you while also  Continue Reading

San Juan County Disability Advisory Committee

Written on March 12, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Are you looking for a way to serve your community? San Juan County Elections is looking for persons with disabilities, and providers of services to persons with disabilities, to serve on the Disability Advisory Committee.  Washington State Law requires every county to have a Disability Advisory Committee. The committee must include persons with disabilities, and  Continue Reading

Rock Solid Youth on Prevention Policy Day

Written on March 11, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Debbi Fincher of the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition and Rock Solid Team Advisor shares this report with you… Rock Solid Youth Prevention Team represented the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition and our community at the annual Prevention Policy Day in Olympia this February. This advocacy effort is organized by the Washington Association for Substance  Continue Reading

Self Care: Brain Health

Written on March 8, 2019 at 8:29 am, by

This two-part workshop given by Katerina Wen, M.Ed. will focus on how breath, movement, and nutrition can enhance the health of your brain. For everyone that values the longevity of their brain and seeks to upgrade its capacity and performance! Classes are held Monday and Wednesday March 25th and 27th at Friday Harbor Holistic Health,  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Eat Like A Viking! The Baltic Sea or Nordic Diet

Written on February 28, 2019 at 1:45 pm, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… If sourdough rye, pickled herring, Icelandic yogurt with blueberries, or sugar snap peas and garlic potatoes sound good to you, you may find the Nordic diet a satisfying choice. Similar to the Mediterranean diet but focused on a Scandinavian lifestyle  Continue Reading

Green Tips to Help You Find an Eco-Friendlier New Home

Written on February 24, 2019 at 8:42 pm, by

This guest post was written by Neil Stawski… If you are looking to live a greener life, there’s no better place to start than your home. This is why it’s important for home buyers to be on the lookout for features that can help lessen their impact on the environment. Not sure what those features  Continue Reading