Topic: Health & Wellness

Island Senior: Video Series Offers Hope For Treating Memory Loss

Written on June 18, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… On the second Monday of each month Senior Services of San Juan County presents the video series, Awakening From Alzheimer’s. The next two showings on July 9 and August 13 will be in the Mullis Center’s Craft Room at  Continue Reading

Market Bucks Program

Written on June 14, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

  Funders Promote Locally Grown Foods for the WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program San Juan County Health and Community Services is partnering again with Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor, Orcas Island Community Foundation, and the Honeywell Foundation, to offer Market Bucks at Farmers Markets on Orcas and San Juan Islands. The Market Bucks  Continue Reading

EMTs of the Month

Written on June 14, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan EMS previously recognized one EMT each month as an “EMT of the month.”  The lieutenants who help mentor and manage our volunteers felt it was important to honor an EMT from each team that has been organized to help fill a 24/7 schedule.  There are three teams of about 11 EMTs that rotate  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Physiotherapy & Wellness

Written on June 11, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Friday Harbor Physiotherapy & Wellness, the island’s new manual therapy, personal training, and health coaching provider, is celebrating its inception with an open house on Saturday, June 16th from 11 am to 4 pm. It will be held at their natural movement gym and wellness studio at 156 Moonlight Drive off of Bailer Hill Road.  Continue Reading

Hands for Peacemaking

Written on May 28, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag we find this letter from Dawn Alger requesting your support for her upcoming mission to Guatemala… Dear Friends and Family, Some of you may know that last August, Mark and I , along with a 6 person (small but mighty) team of family members and friends, went on a trip  Continue Reading

Produce Safety Rule

Written on May 28, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

What is the Produce Safety Rule and what does it mean for my farm? Join WSU Produce Safety Extension Specialist Faith Critzer to find out! You may have heard about a new federal regulation impacting produce farms that is focusing on food safety.  If you have questions, you’re not alone.  Come learn about the new  Continue Reading

Moving Parts and Healthy Hearts

Written on May 23, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Stay Active through the Summer! Moving Parts and Healthy Hearts is a fitness class aimed at meeting the needs of people with limited mobility due to age, illness or lifestyle. The class will be a full body workout that can be carried out standing or seated in a chair. Participation in this class will help  Continue Reading

Improvements to Local Spill Response Capacity

Written on May 22, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

As part of ongoing efforts to enhance local capacity to respond to oil and hazardous materials spills, three San Juan County organizations participated in the 2018 Washington State Department of Ecology Spill Response Grant Program. This program helps local communities that are at risk for oil and hazardous materials spills secure equipment and training to  Continue Reading

Stroke Survivor Webinar

Written on May 21, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

PeaceHealth webinar: Five surprising lessons from stroke survivors This year alone, according to the American Stroke Association, nearly 800,000 people in the United States will experience a stroke. Knowing how to recognize the symptoms can make all the difference. To promote awareness during National Stroke Month, PeaceHealth is hosting a free online webinar called “Making  Continue Reading

Fish For Teeth

Written on May 17, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Lunch is Fish Tacos on Friday, May 18 The Fish for Teeth Taco Team will be making fish tacos this Friday, May 18 at the SJI Community Theater. The first taco will be served at 11: 00 a.m., and go until they run out, or to 2:00 p.m., whichever comes first. A taco can be  Continue Reading

Island Rec Cardio Yoga

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

A total cardio workout 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 amount of workout time! Whether your primary goal is to  Continue Reading

New Location for SJ Vision Source

Written on May 16, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Correction – This move will be completed next week, not today. Eye doctor Dr. Chris White will be moving his office from 818 Mullis Street to 425 Caines Street. That’s the yellow building on the S-curve corner of Caines Street, with the parking lot just inside the bump-out sidewalk. This move will be completed by  Continue Reading

New Workshops at The Studio

Written on May 15, 2018 at 5:21 pm, by

It’s a busy month at The Studio. We are continuing our special session educational workshops this month. We have 2 new workshops for clients that we wanted to share with you. On Sunday May 20th, Jacquelyn Reiff will be instructing a 2 hour Pilates mat for Osteoporosis. This will focus on appropriate Pilates exercises and  Continue Reading

PIMC Provider Pens Textbook Chapter

Written on May 3, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Jason Heiner, MD, an emergency department (ED) provider at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, has written a chapter in the ninth edition of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice, a core textbook for emergency medicine residents and practitioners. Dr. Heiner’s published chapter is titled “The combative and difficult patient” (*full citation below). “The key  Continue Reading

Fish for Teeth

Written on May 1, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Fish for Teeth brings free mobile dental clinic to Friday Harbor Islanders unable to afford dental care can receive it for free thanks to the local nonprofit Fish for Teeth on Thursday, May 10; Friday, May 11; and Saturday, May 12 at a mobile dental van parked outside the San Juan Island Family Resource Center.  Continue Reading

Featured Pilots of the SJ Aviation Museum: Vicki Thalacker and the San Juan Eagles

Written on April 20, 2018 at 10:44 am, by

On Sunday, the San Juan Aviation Museum will recognize and pay tribute to Vicki Thalacker and a group of San Juan Eagles volunteer pilots for their service of flying cancer patients to the mainland for treatment. Islanders are invited to celebrate this occasion at a reception held at Brickworks, 150 Nichols Street, on Sunday, April  Continue Reading

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

Written on April 20, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

The San Juan Island Library and the San Juan Island Family Resource Center are hosting a free screening on Friday, April 20th at 7:00 PM, of the acclaimed documentary Screenagers. The documentary is an investigative look at how parents and teens are dealing with the digital age and how unlimited screen time impacts our nation’s  Continue Reading

PIMC Receives Garden Donation

Written on April 18, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center receives donation to cancer care garden FRIDAY HARBOR, Washington, April 17, 2018 – A rare spring sunshine cast shadows in the PeaceHealth Peace Island Cancer Care Garden in late March illuminating a beautiful new addition to the space. Nestled near blossoming hellebores, the smooth granite Oki-gata lantern appeared to be  Continue Reading

Every 15 Minutes

Written on April 17, 2018 at 5:55 pm, by

Today was the grim exercise of what can happen when people drink and drive (or are texting while driving or under the influence of marijuana). At the high school, a full scale mock up of a car accident with multiple critical injuries, at least one fatality and a lot of messed up lives took place  Continue Reading

Cycling’s Benefits For Parkinson’s Disease Patients

Written on April 17, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The following is a guest article written by Rebecca Evans, a Registered Nurse and Health Writer… While there is still a great deal more not known about Parkinson’s than is known, one of the areas of research in which much progress is being made is that of exercise’s effects on Parkinson’s. While this was once  Continue Reading

FHHH New Class: Tai Chi and Beyond!

Written on April 17, 2018 at 5:39 am, by

Friday Harbor Holistic Health has a new class they’d like to share with you… We are very excited about this move, and this new beginning. It’s a wonderful location, unique in feeling, and full of creative energy. Beginners, all ages and body types are welcome. Tai Chi is not one thing, it is many things:  Continue Reading

April EMT of the Month

Written on April 13, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Congratulations are in order for Senior EMT Lainey Volk. Not only is Lainey heading up the newly formed community paramedicine program but every 3 years she organizes the program called Every 15 Minutes. Lainey is an active EMT responding on 911 calls and follows up with patients referred to her by physicians and paramedics for  Continue Reading