Topic: Health & Wellness

Art Cancer Support Group

Written on February 13, 2019 at 5:15 am, by

Art Cancer Support Group “The first of many art extravaganzas”. No experience necessary… or huge talent… just interest. Humans with a heart, patients, caregivers, family members and friends Thursday February 21, 12:30 – 2:30 pm at Key Bank downstairs. All materials provided. Get ready fore a good time… We will paint the town red, white,  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Firefighters in Challenging Leukemia and Lymphoma Fundraiser

Written on February 12, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

On Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Friday Harbor Marketplace from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., San Juan Island Fire and Rescue firefighters will be out in front of the store raising funds for the 2019 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Stairclimb. The firefighters are dedicating their LLS fundraising climb in honor of former San Juan  Continue Reading

Disaster Preparedness Training

Written on January 29, 2019 at 5:48 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: 8:30 am  Continue Reading

Grief Support Group

Written on January 27, 2019 at 9:16 am, by

We all experience grief and emotional loss, but that does not make it any easier. Loss can cause ongoing pain that is difficult to break free from. You can take specific actions to help the healing process. Registration is open for Hospice of San Juan’s 2019 Grief Support Group, facilitated by Rosa Blair. Rosa, a  Continue Reading

Measles

Written on January 26, 2019 at 8:32 am, by

MEASLES STATE OF EMERGENCY issued for Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has issued a public health state of emergency based on 31 confirmed cases in the Vancouver area of Clark County, and one confirmed case in Seattle & King County. There have been multiple exposure locations in the Portland, OR, Vancouver, WA and Seattle-King County  Continue Reading

Firefighter of the Month

Written on January 22, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

San Juan Island Fire Department Announces January 2019 Firefighters of the Month The San Juan Island Fire and Rescue Department is proud to announce the January 2019 Firefighter of the Month. In this instance, we actually mean, Firefighters of the month. Please join us in congratulating Firefighters Jerry and Dennis Sears for their consistent and  Continue Reading

Hospital District Meeting

Written on January 20, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will hold its Regular Board Meeting of the year on Wednesday January 23. There will be a work session that is open to the public at 2:00 p.m. followed by the Regular Board Meeting at 3:00 p.m. The location is the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building.

Adult Night Swim

Written on January 18, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Island Rec is offering Adult Night Swim this February at SJI Fitness! Drop-in for some adult-only pool time to play games or swim laps in the evenings. Sessions are held Thursdays; February 7th – February 28th for ages 18 and up from 7:30-9pm. There is a registration rate of $35.00; or $10.00 per night. For  Continue Reading

Temporary Air Quality Sensor Installed in Friday Harbor

Written on January 17, 2019 at 8:55 am, by

San Juan County partners with Ecology to monitor air quality The Washington State Department of Ecology installed a mobile air quality monitoring station near the County Administration building on January 7th.  This air quality monitoring station will monitor for PM2.5 (particulate matter less than 2.5 microns).   Particulate matter contains microscopic solids or liquid droplets  Continue Reading

Island Senior: The Mediterranean Lifestyle For Longevity

Written on January 16, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… You’ve probably heard of the Mediterranean diet.  It has long been recognized that a typical, traditional lifestyle from the Mediterranean with a diet rich in olive oil, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, legumes, fish, and shellfish can  Continue Reading

Fish Taco Fundraiser

Written on January 16, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

A Fish for Teeth volunteer-crafted Fish Taco is absolutely delicious. These hefty burrito/tacos are prepared with love, and feature hook-and-line caught Alaskan cod donated by Alaskan Leader Seafoods, with Pablito’s Salsa, Tillamook cheese, zesty greens, and a squeeze of fresh lime. Volunteer Opportunities Available (info at the end of article) These delectable fish-focused hunger-satisfying consumption-units always draw a crowd.  Continue Reading

Four Seasons Collage

Written on January 15, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Deb Langhans has a new workshop series this year… Do you love the multifaceted gifts of Mother Nature throughout the year? Is ongoing self-discovery and acceptance a personal goal? Do you enjoy sharing fun, creative experiences with other women in a safe, nourishing space? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, a special  Continue Reading

Annual Homeless Count January 24th

Written on January 13, 2019 at 10:45 pm, by

San Juan County’s 2019 Point in Time Homeless Count will be conducted on Thursday, January 24. Count organizers and volunteers work with local family resource centers, food banks, emergency cold weather shelters, churches, healthcare providers, senior centers, libraries, the sheriff’s office, and many other community support service providers to conduct the count. The count, initiated  Continue Reading

New Workshops at The Studio

Written on January 8, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Happy New Year. The Studio wanted to share 3 new workshops that we are offering this January and February! Sharalyn Lehman will instruct a Pilates for Runners workshop that will run for 2 Sundays. This workshop will focus on how to utilize Pilates to improve running, work on technique to run smarter and safer, and  Continue Reading

Grants Available to Help Get Kids Outside

Written on January 8, 2019 at 5:37 am, by

State Investing in Youth Outdoor Education, Recreation OLYMPIA–Washington State is accepting applications for the No Child Left Inside grant program, which aims to give at-risk children opportunities to experience the outdoors. No Child Left Inside grants fund programs that provide youth in Washington with outdoor recreation and education programs, including summer camps, natural resource-based education  Continue Reading

SJC PHD Special Board Meeting

Written on January 8, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 will be having a Special Board Meeting on Thursday, January 10th. It will begin at 1:00 p.m. rather than the usual time, but will be at the usual place – the Frank Wilson Memorial EMS Building. The purpose of this meeting is to potentially appoint an Interim  Continue Reading

Shamanic Style Qigong

Written on January 4, 2019 at 11:17 am, by

Subject: New Class in Town – Shamanic Style Qigong Qigong is an ancient Chinese mind/body technique to enhance the body’s bio-energy system for greater health, vitality, and self-awareness. It is fast becoming a recognized effective method of self-healing and self-care. Join Certified Qigong Instructor Stephanie Prima in a traditional Shamanic Style Qigong class, bringing you  Continue Reading

Fish for Teeth

Written on January 2, 2019 at 5:45 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, Jan. 10; Friday, Jan.11; and Saturday, Jan. 12. A mobile dental van will be parked in the Mullis Street parking lot shared by  Continue Reading

Island Senior: A New Year, A Fresh Start

Written on December 30, 2018 at 11:51 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… The New Year begins and after the indulgences of the holidays many of us enjoy the opportunity to take the old calendar down and give ourselves a fresh start. Instead of resolutions, I know some people who prefer to  Continue Reading

Moms to Be, Swim for Free

Written on December 28, 2018 at 9:39 am, by

Only two Sundays left of this awesome program! On January 6th, 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  Continue Reading

911 Service Disruptions

Written on December 28, 2018 at 9:30 am, by

Brendan Cowan, Director of SJI Emergency Management, shares this notice… With ongoing national issues around the 911 system, remember that if 911 doesn’t work for you in an emergency, (360) 378-4141 is the alternate number to San Juan County Dispatch.

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