Topic: Island Senior

Island Senior: Pancake Breakfast Now Benefits Meals on Wheels and More

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

Island Senior is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… With the pop­u­lar com­mu­ni­ty lunch pro­gram at the Mullis Cen­ter expand­ing from two to three days per week, now Mon­day, Wednes­day and Fri­day, a few oth­er changes have been made as well. Now, the Mullis Center’s month­ly Pan­cake Break­fast will  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Tea with the Dames, Inspiring Role Models of the Stage

Written on May 2, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Island Senior is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… Seek­ing role mod­els for pos­i­tive aging led me to the British stage and four out­stand­ing actors and great friends each who have been award­ed the title of “Dame” by the British Empire for their ser­vice to dra­ma.  Dame Mag­gie Smith, known  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Volunteer Jim Biddick Helps Seniors File Taxes

Written on April 15, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Island Senior is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… What a relief it is to fix a stamp onto that enve­lope addressed to the IRS and send it off in the mail. Phew! I’m sure I am not the only one who finds fil­ing tax­es both mys­te­ri­ous and stress­ful.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Lunch at the Mullis Center Now Served Monday Wednesday and Friday

Written on March 30, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Island Senior is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… Begin­ning April first (no foolin’) the Senior Lunch pro­gram at the Mullis Cen­ter is expand­ing to three days a week, Mon­day, Wednes­day, and Fri­day. As our island com­mu­ni­ty gets old­er and costs of hous­ing and health­care keep going up, this  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, six-week  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 this  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Planning For The End of Life

Written on February 16, 2019 at 6:05 am, by

I was stay­ing at Sakya Kachod Chol­ing, the Bud­dhist Cen­ter on Mt Dal­las, when I learned that my friend Ben’s can­cer had spread into parts of his body that changed his sit­u­a­tion from fight­ing for his life to accep­tance of his death. A Bud­dhist Cen­ter is a good place to be at a time like  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: The Mullis Center Says Farewell to Wendy Stevens

Written on January 31, 2019 at 8:44 am, by

Island Senior is a reg­u­lar col­umn on San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… Last Thursday’s Senior Lunch at the Mullis Cen­ter was espe­cial­ly fes­tive if also bit­ter­sweet. It was Wendy Stevens, our Coun­ty Senior Ser­vices Manager’s Farewell Retire­ment Lunch. Things got off to a rous­ing start as Garth She­bek led a cho­rus of Let  Con­tin­ue Reading