Topic: Island Senior

Island Senior: The Memory Cafe

Written on May 1, 2017 at 10:43 am, by

Island Senior is writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… Last week I stopped by the Vil­lage at the Har­bour to par­tic­i­pate in a Mem­o­ry Café. Mem­o­ry Cafe pro­grams orig­i­nat­ed in Eng­land about 15 years ago and have since become pop­u­lar through­out Europe and the Unit­ed States. The goal of the Mem­o­ry Café is to pro­vide a friend­ly  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: No Age Limit To Creative Expression

Written on April 19, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

By Peg­gy Sue McRae — If you are an ath­lete your career may end before you reach 40, oth­er careers may offer retire­ment at 50 or 60, but if you are an artist, you may be hit­ting your stride at 80. Michelan­ge­lo, Mon­et, and Matisse cre­at­ed some of their great­est works when they were in their 80s. Picas­so and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Seniors Celebrate the Sixties for Meals on Wheels and More

Written on March 31, 2017 at 5:23 am, by

By Peg­gy Sue McRae… It said on the poster “60’s attire encour­aged” so I put on my love beads and pinned a peace sign to my jack­et before attend­ing the Mullis Center’s, March for Meals to a 60s Beat, a ben­e­fit for Meals on Wheels and More. This spe­cial lunch was well attend­ed by tie-dye wear­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: The Benefits of Becoming a Senior Citizen

Written on March 16, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

Hav­ing just cel­e­brat­ed my six­­ty-fifth birth­day I am now a bone­fide senior cit­i­zen. Some may set a low­er bar, but at six­­ty-five there is no deny­ing it. I have offi­cial­ly attained elder sta­tus. Before bemoan­ing get­ting old­er in our “youth cul­ture” let me say, there are indeed some ben­e­fits to reach­ing this bench­mark. For one  Con­tin­ue Reading

The Mullis Center: San Juan Island Seniors Tradition of Volunteering

Written on September 19, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Some of you may remem­ber when island seniors used to gath­er at the old Grey Top Inn at the fair­grounds. With an active base of vol­un­teer labor and local fundrais­ing efforts, island seniors refur­bished the old Home Eco­nom­ics build­ing into what for a num­ber of years pro­vid­ed a home for senior ser­vices and senior activ­i­ties.  Con­tin­ue Reading