Topic: Island Senior

Island Senior: Keep your brain lively playing games

Written on April 18, 2022 at 11:38 am, by

My friend David Bent­ley reports that he enjoys hav­ing a game of cards with friends at the Mullis Cen­ter on Mon­day after­noons. The Mullis Cen­ter is open for cards and board games on Mon­days and Wednes­days from 1 to 3 p.m. Besides the social con­vivi­al­i­ty, a study from Scot­land says that game play­ing helps keep  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Spring Stirrings at the Mullis Center

Written on April 2, 2022 at 11:19 am, by

Spring is here and along with the rain, sun­shine, and tulips, indoor activ­i­ties are cau­tious­ly return­ing to the Mullis Cen­ter. While the Mullis Cen­ter is not quite ready to resume com­mu­ni­ty lunch­es, we are pleased to invite you to join us as in-per­­son activ­i­ties begin to open up. The Mullis Cen­ter rec­om­mends that activ­i­ty atten­dees be  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Wearing Masks

Written on March 18, 2022 at 8:39 am, by

As of March 12, Wash­ing­ton State has relaxed mask require­ments. Accord­ing to the Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Health, “Decreas­ing rates of infec­tion and hos­pi­tal­iza­tions, and high vac­ci­na­tion rates have allowed us to move into a new recov­ery phase of the pan­dem­ic.” That said, the March 11 media release from San Juan Coun­ty reports 23 new  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Written on March 1, 2022 at 8:21 am, by

Hap­py Fat Tues­day! March 1 is the last day of car­ni­val, the day before lent, and a time for feast­ing. One tra­di­tion­al dish, easy to make, eco­nom­i­cal, and good for you, is Louisiana red beans and rice. After the Hait­ian Rev­o­lu­tion of 1804 thou­sands of refugees of both Euro­pean and African her­itage fled Haiti to New  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: February is Heart Health Month – Part 2

Written on February 15, 2022 at 1:00 pm, by

When I wrote my last arti­cle, Feb­ru­ary is Heart Health Month, I knew I should be fol­low­ing my own advice. I didn’t know how much. We tend to imag­ine heart dis­ease as that crush­ing blow to the chest deliv­ered by a heart attack but heart dis­ease can also be kind of sneaky. Last Sat­ur­day I went  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Be kind to your heart

Written on January 30, 2022 at 2:17 pm, by

Feb­ru­ary is Heart Health Month. A good reminder when we are so fix­at­ed on COVID these days it is easy to over­look tak­ing good care of our hearts. Tak­ing care of our hearts, you know what that means. Get some exer­cise and eat your veg­eta­bles. Keep your blood pres­sure and cho­les­terol under con­trol. Lose weight  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Changes, and the San Juan Update

Written on January 15, 2022 at 6:11 pm, by

Island Senior is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… One thing you can count on, things will always be chang­ing.  Some­times we invite change into our lives and oth­er times we sim­ply strug­gle to adjust.  Either way, it’s a skill just to keep your bal­ance.  It did not come  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Bringing In The New Year With Katerina Wen on YouTube

Written on December 31, 2021 at 4:56 pm, by

Island Senior is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… If you are any­thing like me being snowed in dur­ing a pan­dem­ic over the hol­i­days involved plen­ty of Christ­mas movies, whole sea­son binges, plus more than the usu­al baked goods, sweets, and fes­tive bev­er­ages. Also, if you are like me,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Self-Care for the Holidays

Written on December 16, 2021 at 8:43 am, by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… Here come the hol­i­days! It’s a time to con­nect with the peo­ple that we love. It’s whirl of sparkling activ­i­ties and time-hon­ored tra­di­tions that can bring with it the stress of keep­ing up with our social cal­en­dars. Plus Covid. This  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Healthy Holidays and the COVID-19 Variant Omicron

Written on December 1, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… Cel­e­brat­ing Thanks­giv­ing with friends, all of us dou­ble vaxed and boost­ered, we enjoyed a relax­ing evening with­out wear­ing masks. In spite of win­ter spikes in local num­bers of COVID cas­es it was begin­ning to look like we might be approach­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Mullis Center Election Results

Written on November 16, 2021 at 5:38 pm, by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… This year’s elec­tion of can­di­dates for the Mullis Center’s Oper­a­tions Com­mit­tee has been unprece­dent­ed in many ways. To fill every seat more peo­ple ran for posi­tions than ever before. With over 900 bal­lots com­ing in more peo­ple vot­ed for the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Mullis Center Vote Nov 8 — 11

Written on November 1, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

Final­ly, it is time to vote! The Mullis Cen­ter needs your vote Novem­ber 8 – 11. If you are a senior, 60 years old or old­er, or dis­abled, and live in San Juan Dis­trict includ­ing San Juan, Hen­ry, Brown, Spieden, Stu­art, Johns, Pearl, and Flat Top islands, you are eli­gi­ble to vote. You DO NOT have  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: The Mullis Center, A Family Legacy and Gift to Island Seniors

Written on October 16, 2021 at 5:57 am, by

On the out­side of the Mullis Cen­ter build­ing there is a Plaque that reads, This land is a gift to the seniors of San Juan Island to hon­or the mem­o­ry of our grand­par­ents, George and Emma Mullis and our par­ents Frank and Belle Mullis. From Ina Mullis Gustin, James and Flo­rence Mullis Lang, Wal­lace and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: It’s Time to Vote!

Written on October 1, 2021 at 5:46 am, by

If you are a res­i­dent of San Juan Dis­trict, includ­ing San Juan Island, Hen­ry, Brown, Spieden, Stu­art, Johns, Pearl, or Flat Top Islands, and if you are 60 years old or old­er, or if you have a dis­abil­i­ty… you are eli­gi­ble to vote in the upcom­ing elec­tion of the Mullis Center’s Oper­a­tions Com­mit­tee. Although your  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Taking Care of Caregivers

Written on September 17, 2021 at 2:38 pm, by

Car­ing for our loved ones when the need aris­es is a chal­lenge in the best of times. Dur­ing a pan­dem­ic the chal­lenges only increase. Care­givers face increased iso­la­tion while also fac­ing the increas­ing chal­lenge of keep their charge safe. Start­ing on Sep­tem­ber 30, Gail Les­­chine-Seitz, Aging and Fam­i­ly Case Coor­di­na­tor, and Deb­bie Haa­gensen, Senior Ser­vices  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Early Fall Happenings at the Mullis Center

Written on September 3, 2021 at 9:47 am, by

First of all a big “THANK YOU!” to the San Juan Coun­ty Fair, The San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion, and to every­one who sup­port­ed the Mullis Cen­ter and oth­er local non-prof­its dur­ing the Com­mu­ni­ty Foundation’s 2021 Vir­tu­al Fair Fundrais­er. Thanks to our gen­er­ous donors sup­port we raised $5,520! All mon­ey raised will be used to  Con­tin­ue Reading