Topic: Island Senior

Island Senior: New Classes Starting This Fall at the Mullis Center

Written on September 2, 2018 at 10:50 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… Three new classes are being offered at the Mullis Center this fall: Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance with Stephanie Prima starting Oct 4, Life Coaching with Sharon Hooper starting Oct 11, and Chair Yoga with Katerina Wen starting Oct 2.  Continue Reading

Island Senior: An Evening With Local Writers

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

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… You don’t have to spend much time here to realize that we have a wealth of local talent on our small Island. Our artists, musicians, and thespians are often on display but it is unusual to see a room full  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Summer Events and a Call for Candidates

Written on August 1, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… August is a busy month at the Mullis Center. The month starts out by adding a special seasonal flourish to our first Sunday of the month (August 5) Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser: Adding fresh local berries and whipped cream to the  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Hot Tips For Keeping Cool

Written on July 16, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Now that hot summer weather has finally come to our neck of the woods we may rejoice but we also need to take care. High temperatures can be dangerous. The July issue of San Juan Island Senior Signal*, the Mullis Senior  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Bargains Galore in the Mullis Center’s New Coupon Book

Written on July 2, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Island a’ la Carte, the Mullis Center’s new coupon book just came out. I already used my first coupon at San Juan Bakery this morning. With 20% off of my entire purchase that was a good deal. The coupon  Continue Reading

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

Island Senior: The Mullis Center Welcomes Anna Coffelt-Kuetzing

Written on June 3, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… There is a new face at the Mullis Center. Anna Coffelt-Kuetzing was hired in May to be the Mullis Center’s new facilitiy manager. Anna, who hails from a pioneer island family, grew up on Lopez and has called San Juan  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Remembering Marjorie Walker

Written on May 18, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… A new public art project is coming to Friday Harbor in June. Keep a look out for a new installation in the Sunshine Alley Breezeway, the narrow alley next to the Palace Theatre, honoring island artist Marjorie Walker. I remember  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Mullis Center Honors Volunteers

Written on May 1, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Whether they are serving up a hot lunch, delivering meals on wheels, or setting up for a pancake breakfast, volunteers are the life’s blood of our senior center.  This April in appreciation for all of those who volunteer, the  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Catching Up With Callie McKay

Written on April 16, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… On our last “Field Trip Friday” excursion to the mainland, (see San Juan Update 3/31/2018), I caught up with Callie McKay. She’s a busy woman and not an easy one to catch up with but the ferry ride to Anacortes  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Field Trip Friday

Written on March 31, 2018 at 9:32 am, by

Island senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… At the Mullis Center the third Friday of the month is Field Trip Friday with Callie McKay. I joined the fun this month for an off-island day trip to the Skagit County Senior Center in Burlington followed by a  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Thirties Themed Lunch to Raise Money For Meals on Wheels and More

Written on March 16, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… On Wednesday, March 21 the Mullis Center invites you to join the fun and help raise money for our senior nutrition program including the popular hot lunches on Mondays and Thursdays and home delivered meals known as “meals on wheels”.  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Class Offered on Chronic Disease Self-Management

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

Island Senior is a regular column on San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Islanders will have a unique opportunity starting March 20; to take a six-week course at the Mullis Center designed to help people self-manage living with chronic disease. The course, supported here by the Northwest Regional Council and San Juan County,  Continue Reading

Island Senior: It’s Flu Season!

Written on February 16, 2018 at 5:30 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column written by Peggy Sue McRae… I was not planning to write about the flu this week but the flu chose me and according to my informal social media commiserations I am not alone. This is turning out to be one of the worst flu seasons in years. I was  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Small Treasures from the Mullis Family

Written on January 29, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column written by Peggy Sue McRae… Earlier this month I took the Mullis Center’s bus to Mt Vernon on the regular monthly shopping and medical appointments trip. I went to meet my sister Sally and deliver late Christmas presents. What I brought home was a large box of “old Friday  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Mullis Center Bus Goes Mainland Shopping

Written on January 17, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column written by Peggy Sue McRae… The senior bus trip to Mt Vernon last week was a shopping extravaganza! There were six passengers and only one medical appointment. My mission was to meet my sister Sally at the Third Street Café and deliver a late Christmas present. The remainder of our  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Help Support a Popular Program, Meals on Wheels and More

Written on December 17, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column written for the Update by Peggy Sue McRae… One of the most popular programs for Island Seniors, Meals on Wheels and More, brings an average of 70 seniors to the Mullis Center for a tasty hot lunch and enjoyable social time. Lunches are served on Mondays and Thursdays at 11:45.  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Mullis Center Offers a New Venue For Crafts

Written on November 29, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column written for the SJ Update by Peggy Sue McRae… On the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving the Mullis Center held its first ever Holiday Craft Fair. Tables of crafts and goodies lined the large dining room, well lit by the surrounding windows. I spoke with Debbie Haagensen, the center’s  Continue Reading

Island Senior: What You Need To Know About Hospice

Written on November 17, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Peggy Sue checks in with another Island Senior article from Mullis Center… We don’t like talking about death in our culture but if we are currently living there is no avoiding the eventual outcome. When the time comes, for our selves and for our loved ones, it is good to know that there is support  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Support for Family Caregivers

Written on November 1, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

November is National Family Caregivers month and a time to acknowledge those among us who, whether it is for an aging parent, injured spouse, or a sick child are caring for loved ones every day and around the clock. You probably do not have to think very hard to come up with someone you know  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Time to Vote At The Mullis Center

Written on October 18, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

It is time once again to vote on board members for the Mullis Center Operations Committee. These are the people who partner with Senior Services, plan events and fun activities, keep the lights on, and keep the building busy and beautiful. There are five positions open each for a three-year term. Ballots are included in  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Seahawks Sundays at the Mullis Center

Written on September 23, 2017 at 5:20 am, by

Yay! I saw the Seahawks first touchdown of the season last Sunday at the Mullis Center’s Seahawks Sunday. If you are looking for a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and a nice big screen to watch the game… come on down to the Mullis Center on Sunday. This Sunday doors open at 12:30 to watch the Hawks play  Continue Reading