Topic: Island Senior

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

Island Senior: Support the Mullis Center with Community Foundation’s Virtual Fair Grant Program

Written on August 17, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Island’s Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion will sup­port local non-prof­its with match­ing funds and bonus grants dur­ing this year’s Vir­tu­al Fair. Funds raised for the Mullis Cen­ter will go to help fund our Green and Clean Project as high­light­ed in detail in the recent arti­cle in the San Juan Update, Island Senior: Mullis Cen­ter Upgrade For  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Mullis Center Upgrade For A Green Future

Written on August 9, 2021 at 5:48 am, by

For near­ly four years now the Mullis Cen­ter has been work­ing hard to imple­ment rec­om­men­da­tions made by Sus­tain­able Connection’s ener­gy audit to improve our building’s effi­cien­cy, reduce ener­gy costs, and cre­ate a health­i­er envi­ron­ment. In 2018 our project began by switch­ing to LED light­ing, installing low flow aer­a­tors through­out the build­ing, installing Ultra-High Effi­cien­cy toi­lets, and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Are We There Yet? The Mullis Center Cautiously Reopens

Written on July 18, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae.  UPDATE — We are mon­i­tor­ing devel­op­ments with Delta and oth­er COVID vari­ants that may affect our Mullis Cen­ter onsite com­mu­ni­ty meal re-open­ing. Every­one’s health safe­ty is our top pri­or­i­ty. Please stay tuned for more infor­ma­tion via our newslet­ter, web­site, Face­book page and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Under the Heat Dome

Written on July 1, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae.  There is no deny­ing sum­mer is here and it has arrived with a vengeance! A heat dome has been hov­er­ing over the Pacif­ic North­west giv­ing us del­i­cate North­west­ern­ers tem­per­a­tures up in the 100s. We are not used to this and need to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Watch Out For Scams!

Written on June 20, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae. WC Fields once said, “Nev­er give a suck­er an even break” and there are legions of scoundrels out there oper­at­ing on that very premise. Just this morn­ing in my email I had a puz­zling notice regard­ing an $800 gift card  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Talking About My Generation

Written on June 3, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae. When I refer to myself as a hip­py, I am not brag­ging. It is aspi­ra­tional. To this day I aspire to live up to the promise of my love beads and peace signs.  That is why it caught my atten­tion that  Con­tin­ue Reading