Topic: Island Senior

Island Senior: The Mediterranean Lifestyle For Longevity

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

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… You’ve probably heard of the Mediterranean diet.  It has long been recognized that a typical, traditional lifestyle from the Mediterranean with a diet rich in olive oil, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, legumes, fish, and shellfish can  Continue Reading

Island Senior: A New Year, A Fresh Start

Written on December 30, 2018 at 11:51 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… The New Year begins and after the indulgences of the holidays many of us enjoy the opportunity to take the old calendar down and give ourselves a fresh start. Instead of resolutions, I know some people who prefer to  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Family Traditions Old and New

Written on December 15, 2018 at 4:22 pm, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Family traditions are something we value especially at the holidays. I’ve been thinking about how family traditions evolve and change over time. Three of my four sisters will be visiting me next week for a Pre-Christmas gift exchange party.  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Shop Local and Save on Holiday Shopping

Written on December 5, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… I set out this week to do some initial holiday shopping. Thanksgiving is over and I’m ready to decorate. With my dog-eared Island a’ la’ Carte Coupon Book from the Mullis Center I saved 15% at Ace Hardware on a promising  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Hygge Fridays and This Weekend’s Holiday Fair

Written on November 16, 2018 at 7:33 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… The Mullis Center Annual Holiday Artisan Craft Fair starts this Friday, November 16, from 4 – 7 pm and continues Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm.  I’m participating this year, which means I have a lot of cards  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Time to Vote for the Mullis Center Board.

Written on October 31, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Its time to vote! Not just in the November 6 general election but its time to elect board members for the Mullis Center Operations Committee.  Eligible voters are anyone 60 years of age and older, or disabled, and a  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Fun Friday Bingo at the Mullis Center

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

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… On the second Friday of the month the Mullis Center hosts Fun Friday Bingo. For ten dollars you get a delicious seasonally themed lunch and 15 cards of Bingo. On Friday I enlisted my friend Therese Finn and we joined  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Time to Get Ready for the Mullis Center Holiday Craft Fair

Written on September 30, 2018 at 6:25 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… While it may still seem like summer can’t really be over already, believe it or not, it is time to think about this year’s Holiday Craft Fair. This will be the Mullis Center’s Second Annual Artisan Fair. I went last  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Keep On Truckin’

Written on September 17, 2018 at 6:15 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… One of the most critical components of maintaining happiness and health as we get older is staying mobile and not falling down. Regarding that, I have some good news and I have some some bad news. The good news  Continue Reading

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