Topic: Island Senior

Island Senior: Some Gentle New Year’s Resolutions From The Mullis Center

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

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae. Hap­py New Year! As the old year comes to a close, whether you are in the habit of mak­ing res­o­lu­tions or not, the Mullis Cen­ter offers sev­er­al ways to gen­tly improve your life. To bring joy and well­ness into your life, Zoom  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Please Remember the Mullis Center with Year-End Giving

Written on December 16, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae. Any way you look at it, 2020 has been one heck of a year. Times have been tough for many islanders. For some of us, stay­ing at home with­out our usu­al social inter­ac­tions has been the brunt of it. That has  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: If We Make It Through December

Written on December 3, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae. Pret­ty sure Mer­le Hag­gard was not think­ing about a spik­ing glob­al pan­dem­ic when he penned the lyrics to his clas­sic coun­try song, If We Make It Through Decem­ber, yet I can’t think of a more fit­ting song for wrap­ping up  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Thanksgiving Take-Out

Written on November 17, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae. Islanders are cre­ative resource­ful peo­ple. For everyone’s health and to see our way through this pan­dem­ic, hol­i­days will be a lit­tle dif­fer­ent this year. That does not mean we can­not cel­e­brate, enjoy good food, share with our loved ones even  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: COVID Fatigue, The Third Wave and The Holidays

Written on November 7, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

Island Senior is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae. How are we doing? Eight months into this pan­dem­ic and we are all tired of it; tired of stay­ing home, tired of wear­ing masks, tired of wash­ing our hands all the time. It is easy to get lulled into feel­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Tips From the Blue Zones For Hearty Longevity

Written on October 17, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

Island Senior is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… The con­cept of “blue zones” grew out of a demo­graph­ic study iden­ti­fy­ing Sar­di­na, Italy as a region with a high con­cen­tra­tion of cen­te­nar­i­ans. Researchers who drew con­cen­tric blue cir­cles on maps high­light­ing vil­lages of extreme longevi­ty began to refer to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Be Proactive for a Healthy Happy Winter

Written on October 1, 2020 at 2:17 pm, by

Edi­tor’s Note — This sto­ry is being re-post­ed with cor­rect­ed infor­ma­tion. The flu shot clin­ic at the Mullis Cen­ter will actu­al­ly be on Thurs­day the 15th from 1:30pm to 4pm. *Not* the 13th as pre­vi­ous­ly post­ed. Island Senior is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… As we enjoy these  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Simple Home Remedies For Smokey Days

Written on September 16, 2020 at 5:52 am, by

Its wild­fire sea­son in the west and air qual­i­ty is bad. Every­one, but espe­cial­ly those of us with com­pro­mis­ing health issues are rec­om­mend­ed to stay indoors with win­dows closed and avoid breath­ing the par­tic­u­lates in the smokey air as much as pos­si­ble. You can check cur­rent air qual­i­ty on the web­site Pur­ple Air. In my  Con­tin­ue Reading