Topic: Island Senior

Island Senior: The Mullis Center Honors Volunteers

Written on May 11, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae. In times past the Mullis Cen­ter has cel­e­brat­ed the vol­un­teers who keep the cen­ter run­ning with fes­tive occa­sions. This year, in pan­dem­ic mode, the Mullis Center’s appre­ci­a­tion was expressed in a qui­eter but equal­ly appre­cia­tive ges­ture. Gift bags were pre­sent­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Friday Harbor Electric Adds Mullis Center Power Source for Dental Vans

Written on April 27, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

Den­tal Vans will no Longer use Gen­er­a­tors Thanks to Free Instal­la­tion   “Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae. The Mullis Cen­ter, the mobile den­tal clin­ics and their patients, plus the entire neigh­bor­hood around the Mullis Cen­ter can breathe a big sigh of relief. Thanks to Fri­day  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: I’m Vaccinated, Now What?

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

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae. It’s been a lit­tle con­fus­ing late­ly. Just as some of us have had our vac­cines and giv­en them a few weeks to sink in, San Juan Island has expe­ri­enced a surge in pos­i­tive Covid cas­es. Accord­ing to San Juan Coun­ty Health San  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Local Celebrities Support Meals On Wheels

Written on April 2, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae. We can­not say it enough. More than ever dur­ing this time of Covid, San Juan County’s Senior Nutri­tion Pro­gram, “Meals on Wheels” serves as a life­line to many of our island seniors. With usu­al fundrais­ing events still out of the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Mullis Center Book Club Selects Upcoming Titles

Written on March 17, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae. In my last Island Senior arti­cle, The Year of Covid-19, I took stock of the past year, a chal­leng­ing time for most of us, and took note of some of the good things that helped me through a whole year  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: The Year of COVID-19

Written on March 2, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae. My birth­day is in ear­ly March and last year’s girl­friend lunch, themed “Cheese­burg­er in Par­adise” is remem­bered now as the last “nor­mal” social event a few of us had before things start­ed get­ting weird. I remem­ber that month well because  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Valentines Across Generations

Written on February 16, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae. Islanders receiv­ing deliv­ered meals last Fri­day from our Meals on Wheels pro­gram received an extra mes­sage of Valentine’s Day love from the younger gen­er­a­tion. Two groups of young peo­ple, stu­dents from Fri­day Harbor’s Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School and mem­bers of YAAS,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Getting the Vaccine, Be Patient, Be Kind

Written on February 2, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae. By now you prob­a­bly know a few islanders who have got­ten their first COVID-19 vac­cine. Once Tier 1b opened up to those over 65, there was a rush to get the shot. Because 5,000 or so coun­ty res­i­dents now qual­i­fy, the  Con­tin­ue Reading