Topic: Island Senior

Island Senior: Seniors Celebrate the Sixties for Meals on Wheels and More

Written on March 31, 2017 at 5:23 am, by

By Peggy Sue McRae… It said on the poster “60’s attire encouraged” so I put on my love beads and pinned a peace sign to my jacket before attending the Mullis Center’s, March for Meals to a 60s Beat, a benefit for Meals on Wheels and More. This special lunch was well attended by tie-dye  Continue Reading

Island Senior: The Benefits of Becoming a Senior Citizen

Written on March 16, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

Having just celebrated my sixty-fifth birthday I am now a bonefide senior citizen. Some may set a lower bar, but at sixty-five there is no denying it. I have officially attained elder status. Before bemoaning getting older in our “youth culture” let me say, there are indeed some benefits to reaching this benchmark. For one  Continue Reading

The Mullis Center: San Juan Island Seniors Tradition of Volunteering

Written on September 19, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Some of you may remember when island seniors used to gather at the old Grey Top Inn at the fairgrounds. With an active base of volunteer labor and local fundraising efforts, island seniors refurbished the old Home Economics building into what for a number of years provided a home for senior services and senior activities.  Continue Reading