What’s happening at the senior center

  • Tue Mar 6th, 2018 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by Orcas Senior Center

Granny’s Attic

Granny’s Attic is just around the corner. Senior center staff are looking forward to another fun event full of antique and vintage treasures on sale for this year’s event on April 28. They will kick off 2018 with a Granny’s Attic presale; visit the center’s booth at the Fidelis Flea Market on March 10. Are you interested in participating on the planning committee or as an event volunteer? Staff will begin accepting donated items mid to late March. Keep a watch out via press and newsletters for the exact dates. Contact Sara or Clarissa Fernandez at the orcasseniorcenter@gmail.com or call 360-376-2677.

School collaboration

On Monday, March 12, a multigenerational collaborative event at the senior center will begin after lunch with Salmonberry school’s art teacher and kindergarten class! Everyone is invited to join us, free of charge, at 12:45 p.m. after lunch for a fun art project every Monday starting March 12.

Saint Patrick’s Day Spring Brunch

The community is invited to enjoy a Saint Patrick’s Day Spring Brunch full of delicious Irish-themed treats prepared by a team of chefs at the center. As part of the nationwide March for Meals campaign, on Saturday, March 17, from 12–3 p.m. the center hosts a brunch to benefit Meals on Wheels and More.

Get physical

The center is dancing into March! The Orcas Center is delighted to offer a Senior Movement/Master Class for senior center staff, board and members on Wednesday, March 7, from 1:30–2:30 p.m. in the Lundeen Room. This class will be conducted by members of the Utah Repertory Dance Theatre troupe, is open to all and is offered through the community outreach efforts of the Orcas Center, enabled by funding from WESTAF touring arts grants. Space is limited, so RSVP on a signup sheet or by contacting Margie Doyle at 360-317-7518.

Join the senior center for a new exercise class, The Joy of Movement (Zumba Gold). This is a 45-minute gentle workout using simple dance moves to lovely music. You follow the instructor and move at your own pace. You can also do this class sitting in a chair. This class is an easy way to stimulate your circulation. Vibha Golem, LMT, Licensed Zumba instructor, will be teaching this class Fridays at 1 p.m., starting March 9 at the senior center. Admission is $6 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Contact the center with any questions and to sign up, walk-ins are also welcome! If you would like to check them out first, the class is Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. at the Odd Fellows with Alison (Vibha’s inspiration!).

The center has an additional chair yoga class with instructor Suzie Frank starting Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. at the senior center. Contact the front desk at 360-376-2291 for more information.

Hearts and Hands

The home companion program at Orcas Senior Center is accepting new volunteers. Established in 2004, it recruits, trains and matches volunteers with elderly, ill, or disabled adults. As H&H volunteers, neighbors help neighbors in maintaining independence and quality of life. They make home visits to provide companionship, assistance with light chores in the house and yard, errands and social opportunities. Companionship also may be offered by phone. To find out more, contact Tom Eversole at 360-370-0562 or orcasheartsandhands@gmail.com.

Estate planning

Local attorney Cyrus Field is presenting a free “Estate Planning Workshop” on March 21 from 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Orcas Senior Center for people who want to learn more about creating or updating a will, trust, powers of attorney and health care directives. Please contact the Senior Center front desk at 360-376-2291 for more information and to sign up.