Building community through companion services

Orcas Senior Center was selected to participate in the 2022 OICF GiveOrcas fundraising campaign, May 2-16. With your help, OSC will raise $25,000 for OSC’s Companion Services — Hearts and Hands and Buddy Check-In programs — and expand its reach to seniors and adults with disabilities on Orcas. Caring volunteers will continue to provide regular social interaction, companionship, information, and referrals for some of the island’s most vulnerable residents. With your support, Companion Services will be able to continue to provide essential services to clients so that they not only survive but age well on Orcas.

Long after current health and safety restrictions have passed and emergency operations have stood down, the needs of isolated and vulnerable seniors will remain. OSC’s Companion Services programs will stand in the gap, providing support and companionship and making sure health, safety, and supply needs are met. Mark your calendars and help us continue providing this vital support system and keep seniors safe by donating via GiveOrcas May 2-16: If you would like to participate in Companion Services as a volunteer or a care recipient, please contact Jim Glozier at 360-919-9318 or