Happenings at Orcas Senior Center

Island Hearing Healthcare

Stacie Nordrum, Au.D., CCC-A, of Island Hearing Healthcare will be offering hearing appointments at Orcas Senior Center on Thursday, July 28, Thursday, Aug. 25, Thursday, Sept. 29, and starting Oct. 6, every first Thursday of the month. Services available include hearing tests, consultations, hearing aid programming, and other hearing aid services. Consultation, cleaning, and checks of hearing aids will be offered free of charge. To schedule an appointment and other questions please contact Stacie directly at 360-378 2330 or islandhearing@gmail.com. To learn more about Island Hearing Healthcare, go to islandhearing.net.

Speech-Language Pathology Healthcare

Speech-Language Pathologist, Libby Lewis, will offer free cognition and/or swallow screenings at Orcas Senior Center on Thursday, Aug. 11, between 12:30 and 3 p.m. Screenings involve a review of concerns, a brief one-page assessment of cognition or observation of consumption of one food and one liquid item. A discussion of next steps to consider will follow.

Libby Lewis provides speech-language services to adults throughout the region. Her services target assessment and treatment in the following areas: speech articulation, expressive and receptive language, cognition, voice, and swallow safety. To schedule an appointment with Libby at OSC on Thursday, August 11, between 12:30 and 3:00pm, please contact her directly at libby@breakthrough-speech.com or 360-230-8010. To learn more about Libby, visit www.breakthrough-speech.com.

Notary Service by Lisa Spesard

Do you need some documents notarized? Drop by Orcas Senior Center on Monday, Aug. 8 and Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for notary services provided by notary public Lisa Spesard. A donation to OSC is suggested for services provided, but not required. For questions, please contact Lisa at 360-865-4193 or notary2thesanjuanislands@rockisland.com or visit www.notary2thesanjuanislandswashington.com for more information.

Qigong with Joan Roulac by Zoom

Quiet the mind and strengthen the body with Joan Roulac’s Ease Please four-week Qigong series. These 15-minute sessions will gently loosen muscles, strengthen immunity, build balance, and increase energy. The virtual series begins Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 9 a.m. Fee is $40 for the session.

Coming in September: Relax the body with T’ai Chi Chih and return to a state of health and harmony. This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance. Designed for people interested in trying T’ai Chi for the first time, this class moves slowly. This four-week class meets virtually, Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30pm, beginning September 13. Fee is $75 for the session.

For inquiries and registration, please contact Joan Roulac directly at 360-298-2789 or joan@MountaintopMusings.com.

Kathy’s Ukulele Kanikapila

Join the Kanikipila, Hawaiian for “play music,” led by Kathy Collister, Fridays, 10:30-12:30 p.m. at Orcas Senior Center (OSC). The first half hour will be a lesson or two and then everyone will have the opportunity to play. A rock and roller at heart, Kathy has been playing for a decade and she would love to introduce you to the joys of making your own music. Adults of all ages with all levels of ukulele expertise are welcome, but as per Kathy’s request, please be prepared to show your vaccination card at your first session. Masks and distancing are required at OSC. Adults of all ages welcome. For inquiries, please contact Kathy at kcollister15@gmail.com.

Virtual yoga with Susie Frank

Join Susie Frank for virtual Chair Yoga Wednesdays, 10:45-11:30 a.m. or Slow Yoga on Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Chair Yoga is performed with the use of a chair as support. It’s a gentle technique allowing seniors and persons with disabilities to practice balance poses without the risk of falling. Slow Yoga incorporates the use of props and supports to help gain access to postures safely and mindfully. It is ideal for those new to yoga or those seeking a slower more supported practice. There is a suggested donation of $10 per class, but nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. Contact Frank directly for participation and payment inquiries at 360-298-4484 or sissooz@yahoo.com.

Mammogram van coming

Assured Imaging will be at Orcas Senior Center again this year with their Mammogram Van on Sept. 19, 20, and 21. Although one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, nearly all breast cancer is treated successfully if detected early. Assured Imaging offers a relaxed atmosphere with a friendly, professional, all-female clinical staff.

All major insurance is accepted, and no referral is necessary. To schedule an appointment, contact Assured Imaging directly at 888-233-6121 or go to https://assuredimaging.com/orcas/ for online scheduling.

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