News and events from the Orcas Senior Center

News and events from the Orcas Senior Center

Getting Ready for Medicare

Will you be joining Medicare sometime in the next year? Medicare enrollment is not automatic for most people, so you’ll probably need to enroll with Social Security. Then you’ll have to decide what type of Medicare coverage you want. To make an informed decision about your coverage choices, you’ll need to understand a lot of new information.

SHIBA, sponsored by Orcas Senior Center, is a free, unbiased, and confidential informational service offered through the Washington state Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Call the Orcas Island SHIBA office at 360-376-5892 to schedule a counseling session.

Dementia Friendly Orcas Conducts Survey, Provides Information

Dementia Friendly Orcas (DFO), a coalition of community members, nonprofits, and public agencies, is working to assess the needs of people living with dementia and their families in our community. Please help by completing the short survey on the library’s website at the bottom of the page: Everyone can contribute!

Sponsored by Orcas Senior Center, DFO is working to engage all sectors of our community in understanding the scope and impact of memory loss and dementia on Orcas Island. Communities (read more here: As DFO identifies needs for improvement, we will plan for providing the education, community support, and resources that people living with dementia, their families, and caregivers need to live here fully and safely.

DFO provides information, speakers and resources about dementia and memory loss. If you or your grA few women sitting at a table

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Transform Your Evenings with Tara Plank’s Yoga Movement Classes

Join Tara Plank’s active vinyasa-style yoga sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at Orcas Senior Center. Classes emphasize the science of yoga, with attention given to moving from a place of stability. Each class addresses core strength in a neutral posture and includes moving up and down from the mat. Simply bring your mat (and yoga blocks if available). The suggested price per class is $15 or $12 for OSC members. For further details, explore www.alignmovementtherapy.comor reach out via email at Don’t miss this wonderful chance to harmonize your mind and body, fostering enhanced wellbeing. All are welcome and please enter at the South door.

Join the Needlework Circle

Are you passionate about knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, or embroidery? Join Orcas Senior Center’s Needlework Circle on Tuesdays at 2 pm. Grab your ongoing project and be part of a wonderful gathering filled with camaraderie, engaging conversations, and the exchange of tips and technical assistance. Best of all, participation is free! For additional details, reach out to Edy at edy@orcasseniors.orgor 206-413-6167. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect and create with fellow enthusiasts!