News from Orcas Senior Center

Socrates Café

Orcas Senior Center continues to virtually host the Orcas Socrates Café from 4-6 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. This month it is Sunday, Jan. 9. It’s an opportunity to engage in an open discussion on philosophical perspectives. This is a conversation, based on the book, “Socrates Café: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy” by Christopher Phillips. Each month will offer a new discussion topic, where everyone will be encouraged to exchange perspectives based on personal experiences. Register with Michel Vekved at

Chronic Pain Empowerment

Orcas Senior Center hosted its first Chronic Pain Empowerment Group via Zoom on Dec. 8. While we had a good turnout of participants, more are always welcome. During the meeting people shared their personal stories in dealing with pain, what works for them, and also began to empower each other through sharing. Being in constant pain has many debilitating results, among them fatigue, social isolation, and depression. How people cope and manage their pain is unique to each individual. Sharing methods and sometimes just talking in a safe environment can be in itself empowering. This will be an ongoing program through Orcas Senior Center meeting via Zoom to start. The group will meet on the second Wednesday of each month, with the next meeting scheduled for Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. For more information, please contact Jim Glozier, Companion Services Coordinator, at (360) 919-9318 or