The new Orcas Senior Center logo.

The new Orcas Senior Center logo.

News from the seniors

  • Tue Aug 31st, 2021 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center.

Orcas Senior Center introduces a new logo

Old-growth forests are peaceful yet strong, calm yet constantly renewing. Though they may appear timeless, they age through constant regeneration and renewal. With their multi-layered canopies and interwoven roots, old-growth forests are more than forests of trees, they are forests of connections. Everything — trees, roots, plants, even the soil — connects and supports the other. Constant regeneration ensures that these forests endure and even benefit from the challenges of time and place.

These are the characteristics we hope our new logo portrays: strength, renewal, support and connection.

Our previous logo, Frank Loudin’s cherished watercolor of the Orcas Senior Center building, conjures many good memories. However, we wanted to convey how the center is much more than just a building! Our new logo of an old-growth forest is meant to evoke the need to nurture the entire community. Like an old growth forest, we grow taller and stronger because of our community ecosystem, a community that takes generations to establish. And, like the old-growth forest, we islanders support one another in difficult times. Together, we make this community a place of peace, calm and strength.

Mind-body workshops with Joan Roulac: September by Zoom

Quiet the mind and strengthen the body with Joan Roulac’s Fresh Start in 15 Qi Gong series. These quick 15-minute sessions will gently loosen tense muscles, strengthen the immune system, build better balance, and increase energy. The Fresh Start in 15 series fee is $40 and will begin Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. via Zoom (weekly thereafter). Roulac is also offering a moving meditation series for beginners, regardless of physical condition, with T’ai Chi Chih (pronounced tie-chee-chuh). The T’ai Chi Chih series fee is $75 and will begin Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. Roulac has been teaching Qigong and T’ai Chi Chih since being accredited by Justin Stone in 1987. For inquiries and registration, contact Roulac at 360-298-2789 or