Programs offered through the Orcas Senior Center

Check out the following upcoming events offered through the Orcas Senior Center.

Meeting of the Minds

“Forage Fishes and the Beach: The Role of Local Shorelines in Marine Ecosystem Recovery” brought to you on Zoom by Orcas Senior Center: Wednesday, May 19, 1 – 2 p.m.

The San Juan Islands are a place of rugged beauty, but also of fragile ecosystems. Join us for a fascinating and enlightening reminder of the context in which we live as Science Director for Friends of the San Juans, Tina Whitman, takes us on a scientific exploration of our shorelines and their connections to the greater marine ecosystem.

In this presentation Tina will share the latest scientific understanding of the importance and status of marine shoreline habitats in the San Juans, highlighting connections to regional food webs. Opportunities and local actions to promote the recovery of chinook salmon and the southern resident orca will also be explored.

Tina has a Master of Science from the University of Oregon and has managed shoreline research, restoration, and protection programs since 2002. She lives on Orcas Island with her family and is happiest on a beach, for work or play.

Go to the Orcas Senior Center website ( at the appointed time, click the link, enter the provided passcode, and you’re in!

Life Line Screening

There is a simple, convenient way for you to get preventive health screenings and learn your risk for stroke, heart disease and other chronic conditions. OSC will host Life Line Screening, which will be on-site on Thursday, June 10 at Orcas Senior Center to conduct these valuable screenings. These five vital screenings are offered for only $149 and take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. If you register today, you will receive a $10 discount. Register by calling toll-free 1-888-653-6441 or text the word “circle” to 797979.

Virtual Vineyard

‘Taste of Mexico by Orcas Senior Center and Doe Bay Wine Company: Sunday, May 23, 5 p.m.

Join Michel Vekved, Orcas Senior Center and Cole Sisson, Doe Bay Wine Company, as we traverse through regions of Mexico for our May tasting! Mexico may be well known for mezcal and tequila, yet it is also home to the oldest wine industry in the Americas.

To participate, register at Then, purchase and pick up your wine, cheese, and crackers at Doe Bay Wine Company at 109 North Beach Road.