Welcome to the Orcas Senior Center

Age Well on Orcas

COVID-19

No doubt about it: These are strange times. We all need to remain diligent about our safety and well-being as well as our neighbor’s.

We have also created a curated list of Boredom Busters during your prolonged time of isolation.

To keep up to date about the COVID-19 crisis and for resources, go to our COVID-19 page here.

Stay well and keep those hands clean!

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BUDDIES CHECK-IN

Are you a senior? Would you appreciate a regular phone check-in by an Orcas Senior Center volunteer during your self-isolation?

We have contacted a number of you already, but we are missing many phone numbers.

If you want to participate in the Orcas Senior Center Buddies Check-In Program, email Buddies@orcasseniors.org or call John Slater at (360) 919-9318.

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2020 CENSUS

Did you know that many forms of funding for our most important island programs come about because of the Census?  

Without being represented, we could lose federal monies for critical programs like Medicare, the school lunch program, transportation funding programs, and much more.

Many of the nonprofits in our community rely on census data to apply for critical funding grants.  Please take a few minutes to fill out your census.

There are three easy ways to participate:

  • Call toll-free to 844-330-2020 (English) or 844-468-2020 (Spanish). Call centers are open 4 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Return a paper form via the mail (this option is only available if you received a paper form in the mail).

FOOT CARE UPDATES

Exciting changes are happening with our Foot Care Program. Thanks to generous donors through GiveOrcas, the Foot Care room got a remodel, including a new state-of-the-art chair, window, and paint.

Due to COVID-19 and resulting safety standards, we have taken great measures to revise our protocols, equipment, supplies, and staff training.

We are following the American Foot Care Nurses Assocation’s best practices, the CDC guidelines, and the San Juan County Board of Health requirements in order to reduce exposure of potentially life-threatening conditions to our valued clients.

In order to meet these standards and requirements, we have increased the foot care appointment fees to the following:

$33OSC member; established client
$42OSC guest; established client **
$45new client (one-time fee)

Sliding scale fee available upon request.

** To become a member of Orcas Senior Center online go here or print this form and mail to PO Box 1653, Eastsound, WA 98245 with a check.

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Support OSC with a
T-Shirt

Proceeds from the sale of these shirts will support the Hearts and Hands program at Orcas Senior Center.

**Long sleeved, youth, and ladies’ options also available.

Show your support for us against the virus with a t-shirt. Go here to purchase.