Orcas Senior Center 2024 Capital Campaign

Building Dreams, Building Futures: Orcas Senior Center’s Historic Leap Forward

Orcas Senior Center (OSC) is at a pivotal moment in its history. OSC has started a capital campaign to complete the purchase of the senior center building on Henry Road in Eastsound.

The goal of the capital campaign, set at $1.5 million, encompasses acquiring San Juan County’s 49 percent ownership, addressing necessary maintenance and repairs, and planning for future improvements and renovations. Read more…

Grannie’s Attic 2.0 and Silent Auction!

Grannie’s Attic 2.0, Saturday, April 27
Silent Auction, April 15-27

Join us for the exciting return of Grannie’s Attic 2.0 at Orcas Senior Center on Saturday, April 27! If you have new or gently used items for donation, excluding furniture and clothing, please consider contributing to Orcas Senior Center. For donations exceeding one box, contact Edy Hansen to schedule an appointment. We are actively seeking volunteers for setup the day before, event-day tasks, and cleanup. If you’re eager to contribute, we’d love your help! To donate or volunteer, please contact Edy Hansen at 206-413-6167 or edy@orcasseniors.org.

Also, don’t miss our silent auction April 15-27, featuring an outstanding assortment of items, thanks to generous community donations. Items like and an iRobot Roomba, Navajo pottery, an Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8100 3LCD Projector, and a Ducks Unlimited Clubhouse by M.L. Studtman (pictured above). Computer-savvy bidders can view items at https://tinyurl.com/GrannieAuction. Support Orcas Senior Center and discover unique treasures!

Real Time Air Quality Measurements @ OSC

As part of its Air Quality Monitoring Project, San Juan County has installed a PM2.5 monitor on the Orcas Senior Center building. 

What are PM2.5? PM2.5, which stands for “Particulate Matter 2.5, are microscopic particles that are only a tiny percentage of the diameter of a human hair in size (2.5 micrometers or smaller, to be exact). Their microscopic size allows them to bypass the protective areas of the nose and throat and penetrate deep into the lungs, potentially causing health problems. On Orcas Island, the most common sources of PM2.5 are motor vehicles, residential wood burning, and seasonal forest fires. 

The box below shows up-to-date readings from the PM2.5 air quality monitor installed at the Orcas Senior Center. Any number less than 50 is considered to be generally safe. Click on the “Purple Air Map” text at the bottom to get even more information from the sensor and to see readings in other locations.

For public health guidance from San Juan County Health & Human Services for PM2.5 concentrations, go here.

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