Boredom Busters

You can find endless information about the COVID-19 crisis online. Orcas Senior Center wanted to create a page for people in isolation needing some Boredom Busters.

Check back often for new ideas to break up your isolation and send your Boredom Buster suggestions here!

  • Take a drive to see the baby lambs and newborn calves frolicking in their pasture at the Lum Farm (suggestion submitted by Linda Todd).
  • Expand your knowledge by taking an online course. Learn all about the Ancient Greeks, brush up on high school biology, or delve into Introduction to Dutch.
  • Volunteer from the comfort of your home. Orcas Senior Center Hearts and Hands is looking for volunteers to be “buddies” to make check-in calls to seniors to support self-isolation. Read more here. Sign up to be a volunteer here.

  • Long time islander, Suzanne Olson, is compiling letters of locals’ stories during this period of isolation. Read more about sending letters to Suzanne here.
  • Enjoy virtual tours of museums around the world.
  • Watch a free live concert by well-known artists like Michael Franti, Vince Gill and Amy Grant, and Elton John. 
  • Bored with Netflix binge watching? Veg out instead with live nature cams of donkeys, penguins, kitten sanctuaries, pandas, bald eagles, and hummingbird nests at


Deadly Corona Virus – Miriam McCarville – melted Corona bottles in a kiln
  • Sing along to the Muppets’ “Cabin Fever!”