RESOURCES AT ORCAS SENIOR CENTER
San Juan County Senior Services
San Juan County Senior Service staff are dedicated to helping seniors remain independent and in their own homes for as long as possible. Some of the supportive services they provide include case coordination, community and home delivered meals, family caregiver support, and transportation assistance.
To reach Jami Mitchell, Orcas Senior Services Specialist, call (360) 376-7926 or email email@example.com.
To reach Heidi Bruce, Orcas Aging and Family Case Coordinator, call (360) 370-0591 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meals on Wheels and More
Orcas Senior Center partners with Whatcom Council on Aging and San Juan County Senior Services to bring healthy meals to Orcas seniors and people living with disabilities on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Both home delivered meals and community meals are available for those in need.
If you are interested in signing up for home delivered meals, contact Jami Mitchell, San Juan County Senior Services Specialist, at (360) 376-7926 or email@example.com.
Off-Island Medical Transportation
Orcas Senior Center provides off-island transportation to medical appointments for seniors and adults with disabilities.
If in need of off-island transportation to medical appointments, scontact Jami Mitchell, San Juan County Senior Services Specialist, at (360) 376-7926 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To read more about our transportation program, go here.
Orcas Senior Center’s Companion Services program, which includes both Hearts and Hands and Buddy Check-In, matches caring volunteers with elderly and disabled adult members of the community for companionship and practical assistance.
Home Maintenance & Repair Pilot Program
Orcas Senior Center’s Home Maintenance & Repair pilot program connects seniors and adults with disabilities with licensed, bonded, and insured contractors to perform maintenance and repare work, allowing them to age safely in their homes.
Footcare with a Heart
Footcare with a Heart nurse, Erica Bee, LPN, CFCS, M.Ed provides foot care services at Orcas Senior Center for adults suffering from foot disorders that lead to pain, reduced mobility, independence, and quality of life.
Call (360) 622-8234 or (360) 622-2117 for more information or to schedule a foot care appointment.
Orcas Island Lions Club
The Orcas Island Lions Club Mobility Program loans quality used mobility equipment for people of all ages free of cost or by donation at Orcas Senior Center on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10am to 11am.
In addition, the Orcas Island Lions Club provides basic hearing assistance, eye examination and appropriate corrective eyewear assistance with their Sight and Hearing Programs.
Visit their website at orcaslions.org or call the Orcas Senior Center front desk at (360) 376-2677.
Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors
Local Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) volunteer counselors, Pegi Groundwater and Michael Moss, assist with Medicare enrollment, choosing secondary plans, and affordable healthcare. Counseling is free of charge.
Call (360) 376-5892 or email email@example.com for more information or to schedule a counseling appointment.
Island Hearing Healthcare
Stacey Nordrum, Au.D., CCC-A from Island Hearing Healthcare offers hearing tests, consultations, hearing aid programming, and other hearing aid services at Orcas Senior Center on the first Thursday of every month. Consultation, cleaning, and checks of hearing aids will be offered free of charge.
Call (360) 378-2330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
To learn more about Island Hearing Healthcare, visit the website at islandhearing.net.
Life Line Screening
Life Line Screening offers screening packages at Orcas Senior Center once a year. Packages include screenings of Carotid Artery Disease, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Abdominal Aoritic Aneurysm, and Atrial Fibrillation. Other screenings available depending on screening package.
Call (866) 895-3370 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com for more information.
ORCAS ISLAND RESOURCES
Hospice of the Northwest
Hospice of the Northwest is a nationally recognized hospice and palliative care team providing high-quality support and comfort, honoring each individual’s life journey in Skagit and San Juan Counties.
Orcas Caregiving Connection
Orcas Caregiving Connection provides a directory of local caregivers and information resources for care seekers, caregivers, as well as individuals who would like to become caregivers. This site can help connect Orcas Islanders who have caregiving needs with local Orcas caregivers.
Visit their website at orcascaregivingconnection.org.
Orcas Door to Door
Orcas Door to Door is designed to meet the needs of non-driving, homebound older adults and adults with disabilities on Orcas Island. The program is available to qualified riders who need door-to-door assistance to access essential services and social events in order to remain healthy and active within our community.
Call (360) 622-2929 for more information or visit their website at orcasdoortodoor.org.
OPAL Community Land Trust
The OPAL Community Land Trust mission is to help sustain Orcas Island as a healthy, economically diverse community by providing permanently affordable homes and support for islanders – families, seniors, and singles – whose house needs are not met by the traditional market.
Safe San Juans
Safe San Juans provides domestic violence and sexual assault services for survivors and loved ones including support groups, crisis intervention and counseling, advocacy services, legal advocacy, and safety planning.
To find out more visit their website at safesj.org or call (360) 376-5979.
In immediate need? Call their 24-hour crisis line at (360) 376-1234.
REGIONAL OFF-ISLAND RESOURCES
Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center
The Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center in Bellingham, a nonprofit support organization for those who experience hearing loss and their friends and family. They offer a range of services, all of which are free, from information and referrals to consultations relating to hearing, communication, technology, and system barriers.
To schedule a free appointment or consultation, contact them at (360) 647-0910 or email@example.com.
To read more about what the Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center offers visit their website at hsdc.org.
The Lighthouse for the Blind
The The Lighthouse for the Blind provides employment, support, and training opportunities for people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities.
Their Lighthouse Low Vision Services offers an array of rehabilitation services including orientation and mobility training, activities of daily living skills training in the home, vision loss information and referral, outreach presentations, and instruction on devices and aids. Read more here.
For general inquiries, contact The Lighthouse for the Blind at (206) 322-4200 or (800) 914-7307
To read more about what the The Lighthouse for the Blind offers, visit their website at lhblind.org.