Local Resources

Below are some of the local resources available to seniors and people living with disabilities at Orcas Senior Center, on Orcas Island, and regionally.

If you are unsure of the resources you or you loved one needs, begin by contacting Steven Ziegler or Heidi Bruce with San Juan County Senior Services.

Resources @ Orcas Senior Center

Companion Services

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.

To find out more, go here or contact the Companion Services Coordinator at (206) 413-6156 or companions@orcasseniors.org.

Home Maintenance and Repair

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Orcas Senior Center’s Home Maintenance & Repair connects seniors and adults with disabilities with licensed, bonded, and insured contractors to perform maintenance and repair work, allowing them to age safely in their homes.

To find out more, go here or contact Travis King, Home Maintenance & Repair Coordinator, at (360) 643-4419 or homerepair@orcasseniors.org.

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)

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Local Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) volunteer counselors, assist with Medicare enrollment, choosing secondary plans, and affordable healthcare. Counseling is free of charge.

Call (360) 376-5892 or email orcasshiba@yahoo.com for more information or to schedule a counseling appointment.

Meals on Wheels and More

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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 onsite senior lunches are available for those in need.

If you are interested in signing up for home delivered meals, contact Steven Ziegler, San Juan County Senior Services Specialist, at (360) 370-7525 or stevenz@sanjuanco.com.

Resources on Orcas Island

Off-Island Regional Resouces