Health & Wellness
Did you know that Orcas Senior Center offers more than Meals on Wheels, senior lunch, movement classes, Companion Services, and foot care? Schedule an appointment with the visiting audiologist and speech pathologist, join the diabetes support group, or learn about end-of-life paperwork from Hospice of the Northwest. Orcas Senior Center also sponsors SHIBA, the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors. Schedule your free, confidential, and unbiased counseling session with a SHIBA advisor today (360-376-5892).
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule a counseling appointment.
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 Jami Mitchell, San Juan County Senior Services Specialist, at (360) 376-7926 or email@example.com.
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, contact Steven Ziegler, Programs & Community Services Manager, at (206) 413-6156 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To read more about our transportation program, go here.
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.
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.
The Orcas Island Lions Club Mobility Assistance Program loans quality used mobility equipment for people of all ages free of cost or by donation at Orcas Senior Center on Mondays & Wednesdays from 10am to 11am, and Fridays from 10am to noon.
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.
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 email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
To learn more about Island Hearing Healthcare, visit the website at islandhearing.net.
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.