Oct. 18: PeaceHealth webinar: Picky Eaters: 6 Strategies for Helping Kids Eat Healthy

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Do you have little ones in your family who are finicky eaters? Do mealtimes often turn into battles that begin with kiddos taking negotiated bites, and end with parents holding up a white flag and surrendering in complete exhaustion?

Dietitians Jendy Newman and Tok-Hui Yeap

If this scenario sounds all-too familiar, help is on the way.

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Oct. 23: Community Meeting for National Disability Awareness Month

This is National Disability Awareness Month. Do you wonder what the future holds for your child now and in adulthood? Learn about the support and opportunities for disabled children and adults at a Community meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, October 23 at the San Juan Family Resource Center, 476 Market St. (across from The MarketPlace) in Friday Harbor. Representatives from the Developmental Disabilities Administration, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Washington Vocational Services will be present to share information about their services in the islands.

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Drop in for fitness

Island Rec Adult Drop-in Programs are a fun way to keep fit.  Badminton, Table Tennis, Pickleball and basketball are taking place at Turnbull gym at Friday Harbor High School. Beginning in November, Open Skate, scooter & trike, indoor soccer and roller hockey will take place at the county Fairgrounds. 

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Oct. 12: Free course - Working Well with a Disability

Working Well with a Disability - a free six-week course sponsored by San Juan County and Washington Vocational Services - will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Thursdays beginning October 12. This program will assist with bringing positive change to daily activities for people with a variety of health challenges including PTSD, chronic pain, limited mobility and any other symptoms that prevent one from living life to the fullest.

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Oct. 18: PeaceHealth webinar: Picky Eaters: 6 Strategies for Helping Kids Eat Healthy

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Do you have little ones in your family who are finicky eaters? Do mealtimes often turn into battles that begin with kiddos taking negotiated bites, and end with parents holding up a white flag and surrendering in complete exhaustion?

Dietitians Jendy Newman and Tok-Hui Yeap

If this scenario sounds all-too familiar, help is on the way.

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Lack of multiple payers and affordable housing key to LCC departure

Financial problems caused by lack of payer mix, difficulty hiring and keeping staff because of low pay and lack of affordable housing were cited as the top reasons for the upcoming closure of the convalescent center in Friday Harbor. Islanders gathered at the Mullis Center on September 25  to brainstorm ideas to solve the problems created by the closure of Life Care Centers of America's Friday Harbor facility set for November 30, 2017. 

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