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We Are Out of Senior Farmers Market Vouchers for 2020

We are sad to report that we have run out of 2020 WA Senior Farmers Market Vouchers.  We receive a limited amount of vouchers/coupons each year to distribute to seniors throughout Whatcom and San Juan Counties. If you submitted your application prior to June 10th and...

BSAC Virtual Programs

BSAC Virtual Programs

We are shifting some onsite programs to virtual ones so that you can participate at home. We are looking for creative ways to stay connected and offer programs you enjoy. Remember, social distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation. Details on each program and...

To Wash or Not To Wash That Food

To Wash or Not To Wash That Food

While the importance of proper washing and sanitizing of hands and surfaces has been recently highlighted to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is also important for reducing the risk of foodborne illness. However, when it comes to food, the rules of washing are not...

Staying Active During Social Distancing: Part 4

Staying Active During Social Distancing: Part 4

  April is Stress Awareness Month How are you doing? We really do want to know and we care. We are working to stay in touch with BSAC members and Meals on Wheels Clients regularly. With the uncertainty and changes to daily live not to mention the grief and fear...

Staying Active During Social Distancing: Part 3

Staying Active During Social Distancing: Part 3

What have you been up-to this week? Now is an ideal time to try something new. Lee, our Tai Chi Qui Gong instructor, recommends this video It is an excellent exercise to calm the mind and optimize a healthy mind-body connection.  A calm mind and healthy body is needed...

Resources and Connecting during Social Distancing

Resources and Connecting during Social Distancing

The situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing rapidly, and the BSAC is taking proactive steps to share the best information we have to protect the public’s health, especially among older adults, and to provide ways to stay connected and active. Now...

Staying Active During Social Distancing: Part 2

Exercise improves our immune system so it is important for us to continue our aerobic and strength training from home while your options to exercise in a gym may be limited.  Here are some suggested resources for strength training:   Resistance Training using elastic...

Staying Active during Social Distancing

Staying Active during Social Distancing

As an alternative to group exercise glasses we wanted to share some trusted resources to keep you moving during this time. These two workout videos from the National Institute on Aging are free and have been vetted for you by Elaine Cres, BSAC Health & Wellness...

Talking Turkey over Turkey

Talking Turkey over Turkey

Who gets the wishbone in your family?  What better time to "make your wishes known" about your end-of-life healthcare choices than at a family and friends' Thanksgiving gathering? Believe it or not, advance care planning (ACP) for your end-of-life healthcare wishes...