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COVER PHOTO n John Burks of Kettle’s Edge Farm sells vegetables at farmers markets on Whidbey.

Healthy living on Whidbey INSIDE THIS EDITION

• Eat your veggies • Keep exercise simple • Marathon running

Whidbey ISLAND’s 50-Plus Crowd

August 2013 | Vol. 5 | Issue 4


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Nutritional needs change as we age Whidbey General nutritionists offer advice for seniors By Virginia Newman and Erin Simms Whidbey General Hospital

You’re never too old to make changes to prevent diet related chronic disease such as hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes. Older adults are at greater risk for these diseases and others such as osteoporosis and certain cancers. But making dietary and lifestyle changes can relieve symptoms AND prevent the onset of chronic illness. As we age our calorie needs decline but our need for some vitamins and minerals actually go up. Choosing nutrient-dense food (low calorie, high vitamin/mineral content) is important to maintain health. Focus on getting the foods listed below into your diet. Calcium and vitamin D can help maintain bone health and vitamin D is being shown to help boost immune function. These nutrients can be found in fortified milks and yogurt. Also include low-fat cheese, green leafy vegetables (spinach, broccoli, bok choy), almonds, fortified low fat milks, yogurt and fatty fish to get good nutrient-dense sources of calcium and Vitamin D. Vitamin B12 is crucial in many metabolic processes within the body. Deficiency can result in anemia and neurologic decline. Most adults over 50 are B12 deficient due to limited intake of B12 and decline in intrinsic factor, a protein made in the stomach that helps absorb B12. Lean meats, poultry, fish, clams, plus fortified cereals are sources of B12. Dietary fiber supports healthy bowel function and can lower the risk for heart disease, weight gain, and type 2 diabetes. Fiber comes in two forms, soluble and insoluble. Both are important for overall health.

Fiber is found in whole food plants such as fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grain breads and cereals. Look for soluble fiber in oats, beans, barley, flax meal to help improve blood cholesterol and blood glucose levels. Potassium is found in many fruits and vegetables as well as in milk and yogurt. Increasing potassium and limiting sodium intake (by minimizing processed foods high in salt) can lower the risk for high blood pressure. Aim for 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. You can do this by eating a serving of fruit with each meal and 1-2 vegetables servings at lunch and dinner. Fat is not evil! Fat, in moderation, can help you to absorb important vitamins and help you to feel full to reduce hunger in between meals. Check nutrition labels for trans fats, which are best avoided. Looking for the term — partially hydrogenated oil — indicates the potential for trans fats in a food. Choose more often polyunsaturated fats foods sunflower oil, walnuts, sunflower seeds, salmon, soybean oil AND monounsaturated fats found in almonds, olive oil, canola oil, peanut butter and avocados. Limit saturated fats found primarily in meats. Fats should enhance flavor of foods not coat them. When it comes to eating well, focus on variety (the spice of life). The Choose My Plate plan: quarter of a plate of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean protein (red meat, poultry, fish, beans or eggs) is a great way to help you eat your way to healthy you! Check out the link at www. choosemyplate.gov. Erin Simms, RD, CD, CNSC, CDE, is the clinical nutrition manager at Whidbey General Hospital and Virginia Newman is the dietitian intern.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Whidbey News-Times

Volunteer drivers sought Summer is soon ending, but the need for transportation to medical appointments is not. The need in our communities on Whidbey for our senior and disabled population seems to have increased. Volunteer Services is seeking dedicated volunteers that can help meet these needs. It is so important that we help one another remain independent for as long as possible in their homes. To that end we would like you to join us in our efforts

to meet those needs. It’s flexible — it can be once in a while or as often as you would like to help. Our volunteers drive seniors and disabled people to medical appointment both on and off the island (your choice), and occasionally to pharmacies, grocery shopping and other essential errands. We also have the opportunities if interested to do some home chores, or perhaps help in a yard or garden. Whatever you can offer of your time

will be appreciated. This is a wonderful way to help those that can no longer drive, but desire to remain independent in their homes. All areas of the island need volunteers. There is a background, driving record and fingerprints check required at no cost. You will drive your own vehicle and we reimburse you. Please give this some serious thought and if interested, call Pat Weekley at 360678-4886 or 360-3216661.

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Exercise can improve balance, heart health

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Raise heart rate Seniors can stay In addition to activities geared fit and mobile by toward balance and fall prevenfocusing on balance tion, Van Dam said low-impact exercises like walking on or using and activities that an elliptical machine are a good to maintain heart health. raise the heart rate way“Using the elliptical or walk-

ing intervals … anything to get your heart rate up,” Van Dam Staff reporter said. Not only does this type of moKeeping fit and active as we tion support heart and circulation age is increasingly imfunctions, but it also portant in our senior helps those who are “Even exercises years. struggling to mainSeniors looking that focus on tain muscle integrity. to improve or retain proper sitting and “Without some their mobility and standing can do type of activity, quality of life can do people start losing Janis Reid / Whidbey News-Times so with some very a lot to improve fast-twitch muscles,” Oak Harbor resident Ed Vanderstoep, 80, walks around the marina every day. simple motions and someone’s quality which help them exercises. maintain balance and of life.” Thrive Fitness basic functionality, trainer Tyson Van Kyle Isaacson, Van Dam said. Dam, who has been Thrive trainer voted Whidbey’s Best Trainer for several years now, said seniors can stay fit and mobile by focusing on balance The range of activities that and doing activities that raise the contribute to overall fitness is heart rate. very broad, according to Senior Fitness Association President Janie Clark on the organization’s Thrive trainer Kyle Isaacson website. “Physical activity does not said when he works with senior clihave to be conventional exercise ents, he tries to focus on simple exto provide important physiologiercises aimed at improving balance cal and psychosocial benefits,” and functional strength. In other words, working at im- Clark said. “Good examples include seproving or retaining motions peonior sports leagues and various ple make every day. types of dance including ball“With the older population we see people who have falls more of- room dancing, square dancing, ten,” Isaacson said. Therefore, he folk dancing, and line dancing.” However, simpler types of acsaid, it’s important to maintain leg tivities are still beneficial and atstrength. • FUN-FILLED ACTIVITIES “Even exercises that focus on tractive to aging adults with limproper sitting and standing can do ited mobility. • BEAUTY SALON These can include seated exa lot to improve someone’s quality ercises, as well as aquatic fitness of life,” Isaacson said. • EXERCISE PROGRAM One exercise Isaacson recom- classes, tai chi, gentle yoga and • TRAVEL AROUND COUPEVILLE mends is to simply pick up items fitness walking. What’s most important, Clark from the floor while bending at the “People Caring About People” • REHABILITATION SERVICES said, is that the chosen activities knees, not the waist. This contributes to balance and are engaging and safe in a way is a functional activity that people that makes the activity fun and perform every day. inviting. By JANIS REID

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Healthy eating can be easy on Whidbey By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

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ne great way to get excited about eating healthy is to visit a farmers market. The open-air markets are jam-packed with extremely fresh fruit and vegetables. There are heirloom and other interesting varieties of vegetables that supermarkets just don’t carry. At a recent farmers market in Oak Harbor, there were beets, beans and radishes in a rainbow of colors. Fava beans still in the shell. A cornucopia of greens. Berries galore. AARP reports that the importance of eating fresh fruit and vegetables doesn’t diminish as people age, but that many senior citizens find it difficult to maintain a balanced diet with the requisite greens. In some areas, there’s a dearth of fresh produce available. The cost can be prohibitive. And many people are at a loss of how to handle and cook fresh veggies. What do you do with a kohlrabi? How about parnips? It doesn’t have to be daunting, according to John Burks of Kettle’s Edge Farm. He sells a wide variety of vegetables at farmers markets on the island; all are grown in the Central Whidbey soil of his farm. Of course, he also eats what he grows. “We do a lot of stir fries, a lot of sautes. A little olive oil in a pan,” he said. “We make a lot of soups.” Burks said vegetables are great on the grill, but he also recommends roasting hearty fare, such as beets, carrots and turnips. “All those are fantastic roasted,” he said. “It brings out their sweetness.” For those who want to

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Farmers markets on Whidbey Island offer a wide variety of healthy vegetables, as well as inspiration for cooks. The AARP reports that eating fresh veggies is essential to the health of older adults.

eat local and seasonally, as well as healthy, Community Supported Agriculture programs are gaining popularity on the island. Several farms on the island offer CSAs, as they are called. The idea is that customers receive a share of a farm’s produce each week, or bi-weekly. One fee covers the entire growing season. The customers receive boxes of the fruit and vegetables — and sometimes eggs and other items — as they come into season. Whidbey Island Conservation District started a pilot CSA program this year. A group of six growers work together to provide a diversity of produce each week; the happy customers pick up the boxes at the Thursday farmers market in Oak Harbor each week. Janiece Black, the ad-

ministrative coordinator for the project, said it has been very well received. The 10-week program currently delivers to 24 customers, but plans are to expand it in the future. This week the long list of produce in each box included beets, kale and green beans. “Most of the vegetables are things people are familiar with and there’s one thing that isn’t as common,” she said, adding that fennel was a recent unusual item. Black said she hopes to expand people’s knowledge of locally grown vegetables without overwhelming anyone. Fortunately, each box comes with recipes to go with that week’s haul. And there’s plenty of recipes on the program’s website. Of course, many vegetables are great to munch

Farmers markets on Whidbey From Oak Harbor to Clinton, there’s a farmers market close to everyone on Whidbey Island each week. Oak Harbor’s public market is located in a wooded area on Highway 20, next to the Chamber of Commerce office. It runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., each Thursdays through September. Coupeville’s farmers market is located next to the library. It runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays through mid-October. Tilth Farmers Market and Garden is located at the corner of Highway 525 and Thompson Road on South Whidbey. It’s open every Sunday through Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Bayview Farmers Market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through the last Saturday in October. The Second Street Market in Langley runs from 2 to 6 p.m. through September. The Clinton Thursday Market is from 3:30 to 7 p.m., through Aug. 29. It’s located on Storkson Drive, less than a mile from the ferry. A list of CSAs on the island is available at http://whidbeyislandfarmandfoodnews.blogspot.com.

on uncooked or in salad. Whidbey residents can also grow many of their own vegetables, whether they have a farm or a container garden on a deck. Perhaps the biggest impediment to vegetables

growing on Whidbey Island are the rascally rabbits and deer. The growers at a farmers market have hints for keeping the creatures at bay, but fencing is the ultimate solution.


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Whidbey septuagenarian runs long distances By JIM WALLER Staff reporter

John Morelock often uses the phrase “run gently out there.” He said the phrase is “yet to be defined.” And it is not because he hasn’t had time to think it over. He often goes on solitary runs — long solitary runs. At 70, most get their exercise by chasing around grand or great-grand kids and strolling down to the mail box. Not Morelock. He goes on 100-mile runs. “I run because it is part of my life,” he said, “It is fun. It is rewarding.” It hasn’t always been part of his life. He grew up in California and his youth he played football and ran hurdles, but not long distance. “I never ran more than one lap,” he said. “I guess they did make me run an 880 (half mile) once.”

Morelock started running distance in 1984, in his 40s, to get over the stress of “some ugly labor negotiations.” By February of 1985, he was running his first marathon; he ran another in March and another in April. He went on his first trail run (16.4 miles) in the Olympic Mountains in August 1985. On the way home, which was Olympia at the time, he found a magazine, UltraRunning, that led to his “downfall.” Now he rarely runs on roads. Morelock said his first ultra run (any run, pay a fee or not, greater than the standard marathon of 26.2 miles) was in January of 1986. He added, “I did race a few times, but mostly I just run.” So, how many “runs” has he completed? He said he quit counting

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Coupeville resident John Morelock is a long distance runner. He started in his 40s and continues in his 70s. in 2002; at that point he “had reached 50,000 miles and about 200 times at or beyond a marathon.” Not all the runs blend

together as some remain vivid: “We (wife Kathy runs too) look across at the Olympics and think of where we have been

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August is eventful at Bayview Senior Center The South Whidbey Bayview Senior Center (14594 SR 525, Langley) schedule for the next month is as follows:

Thursday, August 1 8:30 a.m., Men’s Bridge 9 a.m., Senior Striders 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Crafting Connection 6:30 p.m., Twilight Bridge

Friday, August 2 10 a.m., Time Together 10:30 a.m., Randy Bradley Dance Music

Sunday, August 4 8:30 a.m., South Whidbey Church

Monday, August 5 9 a.m., Foot Clinic 9 a.m., Monday Morning Bridge 10 a.m., Time Together 3 p.m., Afternoon Beginning Tai Chi 4 p.m., Meditation for Everyone 6 p.m., Chess

Tuesday, August 6 8:30 a.m., Foot Clinic 8:45 a.m., Advanced Tai Chi 9:30 a.m., Alzheimers Dementia Support Group 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Beginning Tai Chi 11:30 a.m., Saving Energy, Saving Money 1:30 p.m., COPES Information Session

Wednesday, August 7 9:30 a.m., Line Dancing 10 a.m., Quilters 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Mexican Dominoes 6:30 p.m., Bingo

Thursday, August 8 8:30 a.m., Men’s Bridge 9 a.m., Senior Striders 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Crafting Connection 6:30 p.m., Twilight Bridge 6:30 p.m., Painting with Deon

Friday, August 9 10 a.m., Time Together 10:30 a.m., Randy Bradley Dance Music 1 p.m., Painting with Deon

Sunday, August 11 8:30 a.m., South Whidbey Church

Monday, August 12 9 a.m., Foot Clinic 9 a.m., Monday Morning Bridge 10 a.m., Time Together 3 p.m., Afternoon Beginning Tai Chi 4 p.m., Meditation for Everyone 6 p.m., Chess

Tuesday, August 13 8:45 a.m., Advanced Tai Chi 9 a.m., Tulalip Casino Trip 10 a.m., Time Together

10 a.m., Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group 10 a.m., Beginning Tai Chi

Wednesday, August 14 9:30 a.m., Line Dancing 10 a.m., Quilters 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Mexican Dominoes 6:30 p.m., Bingo

Thursday, August 15 8:30 a.m., Men’s Bridge 9 a.m., Senior Striders 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Crafting Connection 1 p.m., Management Team Meeting 6:30 p.m., Twilight Bridge 6:30 p.m., Painting with Deon

Friday, August 16 10 a.m., Time Together 10:30 a.m., Randy Bradley Dance Music 1 p.m., Painting with Deon

Everyone 6 p.m., Chess

Tuesday, August 20 8:45 a.m., Advanced Tai Chi 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Beginning Tai Chi

Wednesday, August 21

Tuesday, August 27

9:30 a.m., Line Dancing 10 a.m., Quilters 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Mexican Dominoes 6:30 p.m., Bingo

8:45 a.m., Advanced Tai Chi 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Beginning Tai Chi 11:15 a.m., Readers Theatre Performance

Thursday, August 22 8:30 a.m., Men’s Bridge 9 a.m., Senior Striders 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Crafting Connection 6:30 p.m., Twilight Bridge 6:30 p.m., Painting with Deon

Friday, August 23

Congestive Heart Failure classes are Aug. 6, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.;

Aug. 13, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and Aug. 20, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Classes are at the Life Center for Essential Wellness. Learn what congestive heart failure is, what causes it and how to recognize its signs and symptoms. This free, one-hour class takes place every Tuesday afternoon throughout the year at Whidbey General Hospital. Abdominal Deep Breathing and Relaxation classes are Aug. 7, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sept. 4, from

Wednesday, August 28 9:30 a.m., Line Dancing 10 a.m., Quilters 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Mexican Dominoes 6:30 p.m., Bingo

Thursday, August 29

10 a.m., Time Together 10:30 a.m,, Randy Bradley Dance Music 1 p.m., Painting with Deon 1:30 p.m., SSIC Safety Committee Meeting

8:30 a.m., Men’s Bridge 9 a.m., Senior Striders 10 a.m., Time Together 10 a.m., Crafting Connection 6:30 p.m., Twilight Bridge

Sunday, August 18

Saturday, August 24

Friday, August 30

8:30 a.m., South Whidbey Church

9 a.m., Beverly Beach Improvement Club Meeting

Monday, August 19

Sunday, August 25

9 a.m., Foot Clinic 9 a.m., Monday Morning Bridge 10 a.m., Time Together 3 p.m., Afternoon Beginning Tai Chi 4 p.m., Meditation for

8:30 a.m., South Whidbey Church

10 a.m., Time Together 10:30 a.m., Randy Bradley Dance Music 1 p.m., Painting with Deon

Saturday, August 17 9 a.m., AARP Driver Safety Class

Monday, August 26 9 a.m., Foot Clinic 9 a.m., Monday Morning

Upcoming classes at Whidbey General Hospital Preventing Diabetes, Aug. 3, 2013 from 10 a.m. to noon, Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room A. Attend a free, interactive presentation and discussion about risks for developing diabetes. Discover how diabetes may be prevented through simple lifestyle changes such as healthier eating and being more active. Learn how these changes can help you lose weight without a diet. Open to the public.

Bridge 10 a.m., Time Together 3 p.m., Afternoon Beginning Tai Chi 4 p.m., Meditation for Everyone 6 p.m., Chess

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Oct. 2, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Classes take place at Whidbey General Hospital Life Center. Learn to reduce tension and stress by attending this free onehour class, which is available on the first Wednesday of each month at Whidbey General Hospital. Tobacco Cessation classes are offered at Whidbey General Hospital Life Center. Attend this free four-week program to learn about the dynamics of

tobacco cessation, how to quit and how to stay tobacco-free. The session for this month is Aug. 7 to 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tobacco Cessation Information and Support Session, Sept. 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room. A free one-hour information and support session at Whidbey General to help you quit smoking and other forms of tobacco use once and for all.

Sunday, September 1 8:30 a.m., South Whidbey Church 1 p.m., Sunlight Beach Water Ass.

Whidbey Wellness, from Sept. 24, 2013 to Nov 14, 2013, 6:30 p.m., at Whidbey General Hospital Life Center. Whidbey Wellness is designed to improve health in individuals who have experienced difficulty losing weight and achieving wellness. Whidbey Wellness meets twice a week for eight weeks. Living with Loss from Oct 15, 1:30 p.m. to Nov. 19, 3:30 p.m., Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room B. This free, six-week seminar is designed to help you work through the normal and needed process of grief that follows the death of a loved one.


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Activities in abundance at Oak Harbor Senior Center The Oak Harbor Senior Center schedule for the next month is as follows:

Thursday, August 1 9:30 a.m., Aerobic Exercises 9:30 a.m., Nintendo Wii Bowling 12 - 3p.m., Jack Pot Bingo-Regency On Whidbey 12:30 p.m., Cribbage 7 p.m., Wire Wrap

Friday, August 2 9 a.m., Quilting 9:30 a.m., Chi 11:30 a.m., LUNCH 12:30 p.m. Pinochle 6:30 p.m., Old Time Fiddlers

Saturday, August 3 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ping Pong, Pool, Pinochle

Monday, August 5 8:30 a.m., Yoga 9 a.m., Quilt Class 9:30 a.m., Muscle Strengthening 9:30 a.m., Nintendo Wii Bowling 11:30 a.m., LUNCH 1 p.m., Knitting Circle 1 p.m., Dottie’s Painting Class 5 p.m., Tai Chi

Tuesday, August 6 9 a.m., Aerobic Exercises 9 a.m.-noon, Wood Carving 9:30 a.m., Foot Clinic 10 a.m.‚ Travel Committee 11:30 a.m., Chess 12 p.m., Line Dance 1 p.m., Japanese Women’s Group 6 p.m., Pinochle 7 p.m., Swing Dance NATIONAL NIGHT OUT!

Wednesday August 7 8:30 a.m.‚ Yoga 9 a.m., Lapidary 9 a.m., No SHIBA Today 9:30 a.m., Muscle Strengthening

10:30 a.m., Piano Keyboard Class 11:30 a.m., LUNCH 12:30 p.m., Party Bridge 12:30 p.m., Ping Pong 1 p.m., Beginning Bridge 1 p.m., Beginning Spanish Class 3 p.m., Hula 7 p.m., Gem Club

Thursday, August 8 9:30 a.m., Aerobic Exercises 9:30 a.m., Nintendo Wii Bowling 12 - 3 p.m., Jack Pot Bingo- Harbor Tower Village 12:30 p.m., Cribbage 5 p.m., Senior Night Out! 7 p.m., Wire Wrap

Friday, August 9 9 a.m., Quilting 9:30 a.m., Tai Chi 11:30 a.m., LUNCH 12:30 p.m., Pinochle

Saturday, August 10 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ping Pong, Pool, Pinochle

Monday, August 12 8:30 a.m., Yoga 9 a.m., Quilting Class 9:30 a.m., Muscle Strengthening 9:30 a.m., Nintendo Wii Bowling 11:30 a.m., LUNCH 1 p.m., Right Brain Aerobics 1 p.m., Knitting Circle 1 p.m., Dottie’s Painting Class 5 p.m., Tai Chi

Tuesday, August 13 9 a.m., Aerobic Exercises 9 a.m. - noon, Wood Carving 9:30 a.m., Nintendo Wii Bowling 11:30 a.m., Chess 12 p.m., Line Dance 1 p.m., Mac Seminar 6 p.m., Pinochle 7 p.m., Country Dance 7 p.m., Stamp Club

Wednesday, August 14 8:30 a.m., Yoga 9 a.m., Lapidary 9 a.m., SHIBA 9:30 a.m., Muscle Strengthening 10:30 a.m., Piano Keyboard Class 11:30 a.m., LUNCH 12:30 p.m., Party Bridge 12:30 p.m., Ping Pong 1 p.m., Beginning Bridge 1 p.m., Beginning Spanish Class 3 p.m., Hula

Thursday, August 15 9:30 a.m., Aerobic Exercises 9:30 a.m., Nintendo Wii Bowling 12- 3 p.m.,Jack Pot Bingo- Edward Jones 12:30 p.m., Cribbage 7 p.m., Wire Wrap

Friday, August 16 9 a.m., Quilting 9:30 a.m., Tai Chi 11:30 a.m., LUNCH 12:30 a.m., Pinochle

Clinic 2 p.m., Vision Support Group 6 p.m., Pinochle 7 p.m., Country Dance

Wednesday, August 21 8:30 a.m., Yoga 9 a.m., Lapidary 9 a.m., SHIBA 9:30 a.m., Muscle Strengthening 10:30 a.m., Piano Keyboard Class 12:30 p.m., Party Bridge 12:30 p.m., Ping Pong 1 p.m., Beginning Bridge 1 p.m., Beginning Spanish 3 p.m., Hula

Thursday, August 22 9:30 a.m., Aerobic Exercise 9:30 a.m., Nintendo Wii Bowling 12:30 p.m., Cribbage

7 p.m., Wire Wrap

Friday, August 23 9 a.m., Quilting 9:30 a.m., Tai Chi 11:30 a.m., LUNCH 12:30 p.m., Pinochle

Saturday, August 24 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ping Pong, Pool, Pinochle

Monday, August 26 8:30 a.m., Yoga 9 a.m., Quilting Class 9:30 a.m., Muscle Strengthening 9:30 a.m., Nintendo Wii Bowling 1 p.m., Right Brain Summer School-Level One (B) 1 p.m., Knitting Circle 1 p.m., Dottie’s Painting Class 5 p.m., Tai Chi

Tuesday, August 27

9 a.m., Aerobic Exercises 9 a.m.-noon, Wood Carving 9:30 a.m., Nintendo Wii Bowling 11:30 a.m., Chess 12 p.m., Line Dance 6 p.m., Pinochle 7 p.m., Stamp Club 7 p.m., Country Dance

Wednesday, August 28 8:30 a.m., Yoga 9 a.m., Lapidary 9 a.m., SHIBA 9:30 a.m., Muscle Strengthening 10:30 a.m., Piano Keyboard Class 11:30 a.m., LUNCH 12:30 p.m., Party Bridge 12:30 p.m., Ping Pong 1 p.m., Beginning Bridge 1 p.m., Beginning Spanish 3 p.m., Hula

Saturday August 17 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ping Pong, Pool, Pinochle

Monday, August 19 8:30 a.m., Yoga 9 a.m., Quilting Class 9:30 a.m., Muscle Strengthening 9:30 a.m., Nintendo Wii Bowling 11:30 a.m., LUNCH 1 p.m., Right Brain Summer School-Level One (A) 1 p.m., Knitting Circle 1 p.m., Dottie’s Painting Class 5 p.m., Tai Chi

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go — beneath a sky full of stars I couldn’t quite touch; that last run I told my father about before he died; a course record a long time ago; and other stuff.” “I don’t enter very many runs anymore,” he said. “The 12-hour in Redmond Watershed Park in May might be the only one I go to in 2013. I (we) are quite happy

to go volunteer at some of the ultras in the area. I am happy to run the trails of Fort Ebey with an occasional trip to some of the trails on the peninsula or in the Cascades.” In October, he returned to Montana for the 50-mile Le Grizz at Glacier National Park’s Horse Shoe Reservoir. In 1986, he won the Masters Division of the race at 44 in 6:30; this time he clocked a 10:19, the fastest time for any runner 70 or

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older. Morelock said he occasionally runs or walks with his wife, but generally he runs alone and his routine is different from most: “We are sort of retired and I can run during the day when the trails are empty. I pause to look at trees, water, things that move, distant mountains — stuff ‘serious’ runners seldom do.” In addition to his runs, he and his wife walked the 600 miles of

Europe’s el Camino de Santiago in 2004. After that they stopped to visit her parents at the Sunnyside Cemetery and settled in Coupeville with one break. They spent July 2009 to May 2010 volunteering at an Indian reservation in North Dakota. Morelock has no plans of stopping; the miles and observations will continue. “I expect to run tomorrow. After that will, I hope, come another tomorrow.

Are you a Veteran or Surviving Spouse? We will be having a presentation by Mahala Murphy-Martin about 165 SW 6th Avenue • Oak Harbor, Washington 360-679-1400 • www.summerhill-assistedliving.com

Wartime Veteran’s Aid & Attendance Benefits on September 26th at 6:30 pm. The presentation is free and open to the public.

MEMORIES

Alive and Well at Summer Hill It started out as just a typical summer day on Whidbey Island. The sun was shining brightly over Summer Hill Assisted Living while the staff and volunteers were scurrying around getting ready for an antique car show. Balloons, banners and music were combined with the aroma of popcorn and hot dogs, setting the stage for an ordinary day to quickly become extraordinary. As the variety of shiny polished cars began to grace our parking lot, the excitement was building for both young and old. While talking with some onlookers, I met “Doc” and “D.J.” They married on July 13, 1968 and in 2001, decided to retire in Oak Harbor. When they discovered a car show was showcasing at Summer Hill on July 13, 2013, it seemed like the perfect way to celebrate their 45th anniversary, since they had first met at a car show in San Jose, CA in January of 1968. “D.J.” laughs when Doc & DJ she says that it took “Doc” 4 weeks to get the nerve to ask her out. “Doc” responded with, “I felt like I married out of my league and I still feel that way today. I’m just blessed.” It was obvious that love is still alive between them. They stated that they like Oak Harbor better than any place they have ever lived. We at Summer Hill are so happy that we got to help them celebrate with a walk down memory lane. Keeping memories alive and building new memories are all part of the good life at Summer Hill Assisted Living. Come join us for a meal or a tour and begin to add to your own collection of memoirs. You’ll be glad you did!

National Association of Senior Veterans, Inc. (NASV) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Florida in 2008. NASV was organized for the purpose of providing direct assistance regarding better living and health services for American Senior Veterans and their surviving spouses by operating a veteran’s support center.

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