News from the Orcas Senior Center

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center.

Orcas Senior Center Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week

Looking to protect yourself from fraud, identity theft, and scams? Wondering about how to keep your family safe online? Orcas Senior Center and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have information for you during National Consumer Protection Week —March 3-9, 2024, and any time of the year so you can learn to spot, report, and avoid scams and stay safe.

Join the FTC’s Northwest Region’s Assistant Director, Jennifer Tourjé, on Wednesday, March 6 at 1:00 pm for an in-person discussion about how to avoid scams and recover from identity theft. Jennifer is an Orcas resident and is a former state and federal prosecutor.

Contact Jennifer at for more information. Also, visit for free consumer education materials and read the latest from consumer protection experts.

Harmonize Your Mind and Body with Joan Roulac’s Ease Please Virtual Qigong Series

Join Joan Roulac in her transformative four-week virtual Qigong series, designed to quiet the mind and fortify the body. Through these 15-minute sessions, experience gentle muscle relaxation, immune system strengthening, balance enhancement, and a boost in energy levels. The virtual series convenes on the first four Wednesdays of each month at 9 am, and the series fee is $40.

Joan, a Certified Teacher since 1987, ventured into T’ai Chi instruction and now extends her expertise globally through Zoom classes. For further details, reach out to Joan via email at or give her a call at 360-298-2789.

Join the Needlework Circle

Are you passionate about knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, or embroidery? Join Orcas Senior Center’s Needlework Circle on Tuesdays at 2 pm. Grab your ongoing project and be part of a wonderful gathering filled with camaraderie, engaging conversations, and the exchange of tips and technical assistance. Best of all, participation is free! For additional details, reach out to Edy at or 206-413-6167. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect and create with fellow enthusiasts!

Eva-Maria Petri’s Holistic Strength and Conditioning Class

Eva-Maria Petri, a seasoned certified trainer with 15+ years of expertise, leads an accessible strength and conditioning class on Thursdays at 11 am. Targeting back and abdominal muscles, this workout incorporates stabilizing and mobilizing exercises to fortify and support your spine, enhancing overall posture. Tailored for everyday life, it adapts to varying fitness levels. Beyond strengthening, the session concludes with essential stretches to alleviate muscle tension. Addressing common imbalances caused by daily activities, regular participation in these exercises can alleviate discomfort and positively influence individual movement patterns. Eva-Maria’s expertise centers on seniors and core training, offering a holistic approach to improve posture and overall wellbeing through her guided sessions. For more information contact Eva-Maria at or 406-609-6706.

Transform Your Evenings with Tara Plank’s LYT Yoga Movement

Join Tara Plank’s invigorating movement sessions inspired by LYT yoga, a core-centered vinyasa technique crafted by a licensed physical therapist. These classes adhere to a specialized blueprint grounded in neurodevelopmental principles, aiming to rectify postural imbalances while enhancing versatility in movement. Simply bring your mat (and yoga blocks if available). For further details, explore or reach out via email at

Classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Orcas Senior Center. This provides a wonderful chance to harmonize your mind and body, fostering enhanced wellbeing.