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Elders

Our S7elálexw (old people) have always been the holders of wisdom and teachers of the generations to come.  They are our most valuable resource.  Our program works hard to help them continue sharing their gifts.


Samish Elders and Caregiver Program:

The Elders/Caregiver program provides a healthy meal and social interaction for elders five days a week. Lunch is served Monday-Thursday and breakfast on Fridays.  Wednesdays, we gather earlier in the day for crafting and socializing.  Wednesday is also when individual health screenings, assessments, and medical counseling are offered by our professional staff.

Regular gatherings at Building 1 (the Octagon) at Summit Park:

Meals:

  • Lunches: Monday-Thursday gather at 11:30am, meal about Noon *
  • Breakfast: Friday at 9:30am

Please contact us to see if you are eligible for the Samish Elders Nutrition Program free or reduced cost meals.

*Please see list of closures below

Crafting:

  • Monday – Thursday Crafting from 9:30am – Noon.

Health Screenings:

Starting about 11:30am: Individual health screenings, assessments, and medical counseling by our Samish Public Health & Diabetes Program Staff.

Links:

The resource below is for those who may be elderly, households with children, foster care, or taking care of a relative. The resource has information about food assistance, prescription medicine assistance, and other needs:

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Samish Elders Program Meal Closures
On the following days, we will not have meal service at the Octagon:

(Reminder: Lunch is available at the Anacortes Senior Center (ASC) for free daily from 11:30-12:30 pm, they are closed on major holidays.)

September 3rd (Monday): Labor Day (ASC Closed)
September 17th - September 21st (Monday – Friday): Staff Trainings
September 28th (Friday): National Indian Day
October 8th (Monday): Staff Training Day (All Facilities Closed)
November 12th (Monday): Veteran's Day
November 22nd - November 24th (Thursday - Friday): Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Day (ASC Closed)
December 24th - January 1st (Monday-Wednesday): Winter Break

Honoring Our Babies

Anacortes, Washington

Join us in honoring our babies born 2015 - 2018.

Dates: 19 – 19 Jan, 2019

Treaty Day

Anacortes, WA

A casual reading of a Samish play inspired by "A Question of Respect" regarding the signing of the Treaty of Point Elliott. This is going to be a working readers/writers group.

Dates: 20 – 20 Jan, 2019

Offices Closed - January 22nd

Anacortes, WA

Our office will be closed on Tuesday, January 22nd in recognition of the signing of the Treaty of Point Elliott We will reopen on Wednesday, January 23rd at 8:30am.

Dates: 22 Jan, 2019

Elders Program: Health Lecture Series: Emergency Preparedness

Anacortes, WA

Concerned about an emergency, come learn how to be prepared in your home for a disaster.

Dates: 24 – 24 Jan, 2019

Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes, WA

We will be having crafts and community potlucks the first and third Tuesday of the month.

Dates: 05 Feb – 03 Dec, 2019

Paddle Workshop Part 1

Anacortes, WA

Come carve a paddle! This workshop is an extended series across several weekends.

Dates: 09 – 10 Feb, 2019

Teaching of Cedar Part 1

Anacortes, WA

Join us for the Teachings of Cedar course. "This workshop is an extended series across several weekends."

Dates: 09 – 09 Feb, 2019

Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey

Kent, WA

Come watch the Seattle Thunderbirds take on the Portland Winterhawks!

Dates: 23 – 23 Feb, 2019

Paddle Workshop Part 2

Anacortes, WA

Come carve a paddle! This workshop is an extended series across several weekends.

Dates: 09 – 10 Mar, 2019

Teaching of Cedar Part 2

Anacortes, WA

Join us for the Teachings of Cedar course. This workshop is an extended series across several weekends.

Dates: 09 – 09 Mar, 2019

Seasonal Plant Harvesting - Nettles

Anacortes, WA

Learn about traditional plants and how to harvest them.

Dates: 09 – 09 Mar, 2019

Paddle Workshop Part 3

Anacortes, WA

Come carve a paddle! This workshop is an extended series across several weekends.

Dates: 13 – 14 Apr, 2019

Teaching of Cedar Part 3

Anacortes, WA

Join us for the Teachings of Cedar course. This workshop is an extended series across several weekends.

Dates: 13 – 13 Apr, 2019

Seasonal Plant Harvesting - TBD

Anacortes, WA

Learn about traditional plants and how to harvest them.

Dates: 13 – 13 Apr, 2019

Paddle Workshop Part 4

Anacortes, WA

Come carve a paddle!

Dates: 11 – 11 May, 2019

Seasonal Plant Harvesting - Camas and Cedar

Anacortes, WA

Learn about traditional plants and how to harvest them.

Dates: 11 – 11 May, 2019

Annual Samish Elders Luncheon

Anacortes, WA

Please RSVP to Katy with a count of Tribal Elders planning to attend. Open to regional Tribes of the Salish Sea.

Dates: 28 – 28 Jun, 2019