A reminder to those of you who are unpaid caregivers of a friend or family member. Respite care is available for up to 13 days a month at Hamlet House in Lopez Village, or at Life Care Center in Friday Harbor. The rate paid is based on the monthly income of the person receiving care. It is a sliding scale, and Northwest Regional Council pays the difference from the Respite grant they receive from the State of Washington. This program allows the caregiver to have a break from care giving, which is necessary for them to remain in good emotional and physical health.
If this sounds like something you would benefit from please call Senior Services at 468-2421.
Lunch at noon Wednesdays and Fridays.
Suggested donations – $5.00 for seniors, $6.00 for those under 60. Home delivered meals to homebound seniors on lunch days.
Durable Medical Equipment
Lopez Island Hospice & Home Support provides walkers, wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment free of charge. Contact the office, 178 Weeks Road, between 10am-12noon and 1-3pm Monday through Thursday 468-4446
Free Taxi to Island Hospital and Clinics
Island Hospital has contracted with Mert’s Taxi (360) 299-0609 in Anacortes to transport people (round trip) from the ferry in Anacortes to Island Hospital and /or one of their clinics. Call Mert’s the day before your appointment and you will be met at the ferry. Be sure to check with your clinic and make sure they subscribe to this service.
Senior Center Exercise Classes
For many years, Woodmen Hall and Lopez Senior Services have made available FREE early morning exercise classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Combined weight training and aerobics are held on Mondays and Fridays and low impact strength training and flexibility are held on Wednesdays. For information or if you have questions, please call Mary Ann at 468-2421. See Calendar.
Renting Woodmen Hall
If you are interested in renting Woodmen Hall please call the building rental phone number 468-3092 and leave a message. The voice mail is checked daily. See also Woodmen Hall Rental.
Off-island medical trips are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays if a driver is available. – See our Services page for details.
HELP IS JUST A CALL AWAY
Dental Assistance: 25% Reduction in dental costs through participating local dentists. Call the office for more information.
Life-line—Emergency Monitoring Service: Telephone monitoring gets you help within three minutes when you need it. 1-800-543-3546
Lopez Island Hospice and Home Support – 468-4446 In home support by trained volunteers.
SHIBA: Medicare and health insurance questions. Call Mac Langford at 468-4015
DSHS: Low income assistance 378-6504
Weatherization and Basic Food Program Assistance: Family Resource Center 468-4117
Social Security: 1-800-772-1213
Veteran’s Administration: 1-800-827-1000
Caregivers Support Group – The first and third Thursday at 1:00 at Hospice and Home Support office-468-4446
Loss Support Group — Call Hospice and Home Support Office 468- 4446 for meeting time.
Hamlet House – Adult Family Home in Lopez Village 468-3800
Suicide Hotline for Veterans – 1-800-273-8255
Community Wellness Program – Offers mental health service to seniors Family Resource Center
LHEAP Program – energy assistance program 468-4117 Family Resource Center
Life Care Center – 660 Spring Street (PO Box 489) Friday Harbor 378-2117