Upcoming specials spotlight seniors, women and browsing domestically | Editorial

The staff of the Islands’ Sounder, Journal of the San Juans and Islands’ Weekly will be shelling out the next couple of months producing, enhancing and developing three significant specific sections for our island communities.

San Juan County Senior Resource Information

Winter season is speedy approaching. It’s a time when the speed slows down, the rain falls and we start out building vacation ideas.

For senior citizens, it can be a attempting year, and never ever has that been extra legitimate than now. A lot of elders have expended the earlier 6 months residence-sure owing to COVID-19. As the weather conditions alterations and the day darkens, our older residents are at an even larger risk of melancholy, isolation and slipping. For those people without household users or little ones, November and December can be painfully lonely. Quite a few seniors can discover it more difficult to travel, maintain up on chores like chopping wood and stay constant on slippery surfaces outdoors.

Caring for our elders is a calendar year-round endeavor — considering that our inhabitants is dominated by those about 65 — but the fall and winter seasons are specially essential.

Your local newspapers are developing the fifth yearly San Juan County Senior Resource Guideline on Sept. 23. As in prior a long time, it will feature facts about neighborhood solutions that strive to fulfill just about each individual senior have to have from housing to healthcare. We have remarkable organizations and focused volunteers in San Juan County.

We just take treatment of a single an additional in our island communities, and we simply cannot let our senior citizens be neglected.

If you know somebody who demands immediate aid, call San Juan County Senior Companies Manager Wendy Stephens at 360-370-7527. She can direct you to the proper software on Orcas, Lopez or San Juan.

Women in Business

Oct is National Women’s Small Organization Month, a salute to the Females-Owned Enterprise Act, which was handed in October 1988.

The act was made to deal with the requirements of female entrepreneurs by giving them superior recognition, additional assets, and by eradicating discriminatory lending procedures by banks that favored male small business house owners around feminine.

A single of our most beloved special editions is Females in Business, which highlights the astounding accomplishments of nearby gals. Every single island newspaper produces its very own model, which will print on Oct. 21. Browse as a result of dozens of ads and browse workers-composed tales that profile individuals who make our business enterprise communities so essential.

Getaway Guidebook 2020

Vendors are searching toward an unsure holiday break procuring time. With a limited amount of potential buyers allowed in a storefront, masks needed for all and acquiring tendencies altering, it is unclear what this Xmas time will seem like.

What we do know is that our island enterprises will need economical assistance to keep afloat, and with going off-island an even a lot more complicated process than at any time, it is a great time to start off new practices. We implore you to shop domestically and take gain of the resourceful methods that business house owners are tailoring their offerings to meet the demands of a new period.

We will as soon as again print our once-a-year total color, glossy Holiday getaway Guideline journal. It hits the streets the day before Thanksgiving and is dispersed in the course of the group through Christmas. It features stories about area gatherings and choices (some of which will be completely on-line this calendar year) and promotions from suppliers about their wares and companies. It is a wonderful way to exhibit your friends and neighbors why shopping correct right here at house is a far better way to go — for your pocketbook and for your health and fitness.

Why your assist matters

Your local newspapers depend upon promoting dollars to create our weekly editions as very well as unique sections. We have been conquer with gratitude for how our visitors have expressed appreciation for the operate we do, and we are nonetheless in the midst of a hard time. With so a lot of canceled functions and enterprises demonstrating reduced earnings, our advertising and marketing revenue has taken a strike.

If you’d like to take part in any of the earlier mentioned-mentioned publications — as either an advertiser or tale contributor — email Colleen Smith at [email protected], Diane Craig at [email protected] or Tate Thomson at [email protected]. If you promote in extra than one unique, you can obtain 15 % off.