Softstar Blog

  1. Softstar Wins 2018 DeMuro Award for Workshop Renovation

    Softstar Wins 2018 DeMuro Award for Workshop Renovation

    We have some big news! Over the past couple years, we shared our journey of moving into our new workshop in Philomath, Oregon. As you may have heard, we restored a 1950s roller rink into the company’s revamped workshop and retail location. Previously known as the Phil-O-Rink, this wood-trussed structure served as a community skating rink for a quarter century...
  2. Favorite Fall Recipes of the Softstar Elves

    Favorite Fall Recipes of the Softstar Elves

    Try these favorite fall recipes for Pumpkin Snack Bites, Cauliflower Hash Browns, Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette, Pumpkin Pancakes, and Winter Squash and Cauliflower Curry.
  3. Improving Your Balance as You Age

    Improving Your Balance as You Age

    Balance is quite literally the foundation of your mobility, and for many older people noticing a loss of balance can be scary. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. One in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year. A loss of balance may not...
  4. Athlete’s Foot vs. Contact Dermatitis

    Athlete’s Foot vs. Contact Dermatitis

    April happens to be National Foot Health Awareness month, and it also happens to be the time of year when many people dust off their running shoes to enjoy a sunny day outside. Unfortunately, that's also when foot problems often come up. It’s easy to take our feet, the foundational body parts that move us through our day, for granted...
  5. Softstar Co-owner Larkin Embarks on a New Chapter

    Softstar Co-owner Larkin Embarks on a New Chapter

    Larkin Holavarri, a Softstar co-owner since 2005, is transitioning to a different role at our workshop as she pursues a new passion...
  6. Stacking Your Goals with Daily Movement in Mind

    Stacking Your Goals with Daily Movement in Mind

    Happy New Year to our wonderful Softstar followers! Like so many of us are doing as we kick off 2018, you may be looking at your life and reflecting on what is and isn’t working for you, what habits you want to drop or adopt, and what you hope to accomplish in the year ahead. Adding a bit of bah-humbug...
  7. A Look Back on a Bright 2017 at Softstar

    A Look Back on a Bright 2017 at Softstar

    As the winter solstice passes us by and the brightness hangs on a bit more each day, it's the perfect time to look back on the bright spots of the year behind us. Join us in this retrospective of 2017. Phew—what a year it has been! Out with the Old, in with the New The past year was definitely full...

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