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Anne Ryall Sylvester

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This little pipe

Come Thanksgiving, Gregory West Drake thinks about “the pipe,” a hefty little metal object said to have crossed the Atlantic aboard the Mayflower, been...

Yoga for Elders

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Yoga provides the physical benefits of deep stretches, strengthening, and balance — all things which often become compromised as we age. That’s according to...

Mind matters

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Editor’s note: The 55-Plus section of The MV Times lists dozens of activities and opportunities for readers each month. In this issue, we start...

Keeping your balance

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Falls among adults 65 and older caused more than 34,000 deaths in 2019, making it the leading cause of death for that group, according...

Stretch the season

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Gardens are at their end-of-season best, the Farmers Market full of beautiful produce and CSAs delivering an abundance of summer goodness. What to do...

Let it grow

The community garden on the Woodside campus of Island Elderly Housing (IEH) in Oak Bluffs produces food, flowers, exercise opportunities, and emotional wellbeing for...

Gardens among friends

Collaboration makes the Family2Family’s huge holiday food giveaways run smoothly, according to organizer Betty Burton. Three times a year, this Vineyard Committee on Hunger...

Up and running

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This Saturday, April 30, YMCAs all over the country will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve...

Taking care

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Seemingly everywhere across the Island, the Vineyard’s two community health nurses fulfill a wide mandate. In private homes checking on the welfare of newborns...

Could it work for you?

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Chronic pain and other ills of advancing age have a new treatment option available on the Vineyard: medical marijuana. It's been available off-Island both...

Flowers among friends

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“Gardening is a multicomponent physical activity that includes aerobic, muscle-strengthening, and balance training elements, and counts toward weekly exercise recommendations.” That’s according to the...

Medicare now covers acupuncture

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Good news for the over-65 crowd: Medicare now covers an effective, nonpharmaceutical, nonsurgical treatment for chronic pain: acupuncture. Acupuncture is administered by inserting tiny needles...

Shaping up

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Leila McCarter was not alone. Joyous reunions amid social distancing and constant cleaning marked the first phase of reopening of the YMCA of Martha’s...

Growing in the garden

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Call it soil therapy. Call them Wednesday workdays. For more than three decades volunteers have gathered weekly on Wednesdays for Chore Day at the...

The multitalented Judy Kranz

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Wednesday is Judy Kranz day at the YMCA — a day when the professional dancer turned Pilates guru closes her Oak Bluffs Pilates studio...

Cooking up a collaborative dish at Alex’s Place

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“Laughter is brightest in the place where food is.” –Irish proverb At a time when the microwave is arguably the most used kitchen appliance, Island...

Rehab in a healing garden

When the new Martha’s Vineyard Hospital was in the planning stages a decade ago, there was a movement rippling across Europe and the United...

Healthy and happy

French fries were on the cafe menu when the YMCA first opened, and Coke Classic could be found in the vending machine. Over time,...

Making a splash

When the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard opened nine years ago, aquatics director Kelly Neadow saw a need for water safety education for children. We...

Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA

On Saturday, May 4, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, the YMCA of Martha's Vineyard will celebrate its annual Healthy Kids Day — a national...