Calendar

Jan
20
Sat
Learn to Use Library eBooks @ Vineyard Haven Public Library
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Did you know you can check out free eBooks and downloadable audiobooks from the library? Library staff will provide informal demonstration of the library’s eBook providers and show you how to get started. Please call for an appointment.

Get Free eBooks

Jan
22
Mon
Morning Coffee and Conversation @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 22 @ 8:30 am

Join us for coffee and conversation daily at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging.

Call 508-693-4509 to sign up.

Exercise Class @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 22 @ 8:45 am

Exercise Classes with Bill White at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Center for Living’s Supportive Day Program @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Center for Living‘s Supportive Day Program is a professionally run social program for anyone 55 and over who may be at risk if left alone and/or experience social isolation, offering peace of mind and much needed respite for families and caregivers. It is offered Mondays and Wednesdays at the Edgartown Council on Aging and Tuesdays and Fridays at the Tisbury Senior Center.

Please call 508-939-9440 for more information.

Hand & Foot Card Games @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am

Hand & Foot Card Games at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Knitting and Conversation @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Stop & Shop Bread Available @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am

Stop & Shop bread available Mondays at the Edgartown Council on Aging. Call 508-627-4368.

Woodcarving @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am

Woodcarving at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Chair Power @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

With Ray Whitaker, instructor. 40-minute low impact exercise class with emphasis on flexibility, strength building, balance, and body mechanics.

Call to register: 508-696-4205.

Gentle Pilates @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am

Gentle Pilates at Up-Island Council on Aging with Toni Cohen, instructor. $10 per class.

Sit & Get Fit @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

1-hour award-winning video using a chair for support. Call Tisbury Senior Center to sign up: 508-696-4205

Chair Power – Level 1 @ YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:25 am

This 30 minute, low-impact exercise class is ideal for those who’ve not been as active as they know they ought to be, and want a gentle approach to become fit. Emphasis on flexibility, strength building, balance and body mechanics.

Yoga for Seniors @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 22 @ 11:15 am
Balance of Power – Level 2 @ YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Jan 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

A one-hour class specifically designed for our island and visiting elders (55+), Balance of Power focuses not only on enhancing your balance,  but building  your strength and coordination. The one criterion for this challenging class is PATIENCE with yourself and the process. Concentration on Balance and Flexibility, Strength and Endurance, Low Impact Aerobics and Core Building. Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Senior Dining Center @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 22 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for lunch at Tisbury Senior Center  through Elder Services of the Cape and Islands Nutrition Program Senior Dining Centers.

Reservations required at least 2 days in advance: call 508-693-8337.

$2 suggested voluntary donation.

Duplicate Bridge @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Duplicate Bridge at Tisbury Senior Center. Call to sign up: 508-696-4205.

Mah Jong @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm

Mah Jong at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Mindful Knitting @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wisdom Healing Qigong @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 22 @ 5:00 pm

Wisdom Healing Qigong at Up-Island Council on Aging with Allison Parry.

Cultivate source energy, awaken consciousness, activate healing, restore mind/body balance. For info call or text instructor, 508-397-1743. Free, all welcome.

New Paths Recovery Program @ Island Counseling Center at MVCS
Jan 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

New Paths is a structured outpatient addiction program for adults who seek alcohol, drug and behavioral addictions recovery and who may also experience co-occurring mental health disorders. New Paths begins with a philosophy that everyone can reach their recovery goals. The program offers daily structured groups, individual sessions, family education sessions and psychiatric services.

New Paths consists of education and skills development in areas including early recovery, relapse prevention, peer support, mindfulness, emotion regulation, motivational enhancement, stress management, self-care, relaxation and mental health.

Strength Training @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 22 @ 5:30 pm

Strength Training at Up-Island Council on Aging with Katryn Yerden ($8)
Overall strength and conditioning
First class is free. Call 508-693-2896.

Jan
23
Tue
Got Strength? Strength Training Class with Lisa Amols @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 23 @ 8:30 am

Be strong, flexible, fit, and happy! Call Lisa, 508-693-1009 before first class. Punch cards available, $16 walk-ins. Join anytime. Visit her website at www.lisasstudiomv.com.

Morning Coffee and Conversation @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 23 @ 8:30 am

Join us for coffee and conversation daily at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging.

Call 508-693-4509 to sign up.

Strength Training @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 23 @ 8:30 am

Strength Training at Up-Island Council on Aging with Katryn Yerden ($8)
Overall strength and conditioning
First class is free. Call 508-693-2896.

Center for Living’s Supportive Day Program @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Center for Living‘s Supportive Day Program is a professionally run social program for anyone 55 and over who may be at risk if left alone and/or experience social isolation, offering peace of mind and much needed respite for families and caregivers. It is offered Mondays and Wednesdays at the Edgartown Council on Aging and Tuesdays and Fridays at the Tisbury Senior Center.

Please call 508-939-9440 for more information.

Hand & Foot Card Games @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am

Hand & Foot Card Games at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Bridge @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Bridge with Sue Collison at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Discussion Group @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am

Discussion Group at Up-Island Council on Aging. Open discussion unless otherwise
noted. Call 508-693-2896 for discussion topics.

Strength Training @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am

Strength Training at Up-Island Council on Aging with Katryn Yerden ($8)
Overall strength and conditioning
First class is free. Call 508-693-2896.

Chair Yoga @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Real yoga with chair support Virginia Iverson, instructor

Register/info 508-696-4205

Knitting for Hospice @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am
Writing Group “Using Word Collages to Inspire Your Writing” @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am

Join Ellie Bates and the Howes House Writers Group Tuesdays from 10am-noon at Up-Island Council on Aging across from Alley’s Store. If interested please call 508-693-2896.

Howes House Writing Group @ Up-Island Council on Aging
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Howes House Writers Group meets weekly from 11-1 on Tuesdays at Howes House across from Alley’s Store. New members of all skill levels are most welcome! Bring lunch!

Island Grown Gleaning Produce @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tuesday afternoons at the Up-Island Council on Aging.

Please call 508-693-2896 about availability.

Lunch at Noon @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for lunch at the Edgartown Council on Aging:

$2 Tuesday- Sandwich, soup, dessert
$5 Friday- Entree, soup, dessert

Call to reserve: 508-627-4368.

Senior Dining Center @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for lunch at Tisbury Senior Center  through Elder Services of the Cape and Islands Nutrition Program Senior Dining Centers.

Reservations required at least 2 days in advance: call 508-693-8337.

$2 suggested voluntary donation.

Senior Dining Center @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for lunch at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging  through Elder Services of the Cape and Islands Nutrition Program Senior Dining Centers.

Reservations required at least 2 days in advance: call 508-693-4509.

$2 suggested voluntary donation.

Balance of Power 2 – Level @ YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Jan 23 @ 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

A 45-minute intermediate-to-advanced level version of “Balance of Power.” In addition to continuing our focus on strength building and balance enhancement, we engage in a slower version of H.I.T.T. (High Intensity Interval Training). This class is for those Baby Boomers who are veterans of Balance of Power and feel the need to “take it to the next level.”  Tuesday and Thursday 12:45 – 1:30 pm.

Ladies’ Cards @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm

Ladies’ Cards at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Line Dancing @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Line dancing with Esther Richmond at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Mah Jong @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm
MELT Method Classes with Valerie Sonnenthal @ Up-Island Council on Aging
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn simple self-care techniques you can use every day to make your body feel better by reducing inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back strain, improve structural alignment, and learn how to keep your whole body feeling better at any age. We’ll use soft foam rollers and small MELT hand and foot balls to rehydrate connective tissue. Feel free to bring your own mat. Rollers and balls provided. Bring water and wear comfortable clothes.

Pre-registration required.

Rummy @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm

Rummy at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Health Screening and Blood Pressure Clinic @ Aquinnah Town Hall
Jan 23 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free blood pressure health screening clinics at Aquinnah Town Hall on the FOURTH TUESDAY of every month from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.

Dance FREE! @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dance FREE! at Up-Island Council on Aging: No money, no teacher, no instructions. Dance to catchy, funky, rhythmic music.

New Paths Recovery Program @ Island Counseling Center at MVCS
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

New Paths is a structured outpatient addiction program for adults who seek alcohol, drug and behavioral addictions recovery and who may also experience co-occurring mental health disorders. New Paths begins with a philosophy that everyone can reach their recovery goals. The program offers daily structured groups, individual sessions, family education sessions and psychiatric services.

New Paths consists of education and skills development in areas including early recovery, relapse prevention, peer support, mindfulness, emotion regulation, motivational enhancement, stress management, self-care, relaxation and mental health.

Jan
24
Wed
Balletics @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 24 @ 8:15 am – 9:15 am

Balletics at Up-Island Council on Aging with Karen Cullinann,
$12 per class. Call instructor for further information.

Morning Coffee and Conversation @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 24 @ 8:30 am

Join us for coffee and conversation daily at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging.

Call 508-693-4509 to sign up.

Center for Living’s Supportive Day Program @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Center for Living‘s Supportive Day Program is a professionally run social program for anyone 55 and over who may be at risk if left alone and/or experience social isolation, offering peace of mind and much needed respite for families and caregivers. It is offered Mondays and Wednesdays at the Edgartown Council on Aging and Tuesdays and Fridays at the Tisbury Senior Center.

Please call 508-939-9440 for more information.

Hand & Foot Card Games @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am

Hand & Foot Card Games at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Men’s Cards @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am

Men’s Card Games at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Peter H. Luce Play Readers Society @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Discussion follows and listeners always welcome. Call Tisbury Senior Center to sign up: 508-696-4205

Memory Support Group @ Featherstone Center for the Arts
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am

The Memory Support Group started three years ago and has been in continuous operation having moved to Featherstone Center for the Arts in the summer of 2014. The support group originally was a psycho educational and conversational group. With the move to Featherstone we now offer art and music therapy and have expanded to offer two groups. These added therapies have been studied and shown to improve memory and mood.

Many regular attendees as well as seasonal ones come weekly or when they are in town. Our original group have many caregivers that also attend with their loved one. Our second group is for people with memory loss who do not necessarily have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other dementia but are aware of struggling with memory. All are welcome to attend. Please call in advance to register to attend: Nancy Langman / 508-498-1948 or Victoria Haeselbarth / 508-627-4368.

New Paths Recovery Program @ Island Counseling Center at MVCS
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

New Paths is a structured outpatient addiction program for adults who seek alcohol, drug and behavioral addictions recovery and who may also experience co-occurring mental health disorders. New Paths begins with a philosophy that everyone can reach their recovery goals. The program offers daily structured groups, individual sessions, family education sessions and psychiatric services.

New Paths consists of education and skills development in areas including early recovery, relapse prevention, peer support, mindfulness, emotion regulation, motivational enhancement, stress management, self-care, relaxation and mental health.

Learn more about New Paths Recovery Program

Seniors! Free Exercise and Games @ MV Boys & Girls Club
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Walk, shoot hoops, play ping pong, foosball, air hockey, carpet ball, and more! Open, drop in. The Club invites you to be a kid again! Call Peter Lambos at the MV Boys & Girls Club: 508-627-3303 or Wendy at the Edgartown Council on Aging: 508-627-4368.

Yoga for Seniors @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am
Chair Power – Level 1 @ YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:25 am

This 30 minute, low-impact exercise class is ideal for those who’ve not been as active as they know they ought to be, and want a gentle approach to become fit. Emphasis on flexibility, strength building, balance and body mechanics.

Memory Support Group @ Featherstone Center for the Arts
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am

The Memory Support Group started three years ago and has been in continuous operation having moved to Featherstone Center for the Arts in the summer of 2014. The support group originally was a psycho educational and conversational group. With the move to Featherstone we now offer art and music therapy and have expanded to offer two groups. These added therapies have been studied and shown to improve memory and mood.

Many regular attendees as well as seasonal ones come weekly or when they are in town. Our original group have many caregivers that also attend with their loved one. Our second group is for people with memory loss who do not necessarily have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other dementia but are aware of struggling with memory. All are welcome to attend. Please call in advance to register to attend: Nancy Langman / 508-498-1948 or Victoria Haeselbarth / 508-627-4368.

Balance of Power – Level 2 @ YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Jan 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

A one-hour class specifically designed for our island and visiting elders (55+), Balance of Power focuses not only on enhancing your balance,  but building  your strength and coordination. The one criterion for this challenging class is PATIENCE with yourself and the process. Concentration on Balance and Flexibility, Strength and Endurance, Low Impact Aerobics and Core Building. Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Cancer Support Group @ Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm

Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group is a group for cancer patients, their families, and closest friends meeting every Wednesday at noon in the library of the M.V. Hebrew Center, Center Street in Vineyard Haven.​ All meetings are confidential.

Cancer patients often need financial assistance as well as emotional support. The non-profit M.V. Cancer Support Group Inc. aims to enhance the quality of life for Vineyard cancer patients, survivors, and their families, by providing temporary and emergency financial assistance. The funds provided are used primarily for travel expenses not covered by insurance.

MV Cancer Support Group also provide information about resources available to Vineyard cancer patients on the island and elsewhere in New England.

Senior Dining Center @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for lunch at Tisbury Senior Center  through Elder Services of the Cape and Islands Nutrition Program Senior Dining Centers.

Reservations required at least 2 days in advance: call 508-693-8337.

$2 suggested voluntary donation.

Tread Lightly @ YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Jan 24 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

If you’re looking for a challenging aerobic activity that spares your joints, join us for some deep water treading. When you tread water, you create surface-area pressure; your abdominals and the muscles of your hips, back and chest, and even your feet and hands, are all recruited to perform the hard work of pushing back against the water and maintaining your body’s vertical position in such an unstable environment. If you tire too quickly to keep your head above the surface, try wearing Flotation Belts (which will be provided). This is ideal for anyone with lower back issues, knee or hip replacements who wants to work their heart and increase lung capacity.

Board Games Day! @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Chess, Scrabble, Checkers: What’s your game? Wednesday afternoons, Friday mornings. Call to join a group: at Tisbury Senior Center. Call to sign up: 508-696-4205.

Mah Jong @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm

Mah Jong at Up-Island Council on Aging. Call 508-693-2896 to sign up.

Public Health Nurse Clinic @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Public Health Nurse Clinic at Up-Island Council on Aging. Fourth Wednesday of the month, 1pm-3pm.

Ukulele Jammin’ @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ukulele Jammin’ The Princess Poo-Poo-Ly Band, Martha Child, instructor. Beginners and Practiced. Fun! We play a wide variety of music! Call Tisbury Senior Center to sign up: 508-696-4205

Books on Tap @ The Loft
Jan 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Pour over a good book. Join Allyson and Anna Marie at The Loft (above the Chowder Company restaurant) for a spirited discussion of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. Books are available at the Oak Bluffs Public Library Circulation Desk.

NOTE: this is an off-site book club that does not meet at the library.

Strength Training @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 24 @ 5:30 pm

Strength Training at Up-Island Council on Aging with Katryn Yerden ($8)
Overall strength and conditioning
First class is free. Call 508-693-2896.

Jan
25
Thu
Morning Coffee and Conversation @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 25 @ 8:30 am

Join us for coffee and conversation daily at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging.

Call 508-693-4509 to sign up.

Strength Training @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 25 @ 8:30 am

Strength Training at Up-Island Council on Aging with Katryn Yerden ($8)
Overall strength and conditioning
First class is free. Call 508-693-2896.

Yoga @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 25 @ 8:30 am

Yoga at the Edgartown Council on Aging with Carol Aranzabe. $80/8 weeks. Drop in $15.

Chi Gung and Tai Chi @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Sifu Daisy Taylor Lifton, Instructor leads the class at Tisbury Senior Center. Call to register: 508-696-4205.

Crazy with Color / Coloring Books @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Color a mandala or stained glass print at Tisbury Senior Center. Supplies provided.

Call to sign up: 508-696-4205.

Exercise Class @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am

Exercise Classes with Bill White at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Hand & Foot Card Games @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am

Hand & Foot Card Games at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Painters Group @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Woodcarving @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am

Woodcarving at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Poetry Class @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am
Strength Training @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am

Strength Training at Up-Island Council on Aging with Katryn Yerden ($8)
Overall strength and conditioning
First class is free. Call 508-693-2896.

Memory Café @ American Legion Hall
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for music, conversation, laughter and companionship.
Sing-along to all the old familiar tunes. Music and singing have been shown to reduce anxiety and improve mood and outlook.
Refreshments included! Free of charge

For info about the Memory Café and Memory Support Groups:
Nancy Langman 508-498-1948 or Leslie Clapp 508-939-9440

Sit & Get Fit @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

1-hour award-winning video using a chair for support. Call Tisbury Senior Center to sign up: 508-696-4205

Senior Dining Center @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for lunch at Tisbury Senior Center  through Elder Services of the Cape and Islands Nutrition Program Senior Dining Centers.

Reservations required at least 2 days in advance: call 508-693-8337.

$2 suggested voluntary donation.

Senior Dining Center @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for lunch at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging  through Elder Services of the Cape and Islands Nutrition Program Senior Dining Centers.

Reservations required at least 2 days in advance: call 508-693-4509.

$2 suggested voluntary donation.

Senior Dining Center @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 25 @ 12:30 pm

Join us for a warm lunch at Up-Island Council on Aging through Elder Services of the Cape and Islands Nutrition Program Senior Dining Centers.

Reservations required at least 2 days in advance: call 508-693-2896.

$2 suggested voluntary donation.

Balance of Power 2 – Level @ YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Jan 25 @ 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

A 45-minute intermediate-to-advanced level version of “Balance of Power.” In addition to continuing our focus on strength building and balance enhancement, we engage in a slower version of H.I.T.T. (High Intensity Interval Training). This class is for those Baby Boomers who are veterans of Balance of Power and feel the need to “take it to the next level.”  Tuesday and Thursday 12:45 – 1:30 pm.

Mah Jong @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm

Mah Jong at Up-Island Council on Aging. Call 508-693-2896 to sign up.

Rug Hooking @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm
Rummy @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm

Rummy at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm

SHINE Appointments Thursdays with Bill Glazier, SHINE counselor. at the Edgartown Council on Aging. Please call for appointment: 508-627-4368.

Scrabble @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm

Are you interested in playing Scrabble with others who enjoy the game? Thursdays at 1pm following lunch at the Up-Island Council on Aging. Scrabble boards provided. If interested please call (508) 693-2896.

Contract (Party) Bridge @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 25 @ 1:30 pm

Contract (Party) Bridge at Up-Island Council on Aging. Call Abe Seiman: 508-696-9030.

Needlepoint @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm
Got Strength? Strength Training Class with Lisa Amols @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 25 @ 3:30 pm

Be strong, flexible, fit, and happy! Call Lisa, 508-693-1009 before first class. Punch cards available, $16 walk-ins. Join anytime. Visit her website at www.lisasstudiomv.com.

Gentle Kripalu Yoga @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Stretch, Strengthen, Breathe, Balance at Tisbury Senior Center. Info/Register, 508-939-4120

New Paths Recovery Program @ Island Counseling Center at MVCS
Jan 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

New Paths is a structured outpatient addiction program for adults who seek alcohol, drug and behavioral addictions recovery and who may also experience co-occurring mental health disorders. New Paths begins with a philosophy that everyone can reach their recovery goals. The program offers daily structured groups, individual sessions, family education sessions and psychiatric services.

New Paths consists of education and skills development in areas including early recovery, relapse prevention, peer support, mindfulness, emotion regulation, motivational enhancement, stress management, self-care, relaxation and mental health.

Jan
26
Fri
Mechanics @ YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Jan 26 @ 8:00 am – 8:25 am

This ½ Hour Body Mechanics-oriented class features certain exercises that, as a rule, are done incorrectly by way too many (i.e. Squats, Oeadlift, Kettlebell Exercises, etc.). “Mechanics” focuses on form, muscle activation/muscles worked, type of workout it can be integrated into, knowing one’s limitations and identifying bad form in yourself and others.

Balletics @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 26 @ 8:15 am – 9:15 am

Balletics at Up-Island Council on Aging with Karen Cullinann, $12 per class. Call instructor for further information: 508-693-7730.

Board Games Day! @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 26 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Chess, Scrabble, Checkers> What’s your game? Wednesday afternoons, Friday mornings. Call to join a group: at Tisbury Senior Center. Call to sign up:508-696-4205.

Morning Coffee and Conversation @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 26 @ 8:30 am

Join us for coffee and conversation daily at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging.

Call 508-693-4509 to sign up.

Center for Living’s Supportive Day Program @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Center for Living‘s Supportive Day Program is a professionally run social program for anyone 55 and over who may be at risk if left alone and/or experience social isolation, offering peace of mind and much needed respite for families and caregivers. It is offered Mondays and Wednesdays at the Edgartown Council on Aging and Tuesdays and Fridays at the Tisbury Senior Center.

Please call 508-939-9440 for more information.

Cribbage @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am

Cribbage at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Hand & Foot Card Games @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am

Hand & Foot Card Games at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Scrabble @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am

Scrabble at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Conversations with Bob Iadicicco @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Conversations with Bob Iadicicco at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

New Paths Recovery Program @ Island Counseling Center at MVCS
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

New Paths is a structured outpatient addiction program for adults who seek alcohol, drug and behavioral addictions recovery and who may also experience co-occurring mental health disorders. New Paths begins with a philosophy that everyone can reach their recovery goals. The program offers daily structured groups, individual sessions, family education sessions and psychiatric services.

New Paths consists of education and skills development in areas including early recovery, relapse prevention, peer support, mindfulness, emotion regulation, motivational enhancement, stress management, self-care, relaxation and mental health.

Learn more about New Paths Recovery Program

Yoga for Seniors @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 26 @ 10:30 am
Balance of Power – Level 2 @ YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Jan 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

A one-hour class specifically designed for our island and visiting elders (55+), Balance of Power focuses not only on enhancing your balance,  but building  your strength and coordination. The one criterion for this challenging class is PATIENCE with yourself and the process. Concentration on Balance and Flexibility, Strength and Endurance, Low Impact Aerobics and Core Building. Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Lunch at Noon @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for lunch at the Edgartown Council on Aging:

$2 Tuesday- Sandwich, soup, dessert
$5 Friday- Entree, soup, dessert

Call to reserve: 508-627-4368.

Senior Dining Center @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for lunch at Tisbury Senior Center  through Elder Services of the Cape and Islands Nutrition Program Senior Dining Centers.

Reservations required at least 2 days in advance: call 508-693-8337.

$2 suggested voluntary donation.

Dancing and Movement @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

A great way to exercise, improve mobility and balance, and have fun! At the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Mah Jong @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm
Party Bridge @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Party Bridge at Tisbury Senior Center. Please call for seating: 508-693-3686.

Scrabble @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm
UFO’S – Unfinished Forgotten Objects @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Have a project that you’ve forgotten about? Join us on Friday afternoons at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging! Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Watercolor Painting @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm

Watercolor Painting with Nancy Cabot at Up-Island Council on Aging. Beginners welcome! Call 508-693-2896 to sign up.

Chair Massage with Ellen McMannis @ Up-Island Council on Aging
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Treat yourself! Every Friday 2-4 beginning January13th. Promotional discounted cost is $1 per minute. 15, 30, 45, and 60 minutes sessions. Call (508)693-2896 for an appointment.

Jan
27
Sat
Strength Training @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am

Strength Training at Up-Island Council on Aging with Katryn Yerden ($8)
Overall strength and conditioning
First class is free. Call 508-693-2896.

Learn to Use Library eBooks @ Vineyard Haven Public Library
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Did you know you can check out free eBooks and downloadable audiobooks from the library? Library staff will provide informal demonstration of the library’s eBook providers and show you how to get started. Please call for an appointment.

Get Free eBooks

Jan
29
Mon
Morning Coffee and Conversation @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 29 @ 8:30 am

Join us for coffee and conversation daily at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging.

Call 508-693-4509 to sign up.

Exercise Class @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 29 @ 8:45 am

Exercise Classes with Bill White at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Center for Living’s Supportive Day Program @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Center for Living‘s Supportive Day Program is a professionally run social program for anyone 55 and over who may be at risk if left alone and/or experience social isolation, offering peace of mind and much needed respite for families and caregivers. It is offered Mondays and Wednesdays at the Edgartown Council on Aging and Tuesdays and Fridays at the Tisbury Senior Center.

Please call 508-939-9440 for more information.

Hand & Foot Card Games @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am

Hand & Foot Card Games at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Knitting and Conversation @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Stop & Shop Bread Available @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am

Stop & Shop bread available Mondays at the Edgartown Council on Aging. Call 508-627-4368.

Woodcarving @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am

Woodcarving at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Chair Power @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

With Ray Whitaker, instructor. 40-minute low impact exercise class with emphasis on flexibility, strength building, balance, and body mechanics.

Call to register: 508-696-4205.

Gentle Pilates @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am

Gentle Pilates at Up-Island Council on Aging with Toni Cohen, instructor. $10 per class.

Sit & Get Fit @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

1-hour award-winning video using a chair for support. Call Tisbury Senior Center to sign up: 508-696-4205

Chair Power – Level 1 @ YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:25 am

This 30 minute, low-impact exercise class is ideal for those who’ve not been as active as they know they ought to be, and want a gentle approach to become fit. Emphasis on flexibility, strength building, balance and body mechanics.

Yoga for Seniors @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 29 @ 11:15 am
Balance of Power – Level 2 @ YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Jan 29 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

A one-hour class specifically designed for our island and visiting elders (55+), Balance of Power focuses not only on enhancing your balance,  but building  your strength and coordination. The one criterion for this challenging class is PATIENCE with yourself and the process. Concentration on Balance and Flexibility, Strength and Endurance, Low Impact Aerobics and Core Building. Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Senior Dining Center @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for lunch at Tisbury Senior Center  through Elder Services of the Cape and Islands Nutrition Program Senior Dining Centers.

Reservations required at least 2 days in advance: call 508-693-8337.

$2 suggested voluntary donation.

Duplicate Bridge @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Duplicate Bridge at Tisbury Senior Center. Call to sign up: 508-696-4205.

Mah Jong @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm

Mah Jong at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Mindful Knitting @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wisdom Healing Qigong @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm

Wisdom Healing Qigong at Up-Island Council on Aging with Allison Parry.

Cultivate source energy, awaken consciousness, activate healing, restore mind/body balance. For info call or text instructor, 508-397-1743. Free, all welcome.

New Paths Recovery Program @ Island Counseling Center at MVCS
Jan 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

New Paths is a structured outpatient addiction program for adults who seek alcohol, drug and behavioral addictions recovery and who may also experience co-occurring mental health disorders. New Paths begins with a philosophy that everyone can reach their recovery goals. The program offers daily structured groups, individual sessions, family education sessions and psychiatric services.

New Paths consists of education and skills development in areas including early recovery, relapse prevention, peer support, mindfulness, emotion regulation, motivational enhancement, stress management, self-care, relaxation and mental health.

Strength Training @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 29 @ 5:30 pm

Strength Training at Up-Island Council on Aging with Katryn Yerden ($8)
Overall strength and conditioning
First class is free. Call 508-693-2896.

Jan
30
Tue
Got Strength? Strength Training Class with Lisa Amols @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 30 @ 8:30 am

Be strong, flexible, fit, and happy! Call Lisa, 508-693-1009 before first class. Punch cards available, $16 walk-ins. Join anytime. Visit her website at www.lisasstudiomv.com.

Morning Coffee and Conversation @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 30 @ 8:30 am

Join us for coffee and conversation daily at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging.

Call 508-693-4509 to sign up.

Strength Training @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 30 @ 8:30 am

Strength Training at Up-Island Council on Aging with Katryn Yerden ($8)
Overall strength and conditioning
First class is free. Call 508-693-2896.

Center for Living’s Supportive Day Program @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Center for Living‘s Supportive Day Program is a professionally run social program for anyone 55 and over who may be at risk if left alone and/or experience social isolation, offering peace of mind and much needed respite for families and caregivers. It is offered Mondays and Wednesdays at the Edgartown Council on Aging and Tuesdays and Fridays at the Tisbury Senior Center.

Please call 508-939-9440 for more information.

Hand & Foot Card Games @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am

Hand & Foot Card Games at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Bridge @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Bridge with Sue Collison at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Discussion Group @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 30 @ 9:30 am

Discussion Group at Up-Island Council on Aging. Open discussion unless otherwise
noted. Call 508-693-2896 for discussion topics.

Strength Training @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 30 @ 9:30 am

Strength Training at Up-Island Council on Aging with Katryn Yerden ($8)
Overall strength and conditioning
First class is free. Call 508-693-2896.

Chair Yoga @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Real yoga with chair support Virginia Iverson, instructor

Register/info 508-696-4205

Knitting for Hospice @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am
Writing Group “Using Word Collages to Inspire Your Writing” @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am

Join Ellie Bates and the Howes House Writers Group Tuesdays from 10am-noon at Up-Island Council on Aging across from Alley’s Store. If interested please call 508-693-2896.

Howes House Writing Group @ Up-Island Council on Aging
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Howes House Writers Group meets weekly from 11-1 on Tuesdays at Howes House across from Alley’s Store. New members of all skill levels are most welcome! Bring lunch!

Island Grown Gleaning Produce @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tuesday afternoons at the Up-Island Council on Aging.

Please call 508-693-2896 about availability.

Lunch at Noon @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for lunch at the Edgartown Council on Aging:

$2 Tuesday- Sandwich, soup, dessert
$5 Friday- Entree, soup, dessert

Call to reserve: 508-627-4368.

Senior Dining Center @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for lunch at Tisbury Senior Center  through Elder Services of the Cape and Islands Nutrition Program Senior Dining Centers.

Reservations required at least 2 days in advance: call 508-693-8337.

$2 suggested voluntary donation.

Senior Dining Center @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for lunch at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging  through Elder Services of the Cape and Islands Nutrition Program Senior Dining Centers.

Reservations required at least 2 days in advance: call 508-693-4509.

$2 suggested voluntary donation.

Balance of Power 2 – Level @ YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Jan 30 @ 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

A 45-minute intermediate-to-advanced level version of “Balance of Power.” In addition to continuing our focus on strength building and balance enhancement, we engage in a slower version of H.I.T.T. (High Intensity Interval Training). This class is for those Baby Boomers who are veterans of Balance of Power and feel the need to “take it to the next level.”  Tuesday and Thursday 12:45 – 1:30 pm.

Ladies’ Cards @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm

Ladies’ Cards at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Line Dancing @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Line dancing with Esther Richmond at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Mah Jong @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm
MELT Method Classes with Valerie Sonnenthal @ Up-Island Council on Aging
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn simple self-care techniques you can use every day to make your body feel better by reducing inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back strain, improve structural alignment, and learn how to keep your whole body feeling better at any age. We’ll use soft foam rollers and small MELT hand and foot balls to rehydrate connective tissue. Feel free to bring your own mat. Rollers and balls provided. Bring water and wear comfortable clothes.

Pre-registration required.

Rummy @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm

Rummy at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Dance FREE! @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dance FREE! at Up-Island Council on Aging: No money, no teacher, no instructions. Dance to catchy, funky, rhythmic music.

New Paths Recovery Program @ Island Counseling Center at MVCS
Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

New Paths is a structured outpatient addiction program for adults who seek alcohol, drug and behavioral addictions recovery and who may also experience co-occurring mental health disorders. New Paths begins with a philosophy that everyone can reach their recovery goals. The program offers daily structured groups, individual sessions, family education sessions and psychiatric services.

New Paths consists of education and skills development in areas including early recovery, relapse prevention, peer support, mindfulness, emotion regulation, motivational enhancement, stress management, self-care, relaxation and mental health.

Jan
31
Wed
Balletics @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 31 @ 8:15 am – 9:15 am

Balletics at Up-Island Council on Aging with Karen Cullinann,
$12 per class. Call instructor for further information.

Morning Coffee and Conversation @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 31 @ 8:30 am

Join us for coffee and conversation daily at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging.

Call 508-693-4509 to sign up.

Center for Living’s Supportive Day Program @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Jan 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Center for Living‘s Supportive Day Program is a professionally run social program for anyone 55 and over who may be at risk if left alone and/or experience social isolation, offering peace of mind and much needed respite for families and caregivers. It is offered Mondays and Wednesdays at the Edgartown Council on Aging and Tuesdays and Fridays at the Tisbury Senior Center.

Please call 508-939-9440 for more information.

Hand & Foot Card Games @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 31 @ 9:00 am

Hand & Foot Card Games at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Men’s Cards @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Jan 31 @ 9:00 am

Men’s Card Games at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Peter H. Luce Play Readers Society @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Discussion follows and listeners always welcome. Call Tisbury Senior Center to sign up: 508-696-4205

Memory Support Group @ Featherstone Center for the Arts
Jan 31 @ 9:30 am

The Memory Support Group started three years ago and has been in continuous operation having moved to Featherstone Center for the Arts in the summer of 2014. The support group originally was a psycho educational and conversational group. With the move to Featherstone we now offer art and music therapy and have expanded to offer two groups. These added therapies have been studied and shown to improve memory and mood.

Many regular attendees as well as seasonal ones come weekly or when they are in town. Our original group have many caregivers that also attend with their loved one. Our second group is for people with memory loss who do not necessarily have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other dementia but are aware of struggling with memory. All are welcome to attend. Please call in advance to register to attend: Nancy Langman / 508-498-1948 or Victoria Haeselbarth / 508-627-4368.

New Paths Recovery Program @ Island Counseling Center at MVCS
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

New Paths is a structured outpatient addiction program for adults who seek alcohol, drug and behavioral addictions recovery and who may also experience co-occurring mental health disorders. New Paths begins with a philosophy that everyone can reach their recovery goals. The program offers daily structured groups, individual sessions, family education sessions and psychiatric services.

New Paths consists of education and skills development in areas including early recovery, relapse prevention, peer support, mindfulness, emotion regulation, motivational enhancement, stress management, self-care, relaxation and mental health.

Learn more about New Paths Recovery Program

Seniors! Free Exercise and Games @ MV Boys & Girls Club
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Walk, shoot hoops, play ping pong, foosball, air hockey, carpet ball, and more! Open, drop in. The Club invites you to be a kid again! Call Peter Lambos at the MV Boys & Girls Club: 508-627-3303 or Wendy at the Edgartown Council on Aging: 508-627-4368.

Yoga for Seniors @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am
Chair Power – Level 1 @ YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Jan 31 @ 11:00 am – 11:25 am

This 30 minute, low-impact exercise class is ideal for those who’ve not been as active as they know they ought to be, and want a gentle approach to become fit. Emphasis on flexibility, strength building, balance and body mechanics.

Memory Support Group @ Featherstone Center for the Arts
Jan 31 @ 11:00 am

The Memory Support Group started three years ago and has been in continuous operation having moved to Featherstone Center for the Arts in the summer of 2014. The support group originally was a psycho educational and conversational group. With the move to Featherstone we now offer art and music therapy and have expanded to offer two groups. These added therapies have been studied and shown to improve memory and mood.

Many regular attendees as well as seasonal ones come weekly or when they are in town. Our original group have many caregivers that also attend with their loved one. Our second group is for people with memory loss who do not necessarily have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other dementia but are aware of struggling with memory. All are welcome to attend. Please call in advance to register to attend: Nancy Langman / 508-498-1948 or Victoria Haeselbarth / 508-627-4368.

Balance of Power – Level 2 @ YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Jan 31 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

A one-hour class specifically designed for our island and visiting elders (55+), Balance of Power focuses not only on enhancing your balance,  but building  your strength and coordination. The one criterion for this challenging class is PATIENCE with yourself and the process. Concentration on Balance and Flexibility, Strength and Endurance, Low Impact Aerobics and Core Building. Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Cancer Support Group @ Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm

Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group is a group for cancer patients, their families, and closest friends meeting every Wednesday at noon in the library of the M.V. Hebrew Center, Center Street in Vineyard Haven.​ All meetings are confidential.

Cancer patients often need financial assistance as well as emotional support. The non-profit M.V. Cancer Support Group Inc. aims to enhance the quality of life for Vineyard cancer patients, survivors, and their families, by providing temporary and emergency financial assistance. The funds provided are used primarily for travel expenses not covered by insurance.

MV Cancer Support Group also provide information about resources available to Vineyard cancer patients on the island and elsewhere in New England.

Senior Dining Center @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for lunch at Tisbury Senior Center  through Elder Services of the Cape and Islands Nutrition Program Senior Dining Centers.

Reservations required at least 2 days in advance: call 508-693-8337.

$2 suggested voluntary donation.

Tread Lightly @ YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Jan 31 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

If you’re looking for a challenging aerobic activity that spares your joints, join us for some deep water treading. When you tread water, you create surface-area pressure; your abdominals and the muscles of your hips, back and chest, and even your feet and hands, are all recruited to perform the hard work of pushing back against the water and maintaining your body’s vertical position in such an unstable environment. If you tire too quickly to keep your head above the surface, try wearing Flotation Belts (which will be provided). This is ideal for anyone with lower back issues, knee or hip replacements who wants to work their heart and increase lung capacity.

Board Games Day! @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Chess, Scrabble, Checkers: What’s your game? Wednesday afternoons, Friday mornings. Call to join a group: at Tisbury Senior Center. Call to sign up: 508-696-4205.

Mah Jong @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm

Mah Jong at Up-Island Council on Aging. Call 508-693-2896 to sign up.

Ukulele Jammin’ @ Tisbury Senior Center
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ukulele Jammin’ The Princess Poo-Poo-Ly Band, Martha Child, instructor. Beginners and Practiced. Fun! We play a wide variety of music! Call Tisbury Senior Center to sign up: 508-696-4205

Strength Training @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm

Strength Training at Up-Island Council on Aging with Katryn Yerden ($8)
Overall strength and conditioning
First class is free. Call 508-693-2896.

Feb
1
Thu
Morning Coffee and Conversation @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 1 @ 8:30 am

Join us for coffee and conversation daily at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging.

Call 508-693-4509 to sign up.

Strength Training @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Feb 1 @ 8:30 am

Strength Training at Up-Island Council on Aging with Katryn Yerden ($8)
Overall strength and conditioning
First class is free. Call 508-693-2896.

Yoga @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Feb 1 @ 8:30 am

Yoga at the Edgartown Council on Aging with Carol Aranzabe. $80/8 weeks. Drop in $15.

Chi Gung and Tai Chi @ Tisbury Senior Center
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Sifu Daisy Taylor Lifton, Instructor leads the class at Tisbury Senior Center. Call to register: 508-696-4205.

Crazy with Color / Coloring Books @ Tisbury Senior Center
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Color a mandala or stained glass print at Tisbury Senior Center. Supplies provided.

Call to sign up: 508-696-4205.

Exercise Class @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am

Exercise Classes with Bill White at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Hand & Foot Card Games @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am

Hand & Foot Card Games at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Painters Group @ Tisbury Senior Center
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Woodcarving @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am

Woodcarving at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Poetry Class @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Feb 1 @ 9:30 am
Strength Training @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Feb 1 @ 9:30 am

Strength Training at Up-Island Council on Aging with Katryn Yerden ($8)
Overall strength and conditioning
First class is free. Call 508-693-2896.

Memory Café @ American Legion Hall
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for music, conversation, laughter and companionship.
Sing-along to all the old familiar tunes. Music and singing have been shown to reduce anxiety and improve mood and outlook.
Refreshments included! Free of charge

For info about the Memory Café and Memory Support Groups:
Nancy Langman 508-498-1948 or Leslie Clapp 508-939-9440

Sit & Get Fit @ Tisbury Senior Center
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

1-hour award-winning video using a chair for support. Call Tisbury Senior Center to sign up: 508-696-4205

Caregivers Support Group @ Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Island Counseling Center Building C
Feb 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Caregivers Support Group is a support group for caregivers caring for a loved one with a physical illness or dementia. The group provides a forum for caregivers to meet and connect with others in similar circumstances. Group support and discussions include topics such as wellness, meditation, challenges and joys of care giving, reducing stress and increasing knowledge on care giving issues and needs.

The group meets twice a month on the first and third Thursday of the month at 10:30AM in Conference Room 1 in Building C on the MVCS campus. Respite care support can be provided to attend the group.

For more information and confirmation of time and place please contact Allison McKinley at 508-693-7900 x217.

Senior Dining Center @ Tisbury Senior Center
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for lunch at Tisbury Senior Center  through Elder Services of the Cape and Islands Nutrition Program Senior Dining Centers.

Reservations required at least 2 days in advance: call 508-693-8337.

$2 suggested voluntary donation.

Senior Dining Center @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for lunch at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging  through Elder Services of the Cape and Islands Nutrition Program Senior Dining Centers.

Reservations required at least 2 days in advance: call 508-693-4509.

$2 suggested voluntary donation.

Senior Dining Center @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Feb 1 @ 12:30 pm

Join us for a warm lunch at Up-Island Council on Aging through Elder Services of the Cape and Islands Nutrition Program Senior Dining Centers.

Reservations required at least 2 days in advance: call 508-693-2896.

$2 suggested voluntary donation.

Balance of Power 2 – Level @ YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Feb 1 @ 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

A 45-minute intermediate-to-advanced level version of “Balance of Power.” In addition to continuing our focus on strength building and balance enhancement, we engage in a slower version of H.I.T.T. (High Intensity Interval Training). This class is for those Baby Boomers who are veterans of Balance of Power and feel the need to “take it to the next level.”  Tuesday and Thursday 12:45 – 1:30 pm.

Mah Jong @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm

Mah Jong at Up-Island Council on Aging. Call 508-693-2896 to sign up.

Rug Hooking @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm
Rummy @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm

Rummy at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm

SHINE Appointments Thursdays with Bill Glazier, SHINE counselor. at the Edgartown Council on Aging. Please call for appointment: 508-627-4368.

Scrabble @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm

Are you interested in playing Scrabble with others who enjoy the game? Thursdays at 1pm following lunch at the Up-Island Council on Aging. Scrabble boards provided. If interested please call (508) 693-2896.

Contract (Party) Bridge @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Feb 1 @ 1:30 pm

Contract (Party) Bridge at Up-Island Council on Aging. Call Abe Seiman: 508-696-9030.

Needlepoint @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm
Got Strength? Strength Training Class with Lisa Amols @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Feb 1 @ 3:30 pm

Be strong, flexible, fit, and happy! Call Lisa, 508-693-1009 before first class. Punch cards available, $16 walk-ins. Join anytime. Visit her website at www.lisasstudiomv.com.

Gentle Kripalu Yoga @ Tisbury Senior Center
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Stretch, Strengthen, Breathe, Balance at Tisbury Senior Center. Info/Register, 508-939-4120

New Paths Recovery Program @ Island Counseling Center at MVCS
Feb 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

New Paths is a structured outpatient addiction program for adults who seek alcohol, drug and behavioral addictions recovery and who may also experience co-occurring mental health disorders. New Paths begins with a philosophy that everyone can reach their recovery goals. The program offers daily structured groups, individual sessions, family education sessions and psychiatric services.

New Paths consists of education and skills development in areas including early recovery, relapse prevention, peer support, mindfulness, emotion regulation, motivational enhancement, stress management, self-care, relaxation and mental health.

Feb
2
Fri
Mechanics @ YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Feb 2 @ 8:00 am – 8:25 am

This ½ Hour Body Mechanics-oriented class features certain exercises that, as a rule, are done incorrectly by way too many (i.e. Squats, Oeadlift, Kettlebell Exercises, etc.). “Mechanics” focuses on form, muscle activation/muscles worked, type of workout it can be integrated into, knowing one’s limitations and identifying bad form in yourself and others.

Balletics @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Feb 2 @ 8:15 am – 9:15 am

Balletics at Up-Island Council on Aging with Karen Cullinann, $12 per class. Call instructor for further information: 508-693-7730.

Board Games Day! @ Tisbury Senior Center
Feb 2 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Chess, Scrabble, Checkers> What’s your game? Wednesday afternoons, Friday mornings. Call to join a group: at Tisbury Senior Center. Call to sign up:508-696-4205.

Morning Coffee and Conversation @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 2 @ 8:30 am

Join us for coffee and conversation daily at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging.

Call 508-693-4509 to sign up.

Center for Living’s Supportive Day Program @ Tisbury Senior Center
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Center for Living‘s Supportive Day Program is a professionally run social program for anyone 55 and over who may be at risk if left alone and/or experience social isolation, offering peace of mind and much needed respite for families and caregivers. It is offered Mondays and Wednesdays at the Edgartown Council on Aging and Tuesdays and Fridays at the Tisbury Senior Center.

Please call 508-939-9440 for more information.

Cribbage @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am

Cribbage at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Hand & Foot Card Games @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am

Hand & Foot Card Games at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Scrabble @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am

Scrabble at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Conversations with Bob Iadicicco @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Conversations with Bob Iadicicco at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

New Paths Recovery Program @ Island Counseling Center at MVCS
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

New Paths is a structured outpatient addiction program for adults who seek alcohol, drug and behavioral addictions recovery and who may also experience co-occurring mental health disorders. New Paths begins with a philosophy that everyone can reach their recovery goals. The program offers daily structured groups, individual sessions, family education sessions and psychiatric services.

New Paths consists of education and skills development in areas including early recovery, relapse prevention, peer support, mindfulness, emotion regulation, motivational enhancement, stress management, self-care, relaxation and mental health.

Learn more about New Paths Recovery Program

Yoga for Seniors @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Feb 2 @ 10:30 am
Balance of Power – Level 2 @ YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Feb 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

A one-hour class specifically designed for our island and visiting elders (55+), Balance of Power focuses not only on enhancing your balance,  but building  your strength and coordination. The one criterion for this challenging class is PATIENCE with yourself and the process. Concentration on Balance and Flexibility, Strength and Endurance, Low Impact Aerobics and Core Building. Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Lunch at Noon @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for lunch at the Edgartown Council on Aging:

$2 Tuesday- Sandwich, soup, dessert
$5 Friday- Entree, soup, dessert

Call to reserve: 508-627-4368.

Senior Dining Center @ Tisbury Senior Center
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for lunch at Tisbury Senior Center  through Elder Services of the Cape and Islands Nutrition Program Senior Dining Centers.

Reservations required at least 2 days in advance: call 508-693-8337.

$2 suggested voluntary donation.

Dancing and Movement @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

A great way to exercise, improve mobility and balance, and have fun! At the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Mah Jong @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm
Party Bridge @ Tisbury Senior Center
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Party Bridge at Tisbury Senior Center. Please call for seating: 508-693-3686.

Scrabble @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm
UFO’S – Unfinished Forgotten Objects @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Have a project that you’ve forgotten about? Join us on Friday afternoons at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging! Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Watercolor Painting @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm

Watercolor Painting with Nancy Cabot at Up-Island Council on Aging. Beginners welcome! Call 508-693-2896 to sign up.

Chair Massage with Ellen McMannis @ Up-Island Council on Aging
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Treat yourself! Every Friday 2-4 beginning January13th. Promotional discounted cost is $1 per minute. 15, 30, 45, and 60 minutes sessions. Call (508)693-2896 for an appointment.

Feb
3
Sat
Strength Training @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am

Strength Training at Up-Island Council on Aging with Katryn Yerden ($8)
Overall strength and conditioning
First class is free. Call 508-693-2896.

Learn to Use Library eBooks @ Vineyard Haven Public Library
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Did you know you can check out free eBooks and downloadable audiobooks from the library? Library staff will provide informal demonstration of the library’s eBook providers and show you how to get started. Please call for an appointment.

Get Free eBooks

Elder Tech Fair @ YMCA
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Let our teen mentors help demystify your personal tech devices (phones, tablets, laptops).

Join us as we begin our sixth year of serving our elders with important information on their personal tech devices. The program happens monthly and is free of charge. Doors open at 11 – First come, first served. Please have our devices (phone, tablet, laptop, fully charged. It is also helpful if you have a few specific questions ready to share with our awesome teen mentors. Thank you to the Alexandra MM Gagnon Foundation and Comcast for their on-going support of this important outreach effort. See you there! Questions? Call 508 – 696 – 7171 ext 128 and leave a message with your phone number.

Curious about Cuba? @ Vineyard Haven Public Library
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Monthly reading and discussion group focused on Cuba.

Led by Shari Geisfield, Deborah Maher and others, the group’s purpose is to learn about the history, politics and culture of Cuba and facilitate visits to Cuba by Vineyarders. Reading materials are at the front circulation desk.

Feb
4
Sun
National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Support Group @ Daybreak Clubhouse
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Support group for family and friends of people with mental illness.

1st Sunday of the month from 6 – 7:30 pm at Daybreak Clubhouse, 457-B State Road, Vineyard Haven; call Peggy or Fenton 508-693-5872

3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:30 – 8 pm at MV Hospital chapel, Oak Bluffs; call Daryl 508-627-5249 or Lori 508=693-7880

Feb
5
Mon
Morning Coffee and Conversation @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 5 @ 8:30 am

Join us for coffee and conversation daily at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging.

Call 508-693-4509 to sign up.

Exercise Class @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 5 @ 8:45 am

Exercise Classes with Bill White at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Center for Living’s Supportive Day Program @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Feb 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Center for Living‘s Supportive Day Program is a professionally run social program for anyone 55 and over who may be at risk if left alone and/or experience social isolation, offering peace of mind and much needed respite for families and caregivers. It is offered Mondays and Wednesdays at the Edgartown Council on Aging and Tuesdays and Fridays at the Tisbury Senior Center.

Please call 508-939-9440 for more information.

Hand & Foot Card Games @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 5 @ 9:00 am

Hand & Foot Card Games at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Knitting and Conversation @ Tisbury Senior Center
Feb 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Stop & Shop Bread Available @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Feb 5 @ 9:00 am

Stop & Shop bread available Mondays at the Edgartown Council on Aging. Call 508-627-4368.

Woodcarving @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 5 @ 9:00 am

Woodcarving at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Chair Power @ Tisbury Senior Center
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

With Ray Whitaker, instructor. 40-minute low impact exercise class with emphasis on flexibility, strength building, balance, and body mechanics.

Call to register: 508-696-4205.

Gentle Pilates @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am

Gentle Pilates at Up-Island Council on Aging with Toni Cohen, instructor. $10 per class.

Sit & Get Fit @ Tisbury Senior Center
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

1-hour award-winning video using a chair for support. Call Tisbury Senior Center to sign up: 508-696-4205

Chair Power – Level 1 @ YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Feb 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:25 am

This 30 minute, low-impact exercise class is ideal for those who’ve not been as active as they know they ought to be, and want a gentle approach to become fit. Emphasis on flexibility, strength building, balance and body mechanics.

Yoga for Seniors @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Feb 5 @ 11:15 am
Balance of Power – Level 2 @ YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Feb 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

A one-hour class specifically designed for our island and visiting elders (55+), Balance of Power focuses not only on enhancing your balance,  but building  your strength and coordination. The one criterion for this challenging class is PATIENCE with yourself and the process. Concentration on Balance and Flexibility, Strength and Endurance, Low Impact Aerobics and Core Building. Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Senior Dining Center @ Tisbury Senior Center
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for lunch at Tisbury Senior Center  through Elder Services of the Cape and Islands Nutrition Program Senior Dining Centers.

Reservations required at least 2 days in advance: call 508-693-8337.

$2 suggested voluntary donation.

Duplicate Bridge @ Tisbury Senior Center
Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Duplicate Bridge at Tisbury Senior Center. Call to sign up: 508-696-4205.

Mah Jong @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm

Mah Jong at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Mindful Knitting @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Feb 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wisdom Healing Qigong @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm

Wisdom Healing Qigong at Up-Island Council on Aging with Allison Parry.

Cultivate source energy, awaken consciousness, activate healing, restore mind/body balance. For info call or text instructor, 508-397-1743. Free, all welcome.

New Paths Recovery Program @ Island Counseling Center at MVCS
Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

New Paths is a structured outpatient addiction program for adults who seek alcohol, drug and behavioral addictions recovery and who may also experience co-occurring mental health disorders. New Paths begins with a philosophy that everyone can reach their recovery goals. The program offers daily structured groups, individual sessions, family education sessions and psychiatric services.

New Paths consists of education and skills development in areas including early recovery, relapse prevention, peer support, mindfulness, emotion regulation, motivational enhancement, stress management, self-care, relaxation and mental health.

Strength Training @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm

Strength Training at Up-Island Council on Aging with Katryn Yerden ($8)
Overall strength and conditioning
First class is free. Call 508-693-2896.

Feb
6
Tue
Got Strength? Strength Training Class with Lisa Amols @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Feb 6 @ 8:30 am

Be strong, flexible, fit, and happy! Call Lisa, 508-693-1009 before first class. Punch cards available, $16 walk-ins. Join anytime. Visit her website at www.lisasstudiomv.com.

Morning Coffee and Conversation @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 6 @ 8:30 am

Join us for coffee and conversation daily at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging.

Call 508-693-4509 to sign up.

Strength Training @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Feb 6 @ 8:30 am

Strength Training at Up-Island Council on Aging with Katryn Yerden ($8)
Overall strength and conditioning
First class is free. Call 508-693-2896.

Center for Living’s Supportive Day Program @ Tisbury Senior Center
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Center for Living‘s Supportive Day Program is a professionally run social program for anyone 55 and over who may be at risk if left alone and/or experience social isolation, offering peace of mind and much needed respite for families and caregivers. It is offered Mondays and Wednesdays at the Edgartown Council on Aging and Tuesdays and Fridays at the Tisbury Senior Center.

Please call 508-939-9440 for more information.

Hand & Foot Card Games @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am

Hand & Foot Card Games at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Bridge @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Bridge with Sue Collison at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Discussion Group @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Feb 6 @ 9:30 am

Discussion Group at Up-Island Council on Aging. Open discussion unless otherwise
noted. Call 508-693-2896 for discussion topics.

Strength Training @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Feb 6 @ 9:30 am

Strength Training at Up-Island Council on Aging with Katryn Yerden ($8)
Overall strength and conditioning
First class is free. Call 508-693-2896.

Chair Yoga @ Tisbury Senior Center
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Real yoga with chair support Virginia Iverson, instructor

Register/info 508-696-4205

Knitting for Hospice @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am
Writing Group “Using Word Collages to Inspire Your Writing” @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am

Join Ellie Bates and the Howes House Writers Group Tuesdays from 10am-noon at Up-Island Council on Aging across from Alley’s Store. If interested please call 508-693-2896.

Howes House Writing Group @ Up-Island Council on Aging
Feb 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Howes House Writers Group meets weekly from 11-1 on Tuesdays at Howes House across from Alley’s Store. New members of all skill levels are most welcome! Bring lunch!

Island Grown Gleaning Produce @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tuesday afternoons at the Up-Island Council on Aging.

Please call 508-693-2896 about availability.

Lunch at Noon @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for lunch at the Edgartown Council on Aging:

$2 Tuesday- Sandwich, soup, dessert
$5 Friday- Entree, soup, dessert

Call to reserve: 508-627-4368.

Senior Dining Center @ Tisbury Senior Center
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for lunch at Tisbury Senior Center  through Elder Services of the Cape and Islands Nutrition Program Senior Dining Centers.

Reservations required at least 2 days in advance: call 508-693-8337.

$2 suggested voluntary donation.

Senior Dining Center @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for lunch at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging  through Elder Services of the Cape and Islands Nutrition Program Senior Dining Centers.

Reservations required at least 2 days in advance: call 508-693-4509.

$2 suggested voluntary donation.

Balance of Power 2 – Level @ YMCA of Martha's Vineyard
Feb 6 @ 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

A 45-minute intermediate-to-advanced level version of “Balance of Power.” In addition to continuing our focus on strength building and balance enhancement, we engage in a slower version of H.I.T.T. (High Intensity Interval Training). This class is for those Baby Boomers who are veterans of Balance of Power and feel the need to “take it to the next level.”  Tuesday and Thursday 12:45 – 1:30 pm.

Ladies’ Cards @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm

Ladies’ Cards at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Line Dancing @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Line dancing with Esther Richmond at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Mah Jong @ Edgartown Council on Aging (Anchors)
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm
MELT Method Classes with Valerie Sonnenthal @ Up-Island Council on Aging
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn simple self-care techniques you can use every day to make your body feel better by reducing inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back strain, improve structural alignment, and learn how to keep your whole body feeling better at any age. We’ll use soft foam rollers and small MELT hand and foot balls to rehydrate connective tissue. Feel free to bring your own mat. Rollers and balls provided. Bring water and wear comfortable clothes.

Pre-registration required.

Rummy @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm

Rummy at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging. Call to sign up: 508-693-4509.

Dance FREE! @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Feb 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dance FREE! at Up-Island Council on Aging: No money, no teacher, no instructions. Dance to catchy, funky, rhythmic music.

New Paths Recovery Program @ Island Counseling Center at MVCS
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

New Paths is a structured outpatient addiction program for adults who seek alcohol, drug and behavioral addictions recovery and who may also experience co-occurring mental health disorders. New Paths begins with a philosophy that everyone can reach their recovery goals. The program offers daily structured groups, individual sessions, family education sessions and psychiatric services.

New Paths consists of education and skills development in areas including early recovery, relapse prevention, peer support, mindfulness, emotion regulation, motivational enhancement, stress management, self-care, relaxation and mental health.

Feb
7
Wed
Balletics @ Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House)
Feb 7 @ 8:15 am – 9:15 am

Balletics at Up-Island Council on Aging with Karen Cullinann,
$12 per class. Call instructor for further information.

Morning Coffee and Conversation @ Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Feb 7 @ 8:30 am

Join us for coffee and conversation daily at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging.

Call 508-693-4509 to sign up.