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The Somers Record 06.23.2022

Vol. 12 No. 11 Visit for the latest news. Thursday, June 23, 2022

A pair of Somers stu- A beautiful day in Somers
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iel D’Ippolito was named
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Lauren McCartin achieved worldwide community service event,
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in Somers.
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Faulkner holds ‘Secure the Border’ rally

BY CAROL REIF hind his call to action. (In 2020, lions of illegal immigrants cut in

STAFF WRITER the federal Drug Enforcement line in front of millions of people,

Administration (DEA) reported like my grandparents, following

Asserting that “every town is that Mexico and China are pri- the law toward legal citizenship?

now a border town,” candidate mary source countries for fen- A fourth-grader will tell you: ‘No

for Congress William Faulkner tanyl and fentanyl-related sub- fair; no cutsies.’”

demanded recently that the fed- stances tra cked directly into Of particular concern to

eral government move more ag- the United States. India, it said, Faulkner were reports of clandes-

gressively toward thwarting ille- is starting to become a source as tine ights by the federal govern-

gal immigration. well.) ment that bring undocumented

Currently a Somers town “Since when do we want the people into the tri-state area.

councilman, the Republican- U.S. government aiding and is has also become a cam-

Conservative candidate hopes to abetting this criminal enterprise paign plank for former West-

challenge incumbent Democratic with an abject failure in policy?” chester County Executive Rob

U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney Faulkner asked the gathering, ac- Astorino, a Republican who is

in the newly drawn 17th CD this cusing Biden and his potential running for governor. Astorino

fall. Both men face primaries in opponent Maloney of not only raised the issue last year, point-

August. doing “nothing to stop it,” but ing to so-called “mystery ights”

Speaking in Carmel on Sat- “making every e ort to accom- landing at Westchester County

urday, June 18, at a “Secure the modate, relocate, and fund these Airport. He recently held a press

Border” rally attended by about e orts.” conference on the same topic at

25 people, Faulkner claimed that ( e rally was held on the New York Stewart International

close to ve million “unauthor- grounds of the Paladin Center, Airport in Orange County.

ized migrants” have crossed the which bills itself as a “civilian PHOTO: CAROL REIF e federal Department of
southern border since President and homeland security education Health and Human Services
Joe Biden took o ce in 2021. venue specializing in public safe- Faulkner was joined by Yorktown Supervisor Matt Slater and (HHS) has acknowledged that
Calling this “utter lawlessness,” ty and tactical defense training.”) Assemblyman Kevin Byrne. the ights are part of a plan to

he claimed that an upturn in e grandson of immigrants, want to come to America.” But, they need to come here le- reunite unaccompanied children

drugs such as fentanyl and “hu- Faulkner insisted that he has “Who can blame them? is gally,” he declared, adding that he SEE FAULKNER PAGE 6
man tra cking” are reasons be- “nothing against people that is the greatest country on Earth. thought it was unjust to let “mil-

Supervisor Scorrano meets with Heritage Hills residents


Every Monday and urs- PHOTOS COURTESY OF KEN BENJAMIN Supervisor Rob Scorrano
day at 9:30 a.m., a group of discussed topics including Covid
men and women from Heritage The meeting takes place each Monday and Thursday, giving residents a chance to discuss everything from and infrastructure with Heritage
Hills come together to discuss national issues to local concerns. Hills residents on June 13.
the week’s events. On Monday,
June 13, Somers Town Supervi- along party lines. present time.  He also said that number of people in a way that An example of increased costs
sor Robert Scorrano joined the He then gave an update about the town would be extending is consistent with health. is that asphalt has gone up in
conversation.  Before he arrived, outdoor dining for the time be- price.  Someone in the group
there was a lively conversation Somers, starting with a discus- ing. At some point, that will be e supervisor brought up the asked him whether buying as-
about the January 6  hearings. sion regarding Covid. He said reevaluated by the Health De- increased costs for the town, also phalt in conjunction with other
Supervisor Scorrano was inter- that the numbers are trending partment to make sure that each saying that the town budget is
ested in listening to the con- down with less than 100 people restaurant is able to sustain the sound and that there is a surplus SEE SCORRANO PAGE 4
versation for a while. en he in Somers having Covid at the because of scal responsibility.
started his talk by saying that
he believes that most Americans
are more middle of the road po-
litically, and that they have gone
too far to the right and the left
because of media and social me-
dia. He urged people to vote for
those who will do the best for
every American and not just

HOME, AUTO, BUSINESS, L cal & Reliable –Bi Ha e

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Drug Crisis in Our SCORRANO ed, “I like when departments have to be carefully checked to
Backyard announces
FROM PAGE 3 are working together and not make sure that they were not
Hope for Recovery
Scholarship winners towns might get all the towns a working in silos. It’s important replicating other names which
better price. Scorrano said that
he would investigate, and that for there to be communication could be confusing for emer-
he was in favor of cooperating
with surrounding towns. between departments.” gency responders. 

He also brought up that the Scoranno then took the op- Another question came up
towns cooperate and coordinate
portunity to answer questions about water heaters in Heritage
re and police responses.  For
instance, when Heritage Hills posed by the 25 people in at- Hills having to be grounded
recently had a serious re, re
and police departments from tendance. e rst questions at a cost to the people, while
surrounding towns responded
to the call for aid. He also said were asked by the group fa- homes surrounding Heritage
that there were over 3000 calls
this year for the local  re and cilitator, Ken Benjamin.  He Hills did not have to follow the
police departments.
wanted to know what has sur- same rule.  Scorrano said that
Scorrano also said that de-
Drug Crisis in our Backyard wishes for continued success velopers are looking to develop prised him  since he took of- the question had been asked
land on the Route 6/202 cor-
recently announced the winners in all endeavors in the years to ridors to Route 35.  He called ce six months ago. Scorrano previously, and that the Build-
these “new frontiers,” but add-
of its Hope for Recovery Schol- come. ed that he believed that they said that he was surprised by ing Inspector would be coming
should be developed responsi-
arship in memory of Justin Sa- Drug Crisis in Our Backyard bly.    the fast pace of the town en- to Heritage Hills at a later date

lomone and Erik Christiansen. is a community-based non- Additionally, Town Coun- vironment, and that he liked to discuss this issue.
cilman Anthony Cirieco will
is program provides $500 pro t organization o ering be heading up a task force for the pace.  He was also pleased A Heritage Hills resident
telecommunications.  ere is
scholarships to local seniors education support for families now a strong communication by the great team of council who formally worked as a Storm
between Verizon, Altice and
who are interested in further and individuals struggling with NYSEG to deal with the dou- members, many of whom have Team member asked about pre-
ble pole issue in Somers, and to
study at a college or credential- addiction. e organization was make sure that when they are had experience. Lastly, he real- paredness for storms. Scorrano
replaced, the remaining pole
ing agency in the eld of Social founded in 2012 by Susan and gets taken down. izes that nothing is ever perfect.  said, “We have a great relation-

Work, Mental Health and/or Steve Salomone, and Carol and Supervisor Scorrano stat- Supervisor Scorrano said that ship with NYSEG and one of

substance use (addiction). e Lou Christiansen after the loss he was raised in Somers, and our council members works for

awardees were nominated either of their sons to a battle against is passionate about running the NYSEG.  We have not had as

by their guidance counselor or opioids. Drug Crisis in Our town in the best way possible. many outages in the past few

the school’s scholarship com- Backyard promotes awareness of Heritage Hills Society Board years.”  Scorrano gave credit

mittees. the rampant use of drugs in our member Alan Tepper asked to Rick Morrissey for doing a

is year’s recipients were communities, assists those at risk why streets cannot retain their good job in that area.   

Sabrina Cheung (Somers High and their families, continues to names and must be numbered Supervisor Scorrano ended

School), Makayla Santangelo implement measures, including instead.  Scorrano answered the discussion by saying that

(Brewster High School), Olivia legislation, that holds account- that his number one priority is his position as supervisor is a

Brendler (Carmel High School), able organizations and medical the safety of the people in town, full-time job for him.  He re-

Maria Caputo (Mahopac High institutions that perpetuate drug and that using names instead minded attendants that they are

School), and Brianna Vo (York- use through over-prescription of of numbers could make it con- the town. He said, “If you want

town High School). opiates and other drugs. fusing for re or police depart- something, do something.” He

e board of directors and the ments. He added that if all the suggested that residents com-

members of the organization For more information visit: condos agreed that they wanted municate openly as a commu-

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FAULKNER imer has pointed out that West- Stewart International Airport in of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). Monday, June 20.
chester isn’t the only place in the the dead of night where they hop One of its programs is Family “For years, Republicans in

country where this is happening, on a bus and are transported to Reuni cation, which is funded Washington have blocked  the

with their parents, guardians, or and that the ights are purely a all points local. Every town is a by the HHS. kind of comprehensive immi-

vetted sponsors after getting split federal operation over which the border town,” he said, bringing e fed’s refugee resettlement gration reform which could stop

up at the border. county has no control. up the subject of Lincoln Hall, program has been around for this. We need leaders who will

Former President Donald Faulkner slammed the way the a residential treatment center, decades. Lincoln Hall has been ght for reforms that will se-

Trump’s administration had a reuni cation program is being school, and shelter for boys ages participating since 2012, and cure our border and x our im-

“zero tolerance” policy that sepa- handled. 12 to 18 located in Somers. the town has been fully aware migration system while living up

rated family members with the “So now we have the federal e nonpro t is run by Catho- of that, facility o cials said. e to America’s proud legacy as a

intention of discouraging illegal government ying them (undoc- lic Charities of New York and is center temporarily shelters un- nation of immigrants, not fear-

immigration. umented immigrants) from Tex- part of the foster care system serv- documented youth until they are mongering politicians like Coun-

According to media reports, as to Jacksonville, Fla., to West- ing youths who arrive through reunited with family members or cilmember Faulkner who want to

County Executive George Lat- chester County Airport and now family court or the federal O ce are returned to their countries of scare people instead of o ering

origin. Lincoln Hall o cials re- solutions.”

Your One-Stop Shop for cently told Somers o cials that Maloney declined to comment.
about 50 ORR referrals are cur-
Deck Building Materials rently housed there and have un- OTHER POLS SPEAK OUT
dergone thorough vetting. Next up at the podium Sat-

Faulkner questioned the e - urday was  Yorktown Supervisor

cacy of that process. Matt Slater, a Republican who

“ e people demanding docu- is running for the 94th  District

mentation are the same people State Assembly seat being va-

printing the documentation,” the cated by  Assemblyman Kevin

DECKING & RAILING candidate said Saturday. “Sounds Byrne. (Byrne, who was also at

like a Democrat-sponsored plan the rally Saturday, is running for

if I ever heard one.” Putnam County Executive.)

Urging supporters to “speak e border situation’s impact

up and speak out,” Faulkner said on New York state is “one of the

that, if elected, he would “se- reasons I want to be our voice in

cure our border” and “ nish the the Assembly and continue the

(U.S.-Mexico) wall” proposed by work of Kevin Byrne,”Slater said.

Trump. Slater wanted to be “very clear,”

“We will do what Mexico and however, that he wasn’t anti-im-

every other country does with il- migration, but only “anti-illegal

legal immigrants. We will return immigration.”

them home, and they can get on “I think we all recognize the

line like everyone else,” he prom- fact that, if you’re an American --

ised. with a few exceptions -- that you

Mahopac Railroad Tie Suzanne Berger, chairper- actually came from immigrants.
son of the Westchester County So we all have a story.”
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Thursday, June 23, 2022 The Somers Record – Page 7

FAULKNER ceptable,” Slater opined that local PHOTO: CAROL REIF
o cials “deserve to know” details
FROM PAGE 6 of any plan. Faulkner spoke out against flights by the federal government that bring undocumented people into the
tri-state area.
said, noting: “We are a country of “If you don’t have a plan, tell us
laws.” that as well because, from where Putnam. controversial thing to say,” Byrne We have a process that applies
I’m standing, there is no plan “We should be a rule-of-law said. equally to everybody. Me too, like
People are unfairly bene t- from the federal government,” he everyone else, a proud result of
ing from a “broken system,” said said. state, and we should be a rule-of- “ e reality is we need to make immigrants.”
Slater, pointing out that the law county. at shouldn’t be a sure that we follow the rules.
state’s budget has grown by more KEVIN BYRNE
than $40 billion since 2018. ( is Also a supporter of greater
year’s spending plan totaled $220
billion.) border security, Byrne called
Saturday for greater pushback
Citing the possibility of an on any government policy that
economic crisis spurred by record would “further enable illegal im-
in ation, both he and Byrne have migration” such as making New
called on Albany to impose a York a “sanctuary state.”
more stringent spending cap.
Last year, state legislators in-
“You cannot give free health troduced a measure that would
care to undocumented immi- stop local and state law enforce-
grants. You cannot give free ment from secretly cooperating
health care to undocumented with federal immigration o -
immigrants who are over the age cials.
of 65. What about all of the men
and women here who have built If the bill becomes state law,
their lives here, who’ve paid into police o cers and other agencies
a system and aren’t being taken and entities – including munici-
care of?” he asked. pal corporations -- would not be
able to ask someone about their
Slater said he wrote a letter immigration status. Supporters
to the federal government ask- say the “New York for All Act”
ing for “basic information” such would protect undocumented
as whether people in the reuni- migrants and give their families
greater peace of mind. (As of this
cation program are vaccinated writing, the bill is languishing in
against COVID, have criminal both the state Senate and As-
records, or if they’re going to sembly committees.)
negatively impact community re-
sources such as schools. e Republican promised that
if elected county executive, he
e response was “absolute ut- would battle similar e orts in
ter silence,” he claimed.

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Church in Brewster on September drove by in his distinctively clean dolences may be left for the family William is survived by his

28, 1991. ey then went on to be- and shiny red trucks through the at sons William (Meredith) Rilley

gin their own endeavor, Bill Henry town. ese greetings will be great- of New Fair eld CT, Michael

Tree Service, Inc, serving Putnam, ly missed by the entire community. (Stacey) Rilley of New Milford,

Dutchess & Northern Westches- His loss will be felt most deeply by CT, and James (Meghan) Rilley

ter for over 30 years. his loved ones. He leaves behind of Newburgh NY; brother, Gary

Bill had many passions includ- his wife Kimberly, and children Rilley of Yonkers, NY; Grand-

ing traveling, boating, water-skiing, Nichole Henry of Boston, MA, children, Cassidy and Mck-

and deep-sea shing in Florida. and Matthew Henry, of Brewster, enna Rilley and Liam and Neve

But above all, he loved being able NY; his parents, Bill Sr. and Nancy Rilley, his companion, Maureen

to spend time with his family and Henry of Brook eld CT; his sister, Markelon of Oxford, CT, his

friends eating, laughing, and wise- Patricia (Michael) McManus of brother-in-law William J. Rice,

cracking. Helping others was very Brook eld, CT; his brother Mi- Jr., sister-in-law Patricia Rice,

William B. Henry Jr. important to him, and in continu- chael and (Lisa Kappes) Henry; beloved nieces and nephews,
ing with that sel ess role, he was his two sisters-in-law, Victoria and cousins. He was predeceased

also an organ/tissue donor. We ( John) Piazza of Brewster, NY and by his brother, Jack Rilley, last

William B. Henry Jr., 55, owner hope he can reach as many people Jessica (Robert) Vrabel of Somers, William Rilley month.
of Bill Henry Tree Service was tak- as possible in that great cause. He NY, as well as his ten nieces and A Mass of Christian burial was

en too soon on June 15,2022,while always said he was no great golfer, nephews. celebrated at St. Joseph Church,

doing what he loved. but he always enjoyed participating Calling hours were held on William Rilley, 79, of North Sa- in Somers on Tuesday, June 21,

Born on October 26, 1966, at and donating to the many golf out- Tuesday, June 21, at Beecher Fu- lem, NY, passed away at e Para- followed by interment at Gate

Putnam Hospital in Carmel, NY, ings and other fundraisers in the neral Home in Brewster. mount in Somers, NY on June 14, of Heaven Cemetery in Haw-

the son of William B. Sr. and Nan- area. A Mass of Christian burial was 2022. thorne, NY.

cy (Gri ths) Henry. Bill, as we all He shared his wisdom, dedica- celebrated on Wednesday, June 22, William was born April 11, Calling hours were held at

knew him, was a lifelong resident tion, and spirit to mentor many at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, 1943, in Yonkers, NY son of the Beecher Funeral Home in Brew-

and graduate of Brewster High young people within the commu- followed by interment at St. Law- late John and Florence (Welsh) ster on Monday, June 20.

School Class of 1985. nity, including his son, Matthew. rence O’Toole Cemetery. Rilley. He was a graduate of Saun- Contributions in William’s

After graduating,Bill went on to Each of them appreciated the work In lieu of owers, please con- ders Trade and Technical High memory may be made to the

work at Raichle in Brewster, then ethic he instilled, which continues sider donating through the Go School in Yonkers, NY. American Cancer Society

joined the Teamsters Local #456, to guide them in all of their future Fund Me page begun by the class William married Barbara (Rice) at or by

and worked for his father-in-law’s endeavors. His long time employ- of 1985, available on the Beecher in May 1964 in Mt. Vernon, NY. mail to  PO Box 22478, Okla-

company, Serman Construction ees have been faithful, honest, Funeral Home website. ey moved to North Salem from homa City, OK 73123.

Inc. hardworking men that Bill enjoyed Additional arrangements are be- Yonkers 53 years ago. Barbara pre- Condolences for the family

After a seven-year courtship,Bill working alongside every single day. ing prepared to set up an annual deceased him in May 2003. may be left at Beecherfuneral-

married his high school sweetheart Bill could always be seen with a scholarship fund created in Bill He worked in the printing in-

and the love of his life,Kimberly A. twinkle in his eye, wearing a bright Henry’s honor through e Brew- dustry for 43 years until his retire- SEE OBITUARIES PAGE 9
Serman at St. Lawrence O’Toole smile, and waving happily as he ster Education Foundation. Con- ment in 2004.


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in Mahopac

All set for an exciting summer

BY VIM WILKINSON  have planned at My Cousin’s.
e restaurant will be closed July
David Gallo, the young entre-
preneur born and raised in the area, 1 and reopen on July 8, and when
gave us My Cousin’s, the white ta-
blecloth, casual upscale restaurant we return, we’ll be in full swing
with an unpretentious classy repu-
tation. e restaurant gained quick with the addition of some fun to
popularity since it opened last Sep-
tember. is summer, Gallo is add- the dining experience. We’ll be
ing to the excitement with some
great new o erings. We asked the hosting comedy series on July 21,
owner about his plans for this sum-
mer. Here’s what he shared with us. 28 and Aug. 4. We have partnered

Tell us a about My Cousin’s with the New York Comedy Club,
Sunday brunch.
one of the premier comedy venues
My Cousin’s Sunday brunch,
which runs from noon to 3 p.m., is in the city to bring the communi-
decorated with mimosas, candied
bacon, and a variety of scrump- ty entertainment that they would
tious delights. We’re really excited
about introducing brunch this year. typically have to go to Manhattan
Now that we nally got our feet
underneath us, and have built a to see. You can either come a lit-
good following, we are very excited
to spread our wings and bring the tle early and enjoy a three-course
community things that aren’t really
being o ered around here. Sunday meal and a show for $100, or you
brunch gives people another reason
to come out and spend time with can just come for the show only for
friends and family, plus who doesn’t
love bottomless mimosas? $40 with a two-drink minimum.

What can people expect from We are also giving a free ticket to a
the upstairs space for parties and
events? future show at the New York Com-

Since we opened the door peo- edy Club with every purchase to
ple have been asking us what we
are doing with the space upstairs, the show at My Cousin’s. You can
and we are de nitely happy to
announce that the space is nal- purchase tickets now at, mycous-
ly available. It really is a beautiful
space. It ts up to around 60 people I’m sure they’re
and is perfect for graduation par-
ties, communions and christenings, going to go fast so make sure not
and we’ve had several baby showers
that have really gone well. We also to wait! We are also planning some
just had our rst private pharma-
ceutical dinner last week, now that wine pairing dinner specials. So
we have hooked up a projector and
big screen for presentations. ere look out for those as well.
is a bar and additional restroom
upstairs making it ideal to hold What are some of the new ad-
ditions and the must-try dishes?
Tell us about the events you
We are always running daily PHOTO: CAITLYN BARRICK
specials like Chilean seabass and DAVID GALLO, OWNER OF MY COUSIN'S

braised beef short ribs. We’re about

to add a few new pasta dishes in-

cluding linguine with clams and

rigatoni carbonara, as well as put-

ting our very popular fried zucchini

sticks from our happy hour menu

onto the regular menu.

Mark your calendars for a great

evening of food and entertainment

at My Cousin’s this summer. e

restaurant comes with ample park-

ing and is open Tuesdays to Satur-

days 3 p.m.-10 p.m. and Sundays

noon-9 p.m. Summer hours start-

ing July 8 until Labor Day, 5 p.m.-

10 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays and

noon-9 p.m. on Sundays, closed on


Call ahead at 845-648-2600 PHOTOS COURTESY OF MY COUSIN'S
or make reservations online
( for a great
dining experience.

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Becoming a resource agent for teens who need help

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CORNER your knee slightly bent, your back at you overdid
and reaching forward with your hands - Use your elbows/forearms on your fun
LIZE and body to mimic reaching forward to your thighs as you bend down to reduce gardening
LUBBE prune. the strain on your back day and feel
a body part
e gardening season has nally arrived. Warming up for your day in the garden - When getting up from the screaming for
Getting back in the garden may impose ground: spread your knees open, climb help, apply heat
a greater strain on our bodies than we When you perform your gardening your body up from the down position or ice over the
may realize. Whether you are a serious activities, you use all the major muscle by pushing your forearms on your thighs muscle or joint
vegetable gardener, attend to a few ow- groups in your body. is is a good then switch to your hands on your thighs for 15 minutes
er planters on your deck, or maintain a exercise. Additionally, you reap the until you to get to the upright position; and rest. If you do
large yard, gardening requires minimal to mental rewards of seeing owers bloom, and not feel better, please
strenuous exercise that includes hauling a manicured landscape and enjoying your contact your physician
bags of soil, mowing, raking, pruning, vegetable crops. - Use your stronger Glutes or physical therapist.
pushing a loaded wheelbarrow, or lifting (buttock muscles) to assist you getting
stones or wood. e following tips will help you avoid up and down, help you be more balanced Lize Lubbe is the owner
injuries: and o oad on strain from the lower back of Lize Lubbe Physical
Gardening can be good exercise and knees
• Use garden tools with longer erapy with its main
When you perform your gardening handles that allow you to stay upright • Pace yourself. Start you season by practice located at
activities, you use all the major muscle and use your body weight and gravity for gardening for 30-45 minutes twice a day, 892 Route 35 in
groups in your body. is is a good digging, planting, raking, and watering. instead of two hours continuously. Cross River and
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a manicured landscape and enjoying your padding to avoid hand and wrist injuries change position, take a step back and Apex Fitness (where
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Gardening is a physical workout. As move things, but do not overload the visiting
with any exercise, you should prepare wheelbarrow or tarp. After gardening repeat the gentle
your mind and your body for the physical stretches described above to cool down
activity. Prepare your mind by planning • Use a garden stool or a thick
out your day in advance envisioning the cushioned knee pad (or both) when
required physical activity and develop the tilling and planting.
postural awareness to break old habits of
bending, lifting, and carrying incorrectly. • Use a large-handled container to
Prepare your body by doing the follow- carry your supplies to the garden. Carry
ing: the container with both hands in front
of you, distributing the workload equally
1. Take a brisk 15 -20 min walk to to decrease the stress in the upper body
warm up your muscles and joints and joints.
get the circulation owing. Be mindful
to keep your ribcage up, elongate your • Avoid crouching over in the same
spine up to the sky and use your muscles position for extended periods. Instead,
to propel you forward by taking longer alternate your body position from
strides and swing your arms. kneeling activities to working in the
upright position.
2. Stand with your feet just wider
than hip-width. Put your hands behind • Avoid carrying too heavy loads;
your neck. Tighten your core with knees instead, make several trips with lighter
slightly bent, twist your torso and upper loads (walking more is healthy).
body gently from side-to-side x 10 times.
• If you have a strong dominant side,
frequently switch to the non-dominant
side for lifting, raking, carrying to avoid
repetitive overuse of the one side.

3. Reach sideways up with your one • Follow good body mechanics when

arm and bend from your waist sideways. bending and kneeling as well as getting

Slide with the other arm down your back up from the ground, such as:

thigh. Repeat to both sides 10 times. - When bending down, hinge

4. Stretch your hamstrings and calves from the hips and push your buttocks

by placing one leg in a straight forward backwards with a straight back

with foot exed back against a step up- - Keep your legs spread open
riser or a tree trunk. Keep your heel on slightly wider than hip width
the ground and lean forward with your
body, while you keep your back at until - Bend your knees as if sitting back
you feel a gentle stretch behind your knee in a chair and avoid bending your knees
and calf. Hold for 15 seconds. Repeat ve forward over your toes

times. - Keep your abdominals, core and


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