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Weekly Community Newspaper Page 8 www.TheTownCommon.com May 2 - 8, 2018 Call 978-462-6162 www.visitingangels.com/newburyport Senior Care for Peace of Mind. • Meal Preparation • Errands • Assistance with Mobility • Friendly Companionship • Respite Care for Families • Light Housekeeping • Bathing Assistance • Alzheimer/Dementia Care • Up to 24 Hour Care • Medication Reminders www.visitingangels.com/newburyport www.VistingAngels.com 978-462-6162 neW TO MARKet Contact your Advertising Consultant today! P: 978-948-8696 • F: 978-948-2564 (c) 2017 King Features Syndicate, Inc. advertise@thetowncommon.com 1750 home in need of rehab Over 3000 square feet of living area on 1.31 acres of land. The kitchen has been redone but the other rooms need attention. Three fireplaces including one in the kitchen. Four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a walkup attic make this worth your effort. Contact Kathryn for a preview/additional photos Kathryn O’Brien (978) 465-1322 kathrynobrien@remax.net Specializing in New Beginnings, Happy Endings and Smooth Transactions Andover and Newbury ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don’t waste your time and energy fretting over remarks you consider unnecessary or unkind. Best advice: Ignore them, and just keep doing your usual good job. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Getting that new perspective on a workplace situation could lead to a solution everyone will accept. Meanwhile, make time to keep up with your creative pursuits. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Those changes you planned to implement in early summer might need to be reassessed. But don’t make any moves until you’ve discussed this with someone you trust. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your aspects favor harmony, making this a good time to work out problems in relationships -- whether personal or professional, big or small. An old friend comes back. LEO (July 23 to August 22) While you’re still riding that high-powered beam, you might begin to lose focus by week’s end. Could be that you’ll need to do a little catnapping to restore your spent energies. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An unexpected development creates a lot of excitement. Where it takes you is your decision. Check out the possibilities, then decide if you want to go with it or not. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Although your supporters help you squash an unfair claim against you, don’t let this go unchallenged. You need to learn more about the motives of those behind it. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) There still are some tasks to clear up by midweek. Then you can welcome the new month on a high note. A friend brings surprising but very welcome news. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might want to change your plans before they’re set in cement. Consider advice from colleagues. But remember that, ultimately, it’s your choice. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A difficult situation is working itself out. Lingering problems should be resolved by week’s end, allowing the Goat to enjoy a calmer, less stressful period. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Be careful not to move so quickly that you miss possible warning signs that could upset your plans. Slow down. Your supporters will continue to stand by you. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your generosity in sharing your time and wisdom with others leads to an intriguing development that could have you considering some interesting choices. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of influencing people to be and do their best. You would make an excellent teacher. TIDE CHART SPONSORED BY: AUTO . HOME . BUSINESS . LIFE . HEALTH . DISABILITY CALL GOULD INS. at 978-388-2354 42o 49’N 070o 49’W MAY HIGH LOW SUN 02 Wed 1:32 8.98 2:02 8.04 7:54 -0.21 8:04 0.70 5:36 7:45 03 Thurs 2:13 8.80 2:45 7.81 8:36 -0.02 8:46 0.96 5:34 7:46 04 Fri 2:55 8.58 3:30 7.59 9:20 0.20 9:31 1.20 5:33 7:47 05 Sat 3:40 8.33 4:17 7.39 10:06 0.44 10:19 1.42 5:32 7:48 06 Sun 4:29 8.08 5:07 7.25 10:56 0.67 11:12 1.58 5:30 7:49 07 Mon 5:21 7.86 6:01 7.18 11:48 0.84 xx xx 5:29 7:50 08 Tues 6:15 7.70 6:55 7.22 12:06 1.66 12:41 0.94 5:28 7:51 09 Wed 7:12 7.63 7:49 7.39 1:03 1.62 1:35 0.96 5:27 7:52 10 Thurs 8:07 7.66 8:40 7.68 1:59 1.44 2:27 0.89 5:26 7:53

May 2 - 8, 2018 www.TheTownCommon.com Page Health & Wellness By J. Peter St. Clair, DMD Last year I wrote a column about a study I saw in an article from over a decade ago. It was about the poor odds people have making changes in their life actually happen. The article was an outpouring of concern from healthcare experts and doctors, all looking for a way to change the behavior of people who love their lifestyle so much that they were willing to literally die from it. In the Johns Hopkins study, 9 of 10 heart surgery patients chose to return to their unhealthy lifestyle, rather than make the changes needed to live longer. Very few were convinced by their doctors to make radical daily changes. Based on my own experiences trying to move individuals to change habits that are having negative effects on their oral health, I knew it was difficult, but was shocked by the 90% statistic, especially relating to a do or die scenario. There are two Step One around here, the minute the snow starts to melt, is to grab the latest newsletter from the senior center and see what trips are planned. They’re always low in cost, to a great location and someone else drives the bus. Some trips include a tour guide at the other end, with lunch planned at a wonderful place with a view out the windows. If your senior center has trips like this, be sure to sign up early. Spaces will go fast. Here are some more ideas to stay busy this summer: * Talk to friends and neighbors Brighter Smiles... studies that I have seen relating specifically to dentistry which confirm that changing behavior is not easy. The first study looked at whether dental hygienists were as effective as they thought they were with oral hygiene instructions. The role of the dental hygienist is to instill the need, desire and ability for patients to achieve optimum oral health. The purpose of this study was to determine if patients correctly understood oral hygiene instructions provided by the hygienist and to see if the hygienists felt they were giving patients individualized instructions. No big surprise, the findings showed a disconnect between what the hygienists believed they were conveying to their patients, and what the patients actually hear. So, part of the problem with getting people to change starts with actually confirming that the person understands the call to action and the implications of not acting. The second study was to determine if a simple follow-up contact with the patient would impact behavioral change. In this study, patients had a routine dental hygiene appointment and were given specific oral hygiene recommendations based on their What Does It Take? Senior Scene What Will You Do This Summer? about daily walking, either early in the morning or after supper. Look for indoor walking spots if your area doesn’t have sidewalks. Make plans to go on a picnic or head to the ice-cream store after your walks. * Does your local gym or YMCA offer Silver Sneakers classes? Those workouts are geared to seniors, and your Medicare Advantage plan may pay for it. Go to www. SilverSneakers.com and look up plans offered for your state. * Search online for weekly farmers’ markets nearby. Chances are they’ll accept EBT/SNAP benefits, if you have those. * Once summer is really here, you’ll need some indoor activities. Ask around about book clubs, art classes, senior swimming, weekly matinees followed by lunch, indoor flea markets, painting individual needs. Contact was then made with patients one week after their appointment. The patients were asked if they tried the specifically recommended products they had been instructed to use, if they liked using them, and why or why not. Only 50 percent of the patients replied to the callout from their hygienist. Of those who did respond, most said they tried the specifically recommended product, but only 33 percent of them felt they would continue to use it. The conclusion of the study was that follow-up contact alone is not an effective method to change behavior and does not increase compliance with oral health recommendations. So, what does it take to get people to change their habits? I think it is safe to say that some will and some won’t, no matter the consequences. Dr. St. Clair maintains a private dental practice in Rowley and Newburyport dedicated to healthcentered family dentistry. If there are certain topics you would like to see written about or questions you have please email them to him at jpstclair@stclairdmd.com. You can view all previously written columns at www.jpeterstclairdentistry.com/ blog. scenery for the theater, a yoga class, learning bridge or canasta, a ballroom dance class ... there are so many indoor options. * Go online to www.redhatsociety. com and see if there is a chapter in your area. Their goal -- having fun! While wearing red and purple! Summer gear is starting to appear on store shelves. Stock up on sunscreen and hats, and grab a new water bottle while you’re there. And maybe a red hat? (c) 2017 King Features Synd., Inc. Northern Essex Fuel Corp. Automatic Delivery 24 Hour Burner Service Reliable . Honest . Friendly Service (978)388-5240 Prices subject to change. $2.49 per gallon 100 gallon min (978)374-1540 Good health isn’t acciDENTAL With continually emerging evidence that a healthy mouth makes a healthier body, you owe it to yourself and your body to receive exceptional dental care. All Phases of Dental Care Including: • Grinding/Clenching/TMJ Therapy • Sleep Apnea/Snoring Treatment Learn More: www.stclairdmd.com Please call our office to schedule a comlimentary 30-minute consultation. 151 Central Street, Rowley | 978-948-2030 TOWN OF ROWLEY PLANNING BOARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A, the Rowley Protective Zoning Bylaw, and the Rowley Planning Board Rules and Regulations, the Rowley Planning Board will conduct a Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 8:20 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Town Hall Annex, 39 Central Street, Rowley, MA., relative to an application for Special Permit/Site Plan Review pertaining to development the currently undeveloped site for the business operations for the repurposing and storage of reclaimed granite for retail display and sales at 124 Newburyport Turnpike which is also designated as Assessor’s Map 14, Lot 29. The property consists of 11.26 acres and is multi-zoned with the front portion of the lot along Newburyport Turnpike (approximately the first 200 feet from the front property line) consisting of Retail (RE) Zoning District, the next 1,000 feet consisting of Business Light Industry (BLI) Zoning, and the rear portion of the parcel Outlying Zoning District. Retail sale and display is proposed to be in the RE Zoned portion whereas the repurposing and storage of reclaimed granite is proposed in the BLI Zoned portion. The application has been submitted by Nancy McCann, Esq. of 89 Newbury Street, Danvers, MA 01923 on behalf of the applicant, W. Wesley Reed (Reed Corporation/Olde New England Granite), and Dimosthenis Kotsiopoulos, property owner. represented by Meridian Associates, 500 Cummings Center, Suite 5950, Beverly, MA. A Special Permit and Site Plan Review is required pursuant to Zoning Bylaw Section 4.6.3.(d) and (e) for wholesale trade or sales establishments, and assembly or light manufacturing enterprises in the RE zoning district, and, pursuant to Zoning Bylaw Section 4.7.3.(b) and (c) for wholesale trade or sales establishments, and assembly or light manufacturing enterprises in the BLI zoning district. The applications, plans, and relative documents are on file with the Rowley Planning Board, and are available for public inspection at the Rowley Planning Board Office, Town Hall Annex, 39 Central Street, during public office hours. Chris Thornton, Chairman

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