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e m i T s a m t s i y r t i h C e C in th Fine Quality Jewelry
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DR. JEAN E. KEAMY “The Eye M.D.” Board Certiﬁed Ophthalmologist
24 Lyman Street, Suite 130 • Westborough, MA 01581
CHANGING EYE COLOR
on’t expect your eye color to change from brown to blue any time soon, but some people’s eyes do undergo age-related change. Eye color generally stabilizes in infancy and remains the same for life. However, a small percentage of adults experience either noticeably lighter or darker eyes as they get older. While the pigment that determines eye color (melanin) generally remains the same throughout our lives, some things can change it. “Pigmentary glaucoma” is one of a small number of diseases that can change eye color, while a condition called “heterochromia” (multicolored eyes) is often caused by traumatic injuries. Beyond that, genetics can play a role, as some people undergo gradual changes in eye color throughout adolescence and adulthood. P.S. Eyes that have a lot of melanin in the connective tissue at the front of the iris, or stroma, are darker. Eyes that have less tend to be lighter.
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ANNOUNCING ARROJO Nick Arrojo spends the day y with us! 290 West Main Street Northborough
The entire staﬀ would like to give a resounding THANKS too the amazing Nick Arrojo and Melissa Gullotti who visited the salon November 18th and delivered an extraordinary and inspirational training class featuring the Arrojo Razor cuttingg ry. technique and Nick’s unique perspective on the salon industry.
Please see our article on page 14!
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SPEAKING WITH A CLEAR VOICE People’s voices become hoarser and weaker as they age because the vocal cords (the two folds of elastic muscle stretching across the larynx, or voice box, atop the windpipe) weaken. As far as pitch is concerned, men’s voices become higher while women’s voices grow lower. In men, this change in pitch is largely caused by cartilage in the vocal cords becoming less elastic. As the cartilage thins and the joints between the pieces of cartilage in the vocal cords become more unstable, the voice becomes quivery and higher pitched. In women, estrogen protects the cartilage, but after menopause, reduced hormone production can cause swelling in the vocal cords, which makes the voice sound much lower. At NOTRE DAME LONG TERM CARE CENTER, we understand that seniors’ conditions can change – even overnight. We are here to provide appropriate, compassionate care and support to our senior residents. To learn more about us and our offerings, contact us today at (508) 8523011, or visit us at 559 Plantation Street. We wish you a Happy Holiday Season! P.S. The best way to stave oﬀ the eﬀects that aging has on the vocal cords is to use your voice regularly, whether talking or singing.
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A Thanksgiving that lasts
hanksgiving was yesterday. As we leave it behind, some of us rush to holiday sales and some of us drive back home to our busy lives. Some of us, alone again, already miss the closeness of that day and some regret missing the entire gettogether; others continue to take care of people who need their help, just as they did yesterday. Wherever we find ourselves the day after Thanksgiving, we could all benefit from a new perspective. We could make life more positive by putting gratitude into practice each day. Like other habits, it only takes a desire and some repetition to establish, and the impact for us—and those around us—could be huge. Just think of how being thankful on a regular basis changes things: While commuting or running errands, you could appreciate the
beautiful sky or stars and the time spent with others in your vehicle. Important conversations often take place when we’re driving. While at your job, you could be thankful to have employment at all, which many people don’t, and dwell on the best qualities of your boss and co-workers. They all have some. While making dinner or providing care in other ways, you could remember being needed gives us purpose and connects us to other people in significant ways. And, they sometimes express gratitude. Begin now and a kinder world unfolds. Giving thanks every day makes every day Thanksgiving. SALMON Health and Retirement is grateful to offer many services.
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On 50 beautiful acres in Worcester and
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Healthy Senior Living at its BEST!
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The Christopher Heights Difference!
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One Lyman Street Westborough
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And take a virtual tour of our neighborhood
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99 Pleasant Street Marlborough, MA 01752
Where Caring Makes a Difference This state-of-the-art facility offers 22 Assisted Living Residences designed for individuals with memory loss. Also on site is a 45 bed skilled nursing facility offering long and short term care. • 24 Hour Staf¿ng • No Entrance Fees • Rehab Services • Medical and Emergency Response • Escorted Transportation • Recreational Events • Gracious Dining
In-Home Services by Seniors for Seniors Our mission is to help seniors remain independent in their own homes with dignity and respect they deserve. Our caring and compassionate seniors are there to help with: Transportation Companion Care Meal preparation Shopping and much more!
112 West Main Street • Northborough, MA
245 West St./Rte 140 Milford, MA
www.colemanhouse.com Go to www.medicare.gov and see how we rate in terms of quality. A Medicare Rated (5) Star Facility!
Call us today, it’s like getting a little help from your friends® If you are interested in becoming a service provider we would like to hear from you too.
Contact us at 508-485-1765 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.seniorshelpingseniors.com/metrowest ©2011 Seniors Helping Seniors. Each ofﬁce is independently owned and operated. All trademarks are registered trademarks of Corporate Mutual Resources Inc. Not all services are available in all areas.
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Purchase 5 Foot Reflexolog y Visits at $35 per hour and receive the 6th FREE!
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...starting December 3 thru December 24,, frfrom rom 5-8 5 8 pm m Refreshments will be served
Wind & Fire
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We have GREAT GIFTS starting at $10! Perfect for...
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Westborough Shopping Center • Route 9 & Lyman Street • 508-366-4959 • Open Mon-Sat 9-9, Sun 10-6
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Village Dental Group strives to provide quality, personalized care in a comfortable and friendly environment!
Accepting Patients of All Ages! We specialize in: Dentures, Implants, Crowns, Root Canals, Whitening, and Veneers
Meett our d M doctors: t Dr. Nicholas T. Papapetros, DMD Dr. Jhon O. Giraldo, DMD Dr. Jillian H. Smith, DDS
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MICHAEL J. CANFIELD Investment Executive
• Investments* • Retirement Planning • Estate Planning • Education Planning • Business Planning • Long Term Care
Complimentary Financial Evaluation For more information or appointment, contact Michael Canfield at…
508-842-7400 or 1-800-527-1017 ext 560
The Investment Center is located at Central One Federal Credit Union,
714 Main St., Shrewsbury *Securities Offered Through Commonwealth Financial Network. Member FINRA/SIPC. Securities are not NCUA insured deposits, are not obligations of or guaranteed by Central One Federal CU and are subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal.
Class Size Matters! Worcester Academy Middle School Class Sizes Average 12. Our Student To Advisor Ratio Is 8 To 1.
At Worcester Academy your child will experience: • Small rigorous classes where your child is known and challenged • Tremendous science and technology resources with trained faculty and the curriculum to go with it • Award winning math programs • Economically and globally diverse community of learners • Varied co-curricular activities during the school day • Buses to campus help make WA work for your busy family
It’s all here!
ADMISSION OPEN HOUSE JANUARY 12TH • 1pm - 4pm MIDDLE SCHOOL Grades 6, 7, and 8
UPPER SCHOOL Grades 9 - 12 and postgraduates Register Now for our Open House! Call 508.934.7289 or visit worcesteracademy.org/openhouse
FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT® FOR HEALTHY LIVING FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
FREE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND FUN Experience all the Y has to offer for FREE Friday, November 29th through Sunday, December 1st Certain Restrictions Apply • Call for Details
YMCA of Central Massachusetts Visit us at www.ymcaofcm.org for information on our locations, hours, amenities and program offerings FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE
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