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Easy bicycle maintenance for the riding season Tips on keeping your bike in tip-top shape.

You and your home: Aging gracefully together Taking a proactive approach to your well-being is needed for your home, too.

Editor’s note There’s nothing quite riding a bike to bring back fond childhood memories. Ah, the wind blowing in your face, the cares of the world flying past you – it provides a wonderful sense of freedom. I love bike riding and it’s something I’ve recently picked up again. But with this fun there comes some responsibility. Inside this issue of Creative Living we have a great article about keeping your bike maintained throughout the summer. Be sure to check it out. Also, there’s some helpful tips for the home, whether your a senior citizen or a busy busy mom trying to keep it all together. Enjoy this issue.

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Topics 3 Health & Fitness

Entertainment 8 Summer Travel

Care 6 Dental Smile

Living 9 Senior Care • Home

Mind • Body • Spirit

Home 7 At Decorating • Improvement

Questions and comments can be sent to Editor Melissa Stewart c/o The Community Press/ 394 Wards Corner/Loveland, OH 45140 or e-mail mjstewart@communitypress.com. For advertising call 687-4614.


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riding is a favorite Easy bicycle Bicycle pastime for all ages the warm maintenance for during weather months. the riding season

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A favorite pastime for all ages, bicycle riding can be even more pleasant with a few simple maintenance steps.

Dr. Atluri brings patients ‘from darkness to light’ John Lauderbaugh couldn’t do the things he enjoyed anymore – in fact his pain was so severe, it was difficult to even move. Lauderbaugh had suffered with Drop Foot and had lost use of his lower legs. In 2009, he had to have back surgery and relearn to walk. The surgery left him with pain in his lower back and hip. When the pain got too hard to handle a few years ago, he visited Dr. Sairam Atluri, of Interventional Spine Specialists. Dr. Atluri treated Lauderbaugh with radiofrequency neurotomy. This involves the destruction of small arthritis nerves. The radiofrequency generator produces a localized heat lesion to either destroy or deactivate the nerve, while leaving the surrounding region and larger nerves unaffected. Patients like Lauderbaugh, who have pain originating from the facet joints, are candidates for this procedure. Studies have shown that there is a 50 percent chance of significant pain relief following the procedure as far out as two years or longer. According to Lauderbaugh since the procedure 99 percent of the pain has gone! “You can’t really describe what it’s

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like (having the pain gone),” explained Lauderbaugh. “It’s like going from darkness into light.” Dr. Atluri knows first hand what it’s like to be inflicted with life-altering pain. “It can be debilitating,” he explained. “But there is hope – there can be relief.” Dr. Atluri has spent the last 14 years of his career relieving the pain of local men and women so that they may live their lives to the fullest. Recognized as a “Top Doctor” by Cincinnati Magazine in 2007, 2010, and 2011, Dr. Atluri completed both a fellowship in pain management and anesthesia residency at the University of Cincinnati, Department of Anesthesia. He was named one of the top 70 interventional pain physicians in the United States by Becker’s Orthopedic and Spine Review. He has authored many articles in the official Journal of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Atluri has held a board membership with the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and served as vice president for the Ohio chapter of American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. For more information on how Dr. Atluri can help you please call 624-7525.

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H E A L T H If it’s hard to clean, use mild soapy water. Never use a hose or Whether you have had your harsh cleaners to clean your bike in storage or it hasn’t had a bike. Frame – Clean the bike frame recent tune up, now is a great and components starting at the time to make sure your bike is in handle bars and work your way good working order. back. There are a few simple steps Use mild soapy water to you can take to make sure you loosen hard-to-remove grime. As have a pleasant ride. you’re cleaning, inspect the Wheels and tires – Check frame for any cracks or damage. your tires for wear, cracks and If you see any cracks, you proper inflation. should take your bike to a bike Bicycle tires are no different shop for repair. Be sure to also than car tires, and should be inspect your brake and shift replaced if the tread is worn or cables. the rubber is cracked or dry-rotLubrication – Apply a light ted. lubricant like Royal Purple’s Clean between the sprockets Maxfilm to the inside of your using a rag or a proper cleaning cable housings and all of the tool. Using a dry rag, wipe pivot points on your brake and down the hubs, spokes, and rims shift components. on both wheels.

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Maxfilm leaves a tough and durable lubricating film for improved operation and longlasting protection against wear, rust and corrosion. Avoid getting any oil on your brake pads, and wipe off any excess. Brakes – Check your brake pads. If they are worn beyond the indicator line, they will need to be replaced. Bolts – Make sure all of the bolts on the bike are tightened, but be careful not to over tighten. This includes your handlebars, seat, pedals and shifters. Clean the chain – One of the last items in your bike maintenance

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would be to clean and lubricate the chain. Clean the chain of dust and dirt with a solvent-soaked rag. After inspecting the chain, use a chain lubricant like Royal Purple’s Max-Chain. Max-Chain is an advanced, synthetic lubricant that reduces wear and extends equipment life. It can be applied by either spraying or brushing. Once applied, the carrier evaporates leaving a long-lasting, dry, waxlike film. This non-tacky film minimizes the collection of dust and other airborne contaminants.

Bring your ears to the experts Talk to people who have experienced even mild hearing loss and you will quickly discover what hearing does for you on a daily basis. A study released by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) found that untreated hearing loss was associated with quality of life issues such as sadness, depression, anxiety, insecurity and irritability. The link between hearing and happiness is sometimes overlooked, even by family members and health care providers. “Our ability to hear is such an ingrained part of life, we often take it for granted,” reports Dr. Holland, an Audiologist at Montgomery ENT Center. “It’s easy to take your hearing for granted if you’ve never experienced life without it. You don’t miss it until it’s gone.” Dr. Amy Holland is part of a team of hearing healthcare professionals at Montgomery ENT Center, including Dr. Charlie Tinker. The team is lead by Dr. Mark Grosinger, a board certified Otolaryngologist, who founded the practice 26 years ago. By taking a closer look at hearing and its importance in life’s quality, you can understand how important it is to treat hearing loss quickly and effectively. The Audiology Team at Montgomery

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ENT Center is set up so patients can receive all of their hearing healthcare services under one roof, with just one visit to the practice. Patients see Dr. Holland for a thorough hearing evaluation, explanation of test results and discussion of treatment options. If there are any indications that require medical treatment, patients see Dr. Grosinger or Dr. Tinker for further evaluation and treatment. Some hearing loss can be improved with medicine and/or surgical procedures, which are all carefully handled by Dr. Grosinger. Dr. Holland warns, “Be careful where you seek treatment. Visiting a local Audiologist is without a doubt the best way to have your hearing evaluated and to obtain reliable information concerning treatment options.” Seeing a Doctor of Audiology ensures that your treatment is based on science – not what’s on sale. Montgomery ENT Center has offices located in Cincinnati, Wilmington and Hillsboro. You can call 891-8700 or 937382-2000 to make an appointment at any of their convenient locations, or visit their website at www.montgomeryent. com for more information. Make the decision to bring your ears to the experts at Montgomery ENT Center and discover what you’ve been missing. You’ll like what you hear!

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Summer is here, and the last thing you want to think about is a dental emergency Waiting until to the last minute can ruin weddings, parties and most of all vacations. If you have put off your dental care due to huge fears, this can cost you time and money. It is a proven fact that the earlier you detect dental problems the less time and money it will cost you. Even if you think your mouth is horrible, next year it will even be worse. The good news is that Dr. Tara The Gentle Dental Care team. Dallmann and her team specialize in Together Dr. Dallmann and her compashelping those of you that are in these situations. Sedation is only a small part of the TLC sionate team will create a plan to correct the years of neglect. However, you are in charge, you will receive at Gentle Dental Care. Most importantly, you will receive no judgment or which is the most amazing part. You let them lectures. They realize that in most cases it has know your dental budget and the time frame you want this done. They can spread out taken all the courage you have to just make your treatment, or get most of it done in one the first call.

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visit while you snooze. For your anxiety they offer both oral and IV sedation. The choice is yours. Gentle Dental Care’s treatment coordinator is amazing at fitting the treatment you need into a payment plan you can afford. Recently a bride-to-be came to the office wanting a beautiful smile before her wedding just weeks away. The team scrambled to make it happen and the wedding photos are proof of how much the bride loved her new smile. Don’t wait until disaster happens to call the Gentle Dental Care team. Call today and make plans to create your dream smile. Whether your treatment is done all at once or spread out over time, the end result is the same, a healthy beautiful smile you can cherish for a lifetime. Make that call and “Experience the Difference.”

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Lasting Impressions Design Center … Lasting Impressions Design Center at 241 Grandview Avenue in Bellevue, Ky., continues to expand with new furniture and home décor items that you have to see to believe. Don’t be deceived by the outside of the building! It looks like any other warehouse you might see in greater Cincinnati, but when you venture inside to the third floor, you will be amazed. What is it that makes Lasting Impressions different? Items in this showroom have been carefully selected to provide customers with a chance to choose something that is a bit out

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of the ordinary . . . something that you might not see in other stores . . . something that will add some “zing” to your home or office . . . something

on paint selection, accessories, window treatments, furniture, room arrangement, or you may just need a brain-storming session during a walk-

“When you care enough to make your home a warm, welcoming place for family and friends … you need to visit us.” that allows you to let your personality shine through in your decorating. Sign up for an “InHome Consultation” to get Linda’s expert advice

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through. Linda has a unique gift of being able to blend the things you want to keep with the updating you want to do. The $100 fee will repay

you many times over with Linda’s unending supply of creative new ideas, colors, and décor. You will enjoy working with her to create just the right style and atmosphere for your home or office. Call 6558187 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Huge Scratch-and-Dent Sale on the fourth floor. Take advantage of this sale featuring miscellaneous furniture and home décor items. You never know what you will find at 241 Grandview so you will want to take a look! New Bernhardt furniture (sofas, end tables, occasional tables, bedrooms, etc.) has arrived

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Directions Traveling south or north on Interstate-471: Take Exit 5 (Newport/Bellevue) Turn right onto Route 8 (Fairfield Avenue) Continue to Taylor Avenue and turn right Travel 6 blocks to Grandview Avenue Turn right on Grandview Enter the warehouse through the center door by the dock. Prepare to be amazed.

along with some Bradington Young, Hooker, and Butler Specialties. The main showroom and “The Attic” are both beautiful with wonderful room settings complete with acces-

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Improve the value of your home with S.I. Concrete/Designs Looking for an affordable way to increase the value and beauty of your home? S.I. Concrete/Designs, a division of S.I. Pool Care can help. Whether you’re looking into a new addition such as a pool deck, walkway, porch or patio or simply want to renovate your existing concrete, S.I. Concrete/Designs has the artistic ability to make your dream project a reality. “Sometimes the concrete is so deteriorated you have to tear it out and pour new concrete. We can do that for you,” explained owner Sam Ionna. “Many times, however, the basic foundation is in good shape, but the concrete is dull, chipped or cracked. In those cases we can do a simple repair, add an overlay, saving the homeowner money.” The overlay used by S.I. Concrete/Designs comes in colors so

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you can match your project perfectly to your home. The overlay can even be stamped! Concrete just isn’t for the outdoors, according to Sam. S.I. Concrete/Designs have created breathtakingly gorgeous floors and kitchen countertops. “You cam make that boring, unattractive countertop look like slate or marble,” he explained. They also offer concrete staining including a variety of colors and designs. As with S.I. Pool Care, Sam, his family and the other S.I. Concrete/Designs employees are dedicated to providing the best quality service to their customers. They will work with you to make your dream project a quality completed reality. For more information on S.I. Concrete/Designs call 859-331-4110.

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Provide the lifestyle they deserve at the price you can afford Suddenly, and without warning, our parents look to us for help with lifescale decisions, just as we looked to them for guidance and wisdom throughout our youth. When did this happen? How did these roles switch so perfectly? How will we fulfill their needs as thoroughly as they fulfilled ours? From our perspective, they seemed to do so sometimes effortlessly. We trusted their good judgment in matters that bewildered us. We knew, without being told, that they acted with our best interests at heart; their children's wellbeing, safety, and happiness were paramount among their priorities. More often than not, their decisions were the right ones. Though we may not have immediately seen their vision from our short-sighted, youthful perspective, we can look back on the results and admire the wisdom and love they demonstrated. All other matters aside, our parents only wanted the best for us, and to put us, as best they could, in situations that gave us the chance to grow and prosper. As the years have passed, these roles have quietly changed hands. It is now our turn to provide guidance and care that will help them experience the well-being, safety, and happiness they deserve. After a lifetime of responsibilities, our senior loved ones have earned the right to be relieved of mundane, everyday concerns, so they can spend their energy and time on those pursuits they enjoy most.

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This transition to a “senior lifestyle” may require the sale of the old house, arrangements for ongoing physical assistance and medical oversight, coordination of leisure activities and transportation, and/or dietary supervision. We need to ensure that their unique requirements are met, now and in the future, in an environment of encouragement, relaxation, comfort, and opportunity. We want them to be nearby, allowing for frequent visits with our kids and ourselves. We want them to have friends, and a social calendar as full or empty as they decide it should be. Dignity. Viability. Flexibility. Safety. Essentially, we love them, and we want them to feel at home. The time may be now to start speaking gently with those you love about a move to an easier, more comfortable lifestyle; a transition to “Assisted Living.” We ask ourselves: • Which senior community, among the myriad that try to lure us, can fulfill our loved ones' basic needs while providing all the comforts of home to which they've become so accustomed? • Which senior community provides the highest level of professional medical care? • Which senior community can administer varied levels of care as needs change? • Which senior community will provide the most beautiful surroundings? • Which senior community will allow for the most social interaction

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care-givers by name, and large enough to offer a seemingly endless variety of neighbors and activities?

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Cedar Village retirement community adds cardiologist to staff Cedar Village Retirement Community is pleased to announce the addition of Cardiology services to its campus. Cedar Village has provided a wide variety of specialty services to its residents, including audiology, optometry, ophthalmology, dentistry, podiatry and dermatology. In 2010, orthopedics became a part of the regular Cedar Village Clinic and, as of June 3, 2011, Cedar Village became the first retirement community in the area to have on-site Cardiology services. John Szawaluk, MD, now practices at Cedar Village on a regular schedule. Dr. Szawaluk completed his medical degree at Georgetown University, his internship and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. A non-invasive cardiologist, Dr. Szawaluk has particular expertise in stress testing, vascular testing, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. He will work with residents from all areas within Cedar Village, from independent living through long term care. “We are delighted to have Dr. Szawaluk joining us,” said Cedar Village’s CEO and President, Carol Silver Elliott. “Bringing more services to our campus makes life easier for our residents and enhances the quality of medical care available. This is also a great benefit as we expand our rehabilitation services

for the future.” Cedar Village is in the midst of a major rehabilitation service expansion, developing significantly expanded, state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient therapy space and updated patient care areas for short term rehabilitation. The new therapy area will open in early July and the overall project will be completed in the fall. The new inpatient therapy area will become the centerpiece of Cedar Village’s first floor, complete with all of the latest in state-of-the-art therapy equipment. Adjoining that will be an outpatient therapy suite which will allow discharged patients to continue their progress with the same therapy team they have come to know and trust. “I am truly excited about the opportunity to provide advanced cardiovascular care to the Cedar Village community,” said Dr. Szawaluk. “The Ohio Heart and Vascular Center and Cedar Village share missions and goals focused on providing the highest quality healthcare to our community. It is my pleasure to be involved in this partnership that supports this mission while serving the cardiovascular needs of Cedar Village residents.” Cedar Village is a not-for-profit retirement community, located in Mason, Ohio. Formed by the merger of two longtime Cincinnati Jewish nursing homes, Cedar Village opened its doors in March 1997.

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You and your home: Aging gracefully together The same principles of aging gracefully – taking a proactive approach to your future well-being – are true for your home.

Aging gracefully is all about taking a proactive approach to your future wellbeing – you anticipate the inevitable changes and do what’s necessary to stay healthy and fit. The same principles are true for your home. You need to assess the necessary changes that must be made around your home to keep it fit, and you safe, so you and your home can successfully age together. Helping your home age gracefully doesn’t mean

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adding industrial-looking apparatuses throughout the house. In fact, with Lowe’s Accessible Home program, you’ll never have to sacrifice style for function. Plus, if you do these projects proactively, you’ll save money in the long run. Julie Sussman and Stephanie GlakasTenet, authors of the national best-selling “Dare to Repair” series of books, have teamed with Lowe’s to provide you with some can-do projects to make your home more accessible for everyday living. • Safety in a shower/tub – A handheld shower unit is a perfect solution for anyone who has to sit while showering. Use a plumber’s wrench or an adjustable wrench to remove the old shower head; if difficult to remove, apply lubricating spray. Remove any residue from threads on shower arm. HOME see page 12

Volunteers deliver meals to Clermont Senior Services customers with a menu and a smile Each week, Nancy, a Clermont Senior Services customer, looks forward to her visit from Mealson-Wheels volunteer, Ken Butler. Ken delivers Nancy’s personally chosen Savory Select meals with a friendly smile. “I can be having a bad day, but when I see Ken coming up the sidewalk, it makes me smile. He even brings my trash can up from the curb,” Nancy said. Visits from Ken and CSS staff are important to her; she refers to Ken and staff as her “friends.” “I do this because I’m retired and this is a way for me to give back to my community and its seniors,” Ken said. Savory Select lets seniors choose foods they would like to receive each week from a menu

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Wheels volunteer, call Connie at 536-4021. Other CSS programs include: homemaking,

personal care, home repair, caregiver support, respite care and lifelong learning.

A MOW customer receives her Savory Select five-day box from MOW volunteer, Ken Butler.

including 31 delicious, deliver a chilled meal quality entrées. If a cusevery day. tomer needs a daily safety If you would like to check, staff or volunteers become a Meals-on-

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IMPRESSIONS from page 7 sories. What is new at Lasting Impressions? New Shaw Rug selections have just arrived to expand the line of samples you can view on site. These rugs are beautiful, very long wearing, and definitely affordable. A beautiful new line of jewelry has just arrived and is now on display. You won’t find more beautiful, affordable jewelry anywhere. Other new home décor merchandise continues to come in weekly. If you haven’t been to Lasting Impressions lately, you will find a brand new look each time you visit. “The Attic at Lasting Impressions” has been transformed from a “warehouse” into part of the Design Center showroom. You will find new items

HOME from page 11 along with great buys on discontinued items during your scavenger hunt in “The Attic.” Check out the green tags! The new Tile Display Area featuring Florida Tile is complete and “it is beautiful.” If you schedule an “in store” appointment, Linda can help you with tile selections as you remodel your existing bathroom or plan for your new home. The friendly folks at Lasting Impressions take pride in excellent customer service and trying to meet your every need! It’s a shopping experience you are going to enjoy and repeat again and again! The direct phone line to the third floor is 655-8187. You may call when you arrive if you need elevator service, and someone will be glad to come down and give you a lift.

Apply Teflon tape to threads, wrapping it counterclockwise, three or four times. Place hose of new shower unit onto end of shower arm, turning it clockwise. Insert hand shower into the shower arm mount, rotating it to desired spot. Use adjustable wrench to tighten. Handheld shower units now come in a variety of finishes and sizes sure to spruce up anyone’s shower.

ducted by the Ohio Department of Health. This rare achievement among Assisted Living facilities is a clear reflection the quality standard to which each department at Courtyard is held. Let us lead you through our luxurious facilities and around our manicured grounds. Sit with our professional advisors and learn how we can tailor a solution for you and, most importantly, those who have entrusted their futures to you. Contact the Courtyard family at 513457-4731 during the month of May 2011, and take advantage of newly reduced rates that will save your family thousands. We appreciate your expectations, and strive to exceed them each and every day. It may seem unlikely that we'll ever fully repay our parents for all the love and good judgment they showed to us… Here's a great way to start; The Courtyard at Seasons.

• Avoiding slips – If you can’t bear the sight of a bare floor and don’t want to remove the beautiful rugs in your home, you must properly secure all of them. All rugs, including doormats, should be secured to the floor with non-skid tape. First, make sure floor surface is clean and dry. Attach tape to underside of rug, flip it over and adhere to floor. Don’t forget the bathroom rug.

SEASONS from page 9 The one answer to these and other questions is Courtyard at Seasons, in beautiful Kenwood, Ohio. Nestled conveniently in a beautifully landscaped, quiet setting, Courtyard at Seasons is widely recognized as the most comfortable, capable, and caring Assisted Living option in the Cincinnati region. Unlike so many other facilities of which you'll become aware, Courtyard at Seasons is managed with priorities that most closely align with yours. The family of caregivers at Courtyard proceeds uniquely with each resident as though each was a family-member of their own. Unremitting dedication to the utmost in personal care and relaxed atmosphere is evident in every Courtyard associate who touches your loved one's daily life. Furthermore, we are proud to announce our second consecutive deficiency free Annual State Survey con-

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• Preventing falls – A stair handrail is designed to aid in ascending and descending stairs. But, why stop at having only one handrail per stairway? Make each stairway more symmetrical and safe by having a second one installed. Also, be sure to check all handrails in the home for any that wiggle. Use a screwdriver to tighten any loose screws. Make sure there is adequate lighting at the top and bottom of each staircase. Lowe’s has a vast variety of lighting in stock to fit all your needs. • Providing stability – Today’s shower grab bar is not your father’s (or hospital’s) grab bar. The choices in style, size, color and installation will make you wonder why you waited this long to have one. To install a grab bar, you’ll need a drill, the proper drill bits and the right grab bar. It’s easy to install, just be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions completely. For more information about available products and services visit www.lowes.com/AccessibleHome. Follow Dare to Repair at www.daretorepair.com, Facebook and Twitter.

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• Getting a better handle on knobs – For anyone who suffers from arthritis, a lever handle is much easier on the joints than a knob. Plus, lever handles can dress up the plainest of doors. Use a screwdriver to remove the screws on the old doorknob. Insert stems of exterior lever horizontally into the holes in the latch case. Place interior lever on the protruding spindle, aligning stems with screw holes. Insert screws and tighten with screwdriver.

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