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Health Care Advocates Push to Close Gap in Oral Health Access in Massachusetts

Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harriette Chandler, House Chairman Smitty Pignatelli, and House Chairwoman Kate Hogan rallied a crowd of supporters behind joint legislation aimed at bridging the Commonwealth’s dental health gap.

Health Care For All, Dental Care for Massachusetts and a congregation of passionate advocates representing more than 55 community groups convened before a State House press conference in support of S.1169/H.2474, An Act authorizing dental therapists to expand access to oral health.

“Dental therapists are mid-level providers, similar to a nurse practitioner, that provide preventive and routine care under a dentist’s supervision. They fill a major gap in access, helping people in schools, health centers, nursing homes, and other community settings get high-quality care,” said Amy Rosenthal, Executive Director of Health Care For All. “Dental therapy combats the striking disparities in oral health. It also provides opportunities for well-paying, stable employment, generating economic growth in the community while serving the needs of residents.”

“Hopefully, in the year 2017, when we use the term health – it encompasses physical, behavioral and oral health,” said Marylou Sudders, Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services. “The creation of a mid-level dental therapy program will improve oral health care access while generating savings for the Commonwealth.”

“It cannot be stated often enough: too many people are deprived of dental care,” said Senator Chandler. “This legislation gives midlevel practitioners the freedom to work flexibly and efficiently, to ensure that the best care is delivered to the greatest amount of people. Our bipartisan coalition agrees that with this legislation we have a solution – and after nearly four years of debate, it’s time for this solution to become law.”

Importantly, under this legislation, dental therapists are free to offer their services to the open market – they are not restricted to treating only those who are enrolled in MassHealth.

“Proper dental care is as much a human right as proper medical care and Massachusetts needs true midlevel providers who can deliver safe, cost-effective dental care to those who most need it,” said Representative Pignatelli. “The legislation Senator Chandler, Representative Hogan, and I introduced will expand access not just for people on MassHealth, but also for the uninsured, seniors, and others struggling to get to a dentist or afford costly dental services. The time has come to make quality, affordable dental care accessible to everyone who needs it.”

“A visit to the dentist is something many of us take for granted, but for thousands of Massachusetts residents who are either low-income, elderly, or live in rural parts of the state, routine dental care can be impossible to access,” said Representative Hogan. “The health impacts this lack of access creates are far-reaching, as untreated dental issues can contribute to additional, more serious medical conditions down the road. By authorizing dental therapists who can reach these vulnerable populations, this bill brings us closer to ensuring that all Massachusetts residents – from every income bracket and corner of the Commonwealth – have access to the care they need to lead full and healthy lives.”

Other states have already implemented similar legislation. In Minnesota, Advanced Dental Therapists are already connecting vulnerable populations with the oral health care they need.

“I see children, seniors, a large immigrant population, and people with disabilities all from an incredibly diverse population. Over 90% of my patients are on Medicaid/state based insurance or uninsured. I do exams, restorative work including fillings, stainless steel crowns, baby teeth extractions and emergency care. All while in constant contact with my supervising dentists. All diagnosing is made by one of my collaborating dentists,” said Katy Leiviska, a licensed Advanced Dental Therapists from Minnesota. “Dental therapy will not solve every problem facing our dental care delivery system but it has made a significant difference in the lives of thousands of people that come through our doors at HealthPartners by simply increasing access to care.”

In Massachusetts, many could benefit from this initiative, as 530,000 people in the state live in areas with a shortage of dentists and almost half of all children on MassHealth did not see a dentist in 2015.

“Scores of poor and working people throughout the Commonwealth, through no fault of their own, are held hostage by the dental profession simply because of their economic situation. Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children are denied access to care simply because doctors don’t like their insurance coverage, and as a consequence long term health care needs are ignored and exacerbated because of their condition,” said Horace Small, Executive Director at The Union of Minority Neighborhoods. “The enactment of dental therapist legislation will provide quality care to those in need and improve the long-term health care prospects for all citizens in Massachusetts. The legislature can’t enact this legislation fast enough.”

www.hcfama.org is a Massachusetts nonprofit advocacy organization working to create a health care system that provides comprehensive, affordable, accessible, and culturally competent care to everyone, especially the most vulnerable among us.

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Fall Finds at Webster Square’s Unique Finds Antiques and Vintage gift shop at 1329 Main St., Worcester.

Located at the corner of Main and Henshaw streets.

Best prices in town!!

Open Mon – Sat, 2 – 8 p.m.

Buy: Vinyl (lps, 78s, 45s) – neon signs – vintage – antiques – industrial – tableware – vintage toys – electric and folk guitars – signs – vintage books and mags – jewelry – collectibles – CDs – record players

Prices: FREE and up!

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Brimfield is way more expensive than Webster Square’s Unique Finds Antiques and Vintage gift shop whose prices are FREE and up!

Or if you’re a maker/seller: Buy at UF and MARK UP FOR YOUR Brimfield tent/stall! (the way some Woo shops already do!)

Some goodies we spied yesterday at UF:
pics: Rose T.

Unique Finds Antique and Vintage gift shop – 1329 Main St., Worcester. At the corner of Main and Henshaw streets.

Open Mon – Sat, 2 – 8 p.m.

Vinyl – vintage – antiques – industrial – tableware – vintage toys – electric and folk guitars – record players – neon signs – old books and mags – furniture – antique toys – vintage collectibles – jewelry

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And Thanks, Ron, for this Springsteen album!
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Took it home and added it to my Boss cassettes/lps collection…
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So much music, so little time …

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Thanks, Ronny! I’ve wanted the original album cover for a long time! pics: Rose T.

More goodies at Webster Square’s Unique Finds Antiques and Vintage gift shop at 1329 Main St., Worcester:

(Open Mon – Sat
2 – 8 p)

Buy:

Vinyl (lps, 45s, 78s) – neon signs – vintage – furniture – antiques – industrial – tableware – vintage toys – electric and folk guitars – jewelry – vintage toy trucks and cars – lamps – big mirrors – funky frames for your art AND MORE!

VISIT TODAY!!!!!!!!!

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Cuddly coupleโค: Cece washing Lilac. pics: R.T.

Living beings should never be treated like luggage

By Lindsay Pollard-Post

Air travel snafus are never fun, but for one 4-month-old infant, a delayed flight nearly turned fatal. When the plane that he had boarded with his mother was delayed on the tarmac at Denver International Airport on a 90-degree day in June, temperatures reportedly became unbearably hot inside the cabin.

The plane remained on the runway for nearly two hours, and despite his mother’s attempts to cool him down by placing bags of ice and wet wipes on his skin, the baby became overheated. “His whole body flashed red and his eyes rolled back in his head and he was screaming,” his mother said. “And then he went limp in my arms. It was the worst moment of my life.” Thankfully, the baby survived โ€” but his terrifying ordeal could easily have ended in disaster.

If the plane’s cabin got this hot, just imagine how high the temperature must have been inside the cargo hold โ€” an area that typically isn’t ventilated or climate-controlled. Yet living beings are routinely transported in cargo as if they were luggage. Many dogs, cats and other animals have suffered terribly, and some have even died as a result.

A 5-year-old dog named Lulu was reportedly found dead on arrival in the cargo hold after her recent flight from Houston to San Francisco was delayed for two hours on the runway. Her distraught family posted on Facebook, “There were significant problems with the air conditioning in the main cabin where we are sitting, so we are deeply concerned about the conditions in cargo.”

Earlier this year, a rabbit named Simon reportedly died after a breeder shipped him in cargo on a flight from Heathrow to O’Hare, as did a dog named Jacob after he was reportedly flown in a cargo hold from Michigan to Oregon and the plane had an unexpected, extended layover.

Other animals have escaped after their carriers were damaged, and many have gotten lost inside airplanes and hangars. Some have bolted, never to be seen again, after airline employees let them out during layovers. Mix-ups and carelessness have caused some animals to be separated from their guardians and even put on the wrong flight.

Recently, the rap artist ScHoolboy Q was traveling with his dog, Yeeerndamean, from Missouri to California, but during a layover, there was a mix-up and Yeeerndamean ended up miles away, in Chicago.

Even without delays, escapes and mix-ups, animals are traumatized when they find themselves far from their guardians, tossed among the luggage in a loud, dark, strange place with fluctuating air pressure.

A recently published study by the University of Illinois found that for dogs used in search-and-rescue missions โ€” who presumably fly more often than the average canine and could be assumed to be more accustomed to it โ€”vair travel is so unsettling that “[t]hey showed behavioral stress, their gut was completely turned upside down, [and] their bloodwork showed significant effects.”

If you must fly with animal companions, always take them in the cabin with you. Use a sturdy, well-ventilated carrier, preferably one with wheels, that is designed for animals and will fit under the seat.

Plan ahead: Well before your departure date, set up the carrier and put a blanket and toys and treats inside so your animal will want to check it out, and make sure that it’s large enough to allow him or her to stand up and turn around in comfortably.

If you have animals who are too large to fit under the seat, don’t risk putting them in cargo. Instead, drive to your destination or leave them in the comfort and security of their own home with a trusted caretaker โ€” it’s far less stressful and dangerous.

You’ll be glad you did. Lost or damaged luggage can be replaced, but living beings can’t.

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INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY

A CANDLE-LIGHT VIGIL OF MEMORY AND HOPE

… We all need to stand in solidarity.
Please let me know that we can count on you!

August 31

5:30 pm at Worcester City Hall Common, Main Street

Please join our families and friends who have lost a loved one to this opioid epidemic.

Losing a loved one is a lonely experience and we would love your support and prayers during this time to help our community heal.

Around the world on this day, events are held to support families and to bring awareness to this public health, public safety crisis.

See you there,
Mattie
Matilde Castiel MD
Commissioner of Health and Human Services

City of Worcester

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See-Saw: A Group for Children of
Substance Using Parents/Caregivers

A 10-week group for children (ages 7-11) of adult substance users, who are in, or currently working toward, recovery

Group will focus on:

ยท Education about substance use

ยท A safe space to process guardian substance use

ยท Prevention for at risk youth

ยท Supporting youth to develop and practice healthy

When: Tuesdays 4 -5 p.m. starting September 26

Where: 81 Plantation St.

To make a referral call: Central Referral at 1-855-4YOUINC

Rolling Admission: members are accepted throughout the group

For more information contact: Kristen Birch, MA director of Substance Abuse at 508-849-5600 x 408

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Buy these zippity-doo-dah specials at Webster Square’s Unique Finds Antiques and Vintage gift shop

Located at 1329 Main St., Worc

Open Mon – Sat, 2 – 8 p.m.

BEST PRICES IN THE CITY!๐Ÿ’

๐ŸŒปVinyl – vintage – retro – antiques – industrial – tableware – vintage toys – electric and folk guitars – neon signs – signs – jewelry – collectibles๐ŸŒป

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โคโคCECELIA!

Catch Imalay’s column and recipe in the next issue of CECELIA (on stands next Fri.)! Here’s Imalay with her babe and her cute momโค (center), the lady who taught Imalay how to cook!:

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Here’s Rose’s mom, CECELIAโค, at her First Holy Communion. The photo was taken at her family church, Woo’s little Polish church on Ward Street, St. Mary’s:

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So austere and dark…the Catholic faith of the Great Depression!!

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St. Mary’s, from Rose’s kitchen window, today…

More Chef Joey Europe pics. Read him in CECELIA, too! Next Friday!

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Chef Joey and Provence!

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The Pope’s shack – Citta del Vaticano

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This weekend visit CECELIA pal Unique Finds Antiques and Vintage gift shop – 1329 Main St., Worcester

Open 2 – 8 p

Buy:

Vinyl – 33s, 45s and 78s๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽต

Neon signs๐ŸŒป

Vintage๐Ÿ‘ 

Antiquesโค

Industrial๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

CDs and DVDs๐ŸŽน

Signs๐Ÿ˜Œ

Record players, speakers, stereos๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ

Collectibles๐ŸŽป

Toys – vintage and antiqueโค

Vintage toy trucks and cars๐Ÿš™

Tableware๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ

Furniture๐ŸŒบ

FUN๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ’ … and anything your little heart imagines!

BEST PRICES IN THE CITY!

Pics/text: Rose T.

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While the other vintage-antique shops are away (read: closed on Mondays) …

… you can always play at Unique Finds Antiques and Vintage gift shop – 1329 Main St., Worcester.๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ

BEST PRICES IN THE CITY!โค

Open Mon. – Sat., 2 – 8 p.m.๐ŸŽน

A sampler๐Ÿ‘ : pics: R.T.

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Jett? Lilac? Cece?!

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Industrial Crush๐Ÿ’™ = Webster Square’s Unique Finds Antiques and Vintage gift shop!

You want industial gold? A piece of Worcester history? Something to foster curiosity in your humble abode?

Then zip on down to Unique Finds Antiques and Vintage gift shop – 1329 Main St., Worcester! At the corner of Main and Henshaw streets!

They’ve got EVERYTHING!: Jewelry, neon signs, guitars (folk and electric), tableware, records and record players, vintage toy trucks and cars, posters and prints, big mirrors, vintage mags and books, furniture…

BEST PRICES in the city! Hands down!

Hours: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Mon. – Sat.

text+pics: R.T.

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Visit Unique Finds in Webster Square this weekend for the best vintage/funky items (plus everything music!๐ŸŽตโค) … Sold at the BEST PRICES in the city!

Unique Finds Antiques and Vintage gift shop – 1329 Main St. – drive past the Webster Sq. Shaws Plaza, the shop๐Ÿ’™ is on the corner of Main and Henshaw streets …

Open Mon – Sat, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (some Sundays)

Pics: Rose T.

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Cece!โคโค What are you doing in this post?!

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Unique Finds sells lamps, candelabra, candle holders, neon signs, chandeliers, cool lighting … Back at Rose’s shack: a cute pink Unique Finds lamp on her too busy bedstand by the bookcase…UF also sells bookcases, vintage wood crates, shelving…

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From the Boys and Girls Club of Worcester: Our kids need your help this summer! … and … BIG, FUN, FAMILY-FRIENDLY art in Elm Park! … Vox videos!โค … a tune … and more!๐ŸŽ

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Dear Friend,

Our summer program is off to a great start, and there are still five weeks to go!

During this critical out-of-school period, we strive to provide our kids with plenty of field trips so they are able to explore areas outside our Club.

We need your help: Sponsoring one of our field trips means providing our kids with learning experiences that will help their social and academic growth, and will open their eyes to endless possibilities.

In addition, we are offering a new opportunity for our teens this summer: Driver’s Ed. The in-class course is FREE for our teens (must be at least 16 years old) and is an essential tool in their growing independence.

We still, however, need to raise $600 per teen so they can receive the road lessons to complete their license test.

Many of our members can’t afford the road lesson fee, but need their license in order to gain after school employment so they can help provide for themselves and their families. 80% of our youth live at or below the poverty line, making life experiences such as field trips and driver’s ed out of their financial reach.

If you’re interested in sponsoring one of these crucial summer programs, please feel free to contact us at your convenience … lhamilton@bgcworcester.org.

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Boys & Girls Club of Worcester: The Golf Classic!

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Dear Friends,

You’re invited to an exciting new event benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester: The Golf Classic presented by The Pullman Brothers Family Foundation and the Worcester Police Department!

The tournament is taking place on Thursday, August 17, at Wachusett Country Club.

Registration opens at 8 a.m., and shotgun starts at 9 a.m.

Proceeds from this event will go towards our outdoor recreation program.

We are incredibly appreciative of these two great organizations for hosting their golf tournament in honor of our Club and kids. Our outdoor recreation programs are growing by the day thanks to the support of our friends.

In Partnership,

Liz Hamilton, Executive Director

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VISIT ELM PARK!๐Ÿ’š

This summer VISIT ELM PARK to enjoy the ART! Sculptures abound in this magical, mystical urban paradise! (Can you tell we love Elm Park?!๐Ÿ’™)

A teaser!! … So many more BIG, touchable, fun sculptures for you to Find in Elm Park!๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป

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pics: R.T.

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Go, Edith Morgan, go!!

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๐ŸŽFYI:

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Visit Unique Finds for … Unique๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š Finds๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

Unique Finds Antique and Vintage gift shop – 1329 Main St.

Open Mon – Sat, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Rose’s Unique Finds Christmas Elvis purse hangin’ around at her shack! Just so she can look at it and smile! Thx for the ๐ŸŽ, Sue and Ron!๐Ÿ’

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