EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

June 6, 2014

Aspen Dental and Oral Health America offer free services tomorrow

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — METHUEN — Aspen Dental in Methuen will volunteer their time tomorrow for a free “Day of Service” for those in need in the community.

To receive free service, patients must make advance appointments at a participating Aspen Dental location by calling 844-567-3999 – spaces are limited. In the spirit of helping as many people as possible, dentists will focus on treating the most urgent dental needs of each patient by providing services such as fillings, extractions, x-rays or basic denture repairs.

Aspen Dental and Oral Health America have joined forces to create the Healthy Mouth Movement - a community giving initiative designed to deliver free dental care to thousands of people in need in communities across the United States.

An estimated 100 million Americans didn’t go to the dentist last year, and millions more live in communities where there is little or no access to care.

There are a dozen Aspen Dental facilities including in Methuen at 90 Pleasant Valley St Unit 704. Other facilities close to the Merrimack Valley are in Chelmsford at 265 Chelmsford St., and Medford at 678 Fellsway Plaza.

DiZoglio announces Merrimack Valley manufacturing tour

State Rep. Diana DiZoglio, D-Methuen, will embark on a Merrimack Valley Manufacturing Tour on Thursday, June 12.

DiZoglio, who represents North Andover, Methuen, Lawrence and Haverhill, is a member of the Legislature’s bipartisan Manufacturing Caucus. During the tour she will have the opportunity to hear what concerns local manufacturers may have and also get a closeup look at the business operations.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., she will visit PanelClaw, Inc., a photovoltaic mounting systems supplier based in North Andover; Jessica’s Brick Oven, a wholesale bakery located in North Andover; Bake’n Joy Foods, also a manufacturer of high-quality bakery items in North Andover; Solectria Renewables, a leading PV inverter, string combiner and web-based monitoring company for solar projects based in Lawrence; and Polartec, home of the polar fleece manufacturer located in Lawrence.

DCS Summer Open House at Pomps Pond

ANDOVER - The Department of Community Services is holding a Summer Open House Information Session on Wednesday, June 11, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Pomps Pond off Abbot Street.

The event will offer an opportunity for people to learn more about DCS programs. The DCS summer staff for the Drop-In Playground, Beach Buddies, All Day Discovery, Outer Limits and Kidsports programs as well as the Pomps Pond lifeguards will all be on hand to talk about the various offerings.

The open house will cover the basics about how the programs are run, what happens in a weather event, information about Pomps Pond and swim lessons, news about field trips and more. Families are invited to come with their children, questions and comments. Call 978-623-8274 for more.

Free estate planning presentation

ANDOVER - Certified elder law attorneys Patrick Curley and Lucy Budman will offer a free presentation, “Spring Cleaning for Your Estate Planning,” on Monday, June 9, at 1:30 p.m. at the Andover Senior Center, 30 Whittier Court.

Topics will include MassHealth and the five-year, look-back period for nursing home benefits, trusts, probate and avoiding planning mistakes that can lead to unnecessary taxes, especially upon the ultimate sale of the family home.

To reserve a seat, call Curley Law Firm, LLP at 781-245-2222, ext. 10, or visit www.CurleyLawFirm.com to learn about other scheduled presentations. If unable to attend, contact the firm to request a free DVD of the presentation.