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WILMINGTON, MA — During his Annual Budget Presentation earlier this week, Town Manager Jeff Hull announced his intention to add a full-time case worker position to be shared between the Wilmington Veterans Department and Wilmington Elderly Services Department.“The Veterans Services and Elderly Services Departments have expressed concern about their ability to meet the demands of their clients for timely service and follow-up,” said Town Manager Jeff Hull in his annual budget message. “In many instances, both departments are responding to the same constituency — seniors are who veterans.”Hull stressed that both departments are being confronted with growing workloads. The Veterans Department is currently managing more than 400 active cases, involving a variety of claims at both the state and federal levels. The Elderly Services Department, meanwhile, is seeing the senior population in town boom — a 27.9% increase (4,045 to 5,176) between 2010 and 2017 — with the trend projected to continue. As a result, the Department, which currently only has one case manager on staff, has seen its request for case management rise dramatically.“The new case worker will split their time between both departments in making home visits to seniors and Veterans and conducting follow-up visits or calls to ensure that residents are obtaining their medications, attending doctor’s appointments, and identifying other assistance that may be available,” explained Hull. “The case worker will assist by working with residents to complete documentation to obtain benefits such as fuel assistance, food through the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP), financial assistance and medical coverage.”This full-time position would cost $43,898.The Town Manager and Veterans Director will discuss the proposal with the Finance Committee on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 7pm at Wilmington Town Hall.Voters will ultimately have the final say over the Fiscal Year 2020 budget at the Annual Town Meeting on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10:30am in the Wilmington High School Auditorium.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Public Buildings Dept. Outlines Projects This Summer, Including School ImprovementsIn “Government”Town To Launch New Substance Abuse Prevention & Support Programs, Commits $80KIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Selectmen To Discuss Senior Center, Palmer Park, WHS Gym Floor At September 9 MeetingIn “Government”
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Centre regarding a plea seeking to set two-child norm as a means to control population the country. The next date of hearing is on September 3.The petition, heard by a bench consisting of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice Brijesh Sethi, asked the Centre about the next course of action raised in the petition.On Tuesday, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), filed by advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, was moved before the Delhi High Court, seeking directions to the government to ascertain the feasibility of implementing the recommendation of the National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution (NCRWC) headed by Justice Venkatchaliah.According to the petition, the NCRWC proposed the formulation of Population Control Law under the Constitution’s Article 47 (A) which is one of the directive principles of state policy that hold improvement in the level of nutrition, the standard of living and public health as its primary duty.”Till now, the Constitution has been amended 125 times, hundreds of new laws have been enacted, but population control law, utterly required for country, is not made.”The petition also sought an order from the court declaring that the two-child norm to be set as a criterion for government jobs, aids, and subsidies. It was suggested that statutory rights such as the right to vote, right to contest, right to property, right to free shelter, right to free legal aid will be withdrawn if a person fails to comply with the norm.Upadhyay in his plea also claims that the population of India has marched ahead of China, as about 20 per cent of the population does not have Aadhaar and therefore not accounted for, as well as crores of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis living illegally in the country.Citing population explosion as the root cause of corruption, he also claimed that it is a contributory factor behind heinous crimes like rapes, domestic violence, etc.He also said the government should be asked to declare the first Sunday of every month as Health Day instead of Polio Day to spread awareness on population growth. Provision of contraceptive pills, condoms, and vaccines to economically weaker sections and below poverty line (BPL) families should also be included, he added.Upadhyay also claimed that without population control, campaigns such as Clean India and Save the Girl Child would not succeed.
Dressed in an elegant long kurta, the graceful Jaya Bachchan walked into the Habitat Centre’s Visual Arts Gallery last night to close a historic Sanjay Bhattacharyya exhibition titled ‘Shrines’.Chaste Bengali was heard between two artists, one from the art world and the second from the cine world and Jaya was all ears and eyes as she spent time looking at the show that had four paintings and three drawings. She spent the greatest amount of time in front of the Kalighat canvas that held its own for its elements of design details and the virtuosity of colour.Jaya has been following Sanjay Bhattacharyya’s works for more than two decades and can wax eloquent on his work.The evening also had curator and art historian Aman Nath and Habita Director Sunit Tandon in attendance along with curator Uma Nair , artists Anwar, Anandmoyi Bannerjee and gallery Director Payal Kapoor.
Occasional fasting may not only help people lose weight but also boost their metabolic activity, generate antioxidants, and reverse some effects of ageing, a study claims. Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) and Kyoto University in Japan identified 30 previously-unreported substances whose quantity increases during fasting and indicate a variety of health benefits. “We have been researching ageing and metabolism for many years and decided to search for unknown health effects in human fasting,” said Takayuki Teruya, first author of the paper published in the journal Scientific Reports. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Contrary to the original expectation, it turned out that fasting induced metabolic activation rather actively,” said Teruya. The study presents an analysis of whole human blood, plasma, and red blood cells drawn from four fasting individuals. The researchers monitored changing levels of metabolites — substances formed during the chemical processes that grant organisms energy and allow them to grow. The results revealed 44 metabolites, including 30 that were previously unrecognised, that increased universally among subjects between 1.5- to 60-fold within just 58 hours of fasting. In previous research, researchers identified various metabolites whose quantities decline with age, including three known as leucine, isoleucine, and ophthalmic acid. In fasting individuals, these metabolites increase in level, suggesting a mechanism by which fasting could help increase longevity.
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