Staff and instructors have quickly stepped up to bring you virtual learning opportunities. One-on-one instrumental and voice lessons are now available online using Zoom. Group classes including Mixed Age Move & Groove for ages 1-4, KiddyKeys for ages 3-5, and Keyboard Magic for ages 6-9 will open for registration later this week. Much more is available on Apple Tree's website (link below)
BVPTS has shifted over to Telehealth to continue to treat patients safely in the comfort of their own homes. By using a secure video chat they are able to check in and see how a patient is feeling and moving, and correct or progress any exercises as needed. Now may be the time to start getting that painful body part looked at, while most people have more free time. Try a risk-free visit today!
Working in these challenging times with day-to-day uncertainty can cause stress and anxiety. As formally trained business and executive coaches, we are offering 10 hours per week at no charge to the business community. Whether it is for personal dilemmas, business situations, strategizing, planning, etc., we are here for you as a sounding board, thinking partner, and whatever else you need. Each session will be for one hour and are on a first-come, first serve basis. To schedule your complimentary, confidential session, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com or Call 413-283-7091. You are not alone! We are all in this Together!
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Concierge Physical Therapy
Connect by Tele-health "E-Visit" or by phone. Get the care you deserve in the safety of your own home. Contact CPT to set up an appointment today!
Free YouTube Tutorial "Beautiful Castle Watercolor,Painting Project for All Ages". Perfect for all ages! A delightful beginning watercolor project, "Beautiful Castle" teaches students about resist crayon, drawing lines, and handling adjacent colors.
" To say the past few weeks have been crazy in the markets would be an understatement. We understand that many of you are concerned about the markets and your individual portfolios. We would like to give you a few points to consider.
It is important to be patient with the market ups and downs. This is not fun, but it is important to take the down swings with the up swings. The long-term goal of investing is to allow your money to grow for you. Selling at a low is locking in a loss.?
Your Financial Goals
Our role as advisors is to understand your financial goals and dreams and build portfolios with the appropriate risk to meet those goals. It is times like these where we put our strategies and managers to the test to meet those goals and minimize the losses that we take. If your goals have changed, we should know about that.
Opportunity Is Here
If you have the opportunity or cash on the sidelines, now or in the near future is a good time to buy in. We do not have a crystal ball as to when the market will find bottom but we do know it is priced at discount and for those inclined becomes an opportunity to put more money to work for you or increase the risk in your portfolios to take advantage of the up swing in the market when that comes.
"We are open. Many of our patients are fragile, so we are offering to do what we can via phone, etc. If patients or family members wish, they can drive here, we will go outside, take hearing aids, bring them inside to clean and service them as best we can. Then bring them back to the car. Many aids can be programmed wirelessly, so the patient and aids can stay in the car. We ask them to have their cell phones to talk as I do this. We can adjust hearing aid settings without them coming inside.
For our elders, we want to be sure they can hear to keep them safe. So we will do our best to care for them with the least exposure risk possible. We can advise on phone access, closed captioning, visual fire alarms from afar without them having to come in.
Hearing testing and direct contact visits are still available, but we am triaging by phone. For pediatric evaluations, we are following the school closure schedule. If children are having hearing aid issues, I will triage by phone. Always available to talk by phone, email, etc.
Our Facebook page has resources to help people and I am updating it daily as good ideas come up"
"Out of concern for our patients and staff, we are suspending in-office services as of 3/24/2020. We will still be available by phone and can assist by appointment only for emergencies and supplies. Please contact 508-796-5899 and we will be happy to help. "
SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS AND ENJOY A FREE LUNCH!
Will be offering a free lunch for friends and family on 5/8/2020 at 12:00 at Post Office Pub in North Grafton. There will be a presenter from a hearing aid company, along with myself, talking about hearing health care. Please call the number below to reserve your spot!
STARTING APRIL 1ST, ALL STATEMENTS WILL ONLY BE DELIVERED VIA EMAIL
until further notice.
Customers have full access to their accounts via our new customer portal. You can view and print statements and invoices at any time as well as make payment on your account. You can go to https://customerportal.koopmanlumber.com/ and request access there (see instructions by clicking the button at the bottom of this email). These actions are part of our comprehensive response to COVID-19. Hand printing, stuffing, posting statements is not only time consuming and costly, but also puts several personnel in close quarters for hours. In order to protect our valued employees, we will be discontinuing this practice. We trust you understand. We are here to help via email or phone to make sure you have complete access to all the information you need. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. To reach the credit department directly, use: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can now shop Koopman Lumber online for pick up in store. This site does NOT have building materials currently, but it does have about 90% of what you would find inside our Whitinsville, Uxbridge, Grafton and Sharon locations. You can start shopping now at www.shopkoopman.com!
We now have a secure payment link option as a substitution for payment at the register. (Does not apply to charge accounts – they can pay bills through the customer portal) If you would like to call a store to make a purchase, we now have an automated way to email you a payment link. Customers can click on the link, make a credit card payment or ACH payment from a checking account, and that payment automatically posts to that order as a full deposit. This substantially improves the process for delivered and curbside pickup orders.
Our store hours are subject to change based on developing conditions. We immediately update our locations page on our website as well as Google, Facebook and other online locations. Keep up to date with out hours here: http://www.koopmanlumber.com/locations.html
We ask that you avoid cash payments at the register. We accept ApplePay touchless payments and credit cards and wipe down the signature pen and pad between each customer. Please practice 6’ social distancing when in stores or engaging with staff. The safety of our Koopman team is very important to us and we are doing everything possible to continue to provide the essential services we are called on to supply.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, THANK YOU. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding as we forge ahead together.
Koopman Lumber Company
665 Church Street
Whitinsville, MA 01588
Multiple Locations: Whitinsville, Uxbridge, North Grafton, Sharon, Hudson, Milford Paint, Andover, Distribution Center
Starting April 1st through December 31, there are several federally mandated acts that impact business with less than 500 employees. Are you compliant? Do you have questions?
Over the prior week’s, we have become aware of the following:
-Emergency Family & Medical Leave Expansion Act (effective April 1-December 31)
-Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (effective April 1 – December 31)
-Telework / Telecommuting
-Unemployment / Lay offs
-Reservists / National Guard being called up
-Health Insurance / Medicare and the impact
These are just a few of the many challenges facing businesses these days to manage.
Quality Transitions, your local Human Resource Business Partner, are more than happy to lend a helping hand in any of these areas or Human Resources in general.
In fact, starting Monday April 6th we will be offering Free HR Virtual Coaching sessions thru Zoom meetings for the month of April, details below. You can use the coaching session to ask clarifying questions, get advice, or ask quick questions on any topic related to Human Resources.
We also have connections to a variety of professionals that specifically deal in specialized areas of
Employment Law, Medicare, Health Insurance, etc. As we unite as a community, this is our way to help our neighbors weather the storm.
Maintaining open lines of communication is critical during these challenging times. Touching base with employees who are working remotely via daily / weekly communication (Zoom, Skype, etc.) will keep employees engaged and informed.
To help you communicate your cancellations, changing hours, closures, takeout options/deliveries, etc. during the next few weeks, send your logo, contact information—and 50-word maximum to News@theYankeeXpress.com.
Our website home page (theYankeeXpress.com) will direct residents to your update. It will appear on our website through April 24, unless you specify different dates in your submission.
MassGrown and Fresher News March, Maple, and More!
Reminder: Our Massachusetts Farms are Open – Tips and Recommendations
With the extraordinary measures being taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in communities across the Commonwealth, there is no doubt that disruption is occurring in our everyday routines and schedules. To those of you who have supported local agriculture by buying from your local farm, farmer's market, and nursery or greenhouse, we thank you for your commitment to buying local and supporting our farmers in Massachusetts. We ask that in these challenging times, as industries across the board are being severely impacted, you continue to support the agricultural sector in Massachusetts.
March is “Massachusetts Maple Month”, and we want to remind you that you can still enjoy warm maple syrup on pancakes or your favorite maple treat at home. Many of our state’s maple producers offer sales of syrup at their farm, farmers’ markets, and online. To find sugarhouses statewide, click here. For more information on Massgrown, Farmersmarkets, CSA Farms, click here
The Green Plate, LLC.
"As of now we will continue to stay open normal business hours for take out only! 11-7 Mon-Fri. 11-3 on Saturday!...If you haven’t already, please sign up for our “weekly specials” through our website. Along with our specials we will also be keeping you updated of any changes as they happen. For right now, we are doing our best in keeping our staff and customers as safe as possible and appreciate your business!!
At this time we are asking our customers to please call in your orders, pay over the phone and we will bring your order to your car. This will help eliminate the foot traffic in our cafe. We are doing our best to stay stocked with our freezer items, smoothies, wraps etc. and will continue the Build A Bowl as long as we can!
Thank you all for your support during this time! May you all stay healthy!"