Business briefs, Feb. 14 edition

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Museum of Russian Icons to host new exhibit

Clinton – The Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St. will present a new exhibit “Secret Symbolism: Decoding Color in Russian Icons.” Visitors can discover how various colors reveal and augment the meaning of these sacred paintings. Understanding the connotation of the palette of colors typically used in icon “writing” cultivates a deeper understanding of the saints and legends the paintings portray. The age of the icons in the exhibit, selected from the museum collection, ranges from the 15th to 19th centuries. Exhibition on view through Saturday, March 1.

For more information, visit www.museumofrussianicons.org, call 978-598-5000, or email [email protected].

 

Keamy Eye & Laser Centre introduces new, breakthrough treatment for dry eye disease

Westborough – Keamy Eye & Laser Centre has announced that it is the first in the area to introduce a new treatment for patients who suffer from Evaporative Dry Eye disease.? This disease stems from a deficiency in the oily lipid layer of the eye's natural tear film which preserves the aqueous (water) layer of the eye's tear film so it does not evaporate. Keamy has introduced a new, advanced in-office treatment, called LipiFlow?, which is intended to treat patients with blocked meibomian glands, by unblocking the glands and allowing them to resume the secretion of oily lipids needed for a healthy tear film.

Dry eye disease affects 23 million people in the United States.? Of those, 65 percent suffer from Evaporative Dry Eye.? Common symptoms of dry eye include dryness, grittiness, soreness, irritation, burning and eye fatigue.

“Dry eye disease is one of the most common topics patients discuss when visiting eye care professionals,” Keamy said. “We are very pleased to introduce the new LipiFlow treatment to help those patients who are very frustrated with this chronic disease and all of the ways it negatively impacts their lives.? In effect, LipiFlow helps the meibomian glands resume their natural function and many patients note symptom relief.”

 

Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation donates grant to Horace Mann Education Associates, Inc.

(l to r) John Nason, Horace Mann Education Associates, Inc. (HMEA) parent; Karen Flynn, HMEA vice president, residential services; Ellen Dorian, Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation; Jocelyn Toussaint, HMEA program manager; Jon Lovewell, HMEA resident; Steven and Cynthia Lovewell, Jon's parents;  Doug MacPherson, HMEA vice president, development and public relations; and Candace Slobogan, HMEA residential coordinator. Photo/submitted
(l to r) John Nason, Horace Mann Education Associates, Inc. (HMEA) parent; Karen Flynn, HMEA vice president, residential services; Ellen Dorian, Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation; Jocelyn Toussaint, HMEA program manager; Jon Lovewell, HMEA resident; Steven and Cynthia Lovewell, Jon's parents; Doug MacPherson, HMEA vice president, development and public relations; and Candace Slobogan, HMEA residential coordinator. Photo/submitted

Marlborough – The Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation has awarded the Horace Mann Education Associates, Inc. (HMEA) a $4,870 grant to improve the quality of life for residents of a group home for autistic adults in Northborough.

“Helping individuals live full and respected lives right in our own community is a great way for us to give back,” said Ellen Dorian, secretary of the Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation.

For over 50 years, the mission of HMEA has been to affirm and promote the values, dreams and potential of people with developmental disabilities through education, support and life experiences. The organization's focus is on developing programs and directly providing services to over 3,800 children and adults with autism and other special needs throughout central and southeastern Massachusetts. To learn more, visit www.hmea.org.

Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation was formed to further community development in the communities served by Marlborough Savings Bank and to support community organizations that contribute to the quality of life in the bank's communities.