THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, April 12, 2019 Page 17 RIVER | FROM PAGE 14 Results favorable for boating ven while assuming maximal exposures, all boaters’ health risks met all state and federal standards for acceptable environmental health risks. The highest health risk over a lifetime of exposure to Malden River water and sediments in this study was calculated to be about 1 in 10 -5 (one chance in 100,000). This worst-case scenario falls well below a level set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would usually require the cleanup of contaminated site (1 in 10 -4, or 1 in 10,000). Furthermore, boaters will E probably not ever experience the worst-case risk level because they will not be wading through the sediments or capsizing on every outing. Launching from a dock – which is how boaters will likely use the water – will reduce the real risks even further. “With this important information in hand – we now must turn to expanding access to the river through parks, paths and boat launches – priorities outlined in our community-driven Malden River Vision Plan,” said MyRWA Executive Director Patrick Herron. “The great news is that there are awesome municipal and community partners that are committed to making a diff erence.” Project funders & partners T his study was funded in part by The Llewellyn Foundation, The Fine Foundation, Preotle Lane & Associates, the Mystic River Watershed Environmental Fund and Mystic Valley Development Corp. MyRWA, MIT CEHS and Gradient Corp. provided in-kind support. “The Human Health Risk Study on the Malden River is a prime example of an important collaboration initiated with an idea from our community,” said Karen Buck of the Friends of the Malden River. “Since 2016, together with MyRWA, we formed partnerships that overcame the funding shortage. This collaboration created a meticulous, independent, and unarguable study providing the community with assurance that yes, it is safe to boat on the Malden River. The sense of relief and joy is palpable. Now, the work begins!” ~ OPEN HOUSE ~ Sunday, April 14 * 12:00 - 1:30 PM 63 HARVARD ST., CHELSEA PRATTVILLE NEW PRICE: $619,900. by iller Trikes for Grown-Ups Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about three-wheeled bicycles? I’m 65 years old and would like to start cycling again but I have some occasional balance problems and don’t trust myself on a two-wheeler. What can you recommend? Ready to Ride Dear Ready, Three-wheeled bikes – also known as adult trikes – are a great cycling option for older adults, especially those who have concerns with their balance or stamina. Here’s what you should know, along with some tips to help you shop for one. Safer Cycling If you’d like to take up, or continue bike riding, but worry about falling, adult trikes are a smart option to consider because of the stability they provide. With a trike, you can ride as slow as you want without ever losing your balance and you can put both feet on the ground while seated, which is very reassuring for many older riders. In addition, adult trikes are also made with a low “step through” design making mounting and dismounting easier; they typically come with big tires that ensure a smooth ride; have ergonomic handlebars that are easy to reach and grip; and off er oversize seats (some even have backrests) for comfort and support. And, other than the frame, tricycles use the same standard components as traditional bikes do, so replacement parts are readily available, and repairs are not an issue. There are dozens of diff er                                                                          Sandy Juliano, BROKER CBR,ASP JRS PROPERTIES, INC. 433 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 The service doesn’t end with the sale! ent types of adult trikes to choose from with prices ranging anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. To help you figure out the right kind of trike that meets your needs and budget, here’s a breakdown of the different styles and costs, along with some popular models to check out. Upright Trikes If you’re primarily interested in a leisurely ride around the neighborhood for pleasure, fitness or running errands, upright trikes are a good choice. These are traditional upright-positioned tricycles that come with rear cargo baskets and limited gear options, usually ranging from one to three-speeds. A great choice in this category is the Sun Traditional Trike (see Sun.bike/trikes) that cost between $440 and $550. Or, for a less expensive option consider the Schwinn Meridian Adult Tricycle sold at Walmart, Target or Amazon.com for around $300. Recumbent Trikes These are the low-to-theground, stretched-out frame trikes that allow you to recline with your legs positioned in front of you. Available in various styles, recumbent trikes are very comfy, easy on the back and aerodynamic which make them ideal for longer rides. TerraTrikes (Terratrike.com) and Catrike (Catrike.com) are two of the biggest U.S. companies that make tadpole-style (the two wheels are in front) recumbent trikes. Or, see Sun Seeker (Sunseeker.bike), which sells several Delta recumbent trikes (two wheels in back) that off er a higher seat level. But be aware that recumbent trikes are much more expensive, typically ranging between $1,000 and $4,000. E-Trikes If you want a boost from time-to-time, electric trikes are a great option too. These trikes are hybrids that have pedals and a battery powered electric motor, so you can exercise when you want, or when you need a boost, you can let the motor assist you. A great place to fi nd these is at ElectricTrike.com, which off er a variety of options ranging from $1,500 to $3,000. You can also fi nd them on e-bike sites like PedegoElectricBikes.com, ProdecoTech.com and Evelo.com. Folding Trikes If you like to travel or if you have limited storage space, trikes that are designed to fold up to fi t in tight spaces are another option. The Kent Adult Westport Folding Tricycle and Mantis Tri-Rad Folding Adult Tricycle sold at Amazon.com for around $300 are two popular options to check out. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior. org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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