LBLC Members Learn About “Delaware Hearing Connection

                                 Submitted by Lion John Monahan

Lions attending the Member Meeting held on Wednesday, February 20, had the opportunity to learn of some new innovations and recent changes to help those in search of better hearing. Dr. Sara Conrad, a local audiologist at Bayside Audiology & Hearing Aids in Lewes and the Founder of the Delaware Hearing Connection was Guest Speaker for the meeting. Dr. Conrad, who earned her Clinical Doctorate in Audiology from James Madison University, gave a thoughtful talk on the issues facing people with hearing loss. Dr. Conrad shared that “Hearing loss affects about 10% of the overall population and approximately 1 in 3 over 60, 2 out of 3 over 70, and over 90% of those over 80 have hearing loss.” .Sara added that,” Only 1 in 5 people who could be benefitting from hearing aids are actually wearing them and studies cite that the cost of hearing aids as one of the prevalent reasons that people don’t pursue help”.

Dr. Conrad told members about the Delaware Hearing Connection that she founded as a 501©(3) Nonprofit Organization, that is dedicated to making sure all of our local residents have access to better hearing despite financial limitations. The DHC provides hearing evaluations, hearing aids and assistive learning devices. Sara will also assist patients where needed in finding which philanthropic organization may be best to use and assist in completing the application. She answered many questions about hearing aids and devices. Dr. Conrad encouraged the Lions to share information about the Delaware Hearing Connection with any interested individuals, family members or friends and to contact her to learn more about services offered.

For additional information about the Delaware Hearing Connection, please visit the website at or call (302) 313 6130 or email


Lord Baltimore Lions Support Adult Literacy Program at Frankford Library

Members of the Lord Baltimore Lions Club led by Lion President Janet Bauer made a recent visit to the Frankford Library. The purpose of the visit was to extend congratulations and appreciation to Library Director Rachel Wackett, her staff members and the volunteer tutors who have contributed so much to the growth and success of the Adult Literacy Program at the Frankford Public Library.

According to Library Director Rachel Wackett, the Lions contribution will be used toward the purchase of Smart Readers and some needed supplies. Ms. Wackett says that “the Smart Readers are an excellent resource for adult learners as both the written and the spoken word is incorporated for greater fluency and retention.”

The Adult Literacy Program at the Frankford Library serves adults born both in the United States and also  learners from many other countries like  Mexico, Central America, China, Turkey and Laos. Ms. Wackett confirmed that in November 2018, the Frankford Public Library hosted (13) two-hour sessions that served 32 learners.

The Lord Baltimore Lions Club first  learned about this program three years ago after assisting a woman in need of an eye examination and eyeglasses. It turned out that the woman was a student in the Adult Literacy program at The Frankford Library.

For information on the Adult Literacy Program, please contact Liz Berntzen at the Frankford Public Library at 302-732 9351.



Lord Baltimore Lions Hold Vision Days

The Lord Baltimore Lions Club held a Vision Day fundraiser Nov. 3. Club members worked three shifts at two locations in its service area. The weather was favorable and the community responded by generously contributing more than $1,000. Funds collected will be used in support of the Lions Vision Research Foundation and for patient care programs offered to low-vision patients at the Lions Vision Center in partnership with the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Support for vision has been a top area of focus for the Lord Baltimore Lions Clubs and Lions throughout the United States and in more than 200 countries worldwide. For more information, contact Club President Janet Bauer at 302-537-5175 or go to



“Lions Day 2018 Celebrated at Wilmer Eye Institute”

Members of the Lord Baltimore Lions Club joined with other Lions from Multiple District 22 for the Lions Day, “Roundup 2018” at the Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center at Wilmer Eye Institute. Over 100 lions gathered at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and listened intently to speakers to learn of the work of the Lions Vision Center. LBLC Lions Tony Rinaudo, Jack Bauer, John Monahan, Anne Gude and PDG Karl Gude attended the program to heard of the progress being made to benefit low vision patients and took a 40 minute tour of the Lions Vision Center. The doctors and medical staff directly involved in the program participated in the tour to answer our many questions. Two patients gave compelling testimony about their experiences at the Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center at Wilmer Eye Institute.

The Lord Baltimore Lions Club supports LVRF on an annual basis. FVP Anne Gude presented our LBLC donation in support of this important Lions Program. This is a trip that all lions in our club should plan to make at least once. Support of low vision patients is at the core of a Lion’s service focus. Please circle the date on your November 2019 calendar once it is announced. You will not forget the experience of this visit.



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