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LORD BALTIMORE LIONS THANK HEALTHCARE WORKERS

The Lord Baltimore Lions Club wants to thank all doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals, volunteers and the support staff of Beebe Healthcare for their courage, dedication, and willingness to comfort and care for the sick and dying during this pandemic.  We know there are significantly higher risks of being infected while caring for patients with the COVID-19 virus in addition to the fear of bringing the virus home to their family.  Working long hours, risk of being infected and being away from their families, the Beebe Healthcare personnel show what they are made of by providing services to their patients and the families in our community.      

Please continue doing what you do to help your patients, and know that our members and the community appreciate your sacrifices and service. The Lord Baltimore Lions will be making donations to support the COVID-19 relief efforts and will encourage other Lions Clubs in our area to also support this effort.  Anyone can donate and obtain additional information at www.beebehealthcare.org/donate-funds-covid-19-relief.

 

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 www.dehearing.org or call (302) 313 6130 or email dehearing@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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