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Kids collect eyeglasses in addition to candy on Halloween

Anita Kornoff

Members of the “Douglas High School Leo Club” are collecting used eyeglasses on Halloween as part of the “Team Eye Ball Trick or Treat Program.” Eyeglasses collected will be cleaned, repaired and recycled through “Lions In Sight” of California and Nevada to benefit those unable to afford them. Donating no longer wanted eyeglasses to needy children and adults helps others lead more normal and useful lives. Correcting children’s vision helps him do better in school and prepares them to achieve more productive futures. Older people whose vision declines with age can lose their independence and dignity as they become increasingly reliant upon others for the simplest tasks. Basic eye care and eyeglasses contribute to the improvement of the quality of life for all ages. Please partner with the Lions to serve people in need. If you can help collect eyeglasses contact Leo Cassie at or Lion Elizabeth at 552-5580.

The” Douglas High School Leo Club” provides opportunities for youth ages 12-18 to help the community while having fun. It is sponsored by the Carson Valley Lions Club, which has been serving the community since 1953. Leo Club activities include service projects, fundraisers and social functions. The Leo motto, Leadership – Experience – Opportunity, is fulfilled as members work together in response to the needs of others in the community.


Did you know that a number of recent studies have shown a link between hearing loss and dementia? Specifically, a pair of studies out of Johns Hopkins found that hearing loss is associated with an accelerated cognitive decline in older adults and that seniors with hearing loss are significantly more likely to develop dementia over time than those who retain their hearing. This study also revealed a link between hearing loss and accelerated brain tissue loss.

Donate hearing aids

The Sertoma, a service club whose mission is speech and hearing, is collecting used hearing aids and batteries at the Douglas County Senior & Community Center, 1329 Waterloo, Gardnerville. You are encouraged to donate no longer needed hearing aids in a container the local club has placed at the entrance of the center. These donated aids are collected and sent to Sertoma in Kansas City, where they are refurbished and or repaired to help a deaf person in need. Please call Sharon Beller, at 267-5964 if you need to have someone pick up your donation, or for more information.

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