Lions Opening Eyes at Medfest Special Olympics

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Lions Club members at the Medfest Special Olympics. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Two members of the Park Forest Lions, Allen & Cheryl Warshaw, recently attended the Medfest Special Olympics Opening Eyes at the United Center. The Warshaws volunteered to do pretesting of eyes of the athletes.

Both agreed it was an amazing experience. After the primary testing, athletes were sent to an Optometrist for a more thorough eye exam. If the athletes needed glasses, they were able to take them home with them.

This project was made possible thanks to a partnership with Lens Crafters and Luxotica. Lens Crafters provided the exams and glasses free of charge.

Anyone in our community who needs an eye exam and glasses and has limited income is asked to go to the Nurse at the Park Forest Health Department and fill out an application. This application will be sent to the Park Forest Lions for review. If you qualify, you will be sent a certificate to go to Lens Crafters in Matteson for your free exam and glasses paid for by the Park Forest Lions Club.

Many Thanks

THANK YOU to Park Forest and Richton Park residents for their generous donations on Candy Days, Oct 10th and 11th. And THANK YOU to the merchants who allowed us to solicit in front of their stores, banks, post office and library. Thanks to all of you, we reached our goal this year. It will enable us to continue to help those in need in our surrounding communities.

If there is anyone interested in joining the good efforts of the Park Forest Lions to help those in need in Park Forest, Richton Park or University Park, please contact Cheryl Warshaw at 219-322-9082 or email [email protected]

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Lions Club Collecting Used Eye Glasses

Park Forest Lions Club
Park Forest Lions Club

Members of the Park Forest Lions Club, Seated (left to right) Paula & Donald Clark, Allen Warshaw, Standing (left to right) Ted Kowynia, Robert Kimes, Dr. Joshua Oni, Herbert Adler, Jim Hopper, President (Photo: PF Lions Club)

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— The Park Forest Lions Club is collecting used eye glasses to be recycled for use in third world countries on missions, and hearing aids for recycle to help our own community members in need of hearing aids. We work very closely with LensCrafters in Matteson and an Audiologist in Olympia Fields for those in need in our community .

On June 20, 2007, Mr. Donald Clark and his wife, Paula joined the Park Forest Lions Club as their guest for dinner where Donald was presented with three assistive devices from the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired at no cost to him. The devices included telescope glasses, a magnifier and another pair of glasses with a filter to help him see better than just shadows. The Park Forest Lions Club picked up the entire cost.

The Park Forest Lions Club is here for YOU! If you are in need of glasses or hearing aids, contact Lion Jim Hopper (708-715-6412), President or Lion Allen Warshaw (219-322-9082) for instructions to get an application from the nurse at the Park Forest Health Department.

If you are interested in becoming part of our Park Forest Lions, please contact the above phone numbers and let us know if you would like to come to a dinner meeting as our guest and meet the members. We meet on the third Wednesday of the month.

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