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The Chicago Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Center

Shown in the photo (left to right) are:  Lion Dr. Janet Szlyk, Lighthouse President and Executive Director; Lion Walt Holden; Lion Deb Schlies, Vice President, Advancement/Financial Development at the Lighthouse; and Tom Perski, Senior Vice President/Rehabilitation Services at the Lighthouse

Shown in the photo (left to right) are: Lion Dr. Janet Szlyk, Lighthouse President and Executive Director; Lion Walt Holden; Lion Deb Schlies, Vice President, Advancement/Financial Development at the Lighthouse; and Tom Perski, Senior Vice President/Rehabilitation Services at the Lighthouse

On June 7, The Chicago Lighthouse hosted an open house for Lions Club members at its new comprehensive facility, The Chicago Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Center, located at 222 Waukegan Road in Glenview. The many people who attended were impressed with the new site and space age equipment demonstrated by Senior Vice President/Rehabilitation Services Tom Perski and the information shared by Lion Dr. Janet Szlyk, President and Executive Director.

With the opening of the new center in Glenview, the Lighthouse is able to bring its world class services to residents of the northern suburbs who are visually impaired. Previously they had to travel to the agency’s main site on Roosevelt Road for this kind of care.

Governor Walt Holden, District 1F Lions, praised the new facility and noted that the Lions will continue to support the Lighthouse’s efforts, based on the club’s mission of providing humanitarian service.

Mr. Perski indicated that at the top of his wish list is a favorable response from the Lions concerning a Lighthouse request to provide funding for a new van to help transport equipment to communities for demonstrations of low vision technology and independent living aids.

If you want to know how to get involved, contact Lion Walt Holden at mylionsclub@aol.com

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