Rtn, Ellen Haggarty on Hearing Loss (Aired on January 6 and January 7th 2018)

Ellen Haggerty, Rotary’s Hearing Hero (Aired on January 6 and 7, 2018)

Pleasant Valley Rotarian Ellen Haggerty returns to the RadioRotary microphone to tell about her latest efforts to improve hearing and communication around the world. Ms. Haggerty, who lost her own hearing at age 4, but has compensated with hearing aids and excellent lip reading, is the chair of the Rotarians for Hearing Rotary Action Group (RAG). In past projects she has helped provide solar hearing aids for impoverished Brazilians, spread the use of hearing loopsthat improve sound for hearing aids at gatherings, and persuaded the Rotary Annual Convention to have captioning for its main talks. Her newest project in based on the idea that speech for those with hearing loss is impaired unless very young children hear others speak. Tests exist that can detect hearing loss in infants before they learn to speak. These tests are being introduced in Guatemala through a Rotary Foundation Global Grant sponsored by Pleasant Valley and Folsom, California, Rotary clubs in the United States partnered with two clubs in Guatemala. Listen to the program and learn about the project and about you can help.
Learn more:

Rotarians for Hearing RAG
Help the Children Hear
Rotary Action Groups
Pleasant Valley Rotary on Facebook

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This week on RadioRotary – January 20th & 21st, 2018 – Fighting Opioid Abuse

This weekend on RadioRotary:  Fighting Opioid Abuse

Tune in to RadioRotary on Saturday, January 20th at 11:30 a.m. (on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/) and Sunday, January 21st at 6:30 a.m. (on WBPM 92.9 FM or http:// www.wbpmfm.com/) and 9:30 a.m. (on WGHQ 920AM and 92.5FM, WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/) when we talk with Rotarian Mike Polesek about fighting opioid abuse.

The award-winning RadioRotary can be heard on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. on WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110AM or http://www.wtbq.com/ and on Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on WBPM 92.9 FM or http://www.wbpmfm.com/ and at 9:30 a.m. on WGHQ 920AM and 92.5FM, WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420 or http://www.realcountryhv.com/ . Listen to all previous programs at www.radiorotary.org or on your MP3 player via iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radiorotary/id39731680

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January 14, 2018 · Posted in Hudson Valley  

Rhinebeck Rotary Club talks about Senior Assistance (Aired on December 23 and December 24th 2017)


Rhinebeck Rotarians Mike Frazier and Mike Mazzarella tell RadioRotary producer Kathy Kruger about the program Rhinebeck Rotary has instituted to help senior citizens age in place. Many older Americans prefer to stay in their existing homes instead of moving into assisted-living communities or nursing homes. Sometimes the physical infirmities of aging mean that homes need to be modified for safer living; in other instances, simple tasks such as mounting storm windows in the fall have become too difficult for an aging homeowner. In Rhinebeck, NY, the Rhinebeck Community Committee on Aging recognized this problem and committee members who were also Rotarians asked their club to help. Today Rhinebeck Rotarians who are skilled in carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work volunteer to solve these problems for senior citizens at no cost for materials or labor. Grab bars are installed in bathrooms and railings on stairs as needed. Plumbing and electrical problems are solved. Necessary tasks such as cleaning gutters are handled as well. Seniors in need only need to contact Mike Frazier at Rhinebeck Rotary to get the help scheduled.

Learn More:
Rhinebeck Rotary
Aging in Place
Other Programs for Home Improvement

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January 4, 2018 · Posted in Aging, Health, Hudson Valley, Quality of Life, Rotary Club Projects  

Rotary International Convention In Atlanta Georgia Show # 7 (Aired on December 16th and 17th 2017)

Atlanta 2017 Rotary Convention, part 7 (Aired on December 16 & 17, 2017)
Continuing its broadcasts from the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta,
RadioRotary Co-Hosts Jonah Triebwasser and Sarah O’Conner interview representatives of several of the many exhibits featured at the Convention. “The One” Rotary Action Group presents an award of $100,000 to the International Humanitarian of the year along with $50,000 each to two runners-up, enabling these humanitarians to increase their work with the poor of the world. One effort to help the poor is Project Peanut Butter, which uses Rotary grants to manufacture and supply a specially formatted peanut butter that saves the lives of starving children, primarily in Africa. Another Rotary Action Group specializes in preventing blindness through improving maternal health, cataract surgery, and detection of macular degeneration. The “I Can Read” songs are taught to pre-school children, providing an easy way to learn reading easy, high-frequency words. Rotary volunteers staff the Wheelchair Foundation, which provides new and refurbished devices to give mobility to the disabled.
Learn more:
The One: International Humanitarian Award
Project Peanut Butter
Rotary Action Group for Blindness Prevention:
“I Can Read” Songs”
Wheelchair Foundation UK
Rotary Action Groups
Rotary Foundation Grant Programs

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