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Hearing statistics

March 23rd, 2023|

Last week I wrote about vision issues. It seems fair to give hearing issues their fair share of time. The statistics for hearing issues are interesting. About 17 percent of the adult population (36 million people) have some hearing loss. For the age group 65 - 74 years, about 1/3 have hearing loss. After age of 75, the number increases to 1/2 the population. That makes it one of the most prevalent chronic health conditions in older adults. Of the group who would benefit from hearing treatment only 20 percent bother doing so. It takes about 10 years for most individuals diagnosed with chronic hearing loss to actually get a set of hearing aids. As the baby boomers continue to age hearing problems will affect more and more individuals. One of the main issues with hearing loss is that it occurs gradually, you don’t wake up one morning and suddenly are not able to hear any longer. That allows denial to play a large role in the delay of treatment. The first sign is often subtle. Individuals find that it is harder to hear things when there is background noise present. Usually the first person to diagnose hearing [...]


Easter services announced

March 23rd, 2023|

Pastor Kevin and the people of Asbury, Blades, and Portsville churches invite the public to join them as they celebrate the season of Easter. The services are as follows:  April 2- Palm/Passion Sunday- Service of Lessons and Hymns- 8 a.m.- Portsville UMC, Laurel; 9:30 a.m.- Asbury UMC, Seaford; 11 a.m.- Blades UMC, Blades April 6- Maundy Thursday Service at Asbury UMC, 7 p.m. April 9- Easter Day Celebrations- Portsville UMC- Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. (inside the church), Fellowship Breakfast after Sunrise Service, Easter Service at 8 a.m. Asbury UMC- Easter Service at 9:30 a.m., Fellowship Breakfast after service Blades UMC- Easter Service at 11 a.m., Fellowship Breakfast after service

Spring Block Party

March 23rd, 2023|

Centenary, New Zion and Vital churches are hosting a Spring Block Party for all ages on Saturday, April 1 from 1-3 p.m. There will be free food, games and fellowship for all to enjoy. Centenary U.M.C. is located at 200 W. Market St. in Laurel. Please contact 302-542-3584 for more information. 


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Ruth A. Cahall, 81

Ruth A. Cahall of Laurel passed away at her son’s home in Delmar surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sharptown, she was the daughter of the late Elwood Jones and Hazel Hastings Carmean. Ruth [...]

John James Reed, 67

John James Reed of Laurel was born on Nov. 28, 1955 in Baltimore, Md. Sadly he passed away on March 10, 2023 at his home on Forty Acres Farm in the loving arms of his [...]

Melody Anderson, 28

Melody Lynn Anderson of Seaford passed away on March 19 after a lifelong battle with Huntington’s Disease. Melody was born on Oct. 26, 1994 to Rick Anderson and Hollie Anderson Wallace (Mike Wallace - stepfather). [...]

Catherine “Cathy” Warrington, 82

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Mommom, Catherine “Cathy” Warrington, who left us on March 12, 2023. Born on Aug. 20, 1940, Cathy grew up in Seaford and graduated from [...]

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