NVRC's Board of Directors and Staff
Invite you to join us for an Open House
Celebrating Cheryl Heppner’s Retirement
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time: 10 am to 12 noon
Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons
3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030
Join us for a casual get-together with Cheryl to wish her well
as she embarks on this new era of her life.
Come share your fun stories, memories and sentiments
about Cheryl, and meet up with old friends.
Light refreshments will be served,
Please RSVP to BOleary@nvrc.org
Deaf Seniors Seek a Retirement Home of Their Own
By Diane C. Lade, SunSentinel 4/26/2013
Like many baby boomers, June McMahon has been thinking about a retirement move and touring South Florida senior communities.
She and her friends check out the activities offered, how the apartments are set up, if there is an on-site nurse. But their research so far has yielded few choices.
That's because this informal search committee is from the Florida Association of the Deaf — severely hearing impaired seniors who are looking for accessible housing that will suit them and others like them.
"We asked several places, when we called to schedule a visit, if they would provide an interpreter for our tour," said McMahon, 60, a retired teacher for the deaf from Boynton Beach and the Florida association's president. "They said no. So we just stopped right there."
Most retirements communities, assisted living centers or nursing homes say they can't meet all the needs of the "signing" deaf, most of whom were born with their disability or lost their hearing before they learned to talk and are dependent on American Sign Language. But two South Florida senior communities are hoping to change that.
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