NAD and DSA Launch Senior Resource Listing
Silver Spring, MD--The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and its Senior Citizens Section together with the Deaf Seniors of America (DSA) have jointly launched a resource listing of, by, and for older deaf Americans.
With the title of 'Senior Resources,' this first-ever and comprehensive listing contains items of interest to older deaf persons and their families or caregivers. The first half provides useful names, addresses, phone numbers, and websites for various types of senior housing facilities (e.g., independent/retirement, assisted living, nursing, and others of a specialized nature). The second half focuses on senior clubs having gatherings of a recurring nature, which is of particular interest to deaf seniors who travel extensively.
This joint undertaking was first announced at the 2007 DSA Conference in Orlando, FL. "We are grateful to Amanda Boxer, of Woody and Sue Boxer of Maryland, who volunteered at NAD during the summer of 2007 to do initial data-gathering for this listing, said Agnes Sutcliffe, chair of the NAD Senior Citizens section and DSA member. "In addition, we are grateful to Joanne Williams of Nevada, this directory is also the result of her early efforts with the NAD Senior Citizens Section. Thank you, Amanda and Joanne!"
"This Senior Resource listing is a historic first for both organizations," said DSA President Bob Cook. "The DSA greatly appreciates the invaluable work of the NAD in turning this into a reality." His sentiments were chosed by NAD President Bobbie Scoggins, who said, "We at the NAD are thrilled to work with DSA in making this first-ever Senior Resource listing available to deaf seniors nationwide."
Click here to see the Senior Resource listing.