Dec. 20, 2012 - In honor of its 35 years of service to Massachusetts' Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened community, Governor Patrick recognized DEAF, Inc. at their November anniversary celebration. For Governor Patrick, Commissioner Heidi Reed, of the MA Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, presented the award to Executive Director Sharon Applegate and DEAF, Inc.
December 19, 2012 - DEAF, Inc. celebrated 35 years of service to the community by hosting a party on November 16th and invited our friends to join us. The evening included art by Deaf visual artists; performances by Gregg Spera, Mime, and Mikey Krajnak, storyteller; and a review of DEAF, Inc.''s Annual Report. DEAF, Inc. received recognition from Governor Patrick (made by MCDHH Commissioner Heidi Reed) and from State Representative Jay Kaufman (made by the Director of the Regional Interpreter Education Center and Northeastern ASL Program Faculty Member Cathy Cogen). If you were unable to attend this special event, you can still make a donation in honor of DEAF, Inc.'s 35th anniversary.Click here to donate.
Dec. 17, 2012 - More than 100 people, from students at Newton North High School to seniors from the New England Homes for the Deaf, shared DEAF, Inc.'s Annual Deaf Community Thanksgiving Dinner this year. The turkey dinner (which included nutritious and delicious side dishes) was prepared by volunteer and staff chefs Kevin Wilson, Frank Zavaglia, Angel Pineiro, and David Guardino). Many thanks to Shaw's Supermarkets, who helped fund the event, and to the many volunteers who helped DEAF, Inc. host the event. When you shop at Shaw's, please let them know you appreciate their support of our community.
(Photo credits: Tabatha Patrican & Lori Gonzalez)
November 30, 2012 - The Tufts Health Plan Foundation awarded DEAF, Inc.''s Project HOPE $40,000. Funding from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation supports workshops for older Deaf adults on nutrition, diet, health, preventing falls, and safely increasing exercise to live a long and vibrant life. For information on where you can join a Healthy Lifestyles for Older Deaf Adults workshop, contact Project HOPE.
Nov. 30, 2012 - The Boston Foundation has awarded DEAF, Inc.''s Project HOPE a grant of $50,000 for 2013 and 2014. The funding supports expansion of Project HOPE outreach and services to Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened adults. The grant enables Project HOPE to offer medical and communication access advocacy services for Deaf people with chronic health conditions like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, through group and 1:1 education and support for managing conditions. Want more information about our new services? Contact Project HOPE. DEAF, Inc. is an early adopter of The Boston Foundation''s Giving Common.