Deaf and Hard of Hearing Senior Services Continue to Grow

August 30, 2010 - Senior Independent Living Services, introduced at DEAF, Inc. in 2008, continues to grow. DEAF, Inc. visits area senior centers to educate staff and reach out to Deaf and Hard of Hearing seniors. For information on services available or to set up an appointment or presentation, contact the Independent Living program.

ASL-Based CPR/AED/First Aid Certification Classes

August 29, 2010 - In collaboration with the Red Cross, DEAF, Inc. has developed and will offer Red Cross Certification training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automatic External Defibrillation (AED) and First Aid to members of the Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened community. The course, which is offered in ASL with an ASL-based certification exam, was designed by DEAF, Inc.''s Project HOPE staff based on the CPR/AED/First Aid Certification training offered to Hearing members of the community by the Red Cross, is expected to be available to the community in late Fall 2010.

Now Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened adults (ages 18 and over) can become certified by learning how to save lives. The ASL CPR/AED/First Aid certification training teaches how provide emergency resuscitation to someone experiencing a heart attack, what to do if someone is choking, how to treat emergencies like serious cuts and burns, and more. Prepare yourself and improve the safety and health of our community. Contact Project HOPE for information on CPR/AED/First Aid Certification training schedules and registration.

DEAF, Inc. Awarded $3,000 from Allston-Brighton Boston College Community Fund

DEAF, Inc. Executive Director Sharon Applegate and staff member David Guardino pose with Mayor Tom Menino

DEAF, Inc. Executive Director Sharon Applegate and staff member David Guardino pose with Mayor Tom Menino

June 27, 2010 - On June 3, 2010, Executive Director, Sharon Applegate, and staff member David Guardino accepted a $3,000 award from Mayor Menino, granted from the Allston-Brighton Boston College Community Fund. The award will support DEAF, Inc.''s new youth services. For more information on DEAF, Inc.'s youth services, contact the Independent Living Program.

DEAF, Inc. Casino Night: A Win!

June 1, 2010 - On May 1, 2010, DEAF, Inc.'s Board of Directors hosted Casino Night, a spring Fund-Raiser to benefit DEAF, Inc. Held at the spacious and accommodating site donated by City Year Boston, the evening featured card tables, games tables, Roulette, and other games of chance. It made for a great night of socializing and fun. DEAF, Inc. staff and volunteers were trained by Happy Knights, who partially sponsored the tables and games equipment. Guests received chips with which to play, and enjoyed snacks and desserts provided by Trader Joe's, members of the Board, and Ellen Budnick-Gross. Top players won gift certificates donated by the Deaf Poker Tour and Capital Grille Restaurant. Boston area's outstanding interpreters donated their time to help keep the event accessible to all.

DEAF, Inc. thanks our sponsors, our Board of Directors, the amazing interpreter crew, DEAF, Inc. staff, and all our friends who made this first Casino Night a success. We encourage our friends to support those who support DEAF, Inc. -- let our sponsors know that you use their services in part because of their support. Thank you to all!

2nd Annual Fall Fundraiser: A Celebration of Deaf Culture – a Success!

October 30, 2009 - On October 19, 2009, members of the Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened community came together to celebrate Deaf culture. Professor Harlan Lane, Deaf comedienne and rapper Antoinette "Vic" Crosta and DeafBlind comedian and storyteller Jagannath "JAG" Einhorn donated their time and talents by presenting and performing as part of the evening's program. In addition to the lecture and performances, the event included a fund-raiser silent auction and raffle. We thank our sponsors, Sorenson Communications, Purple Communications and Sprint Relay for their support, and our friends for their support of DEAF, Inc.

In addition we thank local businesses:

  • Borders
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • British Beer Company
  • Cafe Chew
  • Celebrities for Charity
  • Chipotle
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Friendly's
  • Harvest Catering, Inc.
  • Ipswich Arts Cooperative
  • J. Pace and Sons
  • Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
  • Northeastern University
  • Redbones
  • Shaw's
  • Starbucks
  • Studio Brush
  • Summer Cottage
  • Target
  • Trader Joe's
  • UNO Chicago Bar & Grill
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