Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Staying Safe: For the Deaf & Hard of Hearing event for April 21st!

It’s that time of year again and A & O: Support Services for Older Adults will be offering a free full day workshop for older adults (55+), family members, students, volunteers and service providers in support of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week 2015.  This year’s event will focus on supporting communication between persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and community supports, including the Manitoba Justice System.  The goal is to improve awareness and community supports by educating individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing about supports in their communities and to provide an opportunity to discuss existing barriers and challenges with service providers.  This event will include presentations by community service professionals in this topic area followed by a question and answer period and open discussion related to best practices for service providers.  We will also be hosting booths to distribute information about programs and services in the community.

Please see attached poster, including invitation letter and registration form.  Please consider taking part in this event and help us to reach as many people as possible by putting up our poster in a high traffic area and distributing this information to your contacts. Note that the registration deadline is Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

Thank you for your time and consideration!