Deaf Seniors USA

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

DSA 2015 WORKSHOPS #1...More to Come Soon!


Note: More workshop descriptions and pictures will be coming out soon. 
Keep your eyes open for the next one...#2 

See y'all at DSA 2015 Asheville North Carolina 
this coming August! 

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Time to Recognize and Thank Deaf Seniors!


Many Deaf Seniors have done wonderful things for their communities, clubs or organizations. Many clubs and/or organizations of and for the deaf have wonderful programs for their members. But sometimes we forget to thank them. We forget to recognize them who have volunteered all 
these years.

Can you help by filling out the form below?

Thank you very much!

Nancy B. Rarus
DSA President

DEADLINE: June 30, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

DSA 2015: Fun Day Picnic May 24, 2015

DSA 2015 Fundraiser
Come One, Come All! 
Rain or Shine!
All Day!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

DSA 2015: ACTIVITIES During the Conference

If you choose to attend some activities, you need to fill out the 
registration form of activities and mail/fax/email the form!
Click below for the registration form:

DSA 2015: Registration Form for Activities

Deaf Seniors of America 2015 Asheville Conference
Click below to read the description of each activity 
during the conference:

DEADLINE: June 26, 2015

DSA 2015: Bus Tour to NCSD & NCDBSRC

North Carolina School for the Deaf and North Carolina Deaf & Blind Senior Retirement Community
Wednesday, August 26 
DEADLINE: July 31, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

COUNTDOWN to DSA 2015: 5 Months!

Deaf Seniors of America Asheville Conference
August 23-27, 2015

Check out the updated DSA 2015 website! 
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Linda Bove: SVRS January Calendar


GA: DSG's Winter General Meeting January 31

Deaf Seniors of Georgia (DSG)

Famous Deaf Actor Keeps Close Ties to NTID

Famous deaf actor Bernard Bragg has maintained a lifelong connection with the NTID Performing Arts Department throughout his storied career beginning with his lifelong friendship with Robert Panara to his time as a visiting professor at NTID. Today, Bragg’s personal collection of correspondence, photographs, articles and other memorabilia is being shared with students as part of the RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive.

As a child, Bragg enrolled in the New York School for the Deaf where he first met his mentor, Robert F. Panara, the first faculty member at NTID. Through the years, Bragg would play many lead roles and direct numerous plays. Upon graduation from Gallaudet University, he was hired to teach English at the California School for the Deaf at Berkeley and was one of the youngest teachers ever hired at the school.
Bragg’s performances were also influenced by Marcel Marceau’s pantomime style and he possessed a self-described “burning desire” to develop his talent with help from Marceau, eventually studying alongside him in Paris.

In 1966, Bragg cofounded the National Theatre of the Deaf with New York University psychology professor Edna Levine and Broadway set designer David Hayes. Within about a year, the team managed to receive enough government funding to get the theater up and running. They also received an offer from NBC for an hour-long special, Experiment in Television, which made history as America’s first televised performance in American Sign Language. National Theatre of the Deaf toured as the country’s first deaf theater company.

Despite his success as a performer, Bragg always maintained a strong commitment to education, earning a master’s in special education while juggling his teaching job at California School for the Deaf and professional performances. Now retired, he continues to teach, coach and perform and has visited Rochester many times to conduct workshops with NTID theater students.

As tribute, museum studies students Jean Pietrowski and Allison Thompson have curated an exhibit from Bragg’s collection, which is on display in the RIT Museum through April 2015.

Source: RIT/NTID

MD: First Educational & Cultural Presentation February 5

Maryland Deaf Senior Citizens (MDSC)
Presentation Given by James R. Marsh

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Happy MLK Day!

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DSA Asheville 2015 Website Updated!
Deaf Seniors of America Asheville 2015 
website is updated on January 13, 2015

Check it out! 

PICKLES Invisible Dog For a Walk

Isn't that cartoon cute!? 
Wondering if it ever happened to you when you walked with your dog? 

Dogs and Senior Citizens Make a Perfect Pair!

If your nest is empty — by circumstance or by choice — think about getting a dog. Known for their devotion and happy dances, dogs can take a big bite out of isolation. Here, a half-dozen benefits of later-life dog ownership.

Dogs keep you fit
A study in The Journal of Physical Activity and Health found that dog owners walk approximately one hour longer per day than those without a fetching friend in their lives.

They make you healthier
Studies show that dog-owning seniors have lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol than their petless peers. Having a dog also reduces the risk of heart attack.

Dogs are social
A natural-born icebreaker, your dog will introduce you to everyone from next-door neighbors to perfect strangers. It’s almost impossible to pass a dog without making a “pat stop,” so head for the park.

They organize your day
A dog may keep you sane, showered and solvent. Studies show that dog owners exhibit higher degrees of self-discipline than those without. Makes sense: Dogs, like humans, thrive on structure; they need to be fed, walked and nurtured at regular intervals.

Dogs get you
MRI scanners showed that the canine brain reacts to voices and sounds, such as crying or laughter, in the same way the human brain does.

They boost quality of life
Dogs help you stay safe and independent: They provide ears for the deaf, eyes for the blind and an early warning system at the approach of dangers.

AARP ( is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and older improve the quality of their lives.


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Getting Ready for 2015...New Year!

Let's start rolling our sleeves and be ready for the new year
Events for Deaf Seniors will be posted and announced here in this blog!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

DSA Asheville 2015 Seeks Workshop Proposals

 DEADLINE: December 15, 2014

Deaf Seniors of North Carolina is seeking proposals from individuals interested in holding workshops at Deaf Seniors of America Asheville 2015 conference where 1,000 Deaf Seniors from allover America will attend.

The six-day conference — from August 23 to August 28, 2014 in Asheville, North Carolina — will include 3-day workshops on a variety of current topics relevant to the Deaf Senior sector.  Next year DSA 2015 will be showcasing workshops in a few topics designed to highlight some of the most issues facing the Deaf Seniors community. The proposed topics are: Health, Finance, Life, Technology and Geriatric (elderly). See the list of topics under "Suggested Guidelines".
All interested parties can submit a workshop proposal via email to by the December 15, 2014 deadline. Registration to attend DSA 2015 opens now.

DSA 2015 Website:

Friday, October 17, 2014

2014 Oktoberfest: 2 VIDEOS October 4

Arizona Deaf Senior Citizens Coalition's Fundraiser
Phoenix, Arizona * October 4, 2014

Click the links to open and watch the videos

Apache ASL Trails (AAT) Receiving 2014 BMHH Award!

2014 Brian Mickelsen Housing Hero Award (September 12, 2014)

On September 12, 2014 at the 11th annual Arizona Housing Forum, the
Forum presented Erich Schwenker with the 2014 Brian Mickelsen Housing
Hero Award for Innovative Supportive Housing Program in recognition of
Cardinal Capital's Apache ASL supportive housing project in Tempe,
Arizona. This award recognizes creative programs and services that
provide outstanding housing, related support and resources to

Deaf Mozzeria Mobile Pizzeria Tour! First Stop in Fla: Oct. 18

If you are near or in St. Augustine, stop by and say "Hello" 
to  Melody and Russell, the Deaf owners!
Be there early and eat their Neapolitan pizzas before they disappear!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

PICKLES: 100 Things To Do Before You Die

What things would YOU like to do before you die?

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