2013-10-07 16:29:00 - The Monroe County Elder Justice Summit in Dundee, MI will focus on providing information to senior citizens on issues that directly impact the safety and security of Monroe County older adults. Deaf & Hearing Impaired Services of Farmington Hills, MI has announce it's sponsorship of the event this year.
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., – Oct. 3, 2013 – Deaf & Hearing Impaired Services, Inc. (DHIS), a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency providing a continuum of services for deaf and hard of hearing older adults and their families in southeast Michigan, has announced its sponsorship of the Monroe County Elder Justice Summit. The event, scheduled to take place on Thursday, Oct. 10 in Dundee, will focus on providing information to senior citizens on issues that directly impact the safety and security of Monroe County older adults.
The summit is presented by the Elder Justice Task Force and Social Services Committee and will feature a presentation by Glenn Clark from the Michigan Attorney General’s office on recognizing and avoiding scams.
A grassroots and consumer driven
organization, DHIS serves deaf and hard of hearing older adults in southeast Michigan by providing access to services otherwise made impossible or difficult due to the communication barrier. According to the State, approximately 1.4 million of Michigan citizens are deaf or hard of hearing, placing eighth in ranking among states for deaf population.
“DHIS is honored to help sponsor this very important event for the area’s older population,” said Linda Booth, President, DHIS. “Our organization, like the Monroe County Elder Justice Summit, is committed to providing vital information to promote the safety and security of our senior population.”
The summit will take place at the Dundee Assembly of God, located at 13790 S. Custer Rd. in Dundee from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. In addition to the presentation by Glenn Clark, Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Monroe County Joe Costello, Jr. will present a local wrap up to the event. Exhibits from local organizations will provide information on services and resources available for caregivers, older adults and adults with disabilities.
“This summit will offer outstanding opportunities for seniors and caregivers alike to learn how to protect themselves from scams and the many resources available to them,” added Booth. “DHIS will be there to provide information about services available to deaf and hard of hearing individuals in southeast Michigan. DHIS routinely arranges guest speakers and educational events like this at our 15 satellite sites in the region and are proud supporters of this summit.”
About Deaf & Hearing Impaired Services, Inc.
Established in 1993, Deaf & Hearing Impaired Services (DHIS) is a nonprofit, grass roots agency providing a continuum of high quality, comprehensive services for deaf and hard of hearing older adults and their families in southeast Michigan. DHIS links consumers to the deaf youth population through mentoring programs that enhance language and living skills, while promoting their independence and dignity through cooperative efforts with other community-based service providers and educational entities. Services include full case management, information and referral, advocacy, sign language instruction and accessing services such as legal aide, Social Security, hospitals, courts, medical clinics and home health care. Through 15 satellite sites located in seven counties, DHIS offers group education, free hearing screenings, social and recreational activities and individual client assistance. DHIS also offers experienced, professional, state and nationally certified sign language interpreters in a variety of public and private settings 24 hours, seven days a week. For more information visit www.dhisonline.org or call (248) 473-1888 or 248-473-1875 (TTY).
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