Celebrate Communication on Saturday, May 16

  • May 5, 2015
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  • publicrelationsdept

The Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), the area’s leading non-profit for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and deafblind, is proud to host Celebrate Communication 2015. Northern Virginia’s premier information fair for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community will be held from 10am – 2pm on Saturday, May 16 at the Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Center Gymnasium in Annandale.

Celebrate Communication is free for the public and will feature exhibits and activities providing information to support better communication and understanding for people with hearing loss and their families and friends. More than 40 organizations, businesses, educational institutions and community groups will be on site offering free information on hearing assistive technologies, cochlear implants, government services, hearing aids, telecommunications and Relay services, hearing assistance dogs, professional services, and more. A full list of sponsors and exhibitors can be found on NVRC’s website at www.nvrc.org.

Other activities for all ages will include:

  • Free hearing, vision and blood pressure screenings in the Lions Club Mobile Van
  • Face painting by Dee Vinchey from 11am – 1pm
  • Craft vendors
  • Raffle prizes
  • An appearance by NVRC’s mascot, Yellow Dog

AT A GLANCE:

WHAT: Celebrate Communication 2015

WHO: The Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC)

WHEN: Saturday, May 16, 2015; 10am – 2pm

WHERE: Northern Virginia Community College
Ernst Center Gymnasium
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003

COST: Free; free parking available in “B” lots

CONTACT: Please contact Bonnie O’Leary at boleary@nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 x106 (V), 703-352-9056 (TTY), or visit www.nvrc.org.