The Senior Citizen Section was established by the elderly NAD members who wanted to deal the issues concerning the elderly issues such as housing, medical, social security, legal and other communication barriers. For just $5.00, any NAD member can join!
To view a list of resources for Senior Citizens, please go here.
In August 2013, the Senior Citizen Section donated $10,000 to the NAD to fight against the Housing and Urban Department’s discrimination against deaf and hard of hearing senior citizens (of same disability) living in the federal-funded housing programs along with Deaf Seniors of America (DSA).
During the NAD Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in 2014, the Senior Citizen Section entertained many folks who attended the Senior Citizens Luncheon thanks to guest speaker Lilly Shirey. She gave a wonderful and touching history of her deaf family’s escape from the Holocust. Additionally, Dr. Harvey Corson was awarded for the Senior of the Year for volunteering for betterment for the deaf and hard of hearing community. Please feel free to submit a name and background of any senior citizen you believe deserves to be honored at the next NAD Conference in Arizona 2016.
The Senior Citizen Section committee welcomes any comments — feel free to contact us!
— Sue Virnig Pedersen of Connecticut
Chair, NAD Senior Section