Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update13.06.16

THANK YOU TRALEE STREET COLLECTION

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who supported our Street Collection in Tralee last week.

Special word of thanks to our staff members & volunteers that assisted on the day. A particular word of thanks to the people of Tralee for supporting the collection.

All income raised in this collection, go towards the overhead costs of our Centre in Tralee. Our sincere thanks to you all. We really appreciate everyone’s support.

ONGOING DELAY WITH EQUIPMENT GRANT SCHEME (MSAA/RAGS)
As many of you know, the HSE funds a grant scheme for equipment for Deaf and hard of hearing clients via our service & DeafHear Killarney. For reasons
outside of our KDRC’s control, there continues to be a delay in funding for 2016 applications.

Unfortunately, we have not been given any further information as to when this funding will be put in place. Therefore, we will continue deferring new
applications until the 2016 funding is in place. Applications will re-start ASAP thereafter.

 

CATHERINE LANDERS- WINNER OF CORK LORD MAYOR’s VOLUNTARY AWARD 2016

We would like to extend our congratulations to Catherine Landers in Cork who was selected as a winner in their recent Lord Mayor’s Voluntary Awards 2016.

Catherine leads the Deaf Folks Group, a social group for elderly Irish Sign Language users from Cork city, county and beyond as far as Co. Kerry. The group meets fortnightly at Cork Deaf Association (CDA).

CDA in a recent Facebook post say “Catherine is a volunteer and a very valued member of CDA. She has been with us for almost 15 years and never ceases to amaze us with her dynamism, extraordinary work ethic & caring attitude and approach.

She has been instrumental in a diverse range of CDA initiatives from kid’s camps, to creative community activities and social support groups for the Deaf Community. She is also heavily involved in the promotion of Deaf issues and is a compassionate, professional and highly committed advocate for our service users”

KDRC would like to congratulate Catherine & thank her for including Deaf individuals from Co. Kerry in the elderly Folks Group. To read more about the award, check out https://www.facebook.com/corkdeaf/

 

DEAHEAR COCHELAR IMPLANT (CI) WORKSHOP

DeafHear Dublin would like to invite adults with CIs (or those on the waiting list) to join them for a CI workshop in Dublin “CI technology, Accessories & Rehabilitation”

It will be held on Friday, the 17th of June 2016 from 11am–3pm at DeafHear Resource Centre, Deaf Village Ireland (DVI), Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7

The workshop will include general information & discussions, and information from a CI Company, Advanced Bionics (AB).

To book, please text/call 086 246 4640 or e-mail: sally.harvest@deafhear.ie

Tea/coffee & scones will also be served. The cost is €5per person

 

IRISH DEAF SOCIETY (IDS) SUMMERFEST

The IDS would like to invite everyone to their SummerFest events that will take place on Sunday, the 17th of July. It will be held in Deaf Village Ireland (DVI), Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7 from 12-6 pm

The SummerFest will include:

*BBQ

*Bouncy Castle

*Traditional Games

*Frisbee

*Dodgeball

*Kids’ Corner

*Giant Games and much more

Family, friends and relatives most welcome. For more information or to volunteer, email deaforward@irishdeafsociety.ie

 

REMINDER OF ANNUAL LEAVE

Just to remind everyone that our Centre closes for the month of August for annual leave. We will close on Friday, the 29th of July at 1pm and re-open Thursday, the 1st of September at 10am.

 

OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre.
4 Gas Tce, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRELAND
V92 Y409

KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national & international issues of equality, access and
rights.

Charity Number CHY20854
To donate, go to: https://www.gofundme.com/kerrydeafresource

Text: (+353) 87 633 4687
Tel: (+353) 66 712 0399
E-mail: kdrc@eircom.net
Glide: kerrydeaf
Skype: kerrydeaf (by appointment)
FaceTime: kdrc@eircom.net (by appointment)
FaceTime: (+353) 87 633 4687 (by appointment)
Website: www.kerrydeaf.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kerrydeaf