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Seniors Outreach

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Seniors Outreach (DHHSO) program helps to ensure isolated seniors stay connected with their communities. 

Social isolation is a significant concern for all Canadian seniors and challenges such as deafness or hearing loss can further marginalize a senior. Many Deaf and Hard of Hearing seniors in British Columbia live alone and have difficulty leaving their homes due to mobility and other physical, cognitive or mental health issues. And although there are many seniors centres in BC, most are inaccessible to Deaf and Hard of Hearing seniors due to a lack of accommodation for their communication needs.

Wavefront Centre’s Better at Home (BH) program identifies isolated Deaf and Hard of Hearing Seniors in the Lower Mainland and provides them with volunteer outreach services at home. BH volunteers are active Deaf and Hard of Hearing seniors and provide companionship, home visits, transportation assistance, facilitated shopping trips, and other outings so that isolated seniors can remain connected to their communities.

Our Seniors Outreach program is made possible by a generous grant from the United Way Better at Home Program.

To volunteer or get involved please contact:

Tammy Gray, Program Coordinator
Text: 778-991-1254
Email: senioroutreach@wavefrontcentre.ca

Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility is the operating name for Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, a registered charitable organization.
Charitable Registration Number #108200098RR0001

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