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Happy Hands Luncheon Event+CPR Training-Oct 5th

September 27, 2016 in Community Events, Happy Hands

 

 

Presentation: CPR Training by Jennifer Fraserhappyhand-logo-607x260
Dates: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Place: Northern Virginia Resource Center,
3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

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Happy Hands Deaf Seniors Luncheon Event – May 4th

May 1, 2016 in Community Events, Happy Hands

 

 

Location:
Northern Virginia Resource Center
3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Date:
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Time:
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Event Program will feature:

  • Open Forum
  • Lunch – Meal for $8 (or bring your own brown bag lunch)
  • Video Texting by Nancy Rarus
  • Sudoku Puzzle Techniques by Bill Center
  • Drawing: 50/50 Raffle
  • Socialization

DOWNLOAD-HH_Luncheon-Event_May04_2016_FLYER

NVRC installs ADA automatic door for Reuben I. Altizer Meeting Room entrance

April 14, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Community News, Happy Hands

Thursday 4/14/2016

The installation of an automatic door for the Reuben I. Altizer Meeting Room entrance has been completed today!

Thank you for the contributions of the NVRC community members, the Board, and Staff  so we could accomplish this needed goal for an accessible entrance. A special thanks should go to our outreach staff member Marla Dougherty for her persistence in researching and overcoming the hurdles to arrange for the door’s final installation. Yea!

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KENNETH VERNON SHAFFER passed away Friday, March 25, 2016

March 31, 2016 in Community Events, Community News, Happy Hands

 

Kenneth Vernon ShafferKenneth-Shaffer

June 7, 1927 – March 25, 2016 – (Age 88)

Of Sterling, VA, passed away Friday, March 25, 2016. Born in California in 1927, he attended the California School for the Deaf in Berkeley and graduated from Gallaudet University with the Class of ’51, and was employed by the U.S. Geological Survey as Cartographer for 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elaine Liner Shaffer, daughter Karen Fletcher (Donald), son Lance Shaffer; proud grandpa to grandchildren Jenny Seaton (Jesse), Carrie Sowdon (Carl), Brian Fletcher; great-grandsons Tanner Seaton and Ryan Sowdon, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Faye Melancon (Lolan) of Louisiana, and Jo Corrick (George) of Florida. He was predeceased by his parents Vernon Shaffer and Gladys Dodson Shaffer, brother Donald and sister Judy Shaffer Vigil.

His friends all know him for his intense love of trains and by his many write-ups in publications for the Deaf. Visitation will be at Loudoun Funeral Chapel 158 Catoctin Circle, SE, Leesburg, VA from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 1. A private family burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church cemetery, Taylorstown, VA on Sunday, April 3. A memorial service will be held at a later date to be determined.

Washington Post Notice 

Life Tributes page

 

Happy Hands Deaf Seniors Luncheon Event – April 6th

March 23, 2016 in Community Events, Happy Hands

 

 

LOCATION:
Northern Virginia Resource Center
3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Event Program will feature:

* Open Forum
* Lunch – Meal for $8 (or bring your own brown bag lunch)
* Presentation: Trip to Australia by the Daniels
* Drawing: 50/50 Raffle
* Socialization

DOWNLOAD – Happy Hands Luncheon April 6th Flyer 

Happy Hands – Picnic at Algonkian Park – June 3

May 7, 2015 in Community Events, Happy Hands

 

 

Happy Hands  will host a picnic on June 3. For flyer, please see: http://www.nvrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/2015-Picnic-Form.pdf.

See Happy Hands page here

Deaf Boomers, a new organization

March 3, 2015 in Advocacy & Access, Community News, Happy Hands

 

 

Deaf Boomers, a new organization committed to building Deaf retirement communities throughout the country. Our first location is targeted for the Washington DC and Baltimore metro area. This community will be created to foster the Deaf culture, providing the best possible care and stress-free environment through the latest in high-tech features and amenities.

Imagine…a community built to your specific needs and desires, surrounded by your family and friends daily. You have cultivated these close relationships throughout the years – through school, work and other activities. Our communities will enable those bonds to continue. As a central gathering place for the area’s entire Deaf community, not just our seniors, our communities will be vibrant with daily activity.

Read More . . .

Visit Deaf Boomers website

Happy Hands – Lunch & Bingo Aug. 6th 11:00 AM

August 2, 2014 in Happy Hands

 

August 6, 11:00AM at NVRC

We will have Brown Bag lunch and Bingo/Games.

Each Bingo card is 25 cents. You can get a set of 5 for $1.00.

For more information, please contact Bill Center at:

E-mail wcenter@aol.com

Farewell to Mary Elizabeth Tyner Allen

January 4, 2014 in Community News, Happy Hands, NVRC Announcements

Mary Elizabeth Tyner Allen died peacefully at her home in Vienna, Virginia after a long illness on December 28, 2013.  She was 95 years old.  She was a member of the Deaf Congregation at First Baptist Church of Alexandria.  Her husband, F.M. Allen, preceded her in death in 1993.  They lived in Aberdeen for the fifty years of their marriage.  She leaves her daughter, Peggy Schmidt (Greg), two grandsons, Allen Terrell (Stephanie) and Karl Schmidt.  She also had two great-granddaughters, Allison and Charleigh Terrell. All who knew her will remember her beautiful smile and her loving nature.

Graveside services will be held at Oddfellows Cemetery in Aberdeen at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 12, 2014. Arrangements are being handled by Tisdale Lann Memorial.   The family requests that donations be given in her memory to the Communication Access Fund of the Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons, 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030.

 


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