NVRC Announcements - Archive

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, October 18th

August 26, 2014 in Community Events, NVRC Announcements

 

 

NVRC Launches Speaker Series,

Saturday, October 18th
10 am – noon

Guest speaker: Steven Gordon,
Assistant United States Attorney

Topic: Health Care and the ADA

Details coming soon!

www.NVRC.org

 

 

Free Hearing Screenings – Arlington Lee Senior Center

April 23, 2014 in NVRC Announcements

Arlington LogoArlington, Virginia

Free hearing screenings will be provided by Outreach Specialist, Marla Dougherty at:

Lee Senior Center
5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington
Wednesday, July 9; 10:00-11:30
RSVP required – 703-228-0555

 

NVRC does not sell hearing aids or assistive listening devices.

 

Free Hearing Screenings – Culpepper Gardens Senior Center

April 23, 2014 in NVRC Announcements

Arlington LogoArlington, Virginia

Free hearing screenings will be provided by Outreach Specialist, Marla Dougherty at:

Culpepper Gardens Senior Center
4435 N. Pershing Dr, Arlington
Wednesday, June 11; 10:00-11:30
RSVP required – 703-228-4403

 

NVRC does not sell hearing aids or assistive listening devices.

 

An Overview of Hearing Loss and the Communication Challenges , Alexandria

April 23, 2014 in NVRC Announcements

Alexandria
Alexandria, Virginia
An Overview of Hearing Loss and the Communication Challenges
will be presented by NVRC Outreach Specialist, Marla Dougherty
at Charles Beatley Library on Monday, May 12; 11:00-noonDownload Flyer

Schedule for Fall 2014 to come later this summer!

 

 

NVRC does not sell hearing aids or assistive listening devices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marla Dougherty

Marla Dougherty, Arlington/Alexandria Outreach Specialist

Marla Dougherty is a late-deafened adult who started to lose her hearing in her early twenties. Her personal experience with the effects of hearing loss on daily communication and advantages of hearing aid use, provides a foundation for offering support and encouragement to others.

As part of NVRC’s outreach program, Marla invites hearing people, as well as those who are hard of hearing, to join her program.

Alexandria Articles

 

 

Free Hearing Screenings – Walter Reed Senior Center

April 23, 2014 in NVRC Announcements

Arlington LogoArlington, Virginia

Free hearing screenings will be provided by Outreach Specialist, Marla Dougherty at :

Walter Reed Senior Center  2909 S. 16th St., Arlington
Wednesday, May 14;  10:00-11:30
RSVP required – 703-228-0955

 

NVRC does not sell hearing aids or assistive listening devices.

 

Office Space or Storage for Sublease in Fairfax Business Park

April 18, 2014 in Community News, NVRC Announcements

Office Space or Storage  Room with easy access to outside through double doors and back parking lot.

Large 539 sq. ft.

Ideal location close to the Intersection of Interstate 66 and Route 50 in Fairfax, VA.
For more information contact NVRC
703-352-9055 or email info@nvrc.org.

 

What a Fantastic Spring Fling! It was great seeing you!

April 9, 2014 in Community News, NVRC Announcements

NVRC Logo

Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons

 

April 8, 2014
Spring Fling & Community Forum 2014 
 Thank you to all who joined us for a Super Spring Fling.  

It was a wonderful, heartwarming show of support as we wrapped up our 25th Anniversary celebrations.

Thanks to our sponsors and all of you who participated, over $4,500 was raised for the NVRC Communication Access Fund. The raffle alone brought in $700. Many, many thanks for all your raffle gifts.

 

Thank you also to our wonderful volunteers for not only spreading general good cheer, but for collecting lunch money, selling raffle tickets, helping with the NVRC Milestones Game, and slaving in the snack bar. We appreciate your hard work!

Our Four Chefs.
A special shout out to our Fab Four Grillers – Chef Tom, Chef Ray, Chef Fred and ChefTony who not only cooked delicious burgers and hot dogs, but raised over $90 in the Tip the Chef competition! Woo hoo!

 

And especially thank you to our fantastic Board of Directors who provided the food and also came to volunteer.  We couldn’t have done it without you!

 

Please answer our event survey.

Click here to watch the video

 

 

 

Please Note:

    – For those who purchased raffle tickets but weren’t able to attend, 

       winning numbers can be found here and are posted on our website.

 

    -108 people took the survey; results can be found here or from our website.

 

Improving Communication, Changing Lives

 

 

 

Fun Facts about NVRC Spring Fling!

April 1, 2014 in NVRC Announcements

NVRC Logo
Northern Virginia Resource Center for 

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons

 

4/1/2014

FUN Facts    About NVRC  SpringFling 

90_num 25_num

The number of NVRC Milestones
historical facts

The number of people who took the NVRC online survey + 15 more . . . 105 total

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

4_num

The number
Grill Masters
that will be grilling

 

 

 

  
1_num

Awesome Door Prize

10_num

 

18_numThe number of
amazing raffle items

The Price for a
Lunch Ticket

 

 
 
 
 

13_num

 

1dollar

The price of a raffle ticket

The number of exhibitors at the Community Information and Services Table

 

Hope to see you here!

This Saturday – April 5th 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

NVRC Spring Fling

NVRC Spring Fling


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Event Location:

 3951 Pender Drive,  Suite 130,  Fairfax, VA 22030

Improving Communication, Changing Lives

 

 

 

NVRC Spring Fling & Community Forum – April 5th

March 31, 2014 in Community News, NVRC Announcements

NVRC Spring FlingIt’s Almost Spring Fling Time!

NVRC posted 2/6/2014
updated 3/13/2014
updated 3/26/2014

For NVRC’s Spring Fling and Community Forum!

 

Plans are finalized for the Spring Fling and Community Forum! Please be sure to take our online survey and let us know what kinds of programs you would like to see in our accessible meeting room.  The results of the survey will be discussed at the Forum, (10:00-11:30). 

RSVP here for Lunch which will be available for $10.00 per person (children 6 and under eat free), including a drink from our snack bar. (12 noon – 2:00)

Community Information and Services Tables

Special Thanks to:
tmobile
for supporting
our Spring Fling event

The following sponsors will have printed information available all day during the event:

1. ALDA 8. Deaf Access
2. Harris Communications Catalog 9. NVAD
3. Lesner Hearing Center 10. Northern VA Cued Speech Assoc.
4. AT&T Virginia Relay 11. Providing Access to Healthcare (PAH)
5. Statewide Interagency Team (SIT) 12. Sorenson Communications
 6. VDDHH – VA Relay CapTel 13. Cochlear
7.  HLAA  14. Happy Hands

Door Prize  

Play the NVRC Milestones door prize game and enter your answer card
for a chance to win a computer desk from Office Depot.

Desk door prize

 

Raffle Items

Here’s a list of what you have a chance to win:
Tickets for raffle items will be  $1 each.
Drawing starts at 1:30 PM Sat. April 5th.

1. Quilt 10. Zephyr Hearing Aid Dryer
2. $50 Sephora gift card 11. Movie gift basket
3. $50 Trader Joes gift card 12. “Hark” the Gnome
4. $50 Container Store gift card 13. $25 Bed, Bath and Beyond gift card
5. $50 basket of Godiva Easter chocolates 14. $50 Nando’s Restaurant gift card
6. $120 restaurant gift cards 15. $50 eggspectation  Restaurant gift card
7. A pair of knitted bears 16. $75 Haircut at Zoe Salon & Spa
8. Knitted monkey 17. $25 Barnes and Noble gift card
9. Knitted elephant 18.  $50 restaurant gift cards($25 Great American Rest., and $25 Olive Garden)
KnittedDolls Quilt_raffle ALDAraffle

 

Hope to see you here!

Meeting Room Entrance

Event Location:
3951 Pender Drive,
Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030

Parents looking for a Nanny that signs- Manassas, VA

January 18, 2014 in Employment, NVRC Announcements

Manassas VA- looking for a Nanny that signs

Parents of a Deaf Blind infant looking for FULL TIME CAREGIVER THAT SIGNS Hours would be 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday. MUST be punctual and have a heart for working with children with medical issues. Contact Beth Klein at Providing Access to Healthcare for more info either through Facebook or at beth@pahdeaf.org

Beth Klein, Owner
Employment Solutions for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, LLC
540-207-7051 cell/text
703-496-7773 video phone

 

Claude Stout Speaks to Senate Committee on Wireless 911 Calls

January 16, 2014 in Emergency Preparedness, NVRC Announcements

Claude Stout Presents at U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation

 TDI’s Executive Director Claude Stout Presents at Senate Committee Hearing

By Cheryl Heppner 1/16/2014

Claude Stout, the Executive Director of Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, spoke today at a meeting of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation in its Communications

Claude Stout, the Executive Director of Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, spoke on Thursday – 1/16/2014

Claude Stout, the Executive Director of Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, spoke today at a meeting of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation in its Communications, Technology and Internet Subcommitee hearing regarding “Locating 911 Callers in a Wireless World.” Web Media Specialist Bruce Greenfield, Outreach Program Manager Bonnie O’Leary and Board member Tom Dowling joined me to watch it on one of NVRC’s flat screen televisions. Unfortunately the captions did not begin until approximately five minutes after the meeting started.

Mr. Stout, who had been invited to give testimony regarding location identification technology, was the second individual to
speak. He focused on the exciting possibilities that could be gained through these new and emerging technologies and praised the FCC, PACO,

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science,

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation in its Communications, Technology and Internet Subcommitee hearing regarding “Locating 911 Callers in a Wireless World.”

NENA, CTIA and the four wireless carriers for listening to consumer demands and collaboratively implementing new accessible solutions in emergency services. Mr. Stout also talked about technology used by individuals with hearing loss or deafness to communicate by telephone and the crucial need that location-finding technology plays in an emergency. He stressed that consumers with hearing loss or deafness need to be able to describe their emergency situation and information without losing time in trying to provide information on their location.

Mr. Stout’s closing words were: “We simply want the same capabilities like anyone else to initiate and participate fully in communications with emergency services. Like our family members and friends who can hear, we do pay local property taxes and federal taxes that support our local public safety services, and also pay subscriber fees to access the telephone networks as a conduit to emergency services. As 911 centers continue to rely on funding from these sources, so should we rely on them to be fully accessible to every single one of us in the communities across America.”

See short video clip on NVRC Website.

Watch Entire Hearings Archive  (NOTE – Open Captions are not ON until 7 to 10 Minutes into hearing)

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.

 


Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC.  This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.

NVRC Closed December 23 to January 1,2014

December 20, 2013 in NVRC, NVRC Announcements


Happy Holidays!

NVRC will be closed from Monday, December 23, 2013 through Thursday, January 1, 2014
We will reopen at 9 am on Thursday, January 2, 2014

We wish you the very best during this wonderful holiday season
and thank you for helping us celebrate our 25th Year

To make a donation:
http://www.nvrc.org/about/membership-donations/


 

Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC. This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.

NVRC Annual Meeting Sat. – December 7th

December 3, 2013 in Community Events, NVRC Announcements, NVRC Calendar

 

 

NVRC - 25 Years

NVRC Annual Meeting

SAT. – December 7th, 10:00 AM – Noon

Dear Friends,

We invite you to join us at our Annual Meeting on Saturday, December 7, from 10 am to 12 noon. Enjoy a light brunch, meet up with old friends, and greet new ones. Learn more about our new Communication Access Fund, what we’ve done this year and our goals for 2014 , and we will have the quilt drawing. Make sure to get your quilt tickets at the door before the drawing.

If you are a member of NVRC, be sure your membership is current in order to vote at a short business meeting, after brunch. Contact Marla Dougherty at mdougherty@nvrc.org if you are unsure of your status. Members whose dues are paid will vote on the nomination of a new member of the NVRC Board of Directors as well as reappointment of others whose terms are expiring.

A light (but special) celebration brunch will be provided; please RSVP to Bonnie O’Leary at boleary@nvrc.org, or 703-352-9055 Ext. 106 by December 5th.

Hope to see you there!

Cheryl Heppner
Executive Director


Northern Virginia Resource Center
for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons

Office email : info@nvrc.org – Phone (Voice) : 703-352-9055
Office Videophone : 571-350-8656 – TTY : 703-352-9056
FAX : 703-352-9058
3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030
www.nvrc.org

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for Fun and Fundraising at Ledo’s Pizza – TONIGHT!

October 11, 2013 in Community Events, NVRC Announcements

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JOIN US TONIGHT

NVRC is partnering with Friends of Fairfax County for this year’s Walk4Hearing on November 3

Join us at the Ledo’s Pizza fundraiser on October 28!

walk4HHlogo

Hearing Loss Association  Walk 4 Hearing

Please join our Teams: Friends of Fairfax, VA, & NVRC

at a COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER as we raise 

awareness for our friends and family affected by Hearing Loss!

Monday , October 28th

5pm – 10pm

Face Painting!     Balloons!

Ledo’s Pizza
7510 Leesburg Pike,
Falls Church, VA 22043

Raffle Item: American Girl Doll w/Hearing Aids

40% of the monies raised , by our Team, will support NVRC in Fairfax, Co.
The Monies will be used to host outinggs for all children, in Fairfax County Schools,
that are deaf/HH so that they have a place to play with Kids “just like them”

www.walk4hearing.com


Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC.  This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.