Confident Living Program for Senior Adults who are Hard of Hearing and Blind or Visually Impaired

This is an in-person event.

Event Date

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults
141 Middle Neck Road
Sands Point, NY 11050
United States

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Contact Name
Marilyn Trader
Email Address
Alternate Contact
Paige Berry
Alternate Phone
804-827-0920 (Voice)
Event Type
Accessible Programs,
Health & Wellness

Helen Keller National Center, Senior Adult Services, is pleased to announce the dates for the 2014 Confident Living Programs on

April 6-11, 2014. (Cut-off date to receive completed forms: Monday March 10.)


October 19-24, 2014 (Cut-off date to receive completed forms: Monday, Sept. 15.)

These one-week programs are specially designed for Senior Adults (age 55 and better), who are hard of hearing and blind or visually impaired, and do not use sign language as their primary means of communication

Participants in this program will obtain information and an introduction to skills in:

• coping with hearing and vision loss
• enhancing independent living skills
• enhancing communication skills
• experiencing new technology
• self advocacy
• elder law
• emergency preparedness
• community integration
• developing community resources
• utilizing Support Service Providers (SSPs)
• leisure activity options
• sharing life experiences with others
• having FUN

Program Cost:
Tuition and Room and Board $900.00

Arrival & Departure
Participants must arrive on Sunday before 3 p.m. and depart on Friday by 2:00 p.m.

SSP:  Support Service Provider
We strongly encourage consumers to bring their own support service provider to assist them during the training.  SSPs will be given free room and meals during the week.  SSPs must provide their own transportation, and must share a room with their consumer.  SSPs may be friends, family member, or a service provider.

Due to the intensity and one-to-one focus for many of the classes, we accept a total of six (6) participants in each program.  Participants whose completed applications are received by the cut-off date will be given priority.  You may request an application from your HKNC regional representative or admission’s coordinator.  We hope to see you either in the Spring or Fall of 2014.