Hello everyone! Independent Resources, Inc. is hosting a monthly Zoom call to discuss different topics, share resources, and to talk about what is happening. The call will be hosted on the first Monday of the month, unless changed because of holidays or other reasons.
Please feel free to contact Christy Hennessey at chennessey at iri-de.org or Alanna Smith at asmith at iri-de.org for questions, ideas, or feedback.
Zoom meeting ID: 844 1326 3378 Passcode: contact Christy or Alanna for the passcode or see the flyer blow.
Every 1st Monday of the month, from 10:00 to 11:00 am
February 1st: Greetings and Open Discussion
Welcome our friend JoJo,( Jolene) Ogun Our Guest speaker who will presentation regarding to Covid 19!
When: Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 at 1:30pm EST Zoom Link: Contact Karen Miller or use contact form to get link
Jolene Ayres Ogunjirin, is the founding director of a small Deaf woman-owned business called Diversity Health Education & Outreach (DHEO, LLC). DHEO service focuses on promoting health education to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHOH) people, especially in developing nations. In recent years, DHEO contracted with medical & surgical outreach organizations to ensure DHOH people are included in these medical treatment provisions.
Retrospectively, a graduated class of 1997 from Delaware School for the Deaf ( Sterck School) who went on to complete her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Gallaudet University, class of 2001.
In 2006, Jolene graduated from Howard University College of Medicine with a Master’s degree in public health, focusing on cardiovascular diseases (CVD) health disparities. In July 2020, she virtually-graduated with a doctorate of public health degree from Walden University, focusing on CVD risk factors among the Deaf vs. Hearing population; implementing health care solutions to address communication barriers.
In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jolene felt called to educate DHOH people to ensure they are well-informed about the virus through virtual outreaches to help them survive the pandemic’s resilience. Jolene Married to Dr. Debo Ogunjirin , a pharmaceutical scientists , they together have 4 children
If you are a Delaware resident and over 65 and Deaf you can get COVID vaccine
on this Saturday Feb 13 at 1 pm at Epworth United Methodist church at 19285 Holland Glade Rd , Rehoboth Beach DE.
You MUST register first by contacting Carol Stevens at carolstevens100 AT hotmail.com by email by tomorrow Thursday at 8 pm. Tell your Deaf friends who are over 65 years old.
First come. First served.
Beebe Hospital contacted Epworth Church. Epworth will have a limited number of vaccines available. They decided to give some of them to the Deaf community, because they know that it is very difficult for Deaf people to try to get an appointment.
Remember to be safe and wise. Mask, hand wash, social distancing and get you vaccine.
Due to the stay-at-home order, all of our ASL classes and private tutoring sessions are being offered online indefinitely via Zoom. Access to a laptop or a desktop computer is required to sign up for online sessions.
DHCC offers a fun, relaxed learning environment and community-level, non-credit beginner American Sign Language (ASL) instruction via community classes, on-site corporate classes and private one-on-one sessions. Our teachers, who are native ASL users, promote a relaxed learning environment with both structured and spontaneous dialogue. This gives students the opportunity to develop appropriate conversational strategies that are unique to Deaf Culture.