Delaware Families for Hands & Voices 2023 Chapter Meetings Resume

4 pictures of various kids representing Hands and Voices

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Delaware H&V Chapter Meetings will be held on the last Thursday of each month at 7 PM via Zoom.
Meetings will have automated closed captions.

*Please contact Angie, prestonandangie at yahoo dot com, by the Friday before the meeting to request an ASL interpreter if needed OR if you need the zoom link!

Meeting Dates:
February 23
March 23, 2023 – note a week early
April 27
May 25
June 29
July 27
September 28
October 26
November 30


National Association of the Deaf logo

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and the NFL proudly announce that Super Bowl LVII in Arizona on February 12, 2023 will feature Deaf performers Troy Kotsur, Colin Denny, and Justina Miles as part of pregame festivities. Oscar winner and Arizona native Troy Kotsur will provide the American Sign Language (ASL) performance of the National Anthem. Colin Denny, a Deaf Native American from Navajo Nation in Arizona, will perform America the Beautiful through a blend of ASL and North American Indian Sign Language. For the first time ever, there will be an ASL rendition of Lift Every Voice and Sing at the Super Bowl, done by Justina Miles, a Philadelphia born performer now living in Maryland. On top of that, Justina will also perform in ASL the music of Rhianna during the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show. Information on where to best watch these sign language performances will be shared when it becomes available.

Read on and more about the performers at

The Future of Hearing Technology Has Landed! (Jan. 19, 2023)

The Newark Senior Center Computer Club invites you to a ZOOM and IN-PERSON talk, entitled “The Future of Hearing Technology Has Landed!” by Linda Heller, President of the Hearing Loss Association of Delaware. It will be held on Thursday, January 19th, 2023 from 1:00-2:30pm at the Newark Senior Center, 200 Whitechapel Dr, Newark, Delaware 19713 in Classroom 1.
Ms. Heller will discuss the new FDA, federal classification of Over-the Counter (OTC) hearing aids, how to buy them and discuss other technologies that will build on hearing aids to help people hear better. Please join us for this informative talk! There will be a question and answer period at the end of the talk.  Here is the notice and ZOOM link below:
** zoom link removed for security reasons, please contact Feta Fernsler via the contact us page or Linda Heller for the link. **

Delaware Deaf Night Out events (aka: DNO)





Starts at 4:00pm-???



Saturday, February 11th

Christina Pub

10 W. Main Street

Christina, DE 19702



Saturday, May 13th

Crooked Hammock

316 Auto Park Dr,

Middletown, DE 19709



Saturday, August 12th

Constitution Yards

308 Justison St,

Wilmington, DE 19801



Saturday, October 14th

Grain H20

3006 Summit Harbour Pl,

Bear, DE 19701


See flyer for committee info below
2023_Delaware_Deaf_Night_Out_Event Flyer 


HLADE Circle Chats (Newark – Jan. 12; Dover – Jan. 3)

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Do you Know someone with a hearing loss?

Are you a caregiver of someone with a hearing loss or

are you a professional and want to know more about hearing issues?

Come join our in-person circle chats!

The Hearing Loss Association of Delaware (HLADE) welcomes you to the New Castle County  and Kent/Sussex County Monthly Circle Chats! 

Topic for Circle Chats: “Hearing Loss Trivia!”, PLUS News You Can Use!”

Test your knowledge about hearing loss! We will solve a puzzle about hearing loss facts! Plus cover “News You Can Use!

New Castle County Circle Chat!

Thursday, January 12th, 2023 at 10am

Note: Our thanks to the Newark Senior Center for making our Meeting Room hearing accessible with a hearing loop!!!! J

NCC Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month from 10-11:30am at the Newark Senior Center, 200 Whitechapel Rd, Newark, DE 19711 (Ph) 302-737-2336

Kent/Sussex County Circle Chat!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023 at 1:00pm

Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month from 1:00-2:15pm at the Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Avenue, Dover, Delaware 19904 Ph: (302)734-1200

We look forward to welcoming you & thanks for your support! Bring a friend!

Connect with us! “We give help and hope to deaf and hard of hearing children and adults”Email: or or Phone: (302)388-9459(Cell/Voice/Text/Captel/711) OR 




Free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program (Newark – May 19/20, 2023

NCC Department of Emergency Management
The City of Newark in cooperation with the New Castle
County Office of Emergency Management will be
conducting a Basic CERT training course on Friday, May
19 from 4:30 – 9:30 p.m and Saturday, May 20 from 8 a.m. –
4 p.m. This 12-hour training program will be provided free
of charge at the Newark Senior Center, located at 200
White Chapel Drive.

During this two-day, 12-hour course of instruction,
students will learn a variety of hazard awareness and
emergency preparedness skills which will make them and
their families better equipped to deal with all hazardous
emergency situations, as well as assist first responders
and emergency management officials in certain aspects
of response and post event recovery activities.

Course curriculum includes American Heart Association
CPR/AED Certification, basic first aid, hazardous materials
awareness training, basic family preparedness strategies,
proper use of home and office fire extinguishers, search
and rescue, and more. Students also receive a CERT
participant’s training manual and a CERT backpack with
basic personal protective equipment including hard hat,
gloves, safety glasses, and a flashlight.
Students will be provided a light dinner at the Friday
evening session, and breakfast and lunch at the Saturday
session at no cost.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Program educates people about disaster preparedness
for hazards that may impact their area and trains them
in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light
search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical
operations. Using the training learned in the classroom
and during exercises, CERT members can assist others
in their neighborhood or workplace when professional
responders are not immediately available to help. CERT
members also are encouraged to support emergency
response agencies by taking a more active role in
emergency preparedness projects in their community.
Pre-registration is required.

Activity #: 3359-103 Fee / RDF: Free
Dates: May 19 & 20
Days: Fri. & Sat. Hours: Fri. 4:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Sat. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Newark Senior Center

Source: – page 27

DAD Note: ASL Interpreters available if requested as Feta Fernsler, current DAD President is CERT certified.  These classes are offered every year or so if the dates do not work for you. 

Kent County: not listed, instead contact local office for details, see

Sussex County: Citizen Corps is used and works similarly to CERT.  See

Other similar groups of interest: