Delaware Voting Updates

Delaware passed 3 new laws this year – early voting, vote by mail (different from absentee ballot/voting), and same day voter registration.  To check the status of your registration or voting locations, go to  General election info including candidate info can be found at

Another resource is ACLU’s new website –

September 13, 2022 – Primaries Election (to narrow down candidates by party)
November 8, 2022 – Statewide General Election (also known as mid-term elections and still important)




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do you Know someone with a hearing loss?

know someone is a caregiver of someone with a hearing loss?

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

have a question?

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: Over-the Counter Hearing Aids, PLUS News You Can Use!”

New Castle County Circle Chat!

Thursday, September 8th, 2022 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, September 6th at 1:00pm

Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month from 1:00-2:00pm 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! J

Connect with us!

Hearing Loss Association of Delaware (HLADE)

“We give help and hope to deaf and hard of hearing children and adults”

Email: or



Food Bank of Delaware Drive-Thru Mobile Pantry (3 locations and dates)

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Please arrive at the location early and stay in line. 
Registration required in advance. 
Volunteer opportunities exist below too.

Sussex County
When: Monday, September 12, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Where: Crossroad Community Church,
20684 State Forest Road
Georgetown, DE

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Kent County
When: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Where: Dover Motor Speedway
1131 North Dupont Highway
Dover, DE
(enter through Leipsic Road entrance and follow signs)

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New Castle County
When: Friday, September 16, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Where: Delaware Technical & Community College
400 Stanton Christiana Road
Newark, DE

Register in advance:<>

Sign up to volunteer:

– Thanks to Loretta, ODHH.

DAD is now on Instagram!

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Delaware Association of the Deaf (DAD) is now on Instagram!  We are offering more social media channels as our way of reaching out to our d/hh community.  We welcome feedback as we grow.


Family Emergency Preparedness Day Returns on September 17

Family Emergency Preparedness Day, Sat. Sept 17, 2022, 10a-2p at Brecknock County Park

Free family event features demonstrations and fun activities for all ages and abilities.

SMYRNA, Del. (August 9, 2022) — After a two-year absence, the 16th annual Family Emergency Preparedness Day returns on Saturday, September 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brecknock County Park, 80 Old Camden Road, Camden, DE 19934. The rain date is Sunday, September 18.

September is “National Preparedness Month,” and attendees can get a wealth of resources and information to enhance their emergency preparedness – all in a fun, family environment. Exhibitors will offer interactive activities, games, promo items, and safety-themed giveaways. Kids can join “Emergency Kit Relay Races” and there will also be prizes in a “Preparedness and Safety Scavenger Hunt.”

Be early! The first 500 people who complete an activity challenge will get a free water ice from Kona Ice!

Many agencies and organizations are currently represented but interested groups can still sign up! Volunteers are also needed to assist with event management and support. To register, volunteer, or get more information, send an email to:

More info at

** DAD Note: Please contact them if you need ASL interpreters or other accessibility needs.  Feta plans to attend to raise d/hh awareness again.

Free Museum Pass through Delaware Libraries

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The Museum pass program is available to adult Delaware Library cardholders (18 years+). All pass reservations are processed through the MuseumKey link which can be found on the library’s website under the services tab. Patrons can access the page from home or in the library to reserve passes. Patrons are responsible for calling museums for hours of operation. Please note that each museum pass has its own admission rules. A museum pass reservation represents a commitment by the patron to abide by the library’s museum pass policy.

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Affordable Connectivity Program (aka: Internet)

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The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.

The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

More Information –

*** DAD Note: This program is used if internet providers do not have a program setup.  Comcast/Xfinity and T-Mobile has their own version and other providers may have something.  **

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