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NRC Hosts Hearing Loss Events on Monday, June 19

Posted on May 26, 2017

Northfield Retirement Community, in partnership with Minnesota Department of Human Services Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services and College City Sertoma Club, will host two hearing loss events covering the consequences of untreated hearing loss and the appropriate steps you can take to care for it. 

Both events are free and open to the public and will be held in NRC's Fellowship Hall (900 Cannon Valley Drive, Northfield). No RSVP is necessary.

For more information on either event , call 507-645-9090.

"More Than an Inconvenience: How Hearing Loss Affects Us All"

This session is geared toward professionals and caregivers and will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, June 19.

Age-related hearing loss affects all of us – both in our work with seniors and as our family members, friends and we, ourselves, age. The topic of hearing loss is rarely addressed in the realm of older adult services.

The presentation will include:

  • A brief overview of the alarming consequences of untreated, age-related hearing loss
  • The importance of early intervention
  • Identifying the ways we can strengthen community support through technology, effective communication strategies and best practice policies

Implementing some, or all, of the strategies identified in this presentation will help improve the quality of life for those with hearing loss and help them become more engaged in their communities.

"Hear for the Health of It! Hearing Loss and Healthy Aging: It's Possible" 

This session is geared toward community members and will be held at at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 19.

The presentation will include:

  • A brief overview of the consequences of untreated hearing loss (including the increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s, depression, falling and diminished overall health)
  • How and where to get an accurate diagnosis
  • Choosing the right technology, which includes no, and low-cost, solutions
  • Developing communication strategies