Deaf Seniors of America conference in Chicago, IL

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Deaf 411 talks about what's on the minds of Boomers who are Deaf:

As deaf people approach retirement and become senior citizens, they face a new set of issues and challenges. With increased pride and self-esteem as deaf seniors, they are asserting their needs and legal rights.

Like "baby boomers" - those who were born after World War II - now entering retirement age, there is a very large population of seniors with unique needs - need for organizations, retirement communities, assisted living and nursing services.

Like the AARP, a national non-governmental membership organization that represents and advocates for rights and needs of senior citizens, the deaf senior community has created its own organization, the Deaf Seniors of America (DSA).

About 1,200 deaf seniors are expected to attend the Deaf Seniors of America conference in Chicago, IL from August 31st to September 6th.

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