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Sertoma to Host Free Water Safety Event for Hard of Hearing Children at Rec Center – June 4th

Sertoma to Host Free Water Safety Event for Hard of Hearing Children at Rec Center – June 4th

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NEW PORT RICHEY, FL (May 25, 2016) – The Deaf and Hard of Hearing organization and Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation will host a water safety class for deaf and hard of hearing children.  Especially formatted for children with hearing challenges, the class is offered to them at no charge.

It’s all taking place on Saturday, June 4 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center (6640 Van Buren Street) in New Port Richey.  Sign language interpreters will be available through Jessica Harris interpreting services.

For the families who wish to stay and play after the event, all costs for admission will be covered by the Sertoma Foundation and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service of Florida.

Call Courtney Boulding at the Foundation at (727) 834-5479 or  e-mail her at Courtney cbouldi1@jhmi.edu or Carrie Esposito at (727) 853-1010.  Sponsors for the event are the United Way of Pasco County and Team Farrell.

Hearing Loss is the most common birth defect nationally. Early detection and intervention is vital for an infant to have the opportunity to access speech and other sounds for learning and brain development. Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation assists hard of hearing babies, children, and adults to avoid a life of isolation and hear the world around them so they can succeed personally, academically, and socially.

The mission of the Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida is to enhance individual potential and quality of life through better hearing.

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