PREAMBLE
As the baby boomers age, one segment of the deaf/hearing-impaired community that is going to grow – bolstered by both the natural aging of deaf/hearing-impaired baby boomers and the baby boomers who lose hearing at late age. This large population is going to need specialized nursing homes, organizations, retirement communities, and for some, specialized hospice services.

The magnitude and complexity of the problems and needs of deaf/hearing-impaired senior citizens are so great.  Because there is so much which must be done and because no one person, organization, agency, or institution can attempt successfully more than a portion of the total objectives, it will be the primary purpose of the North Texas Deaf Senior Citizens (NTDSC) to fill current and future needs of deaf/hearing-impaired senior citizens.  It also will seek to fill the needs which are not now being met fully, or it will encourage other agencies or organizations to meet the needs.

NTDSC is a non-profit organization serving all deaf/hearing-impaired persons without regard to race, religion, sex, disability or nationality.  The mission of NTDSC is to assist with the independent living and promote the overall well-being of all deaf/hearing-impaired senior citizens in North Texas by:

• keeping deaf/hearing-impaired senior citizens from being isolated or
homebound.
• giving them opportunities for social interaction and enjoyment.
• providing leisure activities for challenging mental alertness.
• conducting tours when possible.
• providing seminars dealing with issues impacting their well-being and
safety.
• acquainting those senior citizens with national, state, and local resources
that will contribute to their positive image and fuller participation in the
mainstream NTDSC.
• advocating the rights of deaf/hearing-impaired senior citizens.