Local center celebrates golden anniversary

August 10, 2017 by  

In honor of its 50th anniversary, the Helen Keller National Center, in Sands Point, near Williston Park, will hold a series of events. The goal of the events is to continue to raise awareness about deaf-blindness.

In July, the center hosted a demonstration in Manhattan, during deaf-blind awareness week. The goal of the event was to show people how those who are deaf-blind communicate and how the deaf-blind participate in and complete daily activities.

The center plans on holding its annual gala, which will take place in Garden City on September 14. Grayhealth group, which has donated free services to help raise awareness of death-blindness for decades, will be the honoree during the celebration.

In October, the center will host a luncheon reception at its location in Sands Point. The main event of the reception will be the unveiling of a wall of fame to honor people who have supported the center. Among the honorees on the wall will be Helen Keller herself.

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The Helen Keller National Center was created by Congress in 1967. It works with adults and teenagers across the US who are deaf-blind, providing training for jobs and other resources for people who have both hearing and vision loss.