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Navigating Dementia with an Open Heart

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Deaf Well-Being Program Presents:
Navigating Dementia with an Open Heart

Register to save your spot!

Deaf Hub:
530 Columbia Street
New Westminster
Parking on Street
Near Skytrain

Tuesday March 10, 2020
Doors open 5:30pm

Interpreters & Deaf Interpreters are provided.

Mary Jane ‘MJ’ Grant, a native of the small town of Sanford, Maine, was born and raised by two Deaf parents. As a Child of Deaf Adults (CODA) she is a native user of American Sign Language (ASL) and grew up with a passion for connecting with others through skillful, nuanced communication. Her joyful, intuitive nature and instinctual resilience led to a career as a professional sign language interpreter.  MJ has worked with Deaf communities across the U.S. and has taught interpreting at the University of Southern Maine. She continues to manage her business, Mary Jane Grant Sign Language Interpreting Services, in between moments of happy chaos at home care-giving for two mothers who are living with dementia, four children and a husband. MJ’s real gift is sharing her heart-opening story of compassionate care-giving for aging parents and creating a warm space for others to do the same.

Contact Information:
Email: WellBeing.Staff@vch.ca
Text: 778-987-4174
Fax: 604-456-0904

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