Helping Elders to Hear, Eat and See Better

Can you imagine living without hearing your children and your grandchildren, being able to eat and chew the foods you like or seeing your loved ones against the backdrop of the morning sun? All these experiences escape many people who are on the waiting list of the Colorado Gerontological Society for help with hearing aids, eye glasses, and dentures.

The Colorado Gerontological Society has partnered with Hearing Rehab Center to provide hearing aids to 100 older adults who can’t hear on Make A Difference Day. On October 25th, twelve volunteers from Hearing Rehab Center will donate more than $300,000 of hearing aids to 100 low income seniors in Colorado. These audiologists will unite with millions of volunteers across the nation with a common mission – to improve the lives of others.

Joining Hearing Rehab Center, volunteers from Mark’s Optical, Eye Vision Downtown, Golden Eye Optical, and Look Optical will be providing eye glasses, as well as Martinez Dental and Aurora Dental Group will provide dental services. Other audiologists providing services include Denver Ear Associates, Advanced Audiology Hearing & Tinnitus Center, HearingLife of Arvada, HearingLife of Northglenn, and Marion Down Center (formerly Center for Hearing Speech and Language).

For more than 20 years, USA WEEKEND Magazine, in collaboration with Points of Light, has brought you Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of community service. The Colorado Gerontological Society is pleased to report that 113 older adults will be removed from our waiting list through the generosity of audiologists, ophthalmologists and dentists in Denver.