The Quest Society for Hearing and Speech Enhancement in Summerland has finalized plans for the collection and reconditioning of hearing aids, less than five years old.
Collection boxes are now located in Pharmasave, Medicine Centre and Shoppers Drug Mart.
These devices will be reconditioned by NexGen and available to Okanagan residents.
For information on reconditioned hearing aids or an appointment with Stephanie Sykes, please call 778-516-2283, she will be available by appointment at the Summerland Medicine Centre on Rosedale Avenue.
May is Hearing and Speech Enhancement month.
Fundraising and local programs Quest sponsored last year:
o Three Summerland students required updated equipment to improve their classroom interaction with teachers,
o “You make a difference” program to help families stimulate their hearing and speech impaired child,
o Donated teaching aids to School District 67,
o Bursaries to two University of British Columbia students
o Vivian Hopkins Memorial Bursary at Summerland Secondary School.
o Summerland Garden Tour scheduled for June 28
o Bridge Tournament in September
o Toonie Tree raffle