Deaf society plans housing for Deaf seniors in Sapporo: The first whole country

The Sapporo Deaf Society in Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido, Japan's northern island, plans to establish the housing for Deaf seniors with a service offered in the city by the end of fiscal year 2016, (Image) They are busying with fund raising.

Society officials say enthusiastically, "We want to maintain the facilities where an old Deaf person can also spend his old age surely." According to Japanese Federation of the Deaf in Tokyo, such establishment in housing for Deaf seniors with a service is the first nationwide.

Out of about 320,000 Deaf people with a disability card, those who are 65 years old or older are about 220,000, about 15 % increased more than 10 years ago according to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

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