Learning Sign Language for Deaf Awareness Week

Learning Sign Language

The 2024 Deaf Awareness Week in 2024 ran from 6th – 12th May. 

Learning Makaton Sign Language

Liz, Olive Tree House’s Activities Coordinator spent time with residents and the team teaching them some Makaton sign Language. Liz is deaf in the higher hearing ranges, so lip reads at work, but was taught Makaton as unlike British Sign Language it is accompanied by speech at all times. Everyone was very receptive to learn and Liz will definitely run this session again. 

Reminiscing About Telecommunications

Liz also used this as an opportunity to reminisce about telecommunications including some fun with paper cup phones! The memories came back of one phone in the house, the dialling of each number and having to pay for every call! The conclusion was that it really is good to talk and how lovely it is to have a good chat on the phone. 

Get Involved

We are always looking for volunteers to help out with our varied activities programme.  If you are interested please do contact the Olive Tree House activities team.