ADSCC Re-Elects Chairman Tom Posedly
to Bring Much Needed Resources to the Community
Chair plans to continue directing group's vision for building its
one-of-a-kind retirement community for the growing deaf senior citizen population
February 17, 2011
Phoenix, Arizona — The Arizona Deaf Senior Citizens Coalition (ADSCC) announces the re-election of Tom Posedly to board chairman for another four-year term. Tom has served as chairman of the board for ADSCC since 1999, and has been leading the organization's Arizona Team, which is focused on building the first-ever Arizona retirement community that serves the deaf senior citizen population, Apache ASL Trails, located in Tempe, Arizona.
Mr. Posedly, who is a practicing architect, volunteers his time as chairman of the ADSCC board and has committed many hours to assisting the group to raise funds, secure investment partners and begin construction on the Apache ASL Trails project, the first ever Arizona retirement community designed specifically for deaf senior citizens. Under his leadership, ADSCC achieved a major milestone with the beginning of construction of Apache ASL Trails, which broke ground in June 2010 and is on track for the completion of phase I. Apache ASL Trails will provide 75 income-eligible units to deaf senior citizens during the summer of 2011. In addition, the ADSCC Arizona Team, under the leadership of Mr. Posedly, has plans to build another retirement community for deaf seniors in Tucson. The community will allow deaf, deaf-blind and hard-of-hearing seniors to maintain an independent lifestyle by providing residents with services and design features that help eliminate barriers of communication with other people, both hearing and non-hearing, which until now did not exist for the growing deaf senior population.
"The groundbreaking of this landmark project last year was one of the highlights of my term as chairman for ADSCC," said Tom Posedly. "It was one of my proudest days. As a deaf senior citizen myself, I am eager for the opening of Apache ASL Trails later this year because so many in our community have been living in isolation for too many years. The opportunity to continue to lead our organization, and see these projects to fruition is an honor."
ADSCC is a non-profit organization founded in 1994, and incorporated in 1997 to address the specific long-term care needs of the growing deaf senior population in Arizona and throughout the west. The organization has been working towards building a facility to serve the deaf senior community for many years, and recently received the bulk of the needed funding through a partnership with Cardinal Capital Management. ADSCC is also focused on researching deaf issues, and providing administration services to retirement homes and serving the deaf senior population as a voice for equality. More information about Apache ASL Trails is available at www.apacheasltrails.com.