As a community service, the Rec Centers is making our hearing-impaired residents aware of an opportunity a couple of our residents brought to our attention.

Under provisions of the Americans with Disability Act, the federal government established a fund to give qualified individuals access to captioned telephone service at no cost. The captioning service is funded through surcharges on all telephone bills.

There are a variety of caption call phones out there designed to help people with hearing loss stay connected to loved ones, business contacts, etc.

For information, visit or call 1-877-557-2227.

Please note, the Rec Centers does not endorse any particular company or service, but is providing this as a community service about a little known benefit that could help some of our residents.