First Chapter Meeting of 2018 – Don’t Miss It!!!

It’s the new year and time to get into action toward a great year ahead with our chapter! Plus, time to catch up with friends and hopefully introduce some new folks. We have a great meeting lined up to start the year as Dr. Ray Goldsworthy will provide an in-depth discussion about Cochlear Implants (CI) and optimizing how they are used. Whether you have a CI or not, this should be an informational and rewarding meeting to attend. Please see below for further information plus our meeting information and location. See you there!

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LA Cochlear Implant Group Meeting – January 20

LOS ANGELES COCHLEAR IMPLANT SUPPORT GROUP- LA CIS GROUP Meeting: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 11:00am to 2:00pm.  

(Important Note: If you plan on attending this meeting, consider adding extra travel time. The Women’s March is in central Downtown L.A. that day. Last year, freeways and subways were jam packed.)

Hello everyone,

Happy New Year! We hope your holidays were especially happy ones, with some memorable CI moments. We will celebrate our annual Cochlear Americas “Ringing in the New Year” meeting, and social.

The Newswire has been delayed due to some changes that have taken place. St. Vincent Hospital has been sold, and is now called: St. Vincent Medical Center—Verity Health System. We will no longer be able to have our meetings at the Mark Taper Building Board Room. It was demolished.

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2018 Convention is Coming Soon!

HLAA National ConventionIt may seem a long ways away, but it will soon be June which is the month the annual HLAA Convention is held. This year it will be in beautiful Minneapolis, Minnesota from June 21-24. Early bird registration is now open until March 31 so if you are planning on attending, now might be a good time to take action.

The Steering Committee will review registration procedures, including likely consideration toward allowing a fellow chapter member to have their registration paid for by the chapter. This often goes toward an individual who has not attended the convention before.

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Lisa Beth on Jeopardy!

Jeopardy game showOur very own Lisa Beth Davis was a contestant on the very popular Jeopardy! game show aired on December 19. Lisa Beth had the most correct answers and didn’t shy away from buzzing in first with the answer. It has to be a nerve wrenching experience to be on the spot trying to recall answers as a question that yours truly could never do. We are so proud of Lisa Beth and we can say the chapter now has a celebrity! See further for more information about the show and how to see the episode in case you missed it.

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A Joyous Holiday Party!

Ho ho ho!!! What a HLAA holiday party it was! A chance to catch up with old friends, celebrate the holidays, hand out some awards and do our annual White Elephant gift exchange. Most of all, it was a chance for all of us to meet and greet each other in supporting each other through valuable friendships. Don’t forget to check out the photo gallery below and thanks to Georgia for all the pictures. I think she took roughly 5,000 pictures. Don’t forget to check out more on our Facebook groups page managed so well by our own Diane » Read more

Our 2017 Annual Holiday Party

Hi follow chapter members and friends!

’Tis the season for our HLAA-LA fun-filled Holiday Party! Thank you so much for our amazing Grace for hosting it. You won’t want to miss the fun and a chance to catch up with friends. The festivities starts at 7PM, Saturday December 9th.

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November 19 Chapter Meeting – Supporting Each Other Through the Holidays

Heather standing and leading the meeting!

Heather standing and leading the meeting!

We had a wonderful annual rap session and potluck centered around the theme of dealing with the communication challenges we experience during the holidays. Ideas, experiences and discussions were held helping all of us find strategies for coping and getting the most joy possible when faced with large group settings.

Please click here with view the meeting transcripts.

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November 18 Chapter Meeting – Celebrate the Upcoming Holiday Season!

Thanksgiving

Our November meeting is fast approaching! Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, our next meeting will be this coming Saturday, November 18. This meeting will be our annual rap session to talk about tips and tricks to manage the stress of the holiday season. Getting fellow friends and family to understand the challenges we face and struggle with can be a daunting experience. We are all here together to help so come and join us to get your holiday season off to a great start!

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