April 28 Meeting – Canine Companions for Independence

Canine for companions independence

Our April Chapter meeting is bound to be a fun gathering with a canine feel to it. Melissa Billingsley, RVT Practice Manager for Billingsley Veterinary Clinic and a member of the Canine Companions for Independence, will visit us with a furry friend to share and educate us all how those hard of hearing can maintain their independence and ease of mind by having a hearing dog. It should be very educational and fun so make sure to join starting at 10am sharp (but arrive earlier to mingle or to introduce yourself if it’s a first time for you).

Please click here for meeting information and directions. See you then!

Walk4Hearing: Kickoff Luncheon

Do you want to learn more about the June 9 Walk4Hearing in Long Beach? Register by Friday, April 13 to attend the FREE Walk Kick-off Luncheon. to be held
Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Angelo’s and Vinci’s Ristorante
550 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832

At this lunch, you’ll get information about what to do to start your Walk4Hearing journey and pick up Walk materials.

To register, send an email to Teri Drake, talison4@yahoo.com

or fill out the online form at http://hlaa.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=2477&pg=entry

If you’d like to carpool to the Kickoff with a chapter member, please use the ‘Contact Us’ form.

Dear Abby Recommends HLAA

Dear Abby Recommends HLAAHearing loss is not an uncommon challenge many people face, but how they handle it is another challenge in itself. No one should ever face some of the consequences of losing one’s hearing. This includes depression, avoiding meaningful social connections and feelings of helplessness.

Dear Abby publicly noted in her column addressing an individual struggling with hearing loss how the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and associated state chapters can provide immediate support and help. The HLAA Los Angeles Chapter has provided this source of support, education and information for over 14 years and we want to continue to expand our outreach to those in need. Learn more via the HLAA National website how HLAA and chapters can help. Abby recommends it!

First Meeting in Our New Home a Big Success!

Presenter Gary Dorf, AudD, pointing out nerve cells in a normal cochlea.

Presenter Gary Dorf, AudD, pointing out nerve cells in a normal cochlea.

(Click here for our meeting transcript)

Meeting for the first time in a completely new place can be a nerve-racking experience. Will everyone find the new place? Will the audio and visual equipment work? Will Mitzi bring her homemade apple strudels? When we all finally said our goodbyes, it’s safe to say the meeting was a big success.

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Walk4Hearing & Kickoff Luncheon

Your HLAA-LA Stars team captain is feeling lonely! I’m the only one who’s signed up for our annual fund-raiser, which is 89 days out. Join me!

The Walk4Hearing supports the efforts of both our National organization and our chapter. It’s coming up on Saturday, June 9 at Long Beach Marina Green Park. Sign up (please) to be a part of our chapter team, the HLAA-LA Stars, on our Walk page, http://hlaa.convio.net/site/TR/Teamraiser/LongBeachWalk?team_id=45468&pg=team&fr_id=2477

The page will be updated this week. In the meantime, start thinking about how you can ask family and friends to donate to this organization that means so much to you.

To get inspired, meet other walkers, and pick up materials, there will be a free kick-off luncheon on Saturday, April 21 from 11:30am-1:30pm at Angelo’s and Vinci’s Ristorante, 550 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832

RSVP by April 13, using the form here, http://hlaa.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=2477&pg=entry (it’s the main page for the Long Beach Walk), or to Teri Drake, talison4@yahoo.com

Captioned Movies in Granada Hills

A Wrinkle in Time, the film version of Madeline L’Engle’s beloved children’s book, will be screened with open-captions on Monday, March 19 at 7pm at the Regency Cinema in Granada Hills (it’s in the shopping center on Devonshire St & Balboa Blvd). Tickets may be purchased in advance via this website; to get to the “buy tickets” page, click on the show time on the right side of this page, https://regencymovies.com/movieRunDetail.php?movieRunId=40892&movieId=7151&theaterId=26

The Regency has also schedule an open-caption screening of A Quiet Place on Monday, April 19 at 7pm.

LA Cochlear Implant Group Meeting – RSVP -Saturday March 17, 2018

On March 17th from 11:00am to 2:00pm, there will be a meeting with Advanced Bionics presenting the latest news with Cochlear Implants.  Several of our members have been implanted with this device very recently, so hopefully you can make this very informative presentation!

Suzannah is a great presenter with a wealth of knowledge so the presenting should be very interesting.

Advanced Bionics will be providing a festive buffet luncheon. For planning purposes, please RSVP in order to place the food order by Thursday, March 15. Email: Diane Rott, dianeshear@msn.com.

More information 
Join us as we celebrate our annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration with Advanced Bionics “Think Green” meeting, and social.

St. Vincent Hospital is now called: St. Vincent Medical Center, Verity Health System.

Address is:
2131 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Note: We no longer are having our meetings at the Mark Taper Building.

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