We had another successful HLAA Holiday Party at the beautiful home of Heather & Frank Lehr just over a week ago. The crowd was a great mix of long-time members as well as a number of new guests who are interested in what HLAA has to offer. We enjoyed turkey and ham, as well as several delicious side dishes supplied by Urban Plates. Kudos to the staff at Urban Plate for comping our salads and bread! And thank you, Heather and Frank, for the spiked punch!
Don’t forget our holiday party is coming up!
If you haven’t rsvp’d yet, please do so if you have interest to join our holiday party scheduled for
Saturday, December 14 at Heather’s home from roughly 6pm-9pm.
It’s always a great time filled with good food, company, and getting to know people who “get it” when it comes to the daily challenges and struggles with hearing loss. An invite was emailed to our members but if you haven’t received one, no worries! Just email us at email@example.com and note the following:
- How many people are coming, including yourself.
- Let us know if you did or did not receive the holiday invite.
- Note: Further information will be provided upon your rsvp, including address for the party and additional information to be aware of.
Hope to see you there!
What a celebration we had yesterday in honor of our chapter’s 15th anniversary!
Many thanks to Wendi Wash for pulling off a fun and interactive trivia game, complete with prizes, raffles and a festive and delicious cake. We are grateful to many of our founders who came from as far away as Riverside and Santa Barbara to celebrate with us, including Kat Burns, Danny Tibbs, Pat Widman and Alicia Fernandez.
HLAA-LA is turning 15!
It takes a village to establish and maintain an active functioning group, and we have many people to thank, both those who started and those who have contributed to maintaining our chapter. A special shout out to pioneers Valerie and Willy Stern, Danny Tubbs, Katherine Burns, Alicia Fernandez, Mike Kaplan, and Grace Tiessen for brainstorming the creation of the chapter and securing a meeting location at the Hear Center in Pasadena.
Thanks to Sharzad Cohen for coming to educate us on the causes and treatment options for the very challenging condition of tinnitus. Her presentation was so informative and extensive that there wasn’t time to go through it all, and the audience had many questions on this troublesome disability.
Understanding and managing tinnitus with Dr. Sharzad Cohen.
This presentation is designed to explain different theories about the causes of tinnitus and the available therapeutic methods. A review of the recent research about tinnitus and the relationship between tinnitus and hearing loss will be offered. Tinnitus management techniques and instruments will be discussed to eradicate the myth that tinnitus has no solutions!
What a great 2019 Walk4Hearing event! The Los Angeles Chapter “LA Stars” team was again the top and most awesome team thanks to so many that participated and got the word out with their fundraising efforts. HLAA National and our chapter will greatly benefit from all the hard work as we embark on the rest of 2019 on to 2020 advocating for those with hearing loss.
The Walk welcomed over 500 walkers, were joined by 30 amazing teams, and raised over $50,000 and counting. Note that donations will continued to be accepted through July 31 so it’s not too late to contribute! Any questions can be addressed to our firstname.lastname@example.org email address. See below for the photo gallery highlighting the Walk.
Despite poor weather and illnesses, we had a nice turnout and a great time at our annual Memorial party held graciously at Sandy’s home. I guess you could say that no matter what the weather may look like, we still know how to party!
The annual fundraising Long Beach Walk4Hearing is coming up very soon! Here, you can learn how to join our team, the HLAA-LA Stars, and how to succeed in raising funds for our chapter and national organization.
We will need to change the location for our party and need your help to bring chairs and tables. See below for further details.
Unfortunately, there wasn’t a safe and easy way to handle the parking needs for our party so we will need to change the location. Our very own Sandy will host this year which includes plenty of parking. If you have RSVP’d already or will soon do so, her address will be forwarded to you via email very soon. Please note we need your help to bring chairs and tables if you can. You can let us know when you RSVP, reply back to the email with Sandy’s address, or email us at email@example.com.
Our chapter will be supplying wraps and chicken as a main course along with water and paper goods. The rest will be potluck, so please let us know what you will be bringing! Please see below for more information.
DATE: Sunday May 26th, 2019
WHERE: Sandy’s home. Once you RSVP, address information will be provided.
How to RSVP: Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may connect with us via our Facebook groups page or Yahoo Groups. PLEASE make sure to tell us the following:
1. How many people will be coming in your party.
2. What you will be bringing (appetizer, salad, veggie tray, drinks, dessert, ?).
3. Are you able to bring chairs and/or tables to the party.
Sandy has a pool so you are welcome to bring your swimming suits but please bring your own towels. ALSO, make sure to check with the weather forecast and bring a sweater or jacket if needed!
If you have any questions, just shoot us an email at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing everyone!!