HLAA-SLC is Your Chapter, Meeting August 19th

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The HLAA-SLC chapter will be having its next meeting August 19th from 10 AM to Noon at the Sanderson Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The meeting will be held in classroom B/C which has a hearing loop and live captioning will be available. Not only that, we have awesome people in the chapter who are also extra accommodating in personal communication. We want you to join us with your ideas in regards to the future of our HLAA chapter.

  • What is it you’d like to see more of at our meetings?
  • What topics are we missing that you would like to see?
  • This is the time to add input on times and days. How often would you like our meetings and in what format? (Socials, education, workshops, events at other places.)

It’s a community effort keeping the chapter flowing. Please mark your calendars and hang out with us for a few hours.

Food and drinks will be provided, please RSVP at HearingLossUtah@gmail.com.

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Summer Social Fun

The next HLAA gathering is a social setting at the Myung Ga restaurant (Korean Barbecue) at 3353 Decker Lake Drive near the Hale Center Theatre. It will be from 1:30-3:30 on Saturday July 15th. Going out to eat with other hard of hearing folks is easy because we know how to talk to each other! Come out and join us, we are good company.myung ga

National HLAA Convention Next Week!

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We are excited to have the national HLAA convention right here in Salt Lake next week. There’s many great workshops to chose from, each accommodated with a hearing loop and live captioning.  There’s also an exhibit hall full of fascinating stuff things for hearing loss, click here for a link to all their vendors. You can register for a day on-site and the exhibit hall is free to anyone.  Don’t miss this great opportunity.

Communication Challenges: Embracing Your Family’s Normal

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Please join us for a unique meeting from your HLAA chapter on Saturday, May 20 10 AM to noon at the Sanderson Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 5709 South 1500 West, Taylorsville.

After a short session all together, we’ll have the hearing family members meet together to discuss what communication challenges are like for them, and how they can handle them to have better results. 

At the same time, the hard of hearing people will meet together, with listening assistance and captioning, to explore their communication and relationship challenges caused by their hearing loss. Both groups will look for creative, positive ways to improve their time together.

Following the discussion sessions, we’ll all meet back together and enjoy a wonderful lunch, provided by the chapter and prepared by Charla and Kevin Dolan.

Please come and please invite hearing people that are important in your life (spouse, parents, siblings, mature children, co-worker, employer, friend). May is Better Speech and Hearing month – what better way to celebrate than to find ways to make your speaking and hearing times . . . well . . . better!

Technology Meeting Saturday the 15th

 

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Technology makes our lives easier – especially when we have a hearing loss. We read ads for new products, new features in hearing aids and cochlear implants, apps for your smart phone, etc. Do you ever wonder what we, the consumers, think about these new things? For that matter, what do we think about the stand-by technology that we’ve had for years? Come and see.

This Saturday is our regular HLAA chapter meeting at 10 AM at the Sanderson Center. Hope you’ll be there. We’ll have refreshments, too!

HLAA-SLC Book Club March 18th

Our January book group was canceled due to snow so we are discussing Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan March 18th instead.  We meet at the Sanderson Center at 10 – 11:30 AM in classroom B/C with the hearing loop and live captioning.  Please join us.  It’s a wonderful book and the discussion is sure to be a good one.

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HLAA-SLC Book Club January 21st

HLAA-SLC alternates meetings and the book club and/or socials.  We’re starting off 2017 with the book club, January 21st from 10am-11:30.  It will be held at the Sanderson Center to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in classroom B/C with the loop and captioning for the discussion.  This months book is Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Book Store by Robin Sloan.

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Goodreads says: “The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The bookstore’s secrets extend far beyond its walls.”

Grab the book and come visit us January 21st.  It’s totally accessible to those with hearing loss and of course family and friends are welcome to come too.