Join our HLAA chapter for a Picnic in the Park on June 15th from 11:00 – 1:00. We will be at Midvale City Park, 425 6th Ave, Midvale, UT. RSVPs are needed for a headcount, you can do that by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We will have plenty of good food and great company. There’s nothing like being with your ‘tribe’ of people; the people who get how to talk to you and don’t become impatient repeating. There’s less repeats because we know how to get your attention first then talk. It’s an amazing experience. Join us.
June is our annual social and we chose the Red Robin restaurant at the Valley Fair Mall. Oh no, a restaurant? That’s the plan. Watch and learn from the more experienced members with hearing loss how to handle restaurant situations to reduce the typical anxiety that comes with experience. Please let us know you will be joining us, RSVP with email@example.com. We will be meeting at noon on June 16th and we plan to be together for about an hour and a half. The address is listed below.
Also, bring your smartphone and have the AVA app ready to go. If you missed our AVA meeting, here’s your chance to learn more about it. We will be running our phones with AVA throughout the meeting giving everyone a chance to gain experience with the app so it can be used in other areas of life; doctor appointments, large family gatherings and meetings.
Our leadership changes in June; Bill Ordonez will be our president replacing Kathy Evans and Karen Faddis will be the treasurer replacing Chelle Wyatt. There will be no meeting in July so make sure you don’t miss this one. Come hang out with us and soak up some tribe time.
Red Robin at the Valley Fair Mall
3601 South 2700 West #B152
West Valley City, UT 84119
Let them know you want the Vault, we reserved a private room for our meeting.
Here’s some pictures of socials past….
HLAA-SLC and Loop Utah are joining together for a special event in April. Instead of HLAA-SLC’s regular meeting on April 21st, we will meet at the new Hale Centre Theatre (HCT) in Sandy at 11 AM in the Hospitality room for a pre-show reception. The show starts at 12:30 PM.
HCT has looped both of their theatres entirely which is a real treat for those who wear cochlear implants or hearing aids. If you wear either one, make sure your telecoil program is turned on before going to the event. Hearing loops send up a magnet signal to the telecoil (also called a t-coil) which is in 80% of hearing aids and all cochlear implants. That means there’s no devices to pick up and return, it’s as easy as pushing a button on the hearing aid for fantastic sound quality. Listening through the t-coil is like having personalized speakers because each device is programmed specifically to the individual’s hearing loss. It takes away the distance gap hearing aids alone cannot deal with (hearing aids are only good in a 4-6 foot range when used alone). Many users say they hear better through a hearing loop than any other assistive listening system.
Tickets are $30 each, please RSVP by March 17th to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets must be paid in advance to HLAA-SLC, also by March 17th. You can stop by the Sanderson Center and drop off cash or checks to Chelle, the HLAA-SLC treasurer. Please make checks payable to HLAA-SLC.
*Season tickets holders may book/exchange tickets for this performance bu contacting the HCT box office at 801-984-9000.
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.
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.
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.
The HLAA Salt Lake City chapter had its winter social last weekend. It was another wonderful potluck social and our now traditional white elephant gift exchange.
There’s nothing like socializing with others who are hard of hearing also. We enjoyed each others company immensely.
HLAA-SLC has two potluck socials a year; one in July and another in December. Our 2017 meeting schedule is posted to the left. There are some topics yet to be announced (TBA) and we’ll update as soon as we can. All our meetings are captioned and most of our meetings in 2017 will be in the looped room at the Sanderson Center to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
We have two very special events in 2017. Mark calendars!
The Better Speech and Hearing Expo on May 20th from 9 Am – 5 PM at the Sanderson Center. Loop Utah and HLAA-SLC are coming to together to create a day of learning and fun. Stay tuned for more information.
The national HLAA convention will be here in Salt Lake City June 22-25. All workshops are captioned and have hearing loops. The exhibit hall has many wonders and that part of the convention is free to all.
HLAA-SLC had their December social at president Karen’s house, thank you for having us Karen. We had new people show up and old friends which made it a fun evening. We took part in a wonderful potluck dinner, the food everyone made was great! We sang a few Christmas songs, signed a few Christmas songs and took part in a white elephant gift exchange. Here’s a few pictures…
Lots of Laughter
The White Elephant Gift Exchange
Thank you SLC hard of hearing community members for making it a memorable social.
HLAA-SLC has put together a book club which will alternate with our regular meetings. Last month’s selection was King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village by Peggilene Bartels and Eleanor Herman.
We met last Saturday to discuss this delightful book, rich with tradition and scenery. We all enjoyed reading it sharing links and information from online. Thank you Kathy for sharing this book with us.
The meeting was captioned (thank you Sanderson Center!) by TypeWell who did a great job as a few us depend on those captions. That’s what makes this book club so great, the accessibility for those of who are hard of hearing and hesitant to join other book club for fear of missing out on discussion.
You can see the tablet on the table which picked up the captions. The captions were also projected onto a screen on the wall also.
The tablet and TypeWell supplying our captions.
Our next book is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
We meet on October 11th from 9a-10:30a at the Sanderson Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Taylorsville. Feel free to join us, it will be held in the looped room next time too! Questions will follow as the date gets closer.