Calendar of Events 2017


CITY OF ORANGE CHAPTER – HLAA

Meetings start promptly at 9:30 am with socialization time before hand. Unless indicated otherwise, all meetings held at Mariposa Center in Orange. See our Find Us page for details and directions.

All  future 2017 meetings will be held at Mariposa Center: 182 Town & Country Rd., Orange, CA 92868 from 9:30 to 11:30 am – please refer to the website for exact meeting date.

For those interested, we have lunch after the meeting at various local restaurants to socialize with old and new friends. We will announce the exact place before each meeting.

2017

April 1st, 9:30-11:30 AM – Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above)- Lyra Repplinger, Southern CA Outreach Manager at MedEl will speak on the  Electric Acoustic Stimulation (EAS) system by MedEl that is designed to fit the unique needs of individuals with partial deafness get together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA

May 6th, 9:30-11:30 AM – Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above)  – Dr. Brad Ingrao – Q & A with our chapter’s professional advisor – bring your questions about hearing loss, hearing aids, cochlear implants and all that JAZZ – get together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA

June 3rd,  9:30-11:30 AM – Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above)Meghan Crimmins, Au.D.-Cochlear Implant Consumer Specialist at Advanced Bionics will speak on the difference between a hearing aid and cochlear implant; what is new in cochlear implant technology at Advanced Bionics and the importance in aural rehabilitation with rehab resources- get together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA

July 1st – NO MEETING THIS MONTH

August 5th, 9:30-11:30 AM – Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above)Bob Rennie, Vice Chairperson for HLAA City of Orange Chapter – The presentation will include what is an Over-the Counter Hearing Aid (OTC); What are PSAPs?; Why is HLAA supporting OTC Hearing Aids?; HLAA Fact Sheet in Support of Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids – Guest caption provider will be Kelly Moreau filling in for Saba McKinley who is away on a family cruise – get together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA

September 2nd, 9:30-11:30 AM – Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above):  RAP SESSION – Let’s start the fall off with rapping about our issues with hearing loss – share and care with friends & family – get together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA

October 7th, 9:30-11:30 AM– Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above)Kristi Panek , Au.D. –  Dr. Panek is a young audiologist with hearing loss who will share her hearing loss journey and how it has impacted her career –get together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA

November 4th, 9:30-11:30 AM – Mariposa Center, Orange, CA 92868 (address above):  Lawrence Rolon, Director of Disability Services at LAX – he will be speaking on services available to people with hearing loss and other disabilities at LAX – if you travel by plane this will provide timely and helpful information to put into use – get together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA

December 2nd, 9:30-11:30 AM:  Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above)-Roberta Smith – will provide information about CTAP (California Telephone Acess Program) for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.  Also our Annual Christmas Party from noon to 2pm -meal at Marie Callendars on Grand Avenue in Santa Ana not far from our meeting place.  Dr. Brad Ingrao to give a brief saxophone concert of Christmas songs and there will be an optional gift exchange game (not to exceed $15); reservations of $12/person accepted at the chapter meeting.

2018

January 6th, 9:30 – 11:30 AM:  HAPPY NEW YEAR…Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above)Ring in the NEW YEAR by sharing your hearing loss history with the group.  This is a special meeting to start off the year by getting to know each other and sharing how our hearing loss has shaped our lives (this may include the good, the bad …… and the ugly) – get together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA.

February 3rd, 9:30 – 11:30 AM:  Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above) – Gary Dorf, representative of Oticon (a leading manufacturer of hearing aids) will present the products they have for hearing losscome see what’s new with Oticon and learn how their hearing aids help those with hearing lossget together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA.

March 3rd, 9:30 – 11:30 AM: Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above) – Vince Anderson, Fire Safety Specialist with the City of Orange Fire Department – will make a presentation about fire safety for the deaf and hard-of-hearing – get together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA.

April 7th, 9:30 – 11:30 AM: Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above) – Barb Velasquez, Assistance Dogs Program Manager/Instructor at the Sam Simon Foundation Assistance Dogs Program – she will speak about Assistance Dog Program for the deaf and hard-of-hearing – how do you apply and what training is involved – get together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA.

May 5th, 9:30 – 11:30 AM: Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above) – TBA

June 2nd, 9:30 – 11:30 AM: Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above) – TBA

July – DARK — NO MEETING

August 4th, 9:30 – 11:30 AM: Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above)TBA

September 1, 9:30 – 11:30 AM: Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above) – TBA

October 6th, 9:30 – 11:30 AM: Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above) – TBA

November 3rd, 9:30 – 11:30 AM: Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above) – TBA

December 1, 9:30 – 11:30 AM: Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above) – TBA

 

 

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