Calendar of Events 2018


CITY OF ORANGE CHAPTER – HLAA

As of May 5, 2018, meetings are now 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

After the November 3, 2018 meeting we will have a new location TBD

Meetings start promptly at 10:00 am with socialization time before hand. Unless indicated otherwise, all meetings up to November 3, 2018 are held at the Mariposa Women’s and Family Center in Orange 812 W. Town & Country Rd., Orange, CA 92868 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – please refer to the website for exact meeting date. See our Find Us page for details and directions.

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 the close of each meeting.

2018

January 6th, 9:30 – 11:30 AM:  HAPPY NEW YEAR…Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above)Ring in the NEW YEAR — Callie Frye, Sensory Disability Advocate for Disability Rights California in the Outreach Unit will talk on effective communication under ADA: identify state and federal laws protecting those with hearing loss, understand your right to effective communication when dealing with public entities and public accommodations – all this and much more!! – 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; Kickoff for the Walk4Hearing will be on April 21 and we will discuss this- get together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA.

As of May 5, 2018, meetings are now 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

May 5, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above) – Better Speech and Hearing Month–Cynthia Gil-Santillan, Engagement Manager at Cochlear Americas – she will speak about Cochlear Americas cochlear implant and processors; two members of our chapter will share their hearing journeys; we will discuss the upcoming Walk4Hearing which will be held June 9th – get together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA.

June 2, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above) -We will have 2 speakers: Mr. Kyle Riley, Guest Services Coordinator at the Segerstrom Center from the Arts – Mr. Riley will speak on the accommodations for the deaf and hard of hearing in viewing live productions at the Segerstrom Center located in Costa Mesa.  Mr. Riley will bring a couple of tickets to a captioned performance  – a drawing will be held and a lucky winner selected AND Mr. Jason Keller of Caption Call phones will demonstrate their newest caption phone (these phones are free for people with hearing loss with a certification of the hearing loss by a doctor or audiologist); countdown to the Walk4Hearing – the walk will be held on June 9th – there will be a brief Planning Committee meeting directly following in the meeting room.

July 7 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above) – “Everyone into the Pool!” – But I wear hearing aids &/or cochlear implants – summer activities with hot weather pose certain precautions people with expensive hearing devices need to observe.  We will discuss how to have a great summer and keep our devices from being soaked by water or baked in the sun – CART will be provided – get together for lunch after the meeting TBA.

August 4, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above) – Getting to Know YOU – this meeting will focus on sharing our hearing journeys.  At our very first meeting 2 years ago we introduced ourselves and shared hour hearing loss stories.  Come prepared to share…and CARE!! – get together after the meeting for lunch TBA.

September 1, DARK — NO MEETING

October 6, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above) – Panel discussion on Cochlear Implants from members of our chapter who have 1 CI and 1 hearing aid (bimodal) and who have 2 CI’s (bilateral) – there will be a brief Planning Committee meeting directly after in the meeting room.

November 3, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Mariposa Center, Orange, CA  92868 (address above) – Stephanie Rose, Au.D., our new chapter professional advisor will speak on Hearing Loss and Dementia- get together after the meeting for lunch TBA.

December 1, NO MEETING and come to the Christmas Party –Noon to 2 p.m.:  Christmas Party – Celebrate the Holiday with a luncheon at Marie Callendar’s on Grand Street in Santa Ana (same place we had the party last year). Must RSVP by November 20th with a payment of $12.00 per person.

2019

January 5, 2019, 10am to Noon – Location TBD:  Toni Barrient, chapter advisor, will present Hearing Aid Buyer’s Guide; what’s new in hearing aids, hearing aid checklist (what to consider when purchasing a hearing aid) – get together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA

February 2, 2019, 10am to Noon– Location and topic –TBDget together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA

March 2, 201910am to Noon – Location and topic TBD- get together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA

April 6, 201910am to Noon – Location and topic TBDget together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA

May 4, 2019, 10am to Noon – Location TBD: Get Ready for the 2019 WALK4HEARING-Long Beach in June: we will plan for our chapter’s participation in this year’s Walkget together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA

June 1, 2019, 10am to Noon – Location and topic TBDget together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA

JULY  – DARK – NO MEETING THIS MONTH 

August 3, 2019, 10am to Noon – Location and topic TBDget together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA

September 7, 2019, 10am to Noon –Location TBD- 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-get together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA

October 5, 2019, 10am to Noon – Location and topic TBD – get together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA

November 2, 2019, 10am to Noon – Location and topic TBD – get together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA

December 7, 2019, 10am to Noon – Location and topic TBD – get together for lunch after the meeting – details TBA

 

 

 

 

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