Latest News Letter: June 2015

Calendar of Events

Saturday, September 12
ANNUAL ESA TASTER’S LUNCHEON
& FALL FASHION SHOW
CAPTIONED
featuring clothing from
the Dress Barn.
Doors open at 10am
for Chinese Auction;
Lunch served at 11:30am.
Tickets $15.

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Saturday, September 12
GoFEST! at the Zoo,
10am-3pm

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Sunday, September 20
HLAA MEETING, 2pm,
Ronald McDonald House
Topic TBA

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Thursday, September 24
7pm
CAPTIONED PLAY
“Sister Act”
CTC

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Thursday, October 15
7pm
CAPTIONED PLAY
“22 Variations”
CTC,

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Sunday, October 18
HLAA MEETING, 2pm,
Ronald McDonald House
Topic TBA

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Thursday, November 12
7pm
CAPTIONED PLAY
“Harvey”
CTC

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Sunday, November 15
HLAA MEETING, 2pm,
Ronald McDonald House
Topic TBA

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Thursday, December 17
7pm
CAPTIONED PLAY
“A Christmas Story,
The Musical”
CTC

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Thursday, February 11
7pm
CAPTIONED PLAY
“The Royal Family”
CTC

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Thursday, March 10
7pm
CAPTIONED PLAY
“Sordid Lives”
CTC

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Thursday, April 14
7pm
CAPTIONED PLAY
“Dividing the Estate”
CTC

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Thursday, June 23
7pm
CAPTIONED PLAY
“Camelot”
CTC

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Thursday, July 21
7pm
CAPTIONED PLAY
“Spamalot”
CTC

Picnic 2015

“People with hearing loss have been denied communication access in hospitals and doctors’ offices, and by public programs such as Medicare which does not currently cover the cost of hearing aids”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) perpetuates the

INVISIBILITY OF HEARING LOSS

by excluding it from its just released study: "Prevalence of Disability and Disability Type Among Adults, US, 2013", which covered vision loss, cognition, mobility, self-care and independent living. CDC states that "Understanding the prevalence of disability is important for public health programs to be able to address the needs ofpersons with disabilities". Yet, in omitting hearing loss from its study, they ignored the needs of 48 million Americans... people who are at high risk for depression, dementia, social isolation, loss or reduction of employment/earning power, and increased risk of personal safety.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Contact Maria Town, White House Office of Public Engagement, Maria_M_Town@who.eop.gov and tell her:

  • That people with hearing loss cannot be ignored and must be included along with other disability groups in all studies that impact public policies and programs.
  • CDC must do a study on prevalence of hearing loss in the states.
  • CDC must partner with HLAA on future projects regarding people with disabilities to ensure that people with hearing loss are included and studies are presented in an accessible way.


  • For more information: Hearing Loss Association of America


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    Thank you to our
    wonderful talented
    photographers:



    Rusty Cole
    Ruth Fox
    Melody Gonzalez
    Shawn Hiser
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