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Category: Assistive Devices

Oro Valley Education Seminar – Lou Touchette & Pocketalkers!!

 

Oro Valley Education Seminar – 

Lou Touchette & Pocketalkers!!

 

Join us in Oro Valley on Thursday, February 9th from 2:00 – 3:00 for Lou Touchette’s presentation “The Pocketalker and its Many Uses.”  The pocketalker is one of the most asked about assistive listening device so don’t miss this opportunity to learn how they work and try it firsthand. 

The Oro Valley meetings are held at the Santa Catalina Catholic Church in the Cholla & Ocotillo meeting rooms located at 14380 N. Oracle Road.              

Should you have any questions, please contact this group’s coordinator, Joan Eddy, EddyJoan@comcast.net

This presentation will be in lieu of the regularly scheduled peer support group meeting.  The meeting rooms are equipped with an induction loop system.  You do not need to be an ALOHA member to attend this free educational seminar. 

We hope to see you in Oro Valley on February 9th!

 

 

Green Valley Support Group & Seminar Feb. 6th

Judy Esbit of CaptionCall will be attending the Green Valley Peer Support Group meeting on Monday, February 6th from 10:00 – 12:00 pm at the La Posada Recreation Building. 

The first half of the meeting will be a peer support group and then Judy will share how you can have better phone conversations with your loved ones by utilizing captioning on a telephone and iPad.  How does captioning work?  Why are the phones free?  Who qualifies to receive one?  Get answers to these questions and more!

Judy has a Bachelor degree in Business Marketing from Skidmore College in NY and has traveled with the esteemed group Up with People.  Judy and her family love Arizona hiking with their pup Moose, skiing, and the fine arts.

Note:  ALOHA does not sell or endorse any product; however, we do offer informative presentations that educate people on the technology available to improve the lives of those with hearing loss.

Please feel free to contact ALOHA with any questions.  See you in Green Valley on February 6th at 10:00am!

Save the date! Our Third Tuesday (October 18th) Guest Speaker will be Heidi Lervik, MA, CRC from the Arizona Technology Access Program (AzTAP).

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Save the date! Our Third Tuesday (October 18th) Guest Speaker will be Heidi Lervik, MA, CRC from the Arizona Technology Access Program (AzTAP).

People with disabilities, their family members and service providers often struggle to know what type of assistive technology will help them in their everyday lives.  Many people purchase expensive equipment which is often unused or abandoned.   The Arizona Technology Access program (AzTAP) aims to address these issues by providing resources, demonstrations and complimentary loaner equipment.

Join us at ALOHA on Tuesday, October 18th, and learn how AzTAP can help you or someone you care about.  This presentation will be primarily focused on people with hearing loss; however, an overview of AzTAP services will be presented and Heidi will be available to answer your questions after the presentation.

 

Can’t make it Tuesday, October 18th at 1:00 pm? No problem.  Heidi will be presenting at the 7:00 pm meeting that day too!  We hope to see you there.

 

Heidi L. Lervik is an Assistive Technology Specialist for the Arizona Technology Access Program (AzTAP) who has many years of experience working with individuals with various disabilities. Heidi spent 20 years working for Rehabilitation Services Administration and the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing. She also worked for seven years at Cochlear Americas, first as an Outreach Specialist and then a Surgical Representative. Her education includes Bachelor degrees in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Arizona. She is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC). Heidi joined the AzTAP team in September 2015.

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