The Better Hearing Now series in Sierra Vista continues with “Hearing Aids Are Not Like Glasses”, presented by Karl Hallsten.
This educational seminar will be held on Thursday, March 16th from 2:00 – 3:30 pm at Thrive Wellness Center – Sierra Vista Mall (near Sears). Save the date and we will see there!
ALOHA Educational Seminar – Far Horizons Friday, February 17
Being fitted for hearing aids can be an overwhelming experience. Many of us forget some things that were explained to us by the time we get home. Attend the Educational Seminar at Far Horizons – East with Kerry Hamm on Friday, February 17 from 1:00–2:00 pm. Kerry is a hearing instrument specialist who will be reviewing some important information you may have missed at your fitting such as maintenance and cleaning of your hearing aids.
You do not need to be a resident of Far Horizons – East to attend the ALOHA monthly peer support meetings. Tell the gate greeter you are there for ALOHA, the clubhouse is right by the gate.
Far Horizons – East, 7570 E. Speedway Boulevard, Tucson (west of Pantano on the south side of the street)
This monthly peer support group meets at Far Horizons – East every third Friday of the month (September – May).
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!
Sierra VistAbility Day
Saturday, October 22 from 10 am – 2 pm
At 2:30, there will be a special showing of the documentary Right Footed. (Contact Karl Hallsten at email@example.com for more information.)
Presented by The City of Sierra Vista Commission on Disability Issues and the Army Community Service Exceptional Family Member Program
Make life better for everyone by participating in this informative, educational, and enlightening event that showcases local government agencies, medical facilities, rehabilitation centers, support groups, non-profit organizations, and vendors that aid Sierra Vistans (including military families) in achieving full and exciting independent living.
For more information contact Jeff Pregler at (520)439-2203 or email jeff.pregler@sierravistaaz.
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.