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Ken Arcia, AZ Relay, will visit ALOHA February 21st

We are excited to announce Ken Arcia of Arizona Relay as our Third Tuesday Seminar guest speaker.  Many of us have heard about Arizona Relay Service, but do we really know what it is?  Join us at ALOHA (4001 E. Fort Lowell) on Tuesday, February 21st at 1:00 pm to learn what is new with AZRS and how it can improve communication over the telephone.  Yes, this includes smartphones!

Ken is currently an outreach manager with AZRS, a past-president of the Association for Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) and has been involved with many organizations supporting people who are deaf and hard of hearing.  We hope to see there!

ALOHA Educational Seminar @ Far Horizons – East on Friday, February 17

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).

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,

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!

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