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HLAAWCO Meetings

Stay in touch with people with hearing loss. Hearing Loss Association encourages joining us for monthly meetings that provide a hearing-friendly and supportive place. Share and learn about hearing loss, hearing aids, and assistive technology.

April 2019 Meeting

Western Colorado Chapter
Hearing Loss Association of America
Free Monthly Meeting
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Building Resiliency and Steps to Well-being
Amy Gallagher, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist

Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, or significant sources of stress.
Most people generally adapt well over time to life-changing situations and stressful conditions. What enables them to do so?
This program will focus on the steps and strategies anyone can take to improve their well-being and happiness by focusing on individual’s unique character strengths.

Amy Gallagher, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist, is the Vice President of Whole Health, LLC, a subsidiary of Mind Springs Health, Inc. in Grand Junction, CO.
As Vice President, she is responsible for training and supervising a multi-county team of Community Health Workers and with building strong relationships between the payer plan, medical offices, and other agencies.
Previously, she directed an APPIC-membered, pre-doctoral psychology internship program.
Her research interests include integrated care initiatives, health care reform, affective supervision and consultation, resiliency, and positive psychology.

People of all ages and all types of hearing loss are welcome!
This free meeting will be accessible to people with all types of hearing loss. We will offer captioning, ASL Interpretation, and an induction loop system.
Family member and friends are invited to attend this special meeting!
Refreshments will be served. RSVPs are not required, but are welcome.
Attendees are encouraged to take the character strengths survey at https://www.viacharacter.org/www/

Saturday, April 6, 2019
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Center for Independence
740 Gunnison Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501

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For questions or further information contact:
Amy Becktell: HLAAWCO@gmail.com Or 970-241-2592
More about the Hearing Loss Association of America: www.hearingloss.org
More about the Western Colorado Chapter: www.hearinglosswco.org
More about the Center for Independence: www.cfigj.org
More about the Rural Interpreting Services Project (RISP): https://ccdhh.com/index.php/risp/
More about Mind Springs Health: https://www.mindspringshealth.org/

March 2019 Meeting

Hearing Aid Update
Pamela Kreps
Board-Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist

Hearing aid technology is constantly advancing, with many options available to help people with hearing loss. Pamela Kreps will give an update on current hearing aid technology including connectivity to other devices, improved programming options, and automated features. She will also give practical advice for working with your hearing aid dispenser for achieving good results with your hearing aids in multiple hearing situations.
Pamela Kreps, BC-HIS, is the owner of Pinnacle Hearing Aid Center. She has traveled extensively as part of a military family, and moved to Grand Junction in 2010. While working as the front receptionist at a hearing aid office, she was impressed by the positive impact that hearing aids could bring to someone’s life. She received apprentice training and with many hours of self-study, passed the Board Certification exam and became a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist with the state of Colorado in October of 2013.
People of all ages and all types of hearing loss are welcome!
All HLAA chapter meetings are free to members and non-members, including family and friends.
Meetings are held the first Saturday of the month, 10:30-12:30.

Saturday, March 2, 2019
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Center for Independence
740 Gunnison Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501

For questions or further information contact:
Amy Becktell: HLAAWCO@gmail.com Or 970-241-2592
More about the Hearing Loss Association of America: www.hearingloss.org
More about the Center for Independence: www.cfigj.org