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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.

May 2019 Meeting

Living Your Best Life with Hearing Loss
Susanna Dussling

This year the Chapter has shown several captioned videos at the meetings and discussed what we saw and heard.
This format has been successful and attendees have enjoyed the varied programs.
We continued to explore the topic of coping and resiliency when living with hearing loss and started the meeting with a quick 8 minute video on the topic of
living our character strength’s within life’s adversity available on You Tube at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=U3nT2KDAGOc
Our feature video is one of many webinars found on the HLAA national website
at https://www.hearingloss.org/programs-events/webinars/schedule-recordings/
Susanna Dussling shares personal stories, and will give suggestions on how to handle various situations successfully
whether you wear hearing aids or cochlear implants.
After this presentation, you will be empowered to live your best life.

Susanna knows adversity—she was born deaf, but lives in a hearing world. As a bilateral cochlear implant wearer, and former hearing aid user, she uses her experiences to teach us that, in spite of setbacks, it is possible to achieve success with a positive attitude.
She presents to groups, organizations, and corporations as a keynote speaker and trainer.

People of all ages and all types of hearing loss are welcome!
This free meeting is accessible to people with all types of hearing loss.
We offer real-time captioning and an induction loop system.
Family members and friends are invited to attend all meetings!
Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, May 4, 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

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April 2019 Meeting

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/
An additional strength survey is available at https://www.myStrength.com
use Access Code WELLNESSWEB to join for FREE

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

DOWNLOAD OUR FLYER
DOWNLOAD AMY GALLAGHER’S SLIDESHOW 
&
LIST OF VIDEOS

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/

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