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Seniors advocate ready to meet elderly’s needs

Sent by Marilyn Dahl to the Vancouver Sun and published April 1, 2014:
http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/letters/SPCA+policy+questioned/9683322/story.html

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DEADLINE EXTENSION for the YAN leadership retreat!!

Hello all,

We are extending the leadership retreat application deadline to 12 midnight PST on Sunday, April 6th, 2014.

The leadership retreat will take place from the evening of Wednesday, May 21st to the evening of Thursday, May 22nd, followed by the CHHA National conference from May 22nd – May 24th.

The theme will be “Leaders of Tomorrow“, and the focus will be upon leadership and employment.

Confirmed workshops include:

  • Leah Simeone as a plenary speaker on leadership
  • The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) will do a workshop on employment issues
  • Peter Stelmacovich, a Toronto-area manager from Phonak and a CI user (and his hearing ear dog) to speak on assistive technologies

Please send your applications to rosalindho@gmail.com by 12 midnight on April 6th, 2014. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hotel accommodations (double occupancy), retreat costs, and a dinner out will be covered for the duration of the retreat and CHHA National conference. Participants are responsible for your own travel costs and the CHHA National conference registration fee (http://www.chha.ca/conference/registration2.php).

** Travel subsidies are available from some CHHA Branches/Chapters. Please contact me at rosalindho@gmail.com to find out more!

See attached poster and application form for further details. If you have any questions, please email me at rosalindho@gmail.com.

2014 Retreat Application
Leaders of tomorrow

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Cheers,
Rosalind

Rosalind Ho
President, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Young Adult Network

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

CHHA Vancouver Members enjoyed a visit with Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre of BC on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2014.

Shown (L-R) are:
Edith Baranyay,  Margaret Liu (Board member of the Centre),  Janet Weil (Executive Director of the Centre), Ruth Warick, Miron Gazda, Betty MacGillivray, Ray Forseth
Vancouver-20140214-00072

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Hearing Aid Forum announcement

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – BC Chapter, Vancouver  Branch and other branches is planning a public forum about hearing aid costs and services to be held in Vancouver on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1 pm to 4 pm, at Alice McKay Room, Vancouver Public Library Square and Conference Centre, 350 W. Georgia, Street. Parking is $1.75 per hour. There will be a multidisciplinary panel of representatives, including a hard of hearing consumer, a hearing aid dispenser, a manufacturer of hearing aids, a BC Government politician, and the registrar of the College of Speech and Hearing health Professionals. In preparation for this public forum, we are asking for your help. Please complete this short survey on consumer concerns about hearing aids and services by clicking here. If you have a story to share, please email to us at info@chha-bc.org with attention of Hearing Aid Forum Committee.

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WIDHH Annual Award of Merit

The WIDHH Award of Merit Committee is now accepting nominations for the Annual Award of Merit, to be presented at the upcoming Annual General Meeting in April 2014; exact date to be announced.  The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding individuals, groups or organizations that have made a difference in the lives of Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing individuals in British Columbia.

Please write a brief biographical account of the nominee and why you have nominated them.

Click here for more information and to download the Award of Merit Nomination Form.

All completed nomination forms must be delivered either by mail, fax, e-mail, or dropped off in person no later than Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 5:00pm to:

Ava Hawkins and Wendy Bruce, Award of Merit Committee Co-Chairs

c/o Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

2125 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6K 1X9

Fax:  604-736-4381

info@widhh.com

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911 Texting draws closer for those who need it

http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/personal-tech/Texting+soon+available+those+need+Comm/9428287/story.html

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