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If you have a hearing loss, are deaf, or are hearing and interested in promoting the mission of this group, please join our new group.

 Our sub-committee is open to high-school to college-age students and young adult recently graduated. Our goal is to develop community awareness of hearing loss and to promote access for those people with hearing loss.

Please call 585-266-7890 and leave a message for Suzanne Johnston, or send an email to hlaa.rochester@yahoo.com for further information and to apply for the opportunity to be a part of this exciting group!
Note: HLAA Rochester Chapter meetings are held in the Parish Hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, East Ave. at Westminster Road, across from the George Eastman Museum. All programs are audiolooped and captioned. Those needing a sign language interpreter for an evening meeting should contact Linda Siple at 585 288 6744, a week in advance. (Please note, this phone is only for those needing an interpreter.)  Chapter Meetings are free and open to the Public. For more information, view the organizational web site at hlaa-rochester-ny.org or telephone 585 266 7890. To join, see inside last page of our Newsletter or the Forms section of our Website. 
Third Thursday of each month 10:00 AM a.m. until 2:00 p.m. (unless Lifespan is closed). The Rochester Chapter's Hearing Loss Device Center!

Location: Lifespan (http://www.lifespan-roch.org) 1900 S. Clinton Avenue, Rochester 14618 

Lifespan has graciously opened their hearts and doors to our Rochester Chapter's new Device Center.

The Center is a warm, welcoming, stress free place to learn about, see, and try a variety of Assitive Listening and Alerting Devices. You will be able to ask questions about devices as well as find out about other systems/devices which are available. Best of all it's FREE! You do not need to be a member to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
Calendar of Events and News
Chapter Meeting Information

Tues., November 7, Day Meeting, 11:00am-1:00pm Parish Hall, program begins at 12.

CenterStage Theater at the JCC:  Bringing a world of theater to Rochester...Taking Rochester theater to the world with Ralph Meranto, Artistic director and Producer

JCC CenterStage Theater just celebrated its 40th year at the Rochester Jewish Community Center. Ralph Meranto, its Artistic Director and Producer, will review the theater's history and its mission to entertain, enlighten and educate the Greater Rochester community by providing quality productions both relevant to the Jewish experience and with universal appeal. Two years ago, CenterStage began offering open captions, a huge benefit for theatergoers with difficulty understanding dialog from the stage. The number of captioned plays has grown enormously since its inception.

Meranto is in his twelfth season as Artistic Director. He has produced/directed a host of shows, some of which have moved on to New York stages. He is also a private acting coach and appears in an occasional corporate video or television commercial.
Tues., November 7, Evening meeting 7:00-9:00pm   Parish Hall Program begins at 8:00pm

Hearing Loss Association: Goals and strategies with Peter Fackler

Peter Fackler is a past president of the HLAA Rochester Chapter, currently serving on the organization's national Board of Directors for a second term. He reports on the activities of national HLAA as it advocates for people with hearing loss. As well, he will review the relationship among the local chapters across the country and HLAA's national office.

Fackler's pre-retirement career focused on higher education financial management. He was one of a small group of volunteers who helped initiate the national Walk4Hearing in 2006.