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See Me Speak – an eight-week speech (lip) reading program

Join us in the spring and learn the fundamentals of speech (lip) reading. Train your eyes to “listen” to a speaker by watching their face to learn their speech patterns, movements and gestures. Classes are an hour long and involve learning basic lip shapes, understanding gestures and body language, practice in speechreading and an opportunity to socialize with others who understand the struggles faced by those with hearing loss. The classes are taught by Rosalyn Sutley, a certified speechreading instructor.

Classes are scheduled for Tuesdays from 1:30 – 2:30 starting April 5th at the St James Assiniboia 55+ Centre, 3-203 Duffield Street. Call 204-987-8850 or email adele@stjamescentre.com to register. The cost is $35.00. Parking on designated streets for 4 hours is a $5 fee for the duration of the course. Easily accessible by transit.

Book signing with Gael Hannan

What better way for CHHA-MB to celebrate May as Speech and Hearing Month than to host a book signing event on Thursday May 26, at 7:30 p.m. Join us in the Travel Alcove of McNally Robinsons, 1120 Grant Avenue to meet and speak with Gael Hannan, a popular writer and hearing-health advocate. She is a sought-after speaker known for her funny and insightful performances on living with hearing loss.  Read more »

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Canadian Hard of Hearing- Manitoba Chapter is scheduled for Thursday April 14, 2016 in room 202-203 at the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, (SMD) 2nd floor 825 Sherbrook Street beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. This is an election year for the chapter and we encourage everyone to attend and vote. Refreshments will be provided.
The guest speaker for the evening is the Public Education Coordinator, of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, Mr. Cory Guest. His presentation will cover accessing 911 appropriately and what you can expect when texting to 911. He will also explain the ERIK program, fall and injury reduction and will also provide information about the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and the work they do.
There is free parking on the south side of the SMD building, entering off McDermot Street and there are security-staff on site during the evening.

“Sound Ideas” Living with Hearing Loss

A special presentation by Gladys Nielsen of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, Manitoba Chapter on April 4th at 1:00 p.m. at the Good Neighbours Active Living Centre.  Please call 204-669-1710 to register, or email mbchha@mymts.net

“Hearing Loss and our Golden Ears”

A special presentation by Gladys Nielsen of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, Manitoba Chapter on Tuesday February 23rd at 2:00 p.m. at the Gordon Howard Senior Centre in Selkirk, Manitoba.  Please call 204-669-1710  or email mbchha@mymts.net to register.

Meniere’s Support Group

A self-help group for people with Meniere’s Disease and other inner-ear balance disorders. Meet others with the same problems you face, share ideas and coping strategies, reduce isolation resulting from this invisible disability. For more info email menieres-group@mts.net or call 204-975-3037 and leave a message.

Meniere’s Support Group Meeting

A self-help group for people with Meniere’s Disease and other inner-ear balance disorders. Meet others with the same problems you face, share ideas and coping strategies, reduce isolation resulting from this invisible disability. For more info email menieres-group@mts.net or call 204-975-3037 and leave a message.

Disability Issues – Annual Accessibility Survey

The Province of Manitoba wants to measure the impact of the introduction of The Accessibility of Manitobans Act.

Each year during the month of December, the Disabilities Issues Office (DIO) will invite Manitobans to help evaluate the effect of introducing accessibility legislation and to offer comments on what the Government can do to better support the legislation.  The DIO will ask the same questions in future years during December, in order to measure changes over time.

Please respond to Tracy.MacMillan@gov.mb.ca,  by email, fax (204) 948-2896,or  by telephone interview (204) 945-7613.  The deadline is January 19, 2016

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Disability Matters: Vote 2016

A special joint project called Disability Matters: Vote 2016 has been launched by Abilities Manitoba and Barrier-Free Manitoba.  This is a non-partisan, cross-disability campaign to:

(1) Ensure that all Manitobans with disabilities can participate fully in election activities and that those who are eligible to vote are able to do so.
(2) Promote priority attention for disability issues in the election.
(3) Support Manitobans with disabilities in making informed voting decisions

Learn more about the campaign and the organizers by clicking on each of the links above and consider getting involved with your disability support organization.

 

Home-buyer Education Series

SEED Winnipeg Inc. is holding a series of free workshops on home buying. These workshops cover topics such as mortgages, housing costs and how to find the right house and are meant for people of diverse backgrounds living on a low income.   Here are the details:

January 19 to February 4, 2016, (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street

Limited seats are available. Call 204-927-9947 to register for one or all topics.
January 19:  What will it cost to buy a house?
January 21:  Mortgages and housing costs
January 26:  How to find the right house
January 28:  Realtors and legal matters
February 2:  Insurance and maintenance
February4:   Meet a Realtor, lawyer and mortgage specialist