Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, January 8. NOTE THE DATE Daytime meeting 
11:00-11:30am – Social time and refreshments.
11:30 – 12Noon – Short business meeting.  All are welcome.
12:00-1PM Program: Making of "The Hit Makers" with Ralph Meranto, Senior Director of Arts & Culture, Rochester Jewish Community Center

Remember Petula Clark? Dusty Springfield? The Hollies? Not to mention the Beatles! Ralph Meranto, Artistic Director and Producer of JCC's CenterStage Theater, explores the creation of "The Hit Makers" series of musical revues of pop music. Its latest incarnation is "The British are Coming!" when the Brits monopolized hits in the US. Learn what it takes to create this original show that has become one of the area's most popular annual events.

Meranto is Senior Director of Arts and Culture for the Rochester JCC. He has directed/performed/produced over 100 productions locally. We also know him as a member of the HLAA Professional Advisory Committee:

Tuesday, January 8, - NOTE THE DATE Evening meeting
7:00-7:30pm – Social time and refreshments.
7:30 – 8:00pm – Short business meeting.  All are welcome.

8:00 – 9:00pm Program: Hearing Loss and Mental Health: Is there a connection  with Barbara Isaman-Bushart MSW, MDiv.

Hearing loss and mental health issues interface when withdrawal from social situations leaves individuals isolated and less likely to keep brain activity stimulated, says Bushart. Untreated hearing loss puts people at greater risk of a variety of mental health concerns. Our speaker addresses the importance of targeting and treating hearing loss to protect mental well-being and stimulate brain activity.

Long time HLAA presenter Barbara Isaman-Bushart began losing her hearing at age 23 and acquired a cochlear implant 15 years ago. She is a co-pastor of the Community of the Savior on East Henrietta Road . As well, she has been a social worker with those living with hearing loss of all degrees.

All HLAA programs are free. Anyone interested in hearing loss is welcome. For more information, telephone 585 266 7890 or email us at [email protected]

HLAA Rochester Chapter meetings are held in the Parish Hall at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, East Avenue at 25 Westminster Road, across from the George Eastman House Museum.

Those needing a sign language interpreter for an evening meeting should contact Linda Siple at 585 788 6744 a week in advance. *
*Please note, this phone number is only for those needing an interpreter.