Upcoming Events

 new MAcentralmass-sm1Next Meeting: November 10,2018, 2:00-4:00 PM

WhereNorthborough Public Library, 34 Main Street, Northborough, MA


Speaker:  Beth Wilsonbeth

Topic: Navigating the Holidays

The image that many people have of the family gathering is one of laughter and cheer as family members get together with people they know and love to share each other’s company.  The reality for many people with hearing loss is that these events are frustrating.  When communication is a struggle, the hard of hearing family member can be left feeling isolated in a room full of people.  This presentation will identify the problems that exist for people with hearing loss, explain why communication is so difficult, and offer strategies to make the family gathering a more pleasant experience for everyone.

Bonus Topic: What is Neuro-Technology?

After our last chapter meeting, there were a number of questions about neuro-technology.  Dr. Beth Wilson did her master’s thesis on hearing aid technology and Ph.D. dissertation on using artificial intelligence for signal processing.  Before our regular program starts, Dr. Beth will provide a simple explanation of what neuro-technology is and how it is being implemented in hearing aids and cochlear implant algorithms.

Please join us and bring your questions and thoughts.

Light refreshments will also be provided.

CART (computer aided real time captioning) will be provided).

Parking lot is accessed by Patty Lane


Merry Mingle – Greater Worcester – December 3, 2018 6:30 – 8:30 


12.03.18 Shrewsbury Merry Mingle


There are upcoming  Open Captioned live Theater Performances at the Huntington Theater , the Boch/Shubert Theater and Trinity Repertory Theater ( Providence, RI)

Open Captioned Performances at the Huntington Theater Company:
Romeo and Juliet
    Wednesday March 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm
    Tuesday March 26, 2019 at       7:30 pm
    Sunday June 23, 2019 at   2:00 pm
    Tuesday June 25, 2019 at 7:30 pm
People looking for OC seats should contact Meg O’Brien at mobrien@huntingtheater.org
The Boch/Shubert Theater
A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage
ASL Interpreted / Open Captioned Performance
Sunday, December 2 at 7:00pm
Shubert Theatre
All tickets $34.00


Purchase tickets today for the ASL Interpreted / Open Captioned performance of A Charlie Brown Christmas on 12/2/18. All seats are located in the Orchestra (floor level) and are in direct sight line of the ASL Interpreter. All tickets $34.00.This touring production of A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage by Charles M. Schulz features everyone’s favorite Peanuts gang – Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, Sally, and more, all led by the lovable Charlie Brown – as they discover the true meaning of Christmas. When Charlie Brown becomes discouraged by the materialism of the season, Lucy convinces him to direct the neighborhood Christmas play. In typical Charlie Brown fashion, things go awry when he selects a tiny fir tree for the production. It’s up to Linus to save the day and remind everyone of the real message of the holiday.

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage, Schulz’s timeless story of the spirit of Christmas, showcases the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, performed by a three-piece ensemble on stage, as well as a concert of beloved holiday carols led by the Peanuts characters.

Open Caption dates for the 2018-19 Season Trinity Repertory Theater

A Christmas CarolNovember 11, 2018, at 12:00 pm
black odysseyJanuary 6, 2019, at 2:00 pm, January 16, 2019, at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
An IliadFebruary 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm
MacbethFebruary 3, 2019, at 2:00 pm, February 13, 2019, at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
The Song of SummerMarch 17, 2019, at 2:00 pm, March 27, 2019, at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Little Shop of Horrors: April 14, 2019, at 2:00 pm, May 1, 2019, at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
MarisolMay 19, 2019, at 2:00 pm, May 29, 2019, at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Click on the dates on “purchasing tickets” and there will be instructions for purchasing on line or call the Box office and request tickets for the Open Caption Performances


(401) 351-4242

The Center for Living & Working, Inc. – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Presents Classes for American Sign Language (ASL)

All classes held from 6—8 pm at College of the Holy Cross.asl

REGISTER NOW! 10-week classes begin 1st week of October!


• Open to ALL (ages 18 or older)!
• Taught by a deaf instructor!
• Learn about deaf culture too!

Tuition $200 (only $20 per class!)

Returning students — 10% DISCOUNT
Recruit a friend — 5% DISCOUNT (Max discount 15%)

Level 1 – Tuesdays 1st class—Oct 2nd
Level 2 – Wednesdays (*some ASL background required)
Level 3 – Mondays (*some ASL background required)

Required textbooks:
1) Master ASL Level One (includes DVD) [ISBN #978-1881133209]
2) Master ASL Student Companion [ISBN #1-881133-21-4]

• Order textbooks through SignMedia.com (Level One Package, Item #mast01, includes all) or Amazon.com.

Please complete the registration application and mail to CLW with payment!

Click here to download the registration application.


[If a class is cancelled, you will be notified before class starts]
Refunds ONLY if class session is cancelled

HLAA North of Boston On-going Support GroupMain Street Wakefield, Massachusetts

3rd Wednesday-of-the-month Peer Support Meeting 

3rd Wednesday of every month
at 11:00 AM
Lucius Beebe Memorial Library (2nd floor)
345 Main Street, Wakefield

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