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The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Walk4Hearing is the largest walk of its kind taking place in multiple cities across the country. Every spring and fall thousands of walkers - children and their families, young adults, young at heart and everyone in between - form teams and walk in their communities to increase public awareness about hearing loss, help eradicate the stigma associated with it and raise funds for programs and services.


Who Walks?

  • People with a passion for hearing loss issues get involved because either they have a hearing loss themselves or they want to show support for someone they know with hearing loss.
  • Parents of children with hearing loss walk as families and meet other parents along the way and share experiences.
  • Company teams walk to build workplace camaraderie.
  • Alliance groups such as schools for children with hearing loss, hospitals, universities and other nonprofit hearing loss-related organizations join the Walk4Hearing to raise money for their own projects.
  • Hearing health care professionals walk because they support our cause.

Why We Walk?
We walk because hearing loss is a public health issue in the United States.

  • 48 million (20 percent) Americans have some form of hearing loss
  • 26 million have noise-induced hearing loss that could be prevented
  • 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children are born deaf or with a hearing loss
  • 60 percent of the people with hearing loss are either in the work force or in educational settings

Many people do not know where to find information and support they need to adjust to living with hearing loss. When someone has a hearing loss it affects everyone they interact with - family, friends, co-workers, employers, neighbors - we all need to understand the impact of hearing loss and how to communicate with people with hearing loss.

To register visit www.walk4hearing.org

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Registration:  9:00AM
Walk:  10:00AM

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Water Day is sponsored by Chattanooga Parks and Recreation. TODB has been represented at this event for the past 5 years. Usually, over 200 people attend. There will be opportunities to ride pontoon boats, ski boats, kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, rafts, and to try adaptive water skiing if you would like.  There is always a wonderful lunch provided at no charge.  If you are interested, please contact Lana Bazemore at the address above. Hope you can join us this year!

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Save the Date! WellFEST 2015 will be Saturday, March 28. 

Free Health Screenings!

Fitness and Health Demonstrations!

  • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
  • 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Informational Booths!

For more information or to pre-register visit www.bridgesfordeafandhh.org

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Come to WellFEST to learn how to become a better you!

Free to the public, WellFEST is the only annual health and wellness exposition in the Greater Nashville area that is fully accessible to individuals with any level of hearing loss. This event will feature free health screenings, informational booths from a range of local services, and fitness presentations from Bridges's personal trainers. Local food trucks will offer refreshments. American Sign Language interpreters will be available on site to ensure that there are no language barriers for attendees.

More information to come.

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9th Annual WellFEST is the only annual health and wellness exposition in the Nashville area that is fully accessible to individuals with any level of hearing loss. This free event will feature health screenings, informational booths, and other programming to help you live your best life!

WellFEST offers a variety of educational presentations and health screenings, all fully accessible to those with different levels of hearing loss through interpreters, loop systems, communication access real-time translation (CART) and other assistive technology.  In addition, the scope of this year’s event has expanded with new focus on legal issues, such as creating wills, advance directives, and powers of attorney (durable, medical, general), as well as situational awareness emergency preparedness.

Parking:  Free parking is available across from the old Nashville Sounds parking lot on Chestnut Street. A free shuttle will be provided.  There is no parking available at Bridges or the parking lot (formerly church building) next door.

Food Truck:  Bring money for lunch. The food truck will serve lunch from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM.

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Lunch & activity or craft for the kids while parents socialize.  

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The Tennessee Performing Arts Center will offer American Sign Language and Open Captioning for White Christmas in Andrew Jackson Hall.  Tickets in the orchestra section are on hold for patrons who use these services and are available to purchase beginning, Friday, August 24, 2018 at 10:00 am.  These tickets begin at $65.00 and are subject to dynamic price increases over time, so the sooner you purchase, the more you save!  Please buy your tickets by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018 to take advantage of this special offer.

Running time is 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.

Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs.  This musical follows veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis who have created a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas. White Christmas is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.

Ticketing Information:

Please note that facility fees are not charged on purchases made in person at the TPAC Box Office, open Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (when you provide your promo code at time of purchase).

1. For online purchases, click here to go directly to the page to buy ticketsSelect ‘SUN 11/18/2018 1:00pm’ as your chosen performance date.

2. Enter promo code TPACTICKET in the ‘Enter Promo Code & Submit’ field at the top right of the screen.

3. Click on the Orchestra section of the map to choose your seat(s).  Then proceed to cart and log in to your account (If you don’t have an account with TPAC yet, you can make one by clicking ‘Create Account’ on the left of the login page).

Here is the the full schedule of shows offering American Sign Language/Open Captioning in the 2018-2019 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway Series at TPAC:

School of Rock – September 16, 2018 at 1:00pm
The Play That Goes Wrong – October 14, 2018 at 1:00pm
The Phantom of the Opera – October 28, 2018 at 1:00pm
White Christmas – November 18, 2018 at 1:00pm
On Your Feet! – January 20, 2019 at 1:00pm
A Bronx Tale – February 17, 2019 at 1:00pm
The Book of Mormon – March 17, 2018 at 1:00pm
Anastasia – March 24, 2019 at 1:00pm
Hello, Dolly! – May 5, 2019 at 1:00pm
Miss Saigon – June 9, 2019 at 1:00pm
Fiddler on the Roof – June 30, 2019 at 1:00pm

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Interpreted by Jodi Upton and Matthew Waterhouse. Tickets for our section will be discounted to $11. Doors open at 7:00pm and show starts at 7:30pm. Call to 706-935-9000 to get your tickets in advance! Tickets can also be bought at the door - mention sitting near the interpreters!

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CALLING ALL LADIES!  THIS SHOULD BE A FUN NIGHT.  WE HAVE SOME GREAT PRIZES.  PLEASE RSVP TO TARA BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH.  

A night for us ladies! Fun and Fellowship! Birth Control Methods and Women's Reproductive Health. Special dinner and prizes! Let us pamper you while you learn about free birth control.