I HEAR YOU Support Group w/ Cheryl Wood

6-7pm, monthly the 2nd Wednesday, in the KNOWING room

“Hearing loss”… has been shown to negatively impact nearly every dimension of the human experience: physical, emotional and mental health, perceptions of mental acuity, social skills, family relationships,
self-esteem, work and school.”* *National Hearing Loss Association of America

This group will be a confidential place to connect with others having the same frustrations, struggles and questions, whether the participant suffers from a hearing loss or is dealing with the hearing loss of others. The purpose is to share experiences, answers and feelings about what we are going through, while making connections that can help us live a more fulfilled life. Creating positive social experiences for the group will be a major goal also, in an effort to help alleviate the social isolation that many experience. A monthly social event is also a goal for the group.

Facilitator: Cheryl Wood is a former teacher and experienced member and peer leader of both support and therapy groups. Due to an inherited nerve loss, she is of the latest generation of her maternal family to deal with losing a portion of her hearing. Her experience has led to the conviction that emotional support and social interaction with understanding parties are necessary to begin to live fully even while experiencing the pain of hearing loss. You may contact her at ckwjs8888@gmail.com.