The month of May is Evergreen Speech and Hearing Clinic’s favorite time of the year—because it’s Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM)! It was packed with team activities, patient events and education. Here is a recap of our month:
Water Bottle Drive—We collected over 150 water bottles for children in need this month. The kids were beyond grateful! Thank you to all who contributed.
Mother’s Day Run—Every year, our team joins the Mother’s Day half marathon, and we have a blast meeting everyone’s families and special mothers. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth! It was so fun meeting new patients and reconnecting with our previous patients.
Mariners Game—Our team enjoyed an evening at the Mariners game!
Nurtured Heart—Our professionals participated in a six-week Nurtured Heart Approach course taught by our very own speech-language pathologist Jennifer Dierenfeld! Nurtured Heart provides a framework to allow people to draw upon the personal strengths they already possess while inspiring others to use their personal strengths to build positive relationships with others.
We offer free Nurtured Heart Approach courses to our patients. Look for our next class on our events page in the near future!
Exclusive Author Read-Along Event—We had the pleasure of being joined by author and illustrator Julie Fortenberry as she read her newly released book, “Grandpa and Jake,” and talked about her inspiration and thought process for writing and illustrating the book. The speech team at ESHC and Sound Speech and Hearing Clinic also joined us at the event. You can check out “Grandpa and Jake” at your local library or purchase it at Barnes and Noble! https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/676619/grandpa-and-jake-by-written-and-illustrated-by-julie-fortenberry/
Inspirational Speakers—We had the honor of having speakers Derrick and Julie Tennant join our team meeting this month. Derrick, a gifted athlete, was making progress in achieving his dream sports career, but one evening, he lay down and did not wake up for three days. When he did wake up, his left side was paralyzed. Julie has Down syndrome, a condition caused by an “extra” chromosome. Her grandpa said, “It isn’t extra, but everyone else is MISSING it.” He called it the LOVE Chromosome. Together, they inspired us through their journey, humor and insight. They even made an acronym for ESHC.
E—Embrace obstacles as opportunities
S—Start with the impossible
Career Fair—For the first time ever, ESHC had a career fair hosted by Chris Norwood, Au.D., and Hayley Nystrom, M.S., CCC-SLP. Together, they provided insight into the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology and talked about the requirements for getting your license. If you missed our career fair and would like the recording, call us at (425) 882-4347.
Hearing Aid Maintenance Class—Thank you to all our patients who joined our audiology technician, Kristen Compton, to learn more about the proper care and maintenance of your hearing aids. She covered topics such as changing the domes and wax guards, pairing your hearing aids to your phone, cleaning your hearing aids and troubleshooting your devices!
Call us if you are interested in our upcoming classes!