Welcome to our very first newsletter, reader.

We hope you enjoy it!

We would love to hear from you … feedback, ideas for future newsletters, a personal hearing experience you would like to share, even a good joke … simply reply to this email to send us your thoughts.

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What you can expect:

• Quarterly publications: I can assure you we will not be overwhelming your inbox, but we are looking forward to connecting with you in this manner four times a year.
• Informative content: I will let you know about all the latest and greatest in the world of hearing.
• Personal updates: Because you are like family to us we will provide little snippets of our lives outside of the clinic.
• A little bit of fun: We will post contest winners, upcoming events, future contests, and things that will make you smile.

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Setting Intentions: Living Our Best Life

"I hope you love this insightful article about living your best life as much as I did. Cheers to Chapter Two is an inspirational and educational website exploring life after fifty. I encourage you to check it out." ~ Sheri

Marlene, Cheers to Chapter Two

You’ve decided to live your best life. If this is truly your intention, then you are already on your way.

What is an intention?
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines intention as a determination to act in a certain way, a clearer formulation or greater deliberateness; synonymous with intent, purpose, design, aim, and objective.

If we want to live our best life, we can’t meander through our days without setting intentions.
We can’t passively allow the wind and storms of life to blow us in whatever direction they choose.

Nope, not having any more of that.

Intentions are not the same as goals.
Goals are focused on the future while intentions are how we intend to act and react in the present moment.

Intentions bring underlying meaning and purpose to our days, even when we’re blown off course. And maybe even more so when we’re feeling a little lost.

To understand that our intentions direct how we feel, our perspective, and our reactions to the curveballs we inevitably get thrown, can bring more meaning, understanding and even gratitude to our lives.

Read more...

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What’s the latest and greatest in the world of hearing?

ReSound LiNX Quattro™ The world's most advanced rechargeable solution

The smallest and longest-lasting rechargeable solution. With its small, discreet size and long-lasting battery, you get power that lasts more than a full day – without having to fiddle with any batteries. If you do forget to charge, the portable case’s built in battery holds three full charges of power, giving you the freedom to charge anywhere.

Longest-lasting battery. Full confidence with a complete charge. From morning to night, you can rely on our rechargeable solution. It only takes three hours to fully charge the batteries giving you 30 hours of battery life. Even when streaming TV or music 50% of the time, you can still enjoy 24 hours battery life.

Sleek, robust & easy to use. The rechargeable hearing aid comes with a new, expertly designed charging case that easily slips into your pocket or handbag. The new charger is intuitive and easy to use.

90% of users state that they can use the rechargeable system without instructions. When placed in the charging case, LED lights indicate the battery status of both the hearing aids and the portable charging case.

If you want to know more about this exciting new product that is getting rave reviews from our clients, I’d be happy to meet with you and give you the full scoop. Call the clinic at 226-779-2349 and I will save some time just for you!

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How do you make anti-freeze? You take away her sweater.

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Congratulations to our 2nd Anniversary Celebration contest winner, Lenora Scrimgeour! Clients were asked to guess the number of clients registered from March 2017 to February 2019. Lenora guessed 412, which was the closest without going over the actual total of 416.

The winner of our Seniors' Month Celebration Contest, a $50 Cozyns' gift card, is Don Farwell. His guess of 3500 used batteries came closest without going over the correct total of 3506. What a great guess, Don!

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Upcoming Events

September

In our ongoing commitment to support our community we will once again be making a $100 donation to “Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth” for each set of hearing aids purchased in the month of September.

We are also supporting the Stratford General Hospital Foundation / Special Care Nursery in their Can & Bottle Drive. Thanks to your generosity we have collected A LOT of bottles. It was fun to see some of our client’s reactions to the recycling tote full of beer cans and wine bottles. We had to explain that they were not all from Shelly’s lunch-time beverage consumption!!

November

Nov 23rd Stratford Basketeers 

Every year we put together a basket filled with practical items and treats to support local women in our community shelters, through Stratford Basketeers. Follow them on Facebook.

This year we want to provide an opportunity for our clients to participate. Please visit the Stratford Basketeers' website for a list of suggested donations and drop your gift off at the clinic by November 15th. In addition to our own basket, we will package all donated items into another lovely basket (or two ... or three).

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A cheese factory exploded in France. All that was left was de-Brie.

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Book Report

Did you know we have a free lending library in the clinic? It is available for anyone. You are welcome to drop in anytime and browse our selections. Take some ~ leave some ~ share some!

Book Title: The Language of Flowers

Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Report by: Shelly Gansevles (read by Shelly’s book club, the Gads Hill Hotties)

What if you could communicate using only flowers? The Language of Flowers is a story that starts with a turbulent upbringing, a chance job at a florist shop, and finding love but unable to express it except through flowers and their meanings. 

Read more...

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What Have We Been Up To Outside of the Clinic?

Summer has been a bit of an adventure for my husband and I. As many of you will know I was away from the clinic for a few weeks in July recovering from surgery. I was diagnosed with kidney cancer in May which resulted in the surgical removal of my right kidney. I am happy to report that they were successful in removing all of that nasty cancer and I have since fully recovered and am right back to living my best life.

My husband’s travelling adventures for work have taken him to Algeria in September, and an upcoming visit to Argentina is in the works soon (I am hoping to tag along on this one : )

Our sweet puppy, Bella, celebrated her first birthday on August 3rd. She has been a welcome addition to our family and we love her to pieces. I am always happy to show off my extensive photo collection of her antics to all who are interested.

~ Sheri

I'm very excited that my parents have moved to Stratford from Mississauga this summer! They love that my kids and I can drop by for a visit at any time, which we have!

I was the assistant coach of my son's Peewee baseball team this summer, and enjoyed watching the boys develop, we really pulled together as a team!

We lost someone near and dear to us at the Hospice, I can't say enough good things about the care and compassion there.

In the fall my daughter will continue working in her field as an Activity Coordinator, my son starts at Conestoga College for Public Relations, and my youngest son starts grade 9 at St Mike's. Life goes by quickly, enjoy the little moments each day.

~ Shelly

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