Hear for a lifetime. Here for you.
It was great to see so many of you turn out for our 3rd
annual Friends & Family Picnic. For me it is a time to Many of you had the opportunity to meet Julie Bowen
just “be” in the moment. I enjoy hearing the laughter at our picnic. Julie is a hearing aid technician and the
of kids and adults, hearing stories, knowing that peo- newest member of our staff. She graduated from
ple are connecting with old friends and making new Central Michigan University in 1992 with a degree in
friends. My staff and I always look forward to visiting Communication Disorders with an emphasis in
with our friends and patients outside of “work.” audiology.
I hope you will drop in and say Hello to Julie Bowen. Julie is here to support our mission of offering you
The addition of her to our staff as well as new weekly outstanding service when you need it. Julie is avail-
walk in hours, an after hours drop box and a virtual able for hearing aid cleaning and maintenance (com-
show room of working assistive listening devices for plete care) checkups, tube changes and repairs. She
patients to demonstrate are all efforts aimed at giving will staff our walk in hours on Mondays and
you what you deserve. The best in service with a per- Wednesdays between 11 am and 1 pm.
Julie has two sons Joey 11 and Jake
Have a wonderful Autumn. I’ll look forward to seeing 9. When she is not working, she
you all at our Christmas Tea. enjoys cooking, reading and softball.
Warm Regards, Please stop in and introduce yourself
to Julie. I know you’ll like her as much
as we do.
In this issue:
Don’t Miss the Sounds of Your Life! • Giving Back
• S Series
“I am so happy • Special Savings
with my hearing • Technology Corner
aids - I wonder • Brunch and Learn
why I waited so
long. I now can
hear the birds in
the morning -
Mark Your Calendar
what a delight.”
October 7 - Brunch and Learn - If you are interested
~Mildred Enders in learning about the newest hearing instrument technol-
ogy, join us for brunch at the Grand Haven Community
Center be among the first to learn about S Series - the
Holiday Closings next generation in hearing instruments. Call for details
and to RSVP.
Thanksgiving - November 26 & 27
Christmas - December 24 & 25 Christmas Tea - December 2 - Watch your mail for
New Year’s - December 31 & January 1 an invitation.
1101 Columbus • Grand Haven, MI 49417 • (616) 847-3144 • (800) 947-3144
Giving Back Preferred Patient Opportunity
We do not have to look far to see the toll current
economic times are taking. State and local agencies $$ for your Hearing Aids
have been forced to not only cut back, but eliminate Whether you purchased your current hearing
the financial grants once offered to low income seniors
and individuals in need of hearing aids and care. In instruments from us or some one else, we would like
response to this need, Grand Haven Ear & Hearing to offer you $$ for your hearing aids when you try a
decided to set aside dollars in this years’ budget to do
Zon or S Series hearing instrument for 14 days with
what we can to fill a small part of this gap. Thus, we
formalized the GIVING BACK Program. no cost or obligation. If you like it – you’ll save on
new instruments based on the age of your current
If you, a friend or loved-one think you need hearing
instruments but cannot afford them, please stop by instruments. Look below to see how much you’ll save.
our office and pick up a letter explaining the GIVING If the age of your current aid is you’ll save
BACK program and a nomination form. You can
choose to write our office or email us at 1 - 2 years 25%
firstname.lastname@example.org. 2 - 3 years 20%
So far, we haven’t had to turn anyone away in provid-
3 - 4 years 15%
ing the gift of hearing. Thank you for your continued 4 - 5 years 12%
loyalty and support which helps make this program
over 5 years 10 %
Call (616) 847-3144 or (800) 947-3144 to
To better serve our patients, Kristin and Julie make schedule your appointment. Expires October 30, 2009.
monthly visits to Christian Haven, Pinewood Place, Cannot be combined with any other offer.
Grand Pines and North Ottawa Care Center at
Heartwood Lodge. Please check with
your living center for days and times.
Carol’s Blueberry-Peach Galettes
A beautiful presentation.
This recipe makes two galettes.
1 (15oz.) package refrigerated pie dough
6 cups fresh or frozen peeled and sliced peaches, thawed
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons apricot preserves, melted and divided
1 Tablespoon turbinado or granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 425o
Line baking sheet with foil or parchament paper. Roll 1 dough portion into a 12-inch circle; place on foil.
Combine peaches, blueberries and sugar. Arrange half of peach mixture in center of dough, leaving a 3-
inch border. Fold edges of dough toward center, pressing gently to seal (dough will only partially cover
peach mixture). Brush half of melted preserves over peach mixture and wedges of dough.
Oven temperature 425o, baking time 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350o (do not remove galette
from oven); bake an additional 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Repeat procedure with remaining dough, peach
mixture and preserves. Sprinkle with sugar. Serve warm or at room temperature.
(The center of the galette will be open, juices will run, but will not affect the crust.)
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ever before, we can deliver a personalized hearing solu-
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Stop into our office for a demonstration of this phone
in addition to the increased performance, makes it news
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________________________________________ 9 out of 10 hearing aid wearers would recommend S
Series to family and friends. Call today for an appoint-
ment to talk to Carli about how this technology can
improve your hearing.
Help us get the word out
Many insurance plans have health benefits that
include generous coverage for hearing instruments. Holiday Sale
BCBS, MESSA, MPSERS, Priority Health, AHB Ford 20% OFF
and NRA are some of the plans will often cover the All Assistive Listening Devices
most advanced, fully automated hearing instruments (including Telephones, Personal Communicators,
available today with little or no out-of-pocket cost. TV Ears, Alarm Clocks, the FieldTM Home
Loop System, Doorbell Ringers and More!)
When you help us get the word out and refer a friend
Buy 1 get 1 FREE Batteries.
or family member, we’ll give them a FREE hearing
evaluation and, if they purchase a hearing instrument, December 1 - 31.
you’ll be entered to win a $25 VISA gift card
from our Friends & Family Program.
Holland, MI 49423
Hear for a lifetime. Here for you.
1101 Columbus • Grand Haven, MI 49417
RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED
ARE Y OU H EARING ONLY
P ART OF THE STORY?
Are you hearing only part of the story?
If you’re missing parts and pieces of words, it’s time to look at the new S Series
with Drive Architecture – the next generation of hearing aids by Starkey.
Join us for a FREE Brunch and learn about the S Series,
the next generation of hearing instruments
After you learn more about the S Series at our FREE Brunch & Learn, be sure
to schedule an individual appointment. At this appointment, you’ll receive:
• A Free Hearing Evaluation • Affordable Financing • FREE 14 day Test Drive
• Gift Certificate good towards any Zon or S Series purchase
There is no cost or obligation.
Kristin Johnston, Kristen McArthur, MS, CCC-A
BA, BC-HIS, Owner 10:30 am • Wednesday, October 7, 2009 Starkey Representative
Grand Haven Community Center
421 Columbus Ave. • Grand Haven, MI 49417
Call (616) 847-3144 or (800) 947-3144 to make your reservation.