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Saturday, April 25th at 10 AM

The Real Story Behind the Monument to the Forefathers

monument to the forefathers in plymouth, massachusetts.  a huge granite structure . Monument to the Forefathers, 1890


















with Don Woodland, Publisher of Vitality Magazine

This impressive monument in Plymouth sits on a hill overlooking the ocean.  It's well worth a visit to this well kept state park.  If you attend this talk first, you will be better prepared to enjoy your visit.


The Real Story regarding the Monument to the Forefathers is a genuine surprise to all who listen. In fact, the majority of Cape Codders have never heard of it. The classic response when it is brought up is, "is that the monument down by the water?" The answer is, no it's not. And it's not just a monument built to commemorate the past. It has more to do with the future...our time.


The monument was build for the explicit reason that if America ever lost its liberty, the message conveyed in this monument would explain how to retrieve it. It's a message carved into granite in 1890, but it is as relevant as if it was built yesterday.


Don will answer questions about the monument as well as questions about vitality and health. 


The discussion will be transcribed on a screen -- CART, computer assisted real time transmission.  You won't miss a word.  the meeting room is LOOPED.  Use your telecoil or ask for a receiver.  No straining to hear what's going on.


Saturday, April 25th  at Dennis Public Library  10 AM


come early for coffee.




There is strength in numbers!  When we advocate for people with hearing loss, and try to get assistive devices into public buildings, what do you think would happen if we said we have 300 members?  Do you think we would be taken more seriously?  Do you think our group would get more respect?  We do.  If you want less frustration in your daily dealings with other people-- in a hospital, in a movie theater, in a house of worship, then please do not sit by and wait for someone else to do something. 



Come to our meetings.  Volunteer.  Speak up.

2015 Hearing Loss Association Cape Cod Membership Form
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Picture of Beethoven in middle age. Beethoven continued to compose as his hearing worsened.

"I am compelled to live as an exile.  If I approach near to people, a feeling of hot anxiety comes over me lest my condition should be noticed."


(Ludwig van Beethoven, 1802 letter to his brothers, from Mayo Clinic's On   Better Hearing and Balance, page 13.)



Are you still trying to fake it?  Find yourself "head bobbing?"

Come to our meetings and find out why hearing loss is NOT a disability--it's a communication problem!


We are one of 6 New England chapters of the Hearing Loss Association of America.

Hearing Loss Association Cape Cod serves people with hearing loss, their friends and families, in Southeastern Massachusetts including Cape Cod and the Islands.  All meetings are free and open to the public. 


Our group is run by volunteers and we invite you to join us.  Membership is only $10 a year.  There are many activities you can help with--from baking for the coffee table to advocating for accessibility at your neighborhood theater and everything in between.


There are three ways we make our meetings accessible to people with hearing loss.

  • Our meetings are transcribed with CART, computer assisted real time transmission.  You can READ what people are saying on a screen. 
  • Also, the meeting room has an induction loop in the ceiling which works invisibly with the telecoil in your hearing aid to bring the sound directly to your ears.
  • If you do not have a hearing aid, you can use our receivers and headphones to amplify the sound from the microphones. 


You don't have to strain to hear every word!

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