Health


 TODAY, August 4 

SPIRITED SURVIVORS 

Where: ‘Imiloa Sky Garden 

When: 11 a.m. Aug. 4 

Details: Social support in an informal peer-led setting for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and survivors. A welcoming network shares information, personal experiences and concerns. No registration fee. No-host lunch. 

Contact: Cecily Nago, 935- 0025, cecily.nago@cancer.org 

PUNA CMC BENEFIT 

Where: Pahoa Cash and Carry parking lot 

When: 7 a.m. Aug. 4 

Details: Rummage sale for Puna Community Medical Center. Donate items by calling Tiffany Edwards Hunt at 938-8592 or by dropping them by Jeff Hunt Surfboards. Or, come by the sale. Proceeds will go to the PCMC Emergency Room Building Fund. 

Contact: Tiffany Edwards Hunt, 938-8592, newswoman@me.com 

WHAT IS DEMENTIA? 

Where: Aging & Disability RC 

When: 1 p.m. Aug. 4 

Details: Alzheimer’s Association explains Alzheimer’s, reversible/irreversible dementia, stages, warning signs and risk factors. By reservation. 

Contact: Chris Ridley, 443- 7360, ridley@hawaii.rr.com 

‘DIMINISHED CAPACITY’ MOVIE 

Where: Aging & Disability RC 

When: 3 p.m. Aug. 4 

Details: Movie about a man with memory loss who returns home, bonds with his Alzheimer’s-impaired uncle and an old flame. By reservation. 

Contact: Chris Ridley, 443- 7360, ridley@hawaii.rr.com 

LIVING WITH FORGETFULNESS 

Where: Aging & Disability RC 

When: 5 p.m. Aug. 4 

Details: First in three-part Alzheimer’s Association presentation. By reservation. 

Contact: Chris Ridley, 443- 7360, ridley@hawaii.rr.com 

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT 

Where: Aging & Disability RC 

When: 5 p.m. Aug. 8 

Details: For all who help someone who suffers from forgetfulness. Alzheimer’s Association will provide information and support. 

Contact: Chris Ridley, 443- 7360, ridley@hawaii.rr.com 

SUPPORT FOR THE FORGETFUL 

Where: Aging & Disability RC 

When: 5 p.m. Aug. 8 

Details: Group for forgetful people and families. 

Contact: Chris Ridley, 443- 7360, ridley@hawaii.rr.com 

SUNDAY, August 5 

FREE VEGETARIAN COOKING DEMO 

Where: Mauna Loa School Gym 

When: 3-4 p.m. Aug. 5 

Details: Learn to prepare delicious food using natural ingredients with Chef Marshall Freitas of Uka Owl Farms. Gym has lots of free parking. To register call 935-8010 or email hilosda@ gmail.com. Sponsored by the Hilo Seventh-Day Adventist Church’s Health Ministries. 

Contact: 935-8010, hilosda@ gmail.com 

COMING 

DEMENTIA, LEGAL AFFAIRS 

Where: Aging & Disability RC 

When: 1 p.m. Aug. 11 

Details: Alzheimer’s Association on potential legal issues. By reservation. 

Contact: Chris Ridley, 443- 7360, ridley@hawaii.rr.com 

‘AGE OLD FRIENDS’ MOVIE 

Where: Aging & Disability RC 

When: 3 p.m. Aug. 11 

Details: Hume Cronyn is a retirement home resident who refuses to fall into passivity. Film portrays the fight for independence and dignity in old age. By reservation. 

Contact: Chris Ridley, 443- 7360, ridley@hawaii.rr.com 

LIVING WITH FORGETFULNESS II 

Where: Aging & Disability RC 

When: 5 p.m. Aug. 11 

Details: For the forgetful and their families. By reservation. 

Contact: Chris Ridley, 443- 7360, ridley@hawaii.rr.com 

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT 

Where: Church of Holy Cross 

When: 10 a.m. Aug. 14 

Details: Community volunteers, Alzheimer’s Association help the helpers. 

Contact: Chris Ridley, 443- 7360, ridley@hawaii.rr.com 

 

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