Health


 TODAY, August 11 

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 

TUESDAY, August 14 

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 

WEDNESDAY, August 15 

BLOOD CANCER SUPPORT 

Where: Hilo Medical Center 

When: 6 p.m. Aug. 15 

Details: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; third Wednesday of month. 

Contact: Donna, 968-7050, donna.faria3@gmail.com 

COMING 

OLA PONO KO KA‘U OHANA 

Where: Waiohinu Park, Ka‘u 

When: 10 a.m. Aug. 18 

Details: Health and Wellness for the Families of Ka‘u: A free day of fun and learning! Free health/wellness screening and information. Fun activities for entire ohana. Free lunch/shave ice will be served, lucky number drawing throughout day. No coolers allowed. 

Contact: Donna Kekoa, 932- 4396, dkekoa@hhsc.org 

BEHAVIORS IN DEMENTIA 

Where: Aging & Disability RC 

When: 1 p.m. Aug. 18 

Details: Alzheimer’s Association on possible causes and interventions. By reservation. 

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

‘MEMORIES OF TOMORROW’ 

Where: Aging & Disability RC 

When: 3 p.m. Aug. 18 

Details: How a man diagnosed with dementia and his wife cope. By reservation. 

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

LIVING WITH FORGETFULNESS III 

Where: Aging & Disability RC 

When: 5 p.m. Aug. 18 

Details: For those who are forgetful and their families. By reservation. 

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

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP 

Where: Oki Conference Room, 688 Kinoole St. Suite 115A, located along driveway 

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 31 

Details: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Hawaii hosts monthly support group to help people gain understanding and empathy for loved ones living with and recovering from mental illness. Learn, connect with others and feel empowered. 

Contact: Carolyn Oki, 935- 3518, 936-2832, carold2654@ hawaiiantel.net 

ONGOING 

AL-ANON IN EAST HAWAII 

Where: Varies 

When: regularly scheduled 

Details: Al-Anon Family Groups offer mutual support program for anyone troubled by someone else’s drinking. Call for support, meeting schedules, more info. Visit www.afghawaii.org. 

Contact: Al-Anon Family Groups 24-hour line, 935- 0971, info@afghawaii.org

HOSPICE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT DROP-IN GROUP 

Where: Hospice of Hilo 

When: 10 a.m. 

Details: Every Tuesday, get support from trained professionals, others grieving loss of loved one; levarn tools to help deal with grief. Individual sessions also available. 

Contact: Cathy, 969-1733, cathyhough@hospiceofhilo.org 

 

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