Health


 TODAY, Sept. 1 

SPIRITED SURVIVORS BREAST CANCER GROUP 

Where: ‘Imiloa Sky Garden 

When: 11 a.m. Sept. 1 

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

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

MONDAY, Sept. 3 

IMPROVING BIRTH ‘RALLY FOR CHANGE’ 

Where: Hilo Medical Center 

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 3 

Details: Part of the National Rally for Change, which urges maternal health care providers to “practice evidence-based care” and questions “long-term effects of unnecessary inductions and caesareans.” 

Contact: Breanna Cahoon, (253) 576-6535, breannacahoon@gmail.com 

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5 

WELLNESS WORKSHOP 

Where: Naniloa Palm Lounge 

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 5 

Details: Total Health Hawaii free wellness workshop by Dr. George Kosmides. Register. 

Contact: Jessica, 747-5832, jhtakaya@gmail.com 

TALK STORY TOO, BLOOD CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 

Where: Hilo Medical Center, 1285 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo 

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 19 

Details: New group meets on third Wednesday of each month. Sessions designed to offer emotional support and education; open to all with cancer, families and caregivers. 

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

FRIDAY, Sept. 7 

RAPID TRAUMA & PTSD RESOLUTION GROUP 

Where: Rapid Resolution Center, 11 Furneaux St. Suite 211, Hilo 

When: 5 p.m. Fridays 

Details: Healing opportunity for rapidly resolving trauma, grief and PTSD. Free. 

Contact: Martin Blackwell, RRS, 989-9849, rapidresolutioncenter@gmail.com 

COMING 

EARLY SIGNS HEALTH FAIR 

Where: Life Care Center of Hilo 

When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 8 

Details: Free physician presentations, demonstrations, information booths, screens of blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, ear, vision, eye, foot, chiropractic, oral, memory checks, reiki. 

Contact: Chris Ridley, 959- 9151, ridley@hawaii.rr.com 

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER PROGRAM 

Where: ACS, 120 Pauahi St., Hilo 

When: 1-4 p.m. Sept. 10 

Details: Free program to help women overcome apprearance-related side effects of cancer. Classes taught by professional cosmetologist open to all women undergoing cancer treatment. Registration required, make-up included. 

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

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT 

Where: Church of Holy Cross 

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 11 

Details: Get help, tips from community volunteers, Alzheimer’s Association. If you help someone, then come and be helped. 

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

DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS 

Where: Aging and Disability RC 

When: 5 p.m. Sept. 12 

Details: Support for caregivers who help someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s. 

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

FORGETFUL? GET HELP 

Where: Aging and Disability RC 

When: 5 p.m. Sept. 12 

Details: Support group for forgetful people and their family members. 

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

US TOO! PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 

Where: Church of Holy Cross 

When: Noon Sept. 13 

Details: Share concerns and experiences in a supportive and positive environment. Prostate cancer survivors assist others in understanding treatment options and new and/or unfamiliar medical terms and procedures. Caregivers encouraged to attend. No registration fees. 

Contact: Al Manliguis, 935- 2723, cecily.nago@cancer.org 

DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS 

Where: Hawaii Island Adult Care 

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 20 

Details: Support group for caregivers. Free respite service available. 

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

 

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