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 WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19 

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 third Wednesday each month for emotional support, education via Leukemia & Lymphoma Society San Diego/Hawaii Chapter. For all with cancer, families and caregivers. 

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

MAYOR’S COMMITTEE ON PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES 

Where: Aging and Disability Resource Center, Hilo 

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 19 

Details: All Mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities meetings are open to public. 

Contact: Sandy Arriola, 961- 8005, sarriola@co.hawaii.hi.us 

THURSDAY, Sept. 20 

DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS 

Where: Hawaii Island Adult Care 

When: 9 a.m. Sept. 20 

Details: Support for caregivers. Free respite service offered. 

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

COMING 

PUNA BAPTIST SPA DAY 

Where: Puna Baptist Church 

When: 10 AM-3 p.m. Sept. 22 

Details: Nails, eyebrows, facials, massages, haircuts; $5-$20, Monique’s Amazing Makeovers 10 a.m. to noon. Pamper yourself and support Puna Baptist Youth Group. 

Contact: Keri-Ann Harkness, 965-9970, PunaBaptistChurch@gmail.com 

BEREAVEMENT CAMP 

Where: Pahala Plantation Cottages 

When: 8 a.m. Oct. 27 

Details: Hospice of Hilo two-day Family Bereavement Camp. Supportive environment lets campers of all ages learn positive ways to share feelings, learn new ways to cope. Call to register. Free. 

Contact: Fujio Sato, 969- 1733, fujio@hospiceofhilo.org 

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT 

Where: Oki Conference Rm, 688 Kinoole St. Suite 115A 

When: 7 p.m. Sept. 28 

Details: National Alliance on Mental Illness-HI monthly group helps people gain understanding, empathy forloved ones living with and recovering from mental illness. Learn more, connect with others, feel empowered. 

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

ONGOING 

AL-ANON IN EAST HAWAII 

Where: Varies 

When: regularly scheduled 

Details: Al-Anon Family Groups help anyone troubled by someone else’s drinking. Call for support, schedules. Visit www.afghawaii.org. 

Contact: 24-hour line, 935- 0971; info@afghawaii.org 

HOSPICE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT DROP-IN GROUP 

Where: Hospice of Hilo 

When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays 

Details: Get help in coping with loss of loved one. Private counseling also available. Free. 

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

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE 

Where: Hospice of Hilo 

When: 5:30 p.m. 

Details: Free bereavement counseling for all who have lost a loved one to suicide; second Tuesday of the month. 

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

HOSPICE EVENING GROUP 

Where: Hospice of Hilo 

When: 5:30 p.m. 

Details: Meet others grieving loss of loved one; get tools to cope. First & third Tuesdays. Private counseling available. Free. 

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

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT 

Where: HI Adult Care 

When: 9 a.m. third Thursday 

Details: For all who help someone who is forgetful. Free respite service available. 

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

ALTERNATIVE NATURAL MEDICINE 

Where: Hilo Church of God 

When: 6-7 p.m. Thursdays 

Details: Meets weekly. 

Contact: Michele, 640-2407; Michele_Robles@yahoo.com 

CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS, HILO 

Where: Central Christian Church 

When: 1-2 p.m. Thursdays 

Details: Fellowship of men and women working to develop healthy relationships. 

Contact: Cheryl, 333-1467, mackenzie@hawaiiantel.net 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 

Where: Central Christian Church, 109 Haili St., Hilo 

When: Noon Tuesdays 

 

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