Health


 TODAY, Oct. 13 

THE ALOHA PROJECT 

Where: Mina Pharmacy, Hilo 

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 13 

Details: Free health screenings, consultations with UH-Hilo nursing, pharmacy students. Blood pressure, blood sugar checks, medication education, healthy living tips, much more. 

Contact: https://sites.google. com/site/uhhncpa/heal-project, 808-256-6104, thealohaprojecthawaii@gmail.com 

SUNDAY, Oct. 14 

HAWAIIAN ACRES AL-ANON 

Where: Hawaiian Acres Comm. Center, 8th/C Road, Kurtistown 

When: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sundays 

Details: Free support for anyone impacted by another’s drinking. 

Contact: Hawaii Island Al- Anon Hotline, 935-0971, Alanon96760@outlook.com 

TUESDAY, Oct. 16 

HMC PUBLIC MEETING 

Where: Hilo Medical Center 

When: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16 

Details: E.H. Regional Board, Hawaii Health Systems Corp. annual community meeting. 

Contact: Elena Cabatu, 932- 3160, ecabatu@hhsc.org 

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17 

LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY (BLOOD CANCERS) 

Where: Hilo Medical Center ground floor conference room C 

When: 6-7 p.m. Oct. 17 

Details: Talk Story Too! support group free meeting on third Wednesday of each month. Get emotional support, education, professional guidance, financial assistance. For patients, families, caregivers. Call for info. 

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

MAYOR’S COMMITTEE 

Where: Aging, Disability RC 

When: 10 a.m. Oct. 17 

Details: Mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities meeting is open to the public. 

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

THURSDAY, Oct. 18 

DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS 

Where: Hawaii Island Adult Care 

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 18 

Details: Support for caregivers. Free respite service offered. 

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

BEREAVEMEWNT CAMP 

Where: Pahala Plantation Cottages 

When: 8 a.m. Oct. 27 

Details: Hospice of Hilo two-day family event. Campers of all ages learn positive ways to share feelings, new ways to cope. Call to register. Free. 

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

COMING 

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT 

Where: 688 Kinoole St. Suite 115A 

When: 7 p.m. Oct. 26 

Details: National Alliance on Mental Illness-Hawaii monthly support group. Understand loved ones living with and recovering from mental illness. Learn, connect with others and feel empowered. 

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

CAREGIVERS RESPITE 

Where: Hawaii Island Adult Care 

When: 9 a.m. Oct. 27 

Details: Meet other caregivers; relax, have fun; learn about community services available to help balance your stressful schedule. Guest speaker, Frances Kagugawa. Enjoy foot/back massage, taichi, games, laughter. Adult care provided. $10 fee, but scholarships available. 

Contact: Maile Young, 961- 3747 ext. 111, myoung2@ hawaiiislandadultcare.org 

ONGOING 

THE HEALING JOURNEY’ 

Where: Hospice of Hilo 

When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays 

Details: Oct. 2-Nov. 6, free, six-week adult class. Get grief support, coping skills in safe, confidential setting. Call for info. 

Contact: Cathy Hough, 969-1733 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 

Where: Varies 

When: Regularly scheduled 

Details: Want to stop drinking? Call for support, meeting info. Visit www.hawaiiaa.org 

Contact: AA, 961-6133 

AL-ANON IN EAST HAWAII 

Where: Varies 

When: Regularly scheduled 

Details: Family groups help all troubled by another’s drinking. 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 

 

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