Health


 WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12 

MEDICARE WEBINAR 

Where: www.hawaiiship.org 

When: 8 a.m. Dec. 12 

Details: Are you new to Medicare and want to learn about the options that are available to you? Hawaii State Health Insurance Assistance Program offers a webinar every other month for people to listen, learn and ask questions. 

Contact: Pamela Cunningham, 1-888-875-9229, help@ hawaiiship.org 

THURSDAY, Dec. 13 

GRIEF NEVER TAKES A HOLIDAY 

Where: Church of the Holy Apostle 

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 13 

Details: Handling grief is always difficult, but it’s more intense over the holiday season. Benson Medina and Lani Weigert focus on managing grief during the holidays, adjusting to change after a serious loss and starting anew for 2013. Free. 

Contact: Benson, 286-6559, benson@rtgrief.com 

PROSTATE CANCER 

Where: Church of Holy Cross 

When: Noon Dec. 13 

Details: Share concerns and experiences in supportive, positive environment. Prostate cancer survivors assist others in understanding unfamiliar terms, medical language and procedures. No registration fee. Meets on second Thursday of each month. Caregivers also encouraged to attend. 

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

COMING 

CAREGIVER RESPITE 

Where: HI Adult Care, Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. Dec. 15 

Details: Meet other caregivers, learn tips from each other, become aware of helpful community services that are available to help balance your stressful schedule. Enjoy foot soaks/massage; chair and table back massages. Relax with taichi, games, prizes, lots of laughter. Adult care provided. $10 fee, with scholarships available. 

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

DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS 

Where: Hawaii Island Adult Care 

When: 9 a.m. Dec. 20 

Details: Support group for caregivers who help someone who suffers from forgetfulness. Alzheimer’s Association will provide information and support. Free respite service. 

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

ONGOING 

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: Hotline: 935-0971; Alanon96760@outlook.com 

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. 

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 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 and 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 

 

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